However, it had good bones...
a big bank of windows...
... wood burning fireplace
and located off the front entry!
This room had some major termite damage.
The I-beam, or what was left of it,
over the window was being
held up by a partial stud.
We re-framed and widened the passage way to the back,
to open up the view to the back yard!
I like arches, but knowing that our finishes were
going to be more Arts and Craft
we opted not to keep them.
The original floor was sanded and polyed!
The room has 4 doorway openings...
1-The small hallway leading
to the powder bath and
which is on the other side of the fireplace...
I knew I wanted to include my antique bookcase.
It served in our last home as my dining room hutch.
Our last home!
Most of the books are displayed spine in.
I loved the mellow yellow color that shows
from the pages of my old books.
I tried something new,
combining silver and gold accents.
I love the way it turned out in this room.
My angel looks perfect in her new home!
We originally bought the rug to go under the table
But when we bought the chairs,
we needed something to anchor them
in the middle of the floor.
(can you see my puppies by the window?)
We refer to these windows as the Dog TV!
Shades go up- TV on!
We opted not to dress the windows with curtains
allowing the trim to take center stage.
I am still looking for 4 dining room chairs
to go with my table. We have been tossing
around painting our old antique bow back
kitchen chairs white and using them here.