Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Refreshed Dining Room...

I thought I might show a photo of what our dining room looked like when we bought our house 5 years ago. Scary huh! It has had a few looks since then...

This chocolate brown I really loved and was almost sad to see it go. But I was ready for a change. This table I bought when I was pregnant with Rhett. Didn't really plan on having twins and out growing it. That's what I get for trying to plan everything. So that table is going on Craig's list soon. (any pointers?) 
Well here she is. I can't tell you how much the lighter, brighter color really does make the space feel so much bigger. Like a breath of fresh air to walk into this room. Yay, to be able to all fit at the table together and get rid of the highchairs. I am still planning to purchase those chairs at Ikea for the ends of the table. We are making the trip in May.

{Another Angle}
I can't tell you how excited I was to find these frames at Gordman's. They were perfect and better yet dirt cheap! And finally I got to put some of the pictures I have been taking around down in proper frames. Sure makes them look good. (If I do say so myself)
These curtains my friend Chris got for her house and the more I thought about them the more I had to have some for myself. Perfect for the look I was going for in this room. Not to mention they were $15 for the pair.
This room certainly has come a long way from what it started out as 5 years ago. Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Kate said...

OMG! That is absolutely amazing!!! It is a totally different room. Way to go. I seriously can't wait until you do my bedroom. Love it sis.

Joi said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the paint color, chairs, lighting, curtains--I love it all! : )

Nikki said...

What a transformation! It is beautiful. Where did you find the curtains?

Shannon Phillips said...

Oh Jesse! You ROCK!!! Can I come over for dinner just so I can sit in your pretty pretty dining room?

MissKarenAshley said...

I love your wall color. What a perfect shade. What color is that?

Karen
www.simplylovelyideas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

JESSE!!!!! Mom & I love, love, love it! You did an awesome job!!! YEA! ~Jen Mc

Freckles Chick said...

OMG OMG! It's stunning! I LOVE the new airy, sophisticated look. Those drapes are perfect w/ the bamboo shades--the textures are making me breathless!

And the contrasting elements (the white chairs & dark table, the dramatic mats & sleek frames, the round pendant & the angular table lines) are so harmonious! Listen to me, I sound all emotional =o)

Jesse said...

Nikki, I purchased the curtains at Ikea. Love that place!

Shannon, You are more than welcome anytime girl! I would love it!

Karen, the wall color is Olympic Grey Frost.

Jesse said...

Just wanted to say THANK YOU ALL for your complimentary words! I truly appreciate!

Nikki said...

Thanks Jesse, I thought they might be from IKEA. The closest one to us is over 4 hours away, and my of the stuff I find on-line they won't ship. Oh well.

Jesse said...

I know what you mean Nikki, that is the same distance we are from Ikea. I was just lucky enough my hubs was going down to Dallas for biz last weekend and picked them up for me! Finishing touch! YAY!

Lindsay said...

wonderful job!! loves it!

emily said...

I know I am (way) late on this, but I just came across your blog--it is great. (Thanks for commenting on my post). I love your dining room!

Lovely Little Nest said...

I think this room is my favorite! Love the wall color and the frames ~ oh and the drum pendant is just perfect! :)

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