Oh, and don't worry, the kids are fine and didn't even bat an eyelash at the removal of their toys. They now have a lovely playroom upstairs (I will show pictures of that another day!) and they also have lots of toys nicely stashed away in the living room.
I knew from the start that I wanted to do a board and batten treatment for the dining room and it turned out just how I imagined it! The room isn't completely finished yet (still need to hang more pictures up and get more accessories for the room), but I wanted to show it off! I will eventually write some more updates with information on how we did all the woodwork, but here are some pictures for now:
|View from Living Room|
|We love all the light the room receives now!|
|Picture Collage wall that we are still working on|
|^See that awesome photograph of the flower with the blue background? I purchased that at www.daisyraephotos.com and I LOVE IT! Totally brought in the colors I needed! I actually bought several of her prints for this room, which I will show when I finally get them framed.|
|Close up detailing of the board and batten treatment|
|Excuse the terrible photo, but here are the curtains I made for this room. Notice how we also put trim around the window casing? Totally helps with the architecture!|
|We are still working on this side of the room, but right now it has a desk. Still trying to figure out how to make it all work.|
|I am on the hunt for better accessories for the buffet|
|But these will work for now|
|We trimmed out the large doorway between the living room and dining room|
|Close up of the picture rail|
So, we went from this:
Still lots more to do and I promise to post updates as they occur!