our house: the dining room

So that to-do list? The one that I have broken down into bite sized pieces? Yeah! It seems to be working. :)

Yesterday I finished off the last couple jobs I wanted to do in the dining room. And I am sticking a fork in it and calling it done.

So the last time I showed the dining room fully, it was green:

And then I hinted at the changes on instagram a few months back:

And this past week, I was able to make one more change I have been wanting to make. I emptied out the hutch and it looked like this (these next few pictures are from my iphone):

working on the dining room - jannybean.ca

But the secret was it was actually black paper at the back:

back of my hutch - before - jannybean.ca

Which was hiding this:

the hated mirror back on the hutch - jannybean.ca

I hated the mirror back because it would reflect everything in the room and always looked cluttered to me. I didn’t mind the black but wanted a change and to lighten it up. And I have seen many nice black hutches with white inside so I bought white melamine painted hard board and removed the mirror and backing and replaced it to look like this:

new white board backing on hutch - jannybean.ca

I love how it looks and eventually will probably paint the full inside white as well but for now it is a nice and bright change.

Here is the dining room today:

our dining room - jannybean.ca

our dining room - jannybean.ca

our dining room - jannybean.ca

our dining room - jannybean.ca

our dining room - jannybean.ca

our dining room - jannybean.ca

I love how my tea cup collection stand out more now. And a couple other hidden treasures like one of my bells I kept from my childhood bell collection and a Royal Doulton doll that was my grandmother’s that she left me because it was named Janet.

I love it when the little changes you want really DO make the difference you hope they do.
:)