There's nothing like soft focus, backlighting, and roses for romancing just about anything. But I've also been wanting to lighten things up in my dining room.
I love farmhouse style, and would die for an enormous eat in kitchen instead of what I've got. But I'll just have to use my imagination.
Since the room is small, I took almost everything off of the walls to make the space seem less busy. A freshly painted vintage frame lightens things up. The shutters were moved from against the left wall to the corner, further opening up the space. I plan to gradually add more white painted finishes. But don't hold your breath. . . .
The room breathes so much better now.
Left of the new frame is the business side of the room. People often laugh when they see a photo of what is here. What else is there to do? In the past I have tried different obvious things to camouflage the switchplates. But this corner of the wall is a high movement area, and is better left free. There are some things we just choose to live with. With all due respect to you male designers out there, there is no way around the fact that some "practical" man is responsible. So much for romance. . . .
Vintage Quaker lace.
This is how my vintage high chair usually looks, but it gets dressed differently now and then. . .
A little Italian sconce adds romance.
The chippy pink bench gets moved around a lot.
It feels so good to lighten things up for the summer!
Thanks for stopping by for a look.
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