For those of you who have been following along, I'm happy to report that I still have all 10 fingers and I "passed" my final exam. Boy, I had a hard teacher too...he actually busted out the measuring tape when he walked in the door from work. What, honey? I learned from the best, why would it be anything less than perfection?! (Ok, I'll admit, I did have some difficulty and I used waaaay too much wood, but it got done nonetheless.)
Shall we take a little trip back and look at the before picture?
I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out! It adds a little architectural detail and definitely adds dimension to the room.
Hooray for getting rid of the iron! When we first moved into our house 3 years ago, I was in a hurry to fill the space so I found something inexpensive and "made it work." Word to the wise...be patient when it comes to decorating your spaces. Find your style and become comfortable in it then let your creative juices flow. This way you'll end up with something you love instead of "making do" and wasting money.
I'm following my own advice this time around before I embark on phase 2 of this project. Ideas that are rattling around in my brain include adding static curtains beside the french doors, maybe painting the doors a fun, bright color. Totally would love a big, drum pendant over the table. Oh yeah, and I have some favorite pictures from our summer trip to Vail that may look super cool blown up and hanging on the wall. So many options! Unfortunately, this is the real world and money doesn't grown on trees so I'll be patient and look for some killer deals as I bring the rest of this room to life.
I'm so glad you shared a little of your time with me today. Stop back by tomorrow and I'll share the nitty gritty details so you can duplicate this look on your own!
If you're in need of some motivation or decorating help, contact me. Near or far, it's all possible!