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Monday, April 30, 2018

Dining Room

The dining room furniture has pretty much stayed the same, but we did get a wild hair one day and we decided to do a little board and batten on this wall also!  I LOVE it.  If you have a split, or even an open concept house like mine, usually you have a wall that is really long that goes into your living and dining room.  This wall in my house was especially big because I have vaulted ceilings.

I have fought with this wall for 10 years, never really happy with it because nothing could make the space seem balanced.

Finally, though we found a solution to the problem when we decided to slap some more wood on the wall.  I used the cheap stuff again which meant lots of putty.  We still have to trim out the bottom with the square edged wood, but it looks alright so I'm taking my time with that next project. 😜

Here is a pic of the old brown.  Look at how much stuff there was!  Am I becoming a minimalist? 

Oh and I bought these new chairs at Target the other day.  I've wanted new chairs for a while, but I could never find anything in my budget.  I found these farmhouse looking mid-century modern chairs in the patio section.  They are meant for outside, but they are sooooo cute.  They were only 31 bucks on sale which right up my ally so I grabbed them.

The only down side is my husband doesn't like that they are not cushy like the other chairs.  I'm thinking about making some cushions for them, but that sounds like an awful lot of work.  We'll see what I can find.  I'll post those soon!

Have the best day of your life.


  1. Hi! Thank you for your home decor inspiration! What color paint did you use on your walls? I love it! We have the same exact house layout and I am thinking of doing something similar. Also what does your furniture layout look like in your living room? I see you have your couch against the railing. I have a 2 year old and I'm afraid to do that quite yet in fear she might fall over the railing. Not sure if that is an irrational fear? For now, the couch is against the back wall. Thank you again!!


  2. We have a split level house, circa 1984 and I have struggled to make it feel cozy and well laid out. Your blog has given me a ton of inspiration! We just were able to save enough money to rip out the most ugly forest green carpet there ever was made in our downstair and replaced it with engineered hardwood. My hubby is currently building some built in bookshelves for our family room downstairs and I can hardly wait to get that area finished. Thank you so much for sharing your decorating ideas!! It has made my day!!


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