12 The After Party: Dining Room

>> Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In our construction site, a room qualifies for an “after” shot as long as it is at least 80% functional and we don’t have to leap over boxes or paint cans to make it from one side of the room to the other. I’d say the dining room fits the bill…


We still have one rather large wall to fill, but I’ll take a blank wall over the wallpaper plantation scene any day!


Of course the first pals we had over for dinner were our good buddies Jessica & Scott. We had reason to celebrate! Our friends just found out that they are having a little baby boy nugget!

We were so excited that we dug right into the cake without taking a before shot. Oh well…




Joanna,  March 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM  

Much better with the wallpaper gone!

Kate,  March 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

looks good! you could hang several framed photos on the big wall. I like how pottery barn does that with two rows of 4 frames.

Live the Home Life March 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM  

Thanks for the idea Kate! It's looking pretty bare in there.


Christineathome,  March 4, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

My, you have been hard at work! My first time visiting your blog but I will definitely be back. I love the red chest!

Kim,  March 4, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

I always like seeing before and after pictures. Great great GREAT job!


Live the Home Life March 6, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Christine, we're glad you found us and can't wait for you to come back! The red chest was actually the first furniture rehab that I blogged about. You can find her story here...


Kim, I'm with you on that one! I can't get enough of before & after stories.


Bethany,  March 6, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

Once again, great job!!

Carrie @ Two Poms and a House March 6, 2010 at 9:13 PM  

I just stumbled on your blog. I love your style! I'm curious where you got your table runner...I love it!!

Live the Home Life March 7, 2010 at 9:06 AM  

Carrie, glad you stopped by our neck of the woods!

We picked up the table runner from Pottery Barn outlet in Memphis. Orange is a good friend of mine, so I was excited to stumble upon this one.

Not near a PB outlet? Look! I found the runner on ebay!

Click here to see runner on ebay!


Carrie @ Two Poms and a House March 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM  

Thanks Cara! I am considering getting it. My only problem would be the length. My current table is pretty tiny (I think approx. 36" round). I'm not a seamstress but I might be able to shorten it. Thanks again for sharing your sources. :)

Live the Home Life March 7, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

Sure thing, Carrie! I like to cheat and use the iron on tape for hemming in a pinch, but I'm not sure if that would work since there are two layers of fabric in the runner. I am sitting at my dining table right now fiddling with the runner to see how it would work without sewing. hmmm...


Kelly@TearingUpHouses May 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

I was just going to ask about that table runner, too! LOVE IT.


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