Yes, you are seeing things correctly. I am here with a new post y'all!:) Today I am sharing our dining room here at the new house.
Before I do that, I thought that it would be nice to revisit our dining room at our old house. Of course just as I got it exactly the way I had always dreamed of we decided to sell. I guess that is how things go though!:) If you haven't seen our old dining room you can click here for the tour.
|Here is the new dining room the day we closed. As you can see there is not really a true separation from the dining room and the foyer at this house. At the last house I had an archway into the dining room.|
|The dining room sits off the kitchen. The archway you see takes you to the kitchen. That door is our pantry. If you were to look right you would see the laundry room.|
|One quick and easy change was to take down the builder chandelier.|
|In it's place we now have the Pottery Barn Mia chandelier that use to hang in our master bath at the last house. I had converted it to a plug in since we could not have electrical ran for it without tearing out the ceiling. The buyer of our house wanted it but I said no way because I had plans for it here!:)|
|I did not lay my Ballard Designs rug down in here that we had at the last house because I have a rug in the foyer. I think the old dining room rug will not play well with the new foyer rug. That and I kinda like looking at our hardwood floor.|
|A lot of my decor is still in storage so I only have a few pieces to play around with which is fine. I am kinda on a less is more kick right now.|
|My chalk board is hung. I am not sure of its fate just yet. I am thinking I want to do a wainscoting that comes higher up on the wall so that would mean no more chalk board.|
|Though it is not exactly homey feeling for me yet it is getting there. I share over on Instagram all the time if y'all ever want to see what I am up to in real time. One of the questions I have been asked is why we just didn't have the builder do all the things we wanted? Well we had a set price we didn't want to go over so we chose items like our wood flooring instead of upgrades like lighting. Plus their selection was not personalized enough for us. Also builders want crazy prices for upgrades of any kind! We also had a very short time span to make our selections which left no time to figure out wainscoting styles and what not. Then of course we hated paying someone to do things that we knew we could do ourselves and would not mind doing. We enjoy personalizing our home.|
|Be sure to stop back by for a visit. Next up I will be sharing our foyer!:)|
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