Do you ever think about what you'd do differently to a room in your spare time? Silly question, I'm sure. Because I do it a lot.
Our dining room is done and I won't change it because there's no need to. I love the big white trim, the artwork, the color of the walls. (Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart, The PERFECT grey-beige) But what if? What would I change to make this the perfect space?
-Find a good, solid, long table base second hand. Rip off the top and add boards to make it a distressed farm table. Or maybe have Doug build a table similar to our breakfast bar built of old floorboards.
-Move the table so it is long ways along the window. Make it bigger to add in more chairs.
-Add in a smaller light fixture. Maybe just a drum or a barn light (like this beaut from IKEA).
-Swag it so it is closer to the window.
-Sell the corner cabinet and hutch.
-Add in tall, narrow, white built-in bookshelves on either side of the window. (bonus points if they have some doors)
-Move my big canisters and glasses and board games and extra stuff into those bookshelves.
-Get baskets for those bookshelves for potatoes and onions. (Cause I never have a good spot for the potatoes and onions.)
-Make a built-in window seat or get a bench to go under the window.
-While we're at it, maybe get some chairs. All of those tiny chair spindles are a pain to clean.
-Remove the door that leads to the hallway, bedrooms, and bathroom. It's nice, but not necessary.
-Sweep the floor.
I think that's it.
And then when it was all done and perfect and beautiful and I spent $2,000 dollars on the new stuff, I'd probably want to do something new again. 🙂
Do you do this for your home? What would YOU do differently to my space?