Monday, November 14, 2011

Dining Room Reveal

It's been a while since I've revealed a room from our home...and quite frankly, we don't have many more rooms left to show!  But the dining room has definitely undergone quite the transformation, so I am proud to finally showcase it today.

In case you're new here, I have to give you the full disclosure on this house.  When we bought it, it was a dump!  It wreaked of smoke, was in total shambles, and looked unlivable.  Why did we buy it then?  Well, it was in a great neighborhood and we got a lot more house and property for the price, so even though it was a HUGE project, we knew the end result would be well worth it.  

Here is what our living room looked like before:

 The dining room was actually an enclosed porch previously.  The previous owners tried to make it part of the house, but it was clearly a poorly done addition.  There was no insulation and the windows were cracked {and single pane...burrr!}.  There was also a random door off to the left that didn't go anywhere. 

 So my husband and father-in-law went to work.  New windows were installed and those random window boxes were removed.  

 New drywall was hung {that's my husband!}.

We ultimately decided that this needed to be the dining room.  With the reconfiguration of the kitchen, there was no dining space and this room didn't serve a purpose otherwise.  So in went the dining room furniture.  Do you love our make-shift chandy?

And here is the reveal!

 Looks like it was always supposed to be this way, right?  :)

 You can see where the living room is located...next to the the family room.  Just a hop, skip and a jump from the kitchen.  It become the special place to dine and entertain when we have guests over.

 Still working on window coverings for some of the windows.  And there's Wilson!  :)

 I like that we have a view of the backyard...which is still in progress too!


I have a small obsession with wicker! 

 And there's our new bar cart!  :)

OH and I wanted to show off our cute new urchin...perched in his place on the bar cart!

  I found this painting at TJ Max...love that it looks like an original!

So,  here's one more reminder of how far we've come...

And where we're at now!

What do you think?  I know we're super happy with how it turned out and it's great to finally have a proper dining room!  :)

xo natasha

P.S. Hop over to Danielle's blog to check out what I'm looking forward to this Thanksgiving!  It's a great series that's going on this week!

69 comments:

  1. that's an amazing transformation! I love wicker baskets also. :)

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  2. I love the openness of your house! It's open and warm and cozy at the same time. Your dining room makes me wish I could come over for dinner! Great job.

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  3. Wowowow! It looks incredible! Amazing transformation!

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  4. Wow!! What a transformation! I love it :)

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  5. wow girl! I can't believe these used to be the same rooms! Incredible! Thanks for sharing, and happy Monday :)

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  6. what a transformation! It's such a cohesive part of your home now ~ love! And LOVE the little urchin ~ do tell your source!

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  7. looks great, i like all the windows and natural light.

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  8. Wow, what an awesome renovation!! The dining room looks great! You're right, it does look like it's supposed to be that way :) Also, I love the Fall tablescape!!

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  9. Looks AWESOME!! Love the bar cart.

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  10. Pretty Natasha. I love all the natural light you have there!

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  11. WOW! You guys did an amazing job, looks fabulous! I remodeled my bathroom two years ago, and I'm still recovering! Well done, your dining room is gorgeous!

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  12. It looks fab! You are all ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas!:)
    ~Anne

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  13. It is so lovely...I'm just loving all the natural light, all those windows are fantastic! You are all ready for Thanksgiving now, right? (c: hehehe...maybe not, but that dining room will be a stunner no matter what!

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  14. wow- great transformation! it sounds like we are in similar situations- hubby and I bought our house because A) it was a great price and B) we have an acre of land to live on.. nevermind that the house is totally a fixer upper and we have been living in construction for three years.. seeing posts like these gives me such hope! We just scraped the popcorn off our ceilings, and hubby has drywall to put up.. then we can paint! bahaha it's the little things in home repair, i tell ya.. but I LOVE what you've done!

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  15. It looks fantastic! Love the view of the yard, and all that natural light.

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  16. Your new dining area is something to be proud of and you've got a ton of space too for entertaining or even just a relaxing night at home. That bar cart is really great.

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  17. Love the new dining area! I have those urchins too - in all three sizes. I'm still torn on how to place them, so right now they are just like yours, book toppers!

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  18. It looks beautiful! I love your table and decorations!

