Sunday, November 21, 2010

Dining Room....ready for a feast!

So, as promised, the dining room area is complete just in time for Thanksgiving...."thank" goodness! The slate put up, cracks caulked, walls and molding touched up, vent painted,....and even the thermostat painted to blend!

Here's an overall look..........

Here's a closer angle. Note, the goldish thermostat on the slate. It was bright white so I spray painted it to be less conspicuous. When I got done with that, the only thing Dustin said was, "I think we'll be the only ones with a gold thermostat cover." I'm still trying to figure out if that's a good thing........

I must add a bit about this piece. This antique was my grandma's who had very fine taste in her day.....she only bought the best. We believe she bought this back in the 30's and it might have been an antique THEN! Not sure about that. The only thing it has on the back is an old sticker that says "Made in France". I should do some research on that. Anyway, it's on loan while my parents serve as missionaries for a couple of years. Thanks Mom!

So, what do you think? Did we make a mistake doing this slate project? I guess there's no going back now but we'd love to hear some comments!!!! Thanks so much.


  1. I've been waiting for the "after" picture since you started the project. It is really stunning what you have done with that room. It is especially fun to see the before pictures of that room. Once again you and Dustin could see the vision. The room is lovely. I can't wait to see it in person. Maybe in the spring.

  2. Steph--I LOVE THE SLATE! I'm thinking I like it so much I might do it on my fireplace! It looks gorgeous. You've both done such a great job on this remodeling. I'm so impressed. Love, Aunt Sue, (a true fan of yours)

  3. It looks fantastic Sis. I'm proud of you both. About your slate question, it looks great - maybe carry it out again acoss the room when you get ready to do a fireplace hearth. ?

    I'm so glad for this blog so we can watch every move you make. Thanks, Mimi

  4. Looks great, Stephanie. Can you send me your address so I can send you a Christmas card? :>

  5. Love it all, love the blog, the projects, the owners.... ;-)
    Can't wait to see it all up close some day!
    Miss you!