Sunday, January 23, 2011

Before . and . After { Dining Room }

I wonder how, after a year and a half of working at things, our house isn't completely redone yet. One answer is that no one has left us an anonymous donation so that we might quickly do everything that we'd like. The other is simply that fixing things up takes quite literally, forever.

It must have been an eon since I posted our bedroom and front porch before & afters, but I have finally have another to offer up: the formal dining room.

Before:




After:








What we did:

- ripped off the wallpaper (honest to goodness, the first thing that I did once we had the keys)
- painted the walls // door // trim white
- took out the laminate floors and installed Brazillian Cherry hardwood
- put up new floor molding // trim + white wainscoting going into the room.
- lots of pretty green plants.

Total cost (labor + furniture + materials ) = $1200.00

12 comments:

briannelee said...

So pretty! Love the chandelier!

Leigh said...

GORGEOUS! Where did you get the dress form?!

Pretty Little World said...

^^ Thank you! It's from an antique store near where I live.

ItsAllAboutTheCats said...

So pretty! You can be proud! And although the lottery would have been nice - you can REALLY be proud of all the work that you have done!

ana b. said...

Clean and crisp. And I love the classic black and white. You might groan out loud but I have a soft spot for your now-dead-and-gone maroon floral wallpaper.

Pretty Little World said...

^^ No groaning out loud! I actually really like a lot of different kinds of wallpaper, but since the room is kind of small and the color was so dark, it felt really heavy in the space.

I actually thought about putting up another wallpaper!

Lauren said...

Wow, what a transformation! It looks so beautiful after!

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com

Jin6655321 said...

That wallpaper... Wow... It must have been satisfying to take it down!

...love Maegan said...

such a fantastic job .... is it sad that I kind of don't hate the wallpaper? lol I love all the plants/greenery ...and Such a great chandelier too.

drollgirl said...

um, it looks AWESOME!!! 1 billion scrillion times better than the before! I LOVE IT!!!!

p.s. do you have a spare room? kidding. kind of!

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Your dining room is lovely! It's so bright and fresh, and I love all of the plants. Buh-bye to that heinous wallpaper.

Courtney said...

This is really beautiful. And I have an almost identical chandelier above my dining table that came with our house.