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  19. Wow!!! The difference is amazing. It's even more impressive and special that your family members were able to do the job. Well done!!

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  20. This looks absolutley beautiful! Well done, my friend. You knocked it outta the park :)

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  21. Amazing job. And I love the table setting. Looks beautiful.

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  22. Wow, amazing transformation! It now looks great!

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  23. Oh my goodness! SO much work and you all did an amazing job. It's really so pretty. And I am envious of the big backyard. Dreamy.

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  24. Beautiful room Natasha! I love the bench at your dining room table and I still am obsessed with that cute bar cart. I have been wanting one of those sea urchins forever- looks great on there!

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  25. Still love the bar cart! Dining room looks great.

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  26. Great job!!! It is the perfect place for the dining area, lots of natural light. That sea urchin, is was like it was always meant to be there. x

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  27. Wow! The dining room looks fantastic and those windows are to die for! I love Wilson's cameo too!

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  28. Looks great girl! Love your table setting too! :) Your house is so beautiful! Congrats!

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  29. Amazing job! I've always wanted a table set that had benches :-) Love the photo crashing by Wilson

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  30. The dining room looks so lovely! Love the bar cart and the view to the backyard. Awesome job!

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  31. Wow! That looks gorgeous now. Well worth the work!

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  32. Awesome dining room girl!!! Love it! great job!

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  33. The hard work paid off because the dining room looks absolutely beautiful!
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  34. Love this room so much. You really made it special! I love the bar cart there...anddd..can I have your doggie?! kidding (:

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  35. The dining room like fabulous! I love the table setting again too :)

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  36. I love what you have done - that's A LOT more work than some people realize. Nice work!

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  37. Oh my goodness! You've done an amazing job!
    So gorgeous.

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  38. You did such a great job. what a transformation. looks fantastic and your tablescape is wonderful.

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  39. what a transformation?! i love your table decorations!

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  40. oh my goodness this looks amazing!

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  41. wow!! beautiful job, and I already told you that I LOVE the bar cart!!

    Send your hubby and father in law to my house, I can put them to work

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  42. I love that table!!! And those windows are gorgeous so much pretty natural light.

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  43. What a gorgeous transformation! You did an amazing job. Love all of the light you get in that room. I had to laugh. We lived with the same makeshift chandelier for several months!

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  44. Wow what an amazing transformation. I just love your living room. xo

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  45. Such an amazing transformation! It's the perfect space for a dining room with those huge windows, just beautiful! Glad Wilson stopped in during the photo session! :)

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  46. this is amazing!!! i love that you guys have been able to make your home your very own...so much love and hard work has been put into it and it shows! nicely done :) xoxoxo brynn

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  47. Wow!!! That's a great transformation!! Good job.

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  48. Looks SO good! You officially have the patience of a saint! I've told my husband that whenever we buy a house I can not fix it up...I am THE most impatient person in the world. Not. Kidding.

    Good for you!!

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  49. What a difference!! Wow. Fabulous job!! And the art is beautiful - oh how I love TJMaxx ;)

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  51. wow! you guys did an AMAZING job! it looks beautiful! xoxo

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  52. Thank you for sharing your dining room..love how it turned out and that you have maximized on the natural light. Such a pretty table setting, too and I do like the incorporation of a bench.

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  53. This is an impressive transformation! I love how you've really lightened the room and opened it up!

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  54. This is one serious transformation. Bravo. You know I love that bar cart...the urchin, too cute for words!

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  55. It looks great, what a lovely outlook and what an adorable dog xo

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  56. Everything looks wonderful! What an amazing transformation! And how cute is your dog modeling the new room!

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  57. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I can't believe your husband and FIL did all that work- so well done! And I LOVE your dog- so sweet!

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  58. AMAZING!!!! Can I hire you to decorate for me??? I'm the 63rd person to say you did an amazing job!

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  59. what a beautiful transformation!

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  60. wow what a transformation!! Looks amazing!!

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  61. super impressive-wow can you set a table?!!! and i love me some tjmaxx too for inexpensive ways to decorate-looks like a masterpiece painting!!

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  62. Love that Urchin!! Can you tell me where you got it??

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  63. New follower! Looks amazing!

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  64. Wow! What a transformation! Well done! :)

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