Well over a year ago I compiled a list of things I’d like to complete in our living room. A lot has been completed on the list like adding window trim, rearranging a few pieces of furniture, and painting the walls. And several things that weren’t on the list like updating my fireplace and hearth were also completed.
There are still a few things in the works to be done in there (like installing an overhead ceiling fixture!), but I’ve moved on to a small overhaul and update in our dining room.
Here’s what it looks like as of April 2016:
Not terrible, but like the living room, I’m wanting to mainly update the decor to make it more me and less hand-me-down.
In addition to the bookcase I’ve already updated, here’s what else I’d like to do in here:
- Repair all dining chairs
- Repaint and seal top of dining table
- Refinish thrifted art to hang on walls
- Add trim around cased openings to match window trim in living room
- New chandelier, maybe something DIYed
- Rearrange knick knacks on dresser and wine rack
So, not a lot because I’m pretty pleased with the main components in here already. Things I’m not planning to do are paint the walls, add trim to the window, or recover the chairs. The furniture and layout will stay the same too. Unless I can find a glittery gold bar cart. Then all bets would be off!
First up on the list, repairing the chairs! They’re all loaded in the shop ready for me to throw some Bondo at them! More details next time.
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea
Rachel Lewter says
Okay, I’m hooked!! You have to tell me more about
refinishing thrifted art to hang on walls. Being creative with something old and making it new is so much fun, and an addiction!!