I know I'm behind on the blogging and a lot has been going on. Not the least of which is we moved! But first, we hosted Thanksgiving for Richard's family.
Loving the new Dining Room table that actually let us seat 6, with room to spare (ok not a lot, but still).
So what did we do to prepare?
First, I hung the kitchen grasscloth wall paper, after practicing on some paintable beadboard wall paper in the guest bath. Even without the learning curve, I think the grass cloth was MUCH easier to do!
I love the texture, and the way the horizontal lines in the cloth visually open the space. And, you can see Richard and Edd installed the cabinet hardware too. Love the oil rubbed bronze slashes of color against the natural maple!
We also took down the not-working for no explicable reason kitchen light and replaced the original one 'for now', and hung the 1940's dining room chandelier.
I was worried it was too big for the space, but it's smaller than I remembered. What do you think of the scale?
We brought in the circa 1962 sofa and chair I found on Craigslist for $200 (with the shipping label still in it! FUN!)
And Richard, plus his mom, and a little bit of me, cooked like crazy!
We were so eager to get started we missed the pre-carved bird, but it looked great after Leon was done with his knife work (green is the sauteed brusselsprouts w/ bacon)
We were happy to have family in our new place!