Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dining Room Dilema's

Well if ANY room gave you a design dilema it is this one! I have struggled with this room for so many yrs now....I finally came up with a plan and I think it works. As you can see with my hubby's tools all around we are still in progress...but so close to being done! I'm thinking the wall at the end behind me, all chalkboard? What do you think...? I have always hated this wall color too, so if you have any suggestions throw them out there...please!!!
My hubby did a great job on the cabinetry. I wanted it to somewhat match the kitchen cabinets and look traditional. We still have caulking and painting to do.And I didn't want the shelves all the way up to the top, but can't decide what to do with the open spaces now! I think I am driving myself crazy, really....

Another view, on this end to the left will be a desk/work station. You can really see how long and narrow this room is.This room screamed out to me...I need a fireplace, so I had to get one put in!

View from entry to living room, we opted out of putting french doors here, because we thought it would close it off too much!

Pretty little window nook, we don't eat here often, but it's nice to sit and have a coffee. The chandelier was original to the house so I really don't want to part with it. I think it's pretty.
So tell me what your thoughts are for the finishing touches!! I would really love to hear...


  1. Hi Cindy,

    Your room is beautiful and I love your wall colour! What do you think of some topiaries for the shelves?


  2. Hey Cynthia,

    The cabinetry looks wonderful and just what we have planned for our dining room fireplace area as well. I had planned to place some large art canvas on either side above the shelves. If you did that then you could pull a colour from the art for your wall colour.


  3. I love the idea of a chalkboard wall ,it would look great .

  4. You have an amazing talent....beautiful!!!

  5. It is lovely. How about painting the other wall the same color as the nook to unify the space? For the large shelf space, how about hanging artwork or large black and white pics of your daughters?
    You are doing a great job!
    ~ Julie

  6. So pretty! I love your house!
    Im planning on doing a wall and my backsplash in chalkboard paint....Im excited!
    So many projects and so little time! lol
    Have a great night my friend!!

    With all my heart...Deborah xoxo


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