Dining Room Makeover

Pictures of the dining room in the process of being painted:

We added French doors in between the dining room and the family room. Here are the new doors. They are not cleaned up yet.
We painted the dining room a very, very faint off white pink/cream/apricot color. Almost white. And we painted the trim pure white. I really love the way it turned out.
There are four windows in the dining room, two overlooking a tiny pond that my nephew dug out for us. We’ve had frogs and fish in there and right now just frogs because the fish died this winter in the extreme weather we had here in Connecticut. See the pond through the window?
It needs work…
These are the other two windows and the china cabinet that my friend painted roses on. The old picture is my grandmother and grandfather on my father’s side. This was her second marriage since the first husband and child died in an accident. This was their wedding day. She wore black because it was her second marriage.. but hand sewed all live flowers around the entire hem of the dress on the day of her wedding.
My grandfather on my mother’s side hand made this violin. I remember him whittling it when I was a kid. The violin bow was my daughter’s bow when she was a child.
I painted these tulips on the window glass one winter’s day to add some liveliness to the windows. The bird is painted with the Donna Dewberry One Stroke style of painting.
The table. The next project (among many) is to have my dining table and chairs refinished.
Hope everyone enjoyed seeing this makeover.

Sharing at these Wonderful Parties:
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
House of Hepworth Thursdays
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Chic Cottage
 Beyond the Picket Fence


  1. I love all the meaningful family pieces in your room, yet my favorite is the surprise of the painted tulips on the windows. How creative and whimisical!

  2. Love everything esp. the TULIPS and BIRD...so cute and such a good idea!

  3. Good Morning,
    Its been a while since I visit last..I love your french doors..and the flowers and birds you painted on the window, they are so fun and full of whimsey. I look forward to seeing your room finished.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth


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