Mike and I love Newfound Lake. We go every summer at least once! The 3 pics above are from last summer when we went to Newfound Lake.. And the pics below are from today. Newfound Lake 2011 :o)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
My lack of photography skills means that the pictures do NOT do this room justice. It looks amazing. Mike did an awesome job. This is my new favorite room of the house.
So we still need curtains, some wall art and something to decorate the top of the table but its getting there. I have to say I think this room came out AWESOME. I absolutely love the picture frame molding and the chair rail contrasted with the deep mocha of the walls and the dark furniture. The hardwood floor adds a nice touch and is so much better than white carpet!! Not sure that the red table cloth really goes but its the only table cloth that I have at the moment. I have waited 5 years for this dining room. Our other house had no dining room and not even an eat in kitchen really. We had a teeny tiny kitchen table that we were constantly banging our shins on and that was it. Tonight we had my whole family over and there was room for every one to sit around the table comfortably and then some. We are the type of people that will end up using our dining room table weekly. I am happy to finally have a space for entertaining friends and family. And I'm lucky that my husband didn't mind spending his whole week of vacation remodeling the room ( and he actually enjoyed it).
Lighting on clearance from Lowes. Lighting is very important folks. I was very excited about this find.
Beauitful picture frame molding done by Mike
Mike's woodworking skills ( not the actual vent ) but the framing around it
Monday, July 25, 2011
Mikes super excited about this floor level, maple vent that matches the maple flooring exactly. Me not so much but I'm going along with it.
We went with the brown. The bottom half of the wall is going to be a white wainscoating/ picture frame molding. Just like this... http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_z7g1x2VVCiY/TB-6bemc7rI/AAAAAAAAEw0/vyB07j_Trt4/s1600/madisoncustomhomesinc.JPG&imgrefurl=http://abodesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/im-lusting-over-frame-molding-like-this.html&h=358&w=475&sz=55&tbnid=SRHAfJO7-37gqM:&tbnh=96&tbnw=128&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dpics%2Bof%2Ba%2Bdining%2Broom%2Bwith%2Bpicture%2Bframe%2Bmolding%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=pics+of+a+dining+room+with+picture+frame+molding&docid=C3SihPYSzOmSCM&sa=X&ei=W7YtToq2N8HDgQfO2YSiCw&ved=0CE0Q9QEwDg
Which is why we think we can get away with the dark color. We are hoping it comes off as a rich looking dining room.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
sand and water... it can't get any more entertaining for my kids
Nice hat Mike!