In with the new, out with the old…
This was our dining room after the make over last year, in preparation of the wedding for the youngest son.
The chairs really made this dining room look so much more updated, and the chairs are so much more comfortable to sit on, and with 10 of them there is always lots of room for everyone to sit! The dresser is one from a bedroom set and served ok for a time, but did take up more room then I liked. I heard my friend was moving and had a china cabinet for sale.
Love at first sight.
She would not be able to take this china cabinet to her new apartment because she did not have room for it. It was one that I had seen somewhere else, and just loved it! It had my name written all over it and I was so glad to be able to get it. With the help of the husband and the kids we moved it into the dining room, and the old dresser went to the bed room where it should have been all along.
My friend had stripped the paint and refinished it, isn’t it awesome? Love the color of the wood, and the top of the cabinet is metal, which really gives it a special look and feel. You can see the little drawers underneath, they are rounded and also have a metal, galvanized bottom. Not sure where they were used for, but I imagine flour and sugar.
And here is the inside! The blue back ground was perfect for some of my old dishes who had been sitting in boxes all this time. I cleaned them up and here they are, all prettily displayed.
Then there was this new/old phone on the side of the cupboard it works, but I don’t have a phone hookup close, so for now it is just adds to the decor.
Space for the kids
See that bin? I think it was used for potatoes, I fixed it so the bin would stay open, we don’t want little fingers getting hurt when they come and take out the Duplo blocks. That bag that is in the bin is filled with Duplo blocks, I made the bag from an old table cloth, it has a draw string in it so stuff doesn’t fall out so easy. The bin is a perfect place to store these blocks.
And here are the toys waiting for when the grand-babies come over. The blue tote is full with Lego blocks, kids young and old just can’t leave them be and we all end up playing along. It won’t be long for the two little ones to be able to play with the toys as well! Christmas this year won’t be the same!
And here it comes all together, I am so happy how it looks! See that high chair? Watch for a post coming about it soon!
I love this piece so much that it will have to come with me if ever I had to move! This time the boys were able to help shuffle all the furniture around, I am always so grateful that they are able to help. For anyone who has a beautiful piece that might be difficult to move, check out this moving hacks guide from Casper
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