|Here is our entry-mudroom-laundry room-cattle room etc. It still a work in progress.
But, this room is perfectly Nathan and I and it is a space that is really for both of us.
If I went in that order, as I had planned, technically the pantry would be next, unless you consider that part of the Kitchen, in that case the dining room would be next.
So here is the reasoning I have settled with. This is a busy time of year for Nathan so any project I start, I would have to be able to do on my own, because Nathan has a lot on his plate. With the pantry, it would involve a little bit of demolition, some drywall and a new floor. That is why the pantry is ruled out for the next project in line. How could a room so small, take so much work.
Stay tuned…I will be posting inspiration pictures for the pantry, very soon. It involves a stenciled wallpaper behind the shelves and possible a bright color on those shelves. We will see, we will see. 🙂
But back to the dining room. The project my mom and I will be tackling this weekend. Poor mother. Here is a picture of the dining room, I will add some more before and afters throughout and after the weekend.
|Here is the messy dining room, wedding dress still hanging and all. Check out that awesome carpet!|
So here it is…
(If you do not understand why this gets bolded and underlined, you will soon discover…I LOVE LISTS!)
– Spackle and repair walls where nail holes are, old phone is and door knob hole.
– Paint walls a warm taupe-gray
– Paint ceiling a lighter version of wall (or darker possibly…hmm)
– Replace ceiling fan with an oil rubbed bronze/wrought iron fixture, that Nathan and I both like(there’s the challenge.)
– Put back up restored window trim if fits, otherwise buy new.
– Remove carpet and replace with an engineered hardwood.
– Put up drapery rod in a matching finish to the light fixture.
– Find a large-scale pattern floor-length drapes for the window, like these from Target.
I would like to introduce a warmer color in the dining room drapery. Something like these Target Home – Farrah Fretwork Drapery Panels for $29.99 each. (54″x95″)
Although, after seeing them in larger scale, it might be too busy and too much contrast for me. I’m pretty set on a pattern, like the fretwork, geometric or lattice style. Somehow, we’ll probably end up with Nathan’s favorite, blue or green. (Because secretly, I like those colors too.) Like these Target Classic Home Plaid Window Panels in Blue/Brown.
|I think these are very modern-country-farmhouse like. They would go great with our potential wall color.|
|Our potential paint color. A warm gray-taupe on the walls.|
Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
Designer Sarah Richardson’s Dining Room.
I want something Nathan feels comfortable in, with some dark woods and metals and neutral wall color and something I can express myself in, like through a colorful-patterned drapery.
I hope to have more dinner parties in our dining room and I want it to be a place to be enjoyed by men, women, families, and friends.
Can’t wait to share the in-progress pictures from the weekend!