7.12.2011

pagoda 18...

This is the 18th post in the occasional (when I remember it) Pagoda series which chronicles the almost 5 years we spent turning a 1970's house we bought in "as is possible tear down" condition into our current home - which we call "Pagoda" (because it actually had a giant red, yellow and white pagoda in the front yard).  In the last post (yes I know it was in January and I am sorry) we took a look at the Living Room.  Thought we'd cover the dining room this time because it recently changed and I can't quite figure out how to finish it :)

This is a reminder of the not so beautiful room when we bought the house...


Here it is now...


That back partial wall down, yellow shag carpet out, 70's horoscope wallpaper off - oh the list goes on. 
Here are the details...









Most of these things I picked up at auctions, estate sales and thrift stores.  This is not the original table we bought for the house, that is currently wrapped in a moving blanket by my front door.  I'll explain that later this week. 

The thing about our dining room is we use it every day.  Andrew Henry and I eat all our meals here, yep this is where our Racko tournament happens each morning.  Much better than that yellow shag don't you think?

14 comments:

MJM said...

I don't know... It's pretty nice, but that glitter horoscope wallpaper might have made a nice 'statement'. :)

Pam said...

Wow! Congratulations on a great transformation! Looks great!

Maria said...

Gorgeous! I love this transformation!

Teenage Bride said...

oh yay I missed this series. I cannot believe how much work you have done it looks amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

looks great! I really like your rug and the mirror sideboard.

Silver Strands said...

Wow Jeanette ... what a transformation! You've got such an eye for beauty.

angryparsnip said...

I loved your living room makeover...
I think dinning rooms are hard, you need to live with them for some time till you can figure out what you want it to be.
The best dinning room I ever saw was designed my friends who lived in a small home. The dinning room was to the left of the living room, they built shelves on the back wall an put all their books there, with a simple table and chairs. It worked so well for their life style.

I think your dinning room looks lovely. You have done so much !

cheers, parsnip

Stacey said...

great transformation! love, love the rug(is that hints of orange in it?)

Krystal said...

ok this is what kills me, i would never pick out a mirror side bar but that looks AMAZING! what else could i be doing!

quintessence said...

yes MUCH MUCH better than the yellow shag. What an amazing transformation!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Truly lovely!

jandjhome said...

Whata beautiful home. That mirrored console is stunning. Another beautiful room.

lisaroyhandbags said...

great transformation! you have some really lovely pieces! :)

Linda said...

Lovely transformation, Jeanette! You don't think it's finished? What do you feel is missing? Glad to hear you use the dining room. It shouldn't be a lonely room, but full of your life. Do tell about the table wrapped up by the front door!