Show Us Your Life - Dining Rooms

Today on Kelly's Korner's Show Us Your Life Series, it's dining rooms!   I can't wait to show you my dining room because technically that's not what I use that room for.  Our kitchen and den are sort of one big room with an eating area.  That's where we do all of our dining!

On the other side of the kitchen, there is a room that would traditionally be thought of as a dining room.  I've always wanted one and when we moved in thought this was my big chance!

However, it just seemed to work out for us best right now to use that space as my studio.  I needed a place to paint that was close to a sink and where I could keep an eye on the kids.  Maybe later, when there's not so many toys up there,  I can move up to the bonus room and make this a true dining room.

Here is from the other side.  I love the big columns, trim, and plantation shutters.  They let in great light for painting.  This whole room was sort of a red/burnt orange color when we bought it.  I had the walls and the ceiling painted two slightly different shades of green to show off those features and soften it up a bit.  I love "my space" but would love to have a nice dining room, too!  I'll just go see yours!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tammy H. Dixon said…
My name is Tammy Dixon from Shreveport, Louisiana and I don't have a blog...but love looking at kelly's blog..specially on Show me Friday's...I saw your canvas artwork and want to know about ordering them...My daughter will go to LSU in the fall in a four room dorm so I am needing probably three on each wall....we are using the Damask and chevron designs in salmom and lt.turq...I want to add grey or light grey and maybe a touch of yellow!! My e-mail is Thank you, Tammy
Anonymous said…
love the creative use for your space!

and love the shutters :)

Amy - Houston texas, over from Kelly's Korner
jennibell said…
Thanks for showing off your dining room! We're in midst of redoing ours and I forgot about Kelly's "Show Us Your Life" series. . .what a great place to get some inspiration. I love your plantation shutters too :)