Monday, February 11, 2013

Full Circle in the Dining Room

There are a few loose ends to talk about in the new dining room.

With out going into is what two of the dining chairs looked like when I bought them.

This is what they look like now.

The other four chairs were talked about at length here.

The picture over the radiator was purchased at a yard sale last summer.

It was a little beat up but because it was St. Anthony, a very good friend, I had to see what I could do to salvage the picture and the frame.

I started by painting the frame in gray and charcoal to make it blend with the furnishings in the dining room.

The mat was crumbling and was badly stained.

This is the mat shown from the back.  Obviously, that had to be discarded.

I was able to find a pale green mat at Hobby Lobby that worked with the print and the new colors in the frame. 

With my 40% coupon the mat was $10.  They mounted and installed it in the frame for another $12.  To me that was well worth the hassel free process.
I just brought it home and hung it on the wall.

So, from this version of the dining room...brown walls, natural woodwork, crystal chandelier, draped window treatment, traditional table and chairs, and ...the most obvious, an opening to the window on the right, that in the next picture will not be there.

Now that opening is walled off to provide a half bath for the first floor and the dining room has been given a facelift.

Continue to pivot to the left.

What was.

What is.

Continue to the left ....

to complete the circle around the dining room.

A dining room changes with the seasons and the festivities.  I'm looking forward to showing the table set for a gathering.


  1. What a transformation! I love, love, love your new dining room! Congratulations! A+ on this project! Enjoy the beautiful fruits of your labor!

  2. Bravo, bravo with(clapping sound). Very nice. Another wonderful process with grand results.

  3. A beautiful dining room! Totally lovely!