Goodbye, Diningroom :: Hello, Playroom

I love our dining room. It took a long time to get it finished–many hours of pulling and burning strings from the old cheese cloth wall paper, caulking and painting. Here are some “before” and “during” pics from 2004 and 2009. (You can see a post about it here.)

The problem is, we never use it. It’s pretty and (mostly) finished, but we always eat at the bar or in the living room. Since Tice was born, we’ve eaten in there ONCE.

Sometimes I used the piano for seasonal decorations, but then I was never in there to enjoy it.

I decided recently that it’s ridiculous to have an entire room in our house that doesn’t get used. Especially when we’re often wishing for a house with more rooms. It just doesn’t make sense. So, we’re turning the dining room into a playroom. It will give the boys a place to spread out and enjoy their toys without me and Harper freaking out over the ground layer of cars and trains in the living room.

Some of our friends are going to borrow the table and chairs, so we don’t have to worry about selling or storing them. And other than a rug and a pair of ottomans and maybe some floor cushions, I’m going to try to use things that I already have. To say I’m excited would be a gross understatement! I can’t wait to create an inspiring space that will be used daily.

Let the fun begin!

Goodbye, dining room that we never dined in!

Love,

Natalie

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One Response to Goodbye, Diningroom :: Hello, Playroom

  1. Ann Brazzel says:

    It was beautiful BUT I think you are very wise! I know the boys are going to LOVE It!

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