Ahhhh, it was our first weekend without some type of holiday party/wedding/baby or bridal shower/commitment for almost 2 months. I do love the holidays, but I'm not one of those people that gets the post-holiday blues; quiet the opposite, in fact. I welcome the return to normalcy with open arms.
You might recall in this post, I mentioned there were a few rooms in our home that weren't finished yet. This has been bugging Hubby to no end, as he is the type to get projects done right away. He's been complaining about the white walls in our bedroom and dining room (minus the two paint splotches) for the 4 years we've been living here.
The problem is, we have completely opposite tastes. He's more traditional where as I like clean modern lines with a vintage twist. So, needless to say, it takes us forever to agree on furniture, paint, etc... And when we do find something we both can agree on, we purchase it right away.
A friend of ours who is really good at interior design (I just don't have that kind of eye) brought over paint chips a few weeks ago with colors she thought would look good in our dining room. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be grateful or offended. Clearly she was sick of looking at the white walls with two paint splotches.
Either way, Hubby and I both liked the color ideas, and agreed to find something like she suggested. It would compliment our dark furniture, and go really well with the Old Hollywood vintage look I was going for.
Last week Hubby installed my kick ass chandelier from Pottery Barn that he got me for the holidays. So, I can't even lie, I'm really excited to get our dining room complete, too.
After a delicious Sunday morning breakfast at the Cracker Barrel (seriously, biscuits and sausage gravy rock my world) with our friends Russ, Jen and the adorable Baby Abby, Hubby and I ventured to Lowes. We spent more than I would have liked, but since it's for the house, I don't consider it wasteful.
And now, Hubby is downstairs blasting Def Leppard, getting jiggy with a circular saw and a nail gun as he installs chair rail and shadow boxes.... and I took it upon myself to play photographer!
It's a work in progress, but it is already starting to look amazing! So proud of the Hubs.
Dining Room before.. No chair rail or shadow boxes
Making the first cut...
I was loving the nail gun
Chair rail & shadow boxes
Having fun with aperture
Princess Matzo Ball Honey Boo Boo Child was super helpful
I flipping love my new chandelier!
Hubby deserved an extra large Mad Elf Ale
And I rewarded him with mac & cheese balls and stuffed mushrooms!
As I write this, Hubby is doing all the touching out on the painting. He did an amazing job! So happy how my dining room is coming together. Next weekend I'm going shopping with my friend Diana so we can get fun stuff to "stage" my dining room table.
Pictures of the finished product to come....