Before & After Dining Room

Update: ANOTHER FUN PARTY! I’m participating in the Before & After party hosted by Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick! Woo hoo! I love a good before/after transformation!

I know…I know. I said I was taking the weekend off from blogging because I need to clean today. But I can’t stay away. I have a blog addiction. Actually, I am cleaning but I also rearrange & redecorate when I clean. Mr. DIY has already asked me what I did so far – hey cleaning + redesigning = time consuming. So anway, in the process of cleaning my dining room, I wanted to make the table a little more festive for our guests tomorrow.

Then I started reminiscing. And it was one of those rare times when I was able to look at what we have accomplished instead of all of the projects we still need to work on.

Here. You’ll see what I mean. Our dining room (before) when we bought the house: And here it is now: Before: See that nasty carpet?


(I want to change the back wall…another project!) These ugly tiles were on the ceiling

Hardwood floors refinished. Here’s a peek of floor:

Tonight, I’m happy. I remember. We have finished a thing or two. 🙂
What we did:

  • Took down old ceiling tiles
  • Installed smooth drywall ceiling
  • Ripped out old filthy carpet
  • Sanded and poly’d hardwood floor
  • New light fixture
  • Painted

To do:

  • Paint door to office
  • Convince Mr. DIY that we need new furniture

Remember to check out the Before & After party!

Oh- don’t forget about this!
See my
DIY faux-mercury-glass pumpkins!

I hope you’ll join me!


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