Our new home doesn’t have a formal dining room. The dining nook in the great room/kitchen area manages to serve the purpose of a dining room quite well. Family was here for breakfast, last Sunday, and everything worked out just fine.
I shot this angle to show there is plenty of walking room around the table that seats 8 or ten in a pinch. There is comfortable access to the sliding doors. The deck will be just outside those doors.
At this angle you see the cedars at the back of the property. Our back yard is small, with about 1/3 being the cedars. When we look out we feel as if we are in a forest. The deck should have a tree house effect.
We continue finding treasure amongst the bubble wrap and cardboard.
Looking back at a few incarnations of our former dining room.
If you look closely at photos in this post and others, you will find many accessories repurposed for our new home.
This photo shows the walls in Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert. We kept the chairs and slipcovers, for extras. The table found a new home. We sold or donated a lot of furniture from our former home.
Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua walls.
And who could forget the breakfast room and it’s colorful chairs. We are storing the table and chairs for our granddaughter. The Missouri barn cabinet was sold with the house.
This room was painted Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones.
I must confess, this one is my favorite.
Not the dining room, but just had to add another look at the foyer, with the new bird prints from Home Goods.
Looking from the front door you can see down the hallway to the great room. The hallway is extra wide and the foyer is a perfect size for us. The doors to the left are the coat closet and laundry doors.
One more treasure found over the last week or so is this lamp made with a 1920 residential meter. The lamp was a gift to J upon his 30th anniversary as a Lineman with Cuivre River Electric Cooperative.
The print above is a cabin at Big Cedar Lodge, one of our favorite places for rest and relaxation. The photo showing at the back is the sign for Arrowhead Lodge (the lodge is gone now). It was one of our favorite breakfast places at Lake of the Ozarks.
These pieces are in the TV room/den. This room is still a work in progress. We are furnishing it with special memories.
Memorabilia may not be the cup of tea for everyone. But we like that kind of thing and as I always say, furnish your home with things you love.