Category Archives: dining room

The Sitting Room: Before Photos and Progress

Today I want to share some of the updates we made to our formal dining room before we found a family-friendly solution for this space. When I shared the before photos of our playroom, I mentioned that we’d made some changes to the … Continue reading

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Halo Chandelier Knock-Off

We’ve been enjoying the fruits of our DIY labor in the dining room lately. I shared a preview of our new light fixture a few months ago, but now it’s time to share the full story! On our first attempt … Continue reading

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Friday Five: I’m Baaaack!

Happy Summer everybody! Now that the spring semester’s officially over (and my comprehensive exams are out of the way), I feel like I finally have a chance to check in and share what we’ve been up to at Heardmont the … Continue reading

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Painting the Kitchen

So, I never shared these photos with you guys, but when we painted our dining room a few weeks ago, we went ahead and painted our kitchen, too. As a quick reminder, here’s how the kitchen looked before the new … Continue reading

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Painting the Dining Room

You might have noticed that we’ve made more than one change to our dining room in the past few weeks. Our DIY photo ledges were really the catalyst for several updates, starting with the wall color! I think this is … Continue reading

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Black and White Photo Ledges

You all got a little preview of the project I’m sharing today in my last post. The shelf that our lovely cross-stitch art was sitting on is one of a pair of photo ledges Stephen and I recently built for … Continue reading

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Not Your Grandma’s Cross-Stitch

A few weeks ago I was checking out the Sneak Peeks on Design*Sponge and I came across this image. {source} While the room itself is adorable, what caught my eye was the large white art piece on the wall. Wilco … Continue reading

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House Tour Update: Kitchen and Dining Room

Time for an update!  I tidied up our kitchen and dining room the other day and thought it would be fun to share photos of the two rooms with our new floors. It’s amazing how finished these rooms finally feel. … Continue reading

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Wall Color Tweaking

We anticipated one or more of our wall colors clashing with the color of our new floors, and whaddaya know, the dining room and kitchen were our winners. The brown-on-brown look isn’t our favorite, so we’re thinking about keeping it … Continue reading

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New Floors: 90% Done

After talking with the flooring installers Tuesday afternoon, we decided the last room to get wood floors, Stephen’s office, would have to be prepped for installation that night.  The installers were working so quickly that they anticipated being able to … Continue reading

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