House Tour Room-by-Room Link-up Party: Dining Rooms!

Thanks to everyone who linked up their family room posts last week! Your rooms are amazing and it makes me realize how many talented people there are out there and how many more awesome blogs that I was not reading before but now am. That party is open for a few more hours if you still want to post. And, here's the full room-by-room schedule in case you like to plan ahead.

So, the house tour continues with dining rooms. I spent a lot of timing working on my dining room last year, starting with a new rug and all new artwork. For some reason, artwork in a dining room seems more important to me - maybe because if you are actually sitting and eating you might look at what's hanging on the wall. Maybe that's just me.

We really don't use this room very much but I love it when we do eat in there. This was our main eating area before our renovation so we spent a lot of time in here. We only have four chairs at our kitchen table and that is intentional. This way, if we have anyone over we have to eat in the dining room and I love that. When it's not being used as a dining room, I often use it as our home office. I have considered buying a piece of furniture to house all of our home office type equipment but I have refrained (shocking!).

Here's how it looked when we first toured the house 9 years ago (we sat at the dining room table to write the offer). We actually kept the wallpaper for 4 years or so before stripping it and repainting both the living room and dining room which are connected through a large open archway. It's hard to tell here but there was wall-to-wall carpet in the entire house.



Read more about our dining room evolution here, here, and here.

Several seasonal centerpieces:


Decorated for my friend Kim's baby shower:

Now, it's your turn! Please link-up any blog post about your dining room or another eating area in your house. The post does not need to be new but just needs to feature that room in some way (new table, art, rug, etc.).

Please include my House Tour Party button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog! And, please feel free to spread the news on Twitter and Facebook so we can build a great library of decorating ideas!

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p.s. Today is my birthday!