Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dinning and Craft Room Plans

Do you remember our dinning room when we moved in? (I hope that it didn't lead to any nightmares of being attacked by flowers!)
I made this room a priority on my updating list for several reasons. Number one, I can do a lot of the work on my own. I can remove wallpaper, I can paint, I can change curtains. And number two, we decided to use the extra space in the dinning room for my sewing and craft area. (If you know me, you know why this is a priority! I can't live without a space to create.)
Here is my moodboard for the room. 1) A built-in crafting and storage system. (image) 2) Replacing the light fixture with a hanging drum shade. (image) 3) Temporary storage in the hutch. (image) 4) New curtains. Duh! (image) 5) Smaller stools for the counter seating. (image) 6) Down with the wallpaper and bring on the paint! (image)
I already have a good start on the room. The curtains and wallpaper have been removed. (Let me know if you would like some swell floral curtains for your home. I am willing to share.) Three of the walls have been painted and the paneling has been removed from the fourth. (When we looked behind the paneling, we found drywall! This means we don't have to paint the paneling or drywall ourselves. However, the wall was never textured or painted, so we need to do a little work before painting it.) I have been moving my craft/sewing items up into the hutch. I am also working on a little DIY for the light. I have the curtain panels, however they have to be shortened, so I really need to get the sewing area set up. See, it is a real necessity in my life!


  1. This is going to be a great space for your family. I'm all about multi-purpose rooms (I type from my office/playroom...ha!). Can't wait to see it come together.

  2. Oh wow! That wallpaper is an eyesore! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this room!

  3. The paint on the walls looked great on Sunday. Much improved. I think you should save he curtain fabric for a little upcycle project and make some curtain critters. They could be cute.