Anyway, there are not too may "in progress" photos of this room, it was actually the first room in the house I deemed "done." Mike about fainted when I told him I was thinking it was "pretty much done" - he says he's never heard me associate the term "done" with one thing in our house. Point taken. I very quickly switched it back to the label "in progress" just so I could switch things up in there and not feel guilty. Anyway, here's the move-in photo (seller's furniture). Yick.
Pretty quickly after we moved in, we painted the room white and when we found a good deal at a local furniture store, we snatched up a table and chairs and the room sat like this for quite a while.
Eventually, as I learned more about myself and my design style, I figured out that 1) Fiiiiiiiiiiiiine, I'll admit it, I'm fickle with the house, and 2) I don't really like matchy-matchy stuff in our house - and our table and chairs were MATCHY-MATCHY, so Mike kindly let me sell them off on Criagslist and order new ones. We also added in a new, more modern light fixture (sorry it blinds you in the pic below), took down the sconces, added curtains on the right and a gallery wall on the left. Oh, and I brought down the cowhide rug from our bedroom last fall to warm up the floor and I'm thinking it's going to stay for the long haul. Here's how it turned out:
View from the kitchen:
That's it! Next up, the guest room!