The Dining Room is DONE!

When we moved into our home, it was a totally blank slate.

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This was the listing photo.

I bought a new light fixture… (I couldn’t bear to part with the old one, so it’s living in the attic.)

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and brought in our furniture, and that was the extent of my focus on the dining room.

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Over the last year, I’ve given the room some thought and made a few decisions.  I filled the back corner of the room with a bombe dresser from Hooker Furniture and a lamp I already had.

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I added items to the dresser and wall above the dresser.

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And just this week added a rug and made curtains for the window with Richloom Birdwatcher in Charcoal.

I’m calling this room done!

Not that I’m ever actually done, but these completed projects will hold me over for awhile.

The First Purchase

I mentioned in my first post that I’m a bit… frugal.  That couldn’t be more true than when it comes to lighting.  I love lighting.  It’s an easy update with a big WOW factor!  And my husband knows I can’t resist the lighting aisles at Lowe’s.  He tolerates this, and is now a pro at changing out light fixtures in our homes.

Our new house doesn’t have a refrigerator, so I went to Lowe’s to look at our options and see what sales they’re running.  And of course, I took a detour to the lighting section.

And I made the first purchase for our new home.

I can’t think of any better dining fixture for a home built in 1941 than a chandelier with fluted glass shades, a nod to the art deco period. The very last one in the store, hanging as a display.

The original price tag read $179, and was marked down to $35.80.  That’s my kind of price!

In other news, we still do not have a refrigerator for the house.  But we will.  Before we move in.