Good day everyone,
hope you are doing great, I know it’s been a while since my last post but glad to be here today. I’ve been baking a lot these last few days (note to self: pick up more butter this week). I’ve also been meaning to share with you a delicious and super easy “chocolate” dessert but I didn’t take any pictures of it and it didn’t last in our house very long. I might give it a try again soon and if I do I will make sure to share it with you.
I also missed last week’s one room challenge post. I didn’t want to miss it again this week so I took time to write this post after Nate went to bed late in the evening. You might also notice the poor quality of my pictures this week, I didn’t have the camera around when I need it and I used hubby’s damaged old iPhone instead. I promise that the final pictures will be better.
Before I share the pictures of the projects I’ve been working on, let me share what I’ve been up to; I had the idea of switching the former dining room furniture to the living room and vice versa. See, last Monday was Canada’s Thanksgiving and we had my family over for a small lunch. Our old white dining room table seats 12 people, so it was the perfect solution for that day. We also separated the white living room sectional in two. One half of it was moved to our dining room to create a cozy sitting space and the other half was pushed back to the bay window. I also used the old brown dresser to hold the drinks and other items.
I really enjoyed switching the furniture around, I loved the idea of having a small family room next to the kitchen but what I love the most about this switch is how great it feels to have a “sofa” in our dining room. It’s relaxing, cozy and I have Nate and hubby around the kitchen much more now. I think it’s perfect for our little family of 3.
After our Thanksgiving lunch, we didn’t bring the white table back into our dining room, I asked hubby to bring it downstairs to our garage. Instead, we are now using my parents old IKEA round table and I am considering keeping half of the sectional in our dining room as a “banquette” while I’m working on the “one room challenge”. I know that having a sofa in the dining room is not for everyone but I love it. Yet, this doesn’t mean I will keep it here. I still have 3 weeks to decide and hopefully I will be able to show you more pictures next week.
Now, let me show you what went down in the last two weeks:
- I started by removing my beloved pantry, I do miss it but I will show you how I managed to still keep some of it in our kitchen and where all my baking goodies are now (future post)
- we removed the white dining room table
- we removed the old brown dresser
- we removed the “good moms” wood sign
- we removed the fabric board
I used to have these old lamps in our master bedroom but I decided to give them a small makeover with gold spray paint and added a black lampshade to them. I’m not sure if I like them yet, I might use the gold ones I have in the basement instead. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
I can’t believe how poor the quality of these pictures is, sorry for that friends even Photoshop could not help me with these this week.
Remember the garden stools I spray painted in white for the living room? I decided that I wanted to use them for the dining room instead. Nate, managed to color on them with his crayolas, so this was the perfect opportunity to give them a new life with some gold spray paint too. I hope he won’t be painting on them again:
I took the picture of the now gold garden stools from behind the patio doors because Nate was being rambunctious while I tried to take a picture. He would try to bolt outside every time I would open the door:
This is my parents old IKEA round table, I like it because it’s round but it needed a makeover. Do you remember the dining table with a gold foot from the inspiration pictures of my ORC week 1 post? I loved it so much that I needed to the same to this table:
Hubby removed the top of the table, so I could spray paint the base only. We used Krylon metallic spray paint for this project, it has great coverage but we had to spray paint it twice to make sure we got everything:
one of our first IKEA mirrors also got a mini makeover:
Remember my fabric covered plywood, I had removed it from our kitchen but brought it back two weeks ago because I had a new idea. By the way, hubby says it’s not plywood but he doesn’t know the name of this type of wood, so I can’t tell you what it is but I can tell you that I decided to transform it into a chalkboard for Nate and it was really easy with 2 cans of chalkboard spray paint:
the picture below is of the chalkboard after I spray painted it with 1 can of spray paint. I took a picture of it when we brought it back inside because it started raining a little bit in the middle of the project and I was only able to continue working on it the next day after hubby came back from work. I don’t have a picture of how it looks right now but I will try to have one for you next week. The chalkboard I really want to keep it in the dining room for Nate but again it’s not something I have decided it yet:
From the picture below, you can see how I started to set things up. Unfortunately, this is another picture that was taken with the old damaged iPhone, it’s blurry but you can see the spray painted lamps, the black mirror I decided to use for this space, the spray painted chandelier (future post) and the IKEA glossy white desk. I’m still trying to figure out the layout of this room and haven’t decided where everything will go. Hope by next week I will have something better to show you and better pictures too:
Here is Nate watching TV in the living room, it took a while for me to take a picture of him in his Spiderman pyjamas. He’s not interested in me taking pictures of him, I can’t even get a smile for the camera anymore. He’s growing up too fast (I love his eyes):
see the picture below, I took it at the grocery store last week?
Thanks again for stopping by!