Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dining Area Updated

The dining area is starting to feel more like a part of a home, and not just a blank space where we eat...Today we hung the framed navigation chart on the wall...I moved the side board table into the space and turned the table around...As you can see the chairs still need to be painted to match the table and recovered...Now I have the artwork on the wall I can start thinking about what fabric to use on the chairs.

The navigation chart is of the waters around my home town of Albany, Western Australia and came from my father's commercial fishing boat...

I have waited 10yrs to get it mounted and framed and have to say a huge thank you to David from Main Street Framing and Photography for making it a reality...He was so patient with me as I selected the framing and ummed and arred over the right matting color...

Below the chart is the narrow side board that I borrowed from the front living area...I am still working out what to use to replace it as an entry table, so after this photo shoot it was temporarily returned to where it had come from...I hope to rectify this problem in the next couple of weeks.

So jealous of all the lovely cloches out there, I am still improvising in this department too...A cheese platter houses this lovely vintage plaster face that had belonged to my grandmother, he is supposed to hang on the wall but this helps to keep him dust free until if/when I find him a home on the wall.

I finally put my nativity scene away and replaced it with my 3 blue and white orphan cups and a couple of sea shells...I want to avoid going to "nautical' in the dining room for now...Just a couple of touches to compliment the chart.

In the middle of the table I created a small center piece using a wire basket, my favorite scented candle and more sea shells all nested on a wicker plate charger I found on clearance and kicking myself I only grabbed one.

Looking in from the kitchen, you can see the family photo wall...Still many more photos to go up just have not had time or money to purchase more frames yet...I do like that I can enjoy all my loved ones from my computer work station.

I forgot to take a before image so grabbed this one from the Christmas can see how stark the dining area was and also where the side board was being as an entry table.

One last look before you go

Blessings Kelsie

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1 comment:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love your framed navigation art. It looks great. Oh and the fact that it came from your Dad's boat is just awesome. I had no idea you are from Australia.