Sunday, August 08, 2010

Big Girl's Doll House

I have been having so much fun with my house lately! Two years ago I bought this amazing old table at Goodwill. It languished in my garage for a long time. When Kelly and her girls moved in with the boys and me, we converted what used to be the dining room into a room for her girls. We tried to make do with a small table in our not-eat-in kitchen, but there has been no way for both of our families to sit down and eat a meal at a table. I never would have believed it, but my living room is bigger than I thought! We scooched (precised decor term!) the sofa and love seat down to the end of the room and created a dining area where my big armoire used to be. I lost an entry area, but it was a more than fair trade off in my opinion!

I painted the table and last week scored these two amazing benches for only $20! I heart craigslist! I also re-covered two lampshades so now even the lamps feel pretty. I added pretty cameos to them for a little extra bling- how cute, huh? I would show you the other side of the room, but I'm not madly in love with my big, overstuffed Lane couches. They're fine with the dogs and teens, but someday I'll have something cuter!

I'm so happy with the room though- there is nothing like a table to invite people in for chatting. Kelly and I used to do a lot of "kaffee klatching" standing up in the kitchen, but now we've got a real sit down place and the kids are loving it too!

Thank you to Cindy, for letting me share this on her awesome blog, My Romantic Home!

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