Now that we are in our new house I have lot’s of spaces that need some extra help. Narrowing down which room to do this time around was a little challenging. Ultimately I decided our front room would be a really fun before-and-after to showcase. Our home has a traditional layout which means there are two small rooms up front. These little rooms are always hard to decorate because you really need to decide what their purpose is. For me I knew I wanted one of them to be an office. The other room could be a nice formal Living Room but I just didn’t feel like it would get used that much.
One of the main downsides to my house is the small dining area off the Kitchen. We can only fit six at the max. So we’ve decided to make this room our formal dining room. Right now it is functioning as our kid’s craft room. It actually gets a LOT of use as a craft room. What can I say? My kids are very crafty! So I want to make this space a dining/craft/homework room.
This is the room as it is now…
Here is the list for the next six weeks:
- Install pencil trim, crown molding and chair rail
- Paint the room white
- Get a large dining table that can extend
- Find awesome dining chairs
- Possibly do two neutral head chairs
- Get a great indoor/outdoor rug
- Nix the boob light immediately and get a new chandelier!
- Find a shelf to store tabletop pieces and craft supplies
Basically I need this room to wear lots of hats but because it is off of our front entry it also needs to be really pretty and not feel like a space that is taken over by kids and art supplies on a daily basis.
This is the vision I have for the space.
And these are some of the spaces that are inspiring me:
image via Atlanta Homes Magazine
image via SF Girl by the Bay
image via One Kings Lane
Please check in every Wednesday to see the progress of my Dining Room! And don’t forget to check in with all my fellow design bloggers!
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