Tuesday, July 8, 2008

How to make your living room into a dining room

I thought I would post pictures of our living room turned dining room. Our dining room is really small and though conveniently located next to the kitchen it left much to be desired for entertaining let alone the 5 of us. So when we turned the largest room in the guest house into our family room I decided we didn't need a lone sofa sitting in this huge room. So we turned it into the dining room! It's not far from the kitchen. Just a few more steps. We really like it. These pictures were taken when we were just "living" with the idea. I don't want anything permanent because eventually it will be just hubby and I. So I'm looking for a chandelier that I can electrify and plug in like a lamp. I'll hang it over the table. We've decided we really like it and believe it or not I'm in the process of moving things around again. We lost our school room (not that we needed it any longer now that the kids are older) when father-in-law moved in. So I'm adding a bookcase for necessary school books and accommodating the 1890 treadle machine we inherited from the family. I'll share pictures of the "new" room when I get it done. Enjoy!!

This hutch sits behind the table. That's the front door we can kinda see.

I really enjoy getting around to everyone else's blogs and seeing what you all are doing in your homes. You are such an inspiration to me to keep working towards a lovely home for my family.
Oh, in case you were wondering what became of the old dining room? It's now a sitting room and very lovely. It's nice to have someone to sit on the couch and talk to while cooking dinner. I'll post about that at a later date. Have a great day!


Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Amanda,
High five girl to switching out rooms!!!!LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.


At Home Redesigns said...

That's a great idea! I love it when people take charge of their homes and use rooms in a way that makes sense for them!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I am one of those people that believes a room is not what it is called by others but what you call it.

My living room serves as a craft/computer room as these two tasks keep us in the room 8-16 hours a day or we gather to watch a movie while we work. My spare room is temporarily a holding center for all of my completed projects. It will either be a spare bed, sitting/tv room or the craft room when we remodeled. I've not married the idea as yet.

Make your room they way you live it. Not what the builder thinks it should be.