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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Special: Show Us Where You Live

Kelly is hosting Show Us Where You Live Friday! Welcome to my Dining Room. This is my favorite room in the house! I took time and found all the special touches to make the room my style.
I plan to change the chair covers to a taupe and brown zebra print. I am on the lookout for fabric. We eat as a family every Sunday in our dining room. We even get out the crystal and china, gotta put that stuff to use! Now let me show you around. I found these fabulous shelves at a garage sale for $5 and with some paint and family photos they were transformed!

This is our wine/coffee bar. Surrounded by our wedding memories. I am thinking of adding some picture frame molding below the chair rail. What do you think, I welcome idea's?


This is a shot looking in from the entry. My favorite part of the room is my striped drapes, can you believe I found these at Lowe's?

Here is one before shot right after we painted, got new carpet and light fixture. The wall color looks so different without the drapes and decor.

This is the way before shot! We took this photo when we were looking at the house to buy. I saw the potential back then.


Thanks for visiting! If you missed it here is my living room and kitchen (I highlight our redo).

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27 comments:

glam R baby said...

YIKES to the PRE dining room before you moved in!! :o) HEHE...Speaking of the zebra fabric...I just SAW some AWESOME taupe/brown zebra fabric that I LOVE at Hobby Lobby in the upholstery section AND it's ON SALE!! Go check it out...I think it is just what you are looking for!!!! XOXOX

Kelly said...

Ha ha - I'm laughing at the previous comment - Yikes is right!
Your dining room is so pretty - I LOVE the drapes and zebra print seats will add even more (I'm partial to animal print though).

Heather said...

I love your drapes!! So pretty and I love your table and chairs!! You did a great job!

Michelle said...

Wow what a difference...I love what you have done. The drapes are very pretty and make all the difference.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

yes, your redo is much better - I love those drapes too!

Bri said...

Love the picture frame molding idea! Looks great!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

You have done a great job! The drapes really do transform the whole room! The zebra print is going ot be an awesome addition!

Creekmore's said...

Wow what a difference. The drapes really add a lot to the room. And I like your centerpiece.

Tara G. said...

Very pretty and inviting! Perhaps you could put a slightly darker color under your chair rail, leaving the white molding.

Pamela said...

Wow love the reno! It looks amazing! My mother-in-law and I had a good laugh over those Lowes curtains.She bought them for her family room and they are the exact same print as ones I already had in our master bedroom. They have such wonderful colors in them! Again wonderful redo and the zebra covers will look awesome.

The Portman Family said...

Wow...It is so warm and inviting now! I love the look! The zebra print will be just the right touch! Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

I love your dining room. The furniture is gorgeous and those drapes just make the room!

Brittany and Charlie said...

I can believe the drapes at Lowes. I totaly got a huge room rug that is really nice from there for a great cost! Looks good, glad you saw potential:)

Newlywed Next Door said...

Great dining room! Really like the lighting in there!

Kelley said...

It's just great! I love the window treatments. You've done a great job and the zebra print will be FAB!!! I'm a sucker for some animal print.

TB said...

I agree that the window treatments make a huge statement, but I also LOVE your centerpiece!! Great Job!

Tara G. said...

Jen, I take it back- no dark colors on the bottom!

Kimberly said...

wow! i love how you transformed this room! the colors are just my style, too! those drapes are FABULOUS! amazing how different the color looks just by adding the curtains! thanks for sharing and commenting on mine, too!

Courtney said...

Love the shelves with the pics. What a great garage sale find!

April said...

You have good vision from looking at the before! It look awesome!

Connie said...

I love what you've done and looks like a great place to enjoy a dinner with friends and family!

Connie

Yoli said...

Love your house! I love the before shot of your dining room! That is great to see the potential. We did that too. I should have posted a "before" pic. Thanks for your comment!

The Popes said...

Wow! Way to go seeing that potential!

We have picture frame molding and I love it.

And I can't believe you found those curtains at Lowes! I never would have thought to look there!

Rachel said...

I LOVE your dining room! I think zebra print on the chairs will look awesome!

Chelsa said...

i love your drapes!

Kathy said...

I really like your dining room. It seems darn near perfect. I cant believe the before!! Wow....I LOOVe that you have a "formal" dinner with your family and dont ahold back--so many people wait for the "right" time to bring out the good stuff and neglect to see that the good stuff is the people right there with them!!

Kathy said...

LOVE your dining room! you SOOO make me want drapes!! But not the ones in your before:)