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From Bedroom to Dining Room

My New Dining Room

After over two years of waiting, my husband and I FINALLY got to make up our dining room!
For the past two years it has been home to our son, but, with recent changes in our house hold, we were able to give him a room with four walls and a door! Yaaaaah!!!! He is so happy!!!!
I am so happy!! I am happy for him, and for us!!! No more eating in the kitchen!!!!!
Because it was our sons room, I don't have any before pictures, but, imagine, three sheets hanging a foot down from the ceiling, on two different sides to make 'walls' and dark blue sheetrock. This was my sons room ... sort of ... it is also where we house the up-right freezer, and it is where the back door that goes out to the back yard and carport is.
A brief history. Our home was built in 1909; it is 108 years old. Before moving our son into his own room, I decided I wanted to take down the sheetrock from 'my side' of the curtain wall. I was so excited when we did ... beautiful old ship lap and wall paper was behind the sheet rock!!!!!
At first I wanted to paint the ship lap but we decided to wait until we had all the sheet rock down; so, after our son moved into the other room we began pulling the rock down, it was so much fun, and so therapeutic!
Each sheet we pulled down revealed beautiful board after board. Over on the south wall, toward the west side, we did run into a couple of areas that had been affected by termites at some point the past 108 years; it wasn't much and considering how long the walls have been up, I thought it wasn't bad.
Some of the boards are different color, different kinds of wood I guess; the wall paper was amazing, pink with large flowers! And it was on every wall!
Upon removing the sheet rock from above the back door my husband discovered the door was added later on; this room has a nice cedar closet in it, but sits right off the kitchen and hallway .. I guess at one time it was a bedroom, with out an exterior door, because the room on the other side of the kitchen, where our son is, has no closet. I am guessing that was the dining room originally???
Anyhow, I'll quit rambling now and show you the pictures of the dining room I am very proud of, currently it is my favorite room in the house!

In this photo I have the table dressed in a white table cloth and adorned with the napkins I made that match some towels, pot holders and shade covers I made in the kitchen.

This photo shows the table adorned with the beautiful napkins my cousin gave me for Christmas.



I am so proud of the chandelier we bought, we got it for 50% off! I love it!

An antique sideboard table we bought several years ago that I painted a light pink

My grandmother's hutch, with some of her china mixed with some of my things, and there are linen napkins that my mom made for me shortly after my husband and I got married in 1995.

Some digital artwork I made several years ago framed in frames my mom gave me

Construction paper Texas flag my Abby {age 5} made this past week in Head Start ... it wouldn't be a Texas home without a Texas flag!

Chalk board my husband made for me after tearing down an old foot and head board to make a bench.

Three lovely, framed prints from my niece, love hope and faith, as a gift when we bought our house in 2015, and an antique mirror we bought from an estate sale, and the sweet little picket fence coat rack my husband built for me for Christmas







Last, but never least; our Boo dog. Her name is Izaboo but we call her Boo. She is a Catahoula/Pit Bull mix; she will be 10 in September, she has lived with us since she was 5 weeks old. There she is, sitting by the back door, you can't tell it in this photo but I have painted the panes in the door different colors, they look super neat when the sun is shining through them, and at night from the outside when the indoor light is on.
Thank you for looking into my home, an ever work in progress, and checking out my new dining room!


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12 comments:

  1. The make over turned out beautiful. Love the old wooden floors and so nice you incorporated some family heirlooms into the room.

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  2. Aww, love the transformation! The new dining room looks great :)

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  3. Thumbs up! Really interesting. I like the way you think. Waiting for more! ;-)

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  4. Jenn,
    Wow! What a beautiful make over :-) Glad I visited you from #RaRaLinkup...Blessings :-)

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  5. Thank you Dolly, I am so very glad you visited too! God bless you!

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  6. Congratulations in the make-over :) Looks beautiful!

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  7. Thank you Divya, and thank you for visiting Is it Monday, Yet? God bless you!

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