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Dining Room Redo


Dining Redo

Dining Redo

I want my dining room back!

Where did it go you ask?  Ten years ago I sold my beautiful farmhouse table that seated 10 and china hutch to my neighbors and put in a pool table…and it was my idea.  I wanted my kids and their friends to use our home as their landing area…and they did.  It was a good run.

Now my son is gone and my daughter is getting married in March and “will be gone” and I WANT MY DINING ROOM BACK so time for a dining room redo.

I have been trying to sell my pool table, bar, light, etc., etc. for the last two years and finally…IT SOLD!  I am so excited I could pee!  Really, I get that from my dogs I think.

Anyway, here is a before picture and a make due picture for now.











After...for now

After…for now











My goal is to use the back wall and add storage in the way of Ikea’s billie bookcases and make them look builtin.  I thought black because I have a lot of black, but this room is rather dark so I am now thinking white.  If I use the white I think I will paint the table and chairs black.

I will take pictures of the other areas so you can see more of what is going on.  I don’t have a light fixture over the table right now, but I do have can lights, so I am not worried about that.  We will be able to have Thanksgiving at a real table instead of the “pool table”.  Since a pool table is a tad higher than a regular table it always made everyone look like they were 8 years old sitting at it.

As it evolves so does my bank account, so it ain’t like HGTV done in 30 minutes!  Someone told me once, “you either have more money than time, or more time than money”.  I don’t remember anyone ever saying “you have more dog fur than dog pee or more dog pee than dog fur”, but I guess that’s just our house.  I wonder if that quote will make it into Oprah’s magazine, probably not.


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