i made a decision

so this weekend i was in a really weird ‘mood’. my ‘spaces’ were just starting to get to me. everything just seemed ‘out of place’. even though it probably was fine the way it was, i just couldn’t take it.

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i really need to thank you for all the help you gave me on saturday. i knew at least one of you would reach out with some thoughtful advice! who knew sooo many of you would. and some of you were so passionate about your opinion! i love it!

so you’re probably wondering what i decided. well, i think everyone will be happy with the decision (which was actually thought of by my brother. amazing! [but don’t tell him i said that … my sister-in-law and i are pretending it was her idea])

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while the room is still a work in progress, i’m really happy with how far it has come. so this is what the dining room looked like before. these pictures were taken probably in the fall/summer of 2008 (and i apologize for the quality and ‘darkness’ of these pictures. i don’t know what i was thinking.)

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yikes! right?

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and after

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i would love to know what you think! be sure to leave a comment below. as you can see i decided to keep six photos exactly as they were on the left … scratched the shelf idea … and added three photos on the right. i love it. and see those white chairs? my mom got them with a table she bought at an antique shop for her sewing room. she didn’t need the chairs…but they work perfect here .. don’t ya think!

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  • Chrissie at

    I love your bright happy colors!

  • Ms. Childfree Chic at

    I just found you on Better After, and I have to say I love your dining room makeover! Incidentally, we share the same tastes. I recently painted my dining room yellow, and I bought the exact same chandelier you have before I saw your makeover. However, it’s going in my foyer. 🙂

    Great job!

  • Sylvia at

    Visiting from Better After and your dining room is definitely better after. What did you do with the china cabinet that is on the left in the before room? Hope you found a place for it.

  • Jessica at

    i’m totally obsessed with this space! bookmarking it now for whenever i get a dining room because this is exactly what i want it to look like! so bright and cheery. great job!

  • Single Stone Studios at

    Found you via Better After – and what an AFTER this space is!! I so want to sit down and eat something yummy in this room and enjoy the company of some very cool people 🙂

  • [email protected] Hand Me Down House at

    Oh my gosh, Michael! Absolutely AMAZING! I saw you on Better After — and this place is gorgeous! Great job with all the colors — it’s a perfect combination! 🙂

  • Christina at

    The room is beautiful, Love the colors

  • The mad woman behind the blog at

    Gorgeous. Are you available for hire? Say Northern California?

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