Our front door opens into our dining room, not exactly how I would lay out a house if I were designing one. It also makes the room seem a lot bigger and it’s a great place to stack finished projects when I’m getting ready for an event. These photos were shot in late spring when the wheat grass and pussy willows were in their prime. Our dining room table and benches were made by my Dad when he and my Mom were first married.
They saved my sanity when it came to the abundance of books and papers homeschooling involves! The ruffle on the curtains is a no-sew project I whipped out just before photographing the room.
This little corner is where I find myself when I have my morning coffee, when I blog, and often when I just want to relax a bit. My couch, this chair, and the ottoman are all wearing slipcovers and yes, the white works out very well. The wing back chairs are going to have slipcovers custom made for them too – if I can ever find the time to get it done.
Across the room from the couch and beside the doorway is our piano which doubles as a tv stand 😀
A couple older photos from before we found the wingbacks – these show off my window treatments! Vintage shutters, altered to become functioning indoor window treatments – or mistreatments if you prefer to call them that!
Beside the big cupboard is an old metal cart I bought at a school auction years ago. It’s a cool old aqua color and I love it as my microwave cart and coffee station. The serger has been relegated to the dusty depths of the space under the desk and I’ve been using a wonderful new one that my Mom so graciously loaned me. I did this post a couple years ago to share about my copper sink. There used to be a tub shower, a tiny sink with cabinet under it, and an odd space we put shelving for storage. My middle girl and I found her end table at Hobby Lobby.
(side note – why does spell check not recognize ‘bling’ as a word??