I love, love, love the new door leading to the yard from the dining room.
Do you remember how this area looked before?
As a family we were very used to eating at the kitchen table. We only used the dining room at Thanksgiving.
And behind all these heads were a bunch of cabinets hanging from the ceiling!
It may as well have been a wall!
That is all changed now. With the dining room completley opened to the kitchen, we will use it regularly. ( I also love love love these new french doors leading to the living room.)
(ignore over the oven ... not finished yet!)
We love having an island but we also really wanted to be able to use a table again, so we could all sit together. I just had to get busy painting the table and reupholstering all the chairs.
That was the push I needed to finally complete the dining chairs which had been in the basement during renovations. I previously had only 1 done and one half done. I finished the other two yesterday and today we sat at the Dining table for dinner.
And a view from the family room to the kitchen is now un-obstructed all the way to the Dining room..
From this Before:
To this Now:
Remember the old horriibly ugly floor?/ pretending to be slate floor?
ugggghhh. try not to shutter too much.
I really am loving my new kitchen. I waited a long time for it, and it took a lot of planning, but it was worth it.
We even got all new plates that goes so dreamy with the counter tops. and I love that they are Correll.
Correll is light weight enough that you can grab a stack of them to take to the table with one hand.
Or pull 6 out of the dishwasher and stack in the cabinet in one fell swoop...well almost.
And yet they are dressy enough to enjoy eating on them. They never break unless you happen to drop them straight down. Thankfully that doesn't happen too often.
Aren't they precious? I love how they have all the colors of my kitchen. You like?
My cabinet finally came in for over the oven. That is the last step in the re-do.!!
I have more projects to post, my son just bought a house and is doing some renovation there. He hasn't moved in yet. When he does, and I take over his bed room, I will have more changes to make around here. I'm thinking guest room/ office/ craft room.
Wow. Can't believe after 6 kids I might actually have a Guest room!
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