Dining Room Textures

Since the kitchen is finally done, I'd like the dining room to be just as inspiring since it's pretty much the same room now.

When I last checked in on the space it was anything but inspiring.  More like really boring, actually.    

Didn't look that much different from when we first moved in, to be honest.

I finally added a curtain to the single window and used some of the carpet squares that were in the basement and it's starting to come together.

I wanted a deep navy curtain, and actually found these Nate Berkus Linen Curtains from Target, which are black and white, but from a distance appear navy.

I really wanted a brass curtain rod, but was having the hardest time finding one reasonably priced.  I found this one, but it was forever out of stock, (still is!).


I finally accepted that they wouldn't be restocking in a reasonable time after my emails went unanswered, so I did what any normal person does and bought the silver version and decided to try Rub 'n Buff for the first time.

I used Antique Gold and for a first time user, I thought it went on really easily.  I read a lot of reviews and decided to go with the au natural approach and used my fingers.

The problem is the finish.  It's a little splotchy in some spots after I buffed it.  I went over a couple more times in those spots, but a little of the silver still shows through.

It bothered me at first, but now I'm over it and don't notice it at all.

I've been asked what I plan to do for the windows over the window seat, and I think I'll leave them as is.

The kitchen peninsula ends right next to the window which doesn't leave any room for curtains, and I think anything inside would look weird.  I could use the same bamboo shades as the kitchen, but though it's one large room now, I still want the rooms to read as separate.  It may just be I'm too lazy right now, and when I come up with a plan I could change my mind.

I do know that I want to somehow make a cushion for the seat, even though it would interfere with the bottom of the window since the seat was made as an extension of the sill.  Again, I'll worry about that later!

The other side of the room is also due for some attention.

After months of deliberation, we've finally come up with a plan, and I'll share those later this week. 

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