Just to refresh your memory, here's what our boxed in dining room looked like before we took down the wall between it and the kitchen:
And after the wall, but before redesigning the two spaces:
And TA-DA! The AFTER after:
Here's the transformation all together:
We installed faux panel molding under the chair rail and I painted it all white. The top I painted Benjamin Moore's Revere pewter which I LOVE.
Another angle and please excuse my kitty sneaking into this shot! We have big plans for the wall with the little hutch. Big plans being a built in sideboard with white cabinets, marble counter, and upper cabinets with lighting and glass doors. But for now, the budget is telling us, that this'll do for a while :)
My absolute favorite part was putting all the artwork and accessories back into the room. This painting was in our living room, but never quite felt right there. It's a painting a friend of my grandmother's made for her. We'll hang this up once we get the cabinets for our built-in sideboard over here.
I found these curtains on clearance at Target for $14 a piece. I love the design and the bold statement of black and white.
This beautiful painting was my aunt's and it shows the Hudson River near where she lived in New York. I love the vibrant colors in a room full of fairly muted colors.
Now of course I'm itching to replace this old dining set that was a hand-me-down from my parents. No offense, but the Scandanavian look just isn't my style. All in good time.
Freckle Man is busy hanging shelves, finding a solution for our phone outlet hanging mid-wall, and installing our new kitchen island cabinets! Stay tuned.