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Dining Room

This is a picture of the dining room before we got our hands on it. As you can see, it was perfectly lovely, but entirely green. I don’t mind green, but I wanted a more festive dining room.

Directly after this photo, you will see the dining room now, with a brief description of the work we did underneath.

We ripped up the carpet, primed and painted all the walls and trim, and my wildly talented husband created the lovely striping effect you see under the chair rail. We painted the chairs purple – the can showed a deeper, more aubergine purple, but I like the way they turned out nonetheless. We also replaced the chandelier.

The dining room table is a new addition – oak drop-leaf with some dings and nicks but a whole lot of character. I love it. My mom bought it for me at an estate sale recently – the same one where we bought that awesome stereo I blogged about. At least I think I blogged about it. Yeah, I did.

The kitchen is done, too. We’ll save that for next time.

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New House (Someday) ** Warning – one disturbing image at the very beginning

So we showed up for the final walkthrough and found this on the front porch. Omen?

There are some complications with closing, so we don’t know if we’ll be closing tomorrow or not. Kind of took the wind out of my sails at paint-sample-buying time. Keep your fingers crossed.

Don’t worry. The bird died of natural causes, and was very old. He’d lived a good life. I guess. I don’t know. It was dead when we got there.

Here are some pictures of some of the rooms in the house that we’ll hopefully get to close on soon.

The bathroom, kitchen, the cool kitchen light fixture, the dining room and the living room. More to follow when I have the gumption to rave a little more. For now I’m tired and vexed. Vexed and tired…

I did pick out some pretty sweet paint samples. If we do get to close tomorrow I’m going to paint them in squares on the wall. Like you do…

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I heart estate sales

Picked up some really cool stuff at an estate sale today. Will post pictures tomorrow, but think huge Magnavox stereo console with turntable and 8-track player (sweet) for $25. That’s right.

Plus some great old records, some fantastic old books (including a gift for my favorite English professor), and my mom bought me a drop-leaf, antique oak table for my new dining room.

I cannot wait to move!

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