Welcome! This blog carnival was started by Kelly at http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/, featuring a different room of the house every Friday. This is our dining room:
I love our little square dining room. It was horrible when we first moved in, with jewel-toned green and maroon wallpaper. After learning our lesson in the kitchen with how hard wallpaper is to remove when it has been there for years, we decided just to paint over it. Brad picked the paint color - Ralph Lauren Cowgirl Blue and I love it. It has a hint of grey but isn't too dark and isn't too baby-bluish. At first I thought I wanted a red dining room but decided against it when we had a tragic experience painting our master bath red (don't do it!!). We got the table from Bassett and we were so excited when it came in. You can take the leaf out of the middle and it will seat six, but we like the square table for the square room.
We changed out the chandelier from a terrible old cheap gold and plastic thing to this nice simple one. The picture on the wall to the left now hangs above the fireplace in the living room and instead there is a black and white wedding picture there. I'm using old pics again because my dining room table is currently covered with the remnants of making a diaper cake recently. This room gets great light throughout the day as the back of the house faces east. I would like to put curtains up but am not sure what color to do so I've just left them off. I figure I'll be inspired one day by something I come across, but for now my focus is on chasing a 13 month old and growing another baby.