As promised earlier this week on Instagram, I’m back to share our dining room progress with you. This room is definitely looking a lot better than when we first moved in. However, there are still quite a few things that we would like to do in this room before we would consider it finished. Let’s check it out.
Here’s what our dining room looked like on move in day, before we filled it up with furniture.
We’ve since installed a simple chandelier and added faux wood blinds (like the ones we put in our daughter’s room) on the windows. I’m not a huge fan of blinds, but they help provide a some shade during the bright parts of the day. I would really love some long drapey curtains. Unfortunately, those are not an option as of yet, but I’m brainstorming ideas on how I can make them work around our electric baseboard heaters
I also decided to draw some lines on the wall to mimic the shiplap-look. I’m a bit of a commitment-a-phobe when it comes to major home changes, so when I saw that my blogging friend, Lauren from Bless’er House, had done something similar, I thought I would give this a try. I know that some people are so over shiplap, but we still think it is pretty awesome. Plus, this wall treatment was FREE!
This space is slowly coming together, but there are still some projects and things to be done, like:
- Add shiplap to the wall
- Figure out some sort of new wall decor to replace the seasonal wreath display
- Paint the trim and walls
- Add curtains
- Finish making over a table that I found for a steal on Craigslist
- Build (or buy) a buffet
- Change out the flooring
What do you think of the current state of our dining room? We are pretty happy with where things are right now, but are looking forward to more changes!