so basically, if my theory is correct, the duggar lady is a complete idiot. jay kay. i actually have a small obsession with the duggars because. ummm, i have no explanation. but i enjoy watching them be weird with their rules and i guess it makes me feel sort of normal.
insert incredible transition about large families and dining rooms.
let's talk dining rooms, shall we?
here's what she looked like before. this was, by far, the lightest and brightest room in the house. that brass chandi was changed out before we moved in, otherwise, i would have kept it. you know i'm into brass now. it's a healthy obsession at this point but just give me some time. #hoarder
and after, this is sort of the same angle.
inside the shelves, i just kept it monochromatic with collections of stuff i already had. lots of silver, white dish wear and baskets.
so we painted it white. i considered painting the tips gold and might still do that. maybe since i can't sleep at night. but i'm sorta loving the simplicity of it.
thank you various thrift stores for the plates. usually a buck a piece.
and some are hung with plate holders, and a lot are hung with string, looped and hot glued to the back, then reinforced with some super glue.
this is what you see right when you walk in the house, to the right. the "formal" dining room. because we need 2 dining rooms?! i don't love that concept at all. i will repurpose this room for something we'll actually use. eventually. i have big dreams for her to be functional...but first, let me have a baby.
online here for much more moola i do love a good bargain.
the mira rug is west elm, but also from cargo largo on sale for crazy cheap...but it's online right now on clearance as well and pretty reasonable!
the chairs we found in the trash...tell no one of this secret.
since we're sort of in the entry, here's what it looked like before.
surprise! it's all white. and we painted those cabinets in the office white too. we took the carpet off the stairs(only to find that the wood is cut straight down the middle. weird.
to replace it, we'd have to actually replace the banister and spindles and everything. soooooo, we chose a runner. much cheaper.
currently waiting for it to be installed later this week. i can show you pics of that someday... in more detail. when we're more moved in completely to the office and when the runner is in.
for now, it's perfectly livable and is shaping up just in time for me to fall off the face of the decorating planet for at least 6 months.
but whatever, tomorrow i'll post the living room!
if you want to see the kitchen redo, you can go here