Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dining Room Completed

I'm calling closure to the dining room! There are 3 coats of polyurethane on top of the stain, so I think it will hold up fine for many years. I love the way some of the wood took the stain. I'm very pleased with the way the whole project turned out. I will tell you it was work, but it was worth the time. (I believe Miss Janice wants to rip the carpet up in her bedroom and craft room next...after Christmas!) I think I'll work up some other drawings and ideas for the other two rooms (not diamonds). I know Miss Janice is hoping for the Texas Star in her craft room.

Friday night the "troops" were called into help move the dining room furniture into the newly finished room. I also needed the other furniture moved away from the wall in the soon to be living room. I plan on completing the painting in that room on Saturday!

Miss Janice and I moved two dining room chairs into the new room and sat down to wait for the rest of the workers to show up. My daughter thought we looked a little "nerdy" sitting on either side of the fire place...chatting each other up! We were taking the time to catch up on news of the day.
Pretty soon we had plenty of help to begin moving furniture around. Miss Janice had already emptied the china cabinet before we arrived...so it was easy to just move the boxes into the dining room...leaving the large items for the "boys." We had pictures and plates to take down from this room, and nails to pull from the wall to get ready for tomorrow's painting. Mike was in rare form - wanted everyone to get busy and get it done!
Lauren found her a "corner" to get out of the way...And Austin just wanted all the ceiling fans to be turned on!First piece in - the corner cabinet. Second comes the China Cabinet. We also moved the dining table into the room and then called it a night so we could go eat.

Plenty to do tomorrow.

The new living room consists of one raspberry wall, and the other three are the adobe rose color.
It was a tight squeeze to get around all the furniture that was shoved to the middle of the room, but we managed to finish painting the room. Once we completed the painting and cleaned our brushes we were anxious to unpack a few things in the dining room. Miss Janice left this morning for Stillwater...so I had free reign to place items to my liking! The curtains are hung and table is set...ready for guests!
If you can't remember what the room used to look like...here's the before...
White carpet, light walls...notice how these same curtains look against the darker walls now! Until Monday, you'll just have to imagine what this furniture will look like in the new room!
Next week I have to get some sewing time in! Only 3 weeks left before our big open house event for McKinney Cowgirls Market...which is why I have been in such a hurry to get all this down. Miss Janice is hosting our Christmas Open house! Next weekend we'll begin decorating for the show, and decorating her house for Christmas. Lots to do between now and then...but we'll get it all done!
Stay tuned! More room makeovers to come!

3 Cowgurls said:

texasbelle said...

Oh, my gosh!!! You girls are amazing! You are making it soooo hard to be away. I can hardly wait to get back!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, my dear, dear talented cowgirlfriend.

HowdyMom said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful. Just like a new home. (To quote my favorite currently running commercial!!) Can you come to Spring, please?!? I can't wait to see it in person.

HowdyMom

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