Just a bland room.
The sad thing is this is the first room you see in the house from the front door.
Plus our foyer is really just a skinny hallway.
Remember...a table doesn't even fit in it.
With our foyer being so skinny I thought I would make it feel bigger by painting the dining room the same as the foyer.
So to Sherwin Williams I went and got my Blonde color and was ready to get my painting on. I also decided that I wanted to continue the board and batten that I have in the foyer too.
Unfortunately I looked in my wallet and noticed that I didn't have enough money to buy all the 1x4s to do the job.
Insert an adult woman having a big 2 year old temper tantrum right here.
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Then I remember how the Nester did board and batten by getting her local hardware store to cut some mdf boards for her.
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Insert an adult woman doing the happy dance here.
That is what we did!
Mr. Genius went to the Home Depot here and got two Mdf board and got them to cut it down and it cost 25 cents a cut. The total cost was $79! If I got the 1x4's it would have been $140!
And up they went...
And here it is all done with that painting.
Ahhhh, much better.
Please note the toys that were quietly moved right back under the table before a bite of breakfast was made.
But I would love to say that this is the after picture. But this would be more accurately portrayed as the during picture.
Today I went to Joann's and checked out a slew of fabrics.
I have been dying to recover my settees that were my great grandmother's on my dad's side.
Cuz let me tell you...these chairs have definitely seen better days.
But they have great bones.
I also want to paint the mirror white.
Well I actually already started...cuz I have a sickness.
I am also trying to figure out what I want to do with the corner cabinet.
The picture makes it looks all pretty and shiny. But let me tell you, in person it is in rough shape.
I can't decide on the color...white?... pale blue?... light green?...black? I just can't decide.
Also you may have noticed the new light fixture.
It was a craigslist find...I know...big surprise.
I love this light, not so sure about the color of the lamp shade. So we will see what I will do with that.
So there is it folks, my dining room in the during phase.