One room at a time we are working our way through the craziness, and it is slowly becoming a home. The dining room is the only room we have all of the furniture for, (basically a table and chairs) so we began with that room. Paint, paint, curtains, and more paint; that is basically the work that had to be done. Oh, and hanging a light fixture. So, here it comes, finished room #1. Woohoo! :)
We will take out the single door on the left of the mirror when we complete the kitchen renovations I think. But for now, I think it will act as a good barrier between the mess and the meals. :)
Our table and chairs fit perfectly into this room and we finally have a wonderful place to hang our copper (now a wonderfully oxidized turquoise) pendant light that we bought at the Restore almost 2 years ago.
We have several very wide windows and we have discovered that curtain rods are ridiculously expensive. It is a pole for goodness sakes... a bronze pole. Why do I have to pay almost 40 dollars for it!? I have some go-to places for cheap or second hand rods, but because we needed such a long one (120 inches min) I wasn't having any luck. Thankfully, Simon is better at thinking outside the box about these things. So, he made a curtain rod for me. He will be writing a blog post on the particulars soon, because it was really an awesome project and a fraction of the cost of buying one from the store. Here are a couple of close ups though.
I took this photo to show that it is a solid piece, not the usual overlapping poles.
I love how the dining room turned out. It feels really nice to know that one room is complete. Now, on to the next one.