Tuesday, October 26, 2010

THE room.

There is one room in my house that I'm content with (for the time being). This room doesn't need to be remodeled in any way. The paint is great. The furniture is great. The decor is great. I look at this room and sigh with contentment. This is my dining room. It's a small dining room but most of the homes in our neighborhood have even smaller ones if they have one at all. Our table fits in there just right to seat our family of 7 and it even works for expanding our table out to seat up to 10. For things like Thanksgiving we expand the table and pull out a folding table and push them together end-to-end. The dining room opens up to my living room so I just move my coffee table and area rug out of the way and I can seat 20 people ate the table quite nicely. It's really quite perfect for me.
We got our dining set about 3 years ago and we have loved it. The built in cabinets in the corners are too small to be functional and almost too small even for decorative use. I've struggled with them ever since we moved in until a few months ago when I came up with the genius idea to put all of our family photos through the years framed on the shelves. It works perfectly and I wonder why I didn't think of it sooner.
I even have a little bit of room to add some small seasonal decor to make it a little more festive.
I put this vinyl up a few weeks ago. At first it was just the saying but I felt like it needed a little more so I ordered the flowery branch. It was all one piece to begin with so I cut it up to kind of frame the saying. I'm pretty happy with the way it all turned out.
Thank goodness for having one room that I don't want to change in any way. :) This room offers me a little bit of sanity when I'm getting overwhelmed by everything else we need to do.


  1. i love how open and sunny it is in there. very peaceful.

  2. the windows are amazing!!! my entire house gets TONS of natural light all day long. Paired with the yellow paint in the living and dining rooms it makes it really warm. It's definitely my happy place! :)

  3. Very pretty! I have a dining set very similar and also love it. :)

  4. Love your dining set and the family pictures are the perfect accessory!! Following you from TDC-stop on over for a visit!!