Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Productive Weekend... Spring Clean Dining Room and Backyard

Well, this is the room that I am most glad about finishing - and the room that needed it the most!We have never had a house with a formal dining room. And we don't use (not yet anyway) the one we have now. It is so much easier to eat at the kitchen table - so that's what we do. As a result, our formal dining room became our second garage serving as storage for all the boxes of stuff we didn't know what to do with or want to unpack. Yuck!

So this past weekend hubs and I tackled it together. I forgot to take a picture at the beginning - so you get to see mid-project. Yikes! I took three pictures - but I think one gets the point across.

Here is the finished product.

I apologize for lighting of the photos - I have tried everything I could think of so you could see the colors in the room, but it's just not working. My photography skills...are not. ;) I won't bore you with the list of things that got done. I think the proof is in the pictures!

This room literally took two days and two people to finish. However, it's done. You should have seen our trash pile for the garbage man this morning. I am sure he loved us. Because in addition to all the cardboard boxes that we emptied, there were also about 10 bags of grass. This is a picture of Hubs threatening the grass is now tackled. Look how tall it is!!

His "tackling" devise is the tool I planned to use to sweep and clean the patio while he mowed. :)
To see other's progress in Spring Cleaning - or to join in on the fun, check it out here.


Susan said...

Wow, what a lovely dining room. The windows make it look so grand. Wow, go .....It is hard not to use your hub's name. Look at that Yard!

*carrie* said...


What a transformation! That room is beautiful--great job!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

What a magnificent room! I'm so glad that you're able to use it now. It would a shame to not enjoy every little bit of it.

Keep up the great work!

Be blessed,

Mom2Drew said...

I'm so happy you have a formal dining area, that is something on my must-have list when we move. Nice to see a shot of "hubs" too. We are back from vacation, so I'll be giving you a call in a couple of days. Give us a little update on the baby in one of these posts. Maybe a pic of your blooming belly??

thehomespunheart said...

Oh. My. Word. Girl, you did have an amazing transformation in there! Way to go! This should count for several rooms! :)

Great to chat yesterday - I am thankful for you!

Caddiemarie said...

I have enjoyed seeing the progress of the house and especially the pictures of the little one. your dining room looks fantastic!!!