Hi gals! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! It has been pouring ALL weekend here and I love it....good crafting time! So, as I have mentioned in my past blogs we just moved and I am constantly decorating! I wanted to share my first room that I have finished (well, finished for now but I don't think I will ever be finished with any room). It is my dining room a.k.a. my "smile room". Everyone has that room, accent, piece of furniture, etc. in their house that makes them smile every time they look at it and for me that is my dining room. Every time I walk through it I feel so happy and I just smile!!!!!
This is before.
And this is after!!!!!
Most of the pieces in this room I have blogged about at one point or another. The curtains were made by Whitney!!! I reap the rewards of her talents!!! (Thanks sis). One of my very favorite pieces in this room is the table and chairs. This set was given to me by my grandparents (thank you Meme and Papa). It was their first dining table after they were married, they passed it on to my Aunt Laura and then passed it on to me and I am forever grateful! We had it stripped and my grandmother helped me stain it!
And another after. The plates on the hutch I purchased at Hobby Lobby for $5 each and the lanterns on the table I purchased at Home Goods for $7 - $10 each. I love cheap buys!
One last after. I LOVE these allen + roth curtain rods from Lowe's! Whitney introduced them to me, they were not cheap but they were so worth the money! I'm so happy to share my "smile room" with you girls and I hope that you were inspired! I'd love to hear about your "smile room" as well!
I will be linking my smile room up at Met Mondays over at Between Naps on the Porch... Check it out and be inspired! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-35th-metamorphosis-monday.html