Dining Room Reveal

The dining room has had its share of small and large DIY projects since I moved in and it’s finally complete.  To see some of the projects check out yesterdays post.

The dining room is just off the kitchen and is truly the center of our home.  We gather for meals and craft projects, games and all sorts of everyday events.

dining in to kitchen straight       dining in to kitchen dining into white shelves

Below the table is set for an afternoon making memories with friends and good food.   I love to mix and match the table decor for special occasions and celebrating special people.

dining table set close up dining table set

There is often an old yellow lab sleeping under the table.  Look closely and you can see Miss Baylie sleeping comfortably under the table.

 dining w hutch

To the left of the china cabinet is the Family Rules Sign and to the right is a two tier wire rack with some accessories.  Its ok for now but I’m looking for some things to place on the rack that I really enjoy.

Family Rules 2

 dining wire rack close up dining wire rack

Dining Room To Do ListDONE: remove wall, smooth ceiling, paint walls and ceiling, new floors, new baseboards installed and painted, move chandelier electrical, install new chandelier, build and stain table and bench, buy 3 new chair, make slip covers for 4 chairs, family rules sign, accessorize china cabinet and wire rack and decorate bar area.  TO DO: Make changes in china cabinet and wire rack accessories, new bar stools at breakfast bar and purchase rug for under table or more living room rug back in to dining room.

Thanks for joining me in the dining room today.  I hope you will come back and see the changes I’ve been working on in the living room next week.

Dining Room Before and After…

diningroombefore11  dining w hutch

DIY in the Dining Room

The dining room is the center of the TLA house.  It’s just off the kitchen, family room and living room.  We eat every meal at the table…or the breakfast bar.  The room is finally complete.  I think.  The reveal will be sometime this week but for now I want to revisit the smaller DIY projects…

Finishes in the New Kitchen

kitchen micro cab angle view

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New Kitchen – Functioning in Everyday Life


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Reveal – Kitchen Remodel


Today is the day.  It’s time for me to share the kitchen with you.  For a quick recap on the remodeling process check out my post from yesterday.  Details can be found on the links in that post. Welcome to my kitchen.    I hope you enjoyed the photo tour.  We are enjoying the new…

Kitchen Construction


I know it has been too long since I gave you an update on the kitchen remodeling project.  The kitchen is final complete and I’ll be sharing the final reveal with you tomorrow.  Until then it’s time for an update. Nearly 3 years ago the offer was put on the house and the kitchen looked…

Office Reveal

Office cutting table and wall

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Then and Now – The Office

Office sewing machine wall

The office has had a major transformation over the last few months. Then…almost 3 years ago when I purchased the house.   Ready for demolition last December Now… I’ll be back tomorrow with a full tour of the new and improved office.  I will also be participating in the Where Bloggers Create party at My…

Flowers and Crowns – Sugar Cookie Birthday Treat

flower sugar cookie done

Ms M picked cookies over cupcakes for a Birthday treat.  Sugar cookies are one of my favorite treats to make and to eat. First the pink frosting… Add a little purple… Two perfect cookies for the birthday girl.    To see more sugar cookies click on the pictures below.             

7 Free Patterns Giveaway copy

We want to know what Kenzie Mac bag is your favorite… Click on the images below and vote for your favorite bag.  You will receive 50% off all PDF Patterns just for voting and be entered for a chance to win 7 new patterns and an Elite Tote made by the Kenzie Mac designers.  …