house tour {the dining room}

It is time for another House Tour installment. I’m finishing off the main floor with a tour of my dining room. It is located at the back of the house with a huge window, making it extremely bright and cheery.

Here is what it looked like before I got my hands on the room.
I did three things once we moved in. I utilized the chair rail already there and painted the section below the chair rail white to match all the moldings and framework. The section above the chair rail I painted Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige. I then installed the light fixture I brought with me from my previous home. The last things I did was install wall to wall window treatments. You can see more about that project here.
The furniture are all pieces that my father made. The upholstery on the chairs took forever to find. Off course that was about 17 years ago, when I was in a hunter green phase. I’m up for a change of fabric!

The entire first floor of my home has beautiful traditional mill work. My favorite built in is the hutch in the corner of the dining room. I use it to display family photographs and some breakables, for now. One day I won’t need a place to hide the breakables.

I’ve started using the dining room as my office as well so the secretary desk has been added to the corner to keep me organized. You can read more about that here.
If we have anyone over for dinner we are automatically here. My husband and I eat breakfast together here in the colder months when we aren’t eating out on the porch. Homework gets done here as well. It is not the type of dining room where the kids are told to leave. There may or may not be a matchbox car in front of me as I confess all of this. 
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