Monday, January 16, 2012

Before and After Dining Room

Before my dining room seemed a little bare.  Sometimes you don't realize how things appear until you take a picture.  Once you see it in a photo, certain things stand out and they are not always good.  The room was a little blah, there was no sparkle and I knew the light fixture was off center from the table.  You can see more pics of the before dining room here:

But now, there is sparkle and shine!  I exchanged the lamp for a set of lamps I purchased from Home Depot years ago for about $30.  Adding the little tassels spruced them up a little.  The large mirror over the sideboard was a garage sale find for $10.  The pretty beverage dispenser was a recent Christmas gift from my sister.  The mirrored tray is actually a mirror someone gave me and I didn't need it so I removed the metal hanging tabs from the back and put on some felt tabs underneath.  Now I have a new tray that reflects all the pretty crystal pieces that were all garage sale finds.  Don't you just love getting a good deal?

The light fixture was a good find from a local antique store and it is finally centered over my table.  I have changed out the red curtains for the ivory taffeta curtains with the damask balloon shades.

I just love my dining room and enjoy having family meals here!

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  1. Hi Tammy and your dining room is so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Thank you Sheila for the kind words and visiting my site. Have a blessed day...

  3. I always enjoy popping over to visit. Your space is beautiful Tammy!

  4. I love the mirror that you found for $10!! What a find!! Beautiful room! :)


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