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Done. Major dining room makeover

We finished our main floor remodel months ago, and this summer I started the redecorating process.  Still not ready for the “big reveal” of the whole thing yet, but I did pretty much get the dining room finished, which is cause for celebration!

So, this makes me sad that I never took a good picture of the “before”, because it was pretty dated. You can see the corner of the room here, through our kitchen from a pic I took during the construction.  But imagine along with the rust colored walls, dated narrow casement windows with ranch style wood trim and a sad little flush mount “boob light” above the table.  It hardly felt like a place you’d want to sit and eat.  Even less so for special occasions.

Fortunately for me, our windows in this room were in rough shape.  The trim on the outside was beginning to rot from weathering and age, not to mention woodpecker damage!  So, this was just the excuse we needed to remove them altogether and put in nice new double hung windows with new trim and paint colors to match the ones we had just put in our family room area. Also repainted the walls in Benjamin Moore French Canvas, a gorgeous, creamy white that lets everything else really stand out.

{Fab new mirrored light from Pottery Barn, just the right scale and shimmer}

{Furniture, rug, and drapes were from when I redecorated the old house – phew! Added new drape hardware from West Elm in a clean, modern style}

Just need to find some inexpensive artwork for the little bit of walls and re-stage the cabinet in the corner with my goodies. Then we’re all ready for the holiday entertaining season!

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