Happy New Year, darlings! If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I have spent most of 2013 in bed with a migraine...Today is the second day this week that I was able to get out of bed and get some work done. I am praying I can get this migraine junk all figured out... I hope your year has started off better than mine. However, today is a new day, the sun is glistening on a fresh blanket of snow and it feels so good to be better!
We have made some changes in our home during the holidays, so you probably noticed many of them within my holiday posts. I wanted to show you updated tours of our rooms now that all our Christmas decor down. Below, are some pictures of our (rental) barn's dining room before we got our dirty little hands on it!
And here it is now!
The reason why I have so much light furniture going on is because this room only has one little window... I really wanted to the room to be bright and sunny and the light colors help keep it fresh and airy. I am embracing European rustic and I simply love it!
I recently added this newly painted and distressed antique dresser that I have had since I was a kid. The window is from an old German farmhouse and the candelabra definitely adds some drama to the space! The dresser has a ton of storage for napkins, tablecloths, chargers etc.
Here is what the dresser looked like before...
This pallet bar was free to create and we use it all the time. Read more about it here.
I recently got rid of my (temporary) chalkboard clock and added a menu board. I was planning on selling this chalkboard (that was originally an ugly mirror from the 60's), but my husband didn't want to part with it. It ended up going beautifully in our dining room and is quite useful!
It looks so romantic in the evening with the candles lit...
Our Christmas menu is still up because I like it too much to erase it.
Here is a reminder of what our bar looked like before...
I added a few pops of red in the room and I just love how it looks with our turquoise pillows...
To see our dining room with our new GIANT, colorful, vintage map, click here!
Thank you for checking out our updated dining room! What have you been working on this new year?