Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dining Room Before and After Pictures

I will post the kitchen ones later this week. We didn't have to do too much to the dining room (compared to the rest of the house). The main change was tearing down the wall between the dining room and kitchen in order to open everything up and so we could have a counter top bar which we love and eat pretty much every meal at!

We are not 100% done with renovating the stairs yet either, we will be replacing the stair treads and finishing off the upper banister.

You can see the rest of our house renovation before and after pictures here.

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Done: painted walls, ceiling, new crown moulding, new base boards, tore down kitchen wall, rewired, attached bead board on back of cabinets on peninsula, painted stair railings, attached banisters, removed carpeting from stair treads, painted stair treading black, new outlets, switches, light fixtures and vents.

To do: finish off light switch box, finish top banister, replace stair treads, figure out what to do with lower steps and moulding.

27 comments:

Mrs. Mootz said... [Reply to comment]

That looks fantastic! I love how open it is now.

Stopping by from SITS :)

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

I love everything about your house. I wish I could live there, too.

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

So beautiful. I love your chandelier!

Janet said... [Reply to comment]

What an amazing transformation. Love it.

AngieB said... [Reply to comment]

Stunning! I can't decide which I love more, the bookshelves against the brick or the chandelier! Isn't it amazing what opening up between the kitchen and dining room does to the feel of the space?

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous!!! I love how tearing out the wall opened the space up. I love that you have a brick wall in your dining room, and I love your light fixture. How fun! Thanks for sharing your progress with us. Are you accepting dinner reservations ;-)?!

white collar | green soul said... [Reply to comment]

Love it - looks great. The stairs are quite fantastic once you take that mangy carpet off them. They have a very 50's modern look to them!

The light fixture really is great - where is it from? I am jealous of your exposed brick walls - ours are coverd with plaster and layers and layers of paint :( I have to figure out how to get to the wonderful brick underneath.

And I am also jealous that you seem to be taking many, many steps forward while we move really slowly through our renos.

Looks wonderful - good job!!

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@white collar | green soul
Thank you! Yes, the turquoise carpet definitely had to go! The steps themselves are still in pretty bad shape but at least they look better.

The light fixture is from Pottery Barn, it is the Edison Chandelier.

We have actually been really slow going through renos, at least it feels that way. We have done a lot in two years but it feels like everything takes forever!

Captivus said... [Reply to comment]

How beautiful! I LOVE IT! And those recipes over there on the right side.... Ooooo, I gotta try those out.

Katie@YogaGal said... [Reply to comment]

All of the exposed brick is to die for. Gorgeous.

Thank you for stopping by Yoga Gal (still love the name of your blog, it cracks me up everytime I visit). :)

DrayaAnn said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Everything looks amazing. I love that brick wall the most with the book case.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Katie@YogaGalHaha, thanks! It's a weird name for a blog but I like it!

Katie P said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE the green kitchen!! It is such a pop of color, it's fantastic!

Me, Myself and Pie said... [Reply to comment]

love, love, love! I love the spaciousness, the colors, everything. And I have a new obsession for that light bulb chandelier! Oh my goodness....

Teisha said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
This dining room made me drool. Love it!

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

love the exposed brick!!!

Rona's Home Page said... [Reply to comment]

You are definitely a visual person. I would have never thought to change the color of the railing. It will looks so much better. And your lighting choice is a must have.
It's such an amazing space.

Emily {Frilly Details} said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, this is amazing!! You have such great taste!

I'm adding you to my blog roll :)

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Emily {Frilly Details} Thanks so much!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

that is beautiful! i am in LOVE with the brick wall, and the green kitchen, and the light fixture! awesome job :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

amazing! Love the bookcase..where is it from?

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Anonymous Thanks! The bookcase is from Ikea.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

where did you get your light fixture?

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Anonymous It is the Edison Chandelier from Pottery Barn.

orange county furniture said... [Reply to comment]

Your dining room looks pretty neat. I love the chandelier that you got there.

house for rent in makati said... [Reply to comment]

I love the lighting, it definitely gave the room a very relaxing feeling.

Conveyancer Rozelle said... [Reply to comment]

You can really see the improvement, I was a really wise decision to redo your dining room.

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