The Dining Room Transformed

Seeing as we have been full swing
clearing credit cards it means that we can actually do our dining room early
next year. It looks so forlorn at the
moment, the walls have been scrapped in places and the very old red paint can
be seen underneath. We have big holes
in the wall from when the shelf was pulled down and after we got rid of the old
fashioned fireplace it is in desperate need of being boxed in and re-plastered. It really does feel like a never-ending
project but I am excited that soon we will have momentum again and entertaining
won’t be such an embarrassment.

I was getting lots of inspiration from Fishpools
as its not a bad sized space to work with so we have quite a lot of freedom to
add some extra furniture. At the moment
it’s turned into a dumping ground for the boys bikes and our outside table but
they really need to be re-homed elsewhere. 

I am quite conscious of the state
of the room because lots of people visiting the house see it, they don’t tend
to go upstairs as much so the chaos in those rooms goes unnoticed. I still remember a little boy coming for a
playdate saying quite loudly “what happened in here?” – I think after awhile
you tend to forget how bad it looks, you learn to live with it. But I don’t want to live with it
anymore!!! We have really reined in
what we spend, because we want to invest more into our property. I am fed up with sorting out all its
problems its time to work at making it look beautiful inside (or at the very
least more comfortable and not quite such an eye sore!).

I love the bar
stools
, I cannot get over the choice available from quite classic to very
modern. Looking at the Imperial design
I didn’t even know they made bar stools that lavish! I would go for something simple though like the Gladstone, I
don’t like to be too showy, as long as it’s practical – plus I like you have a
choice of 15 different colours to choose from. 
So whatever colour scheme we select on we can find something to suit.

If I weren’t off drink at the moment perhaps
a mini bar in the corner would be fun! 
I have a few friends who would appreciate it that’s for sure, although I
am positive it would be drunk dry after a few sessions…

I also want to dress the dining table like you see in
show homes; it always looks more inviting somehow. I will have to invest in more tablewear, that or I could get a pool table that converts into a normal dining table, they are quite pricey but with the bar and the pool table I am sure I would save a fortune going out with – I would have everything I need at home!

I really can’t wait to get cracking. It’s hard as a blogger as you want nice
pictures and whatever angle you go for in our dining room the end result looks
distressed!!!

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