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Room with an identity crisis

Friday, May 23, 2014
The front room of our house has an identity crises.
It's not quit sure what it is and that is my fault.
Is it a Dining Room?
Is it a Living Room?
It  doesn't really know, because I can't make up my mind about what I want it to be?!?
When we first moved in, it was a dining room and it looked like this...

but then I talked Brian in to doing a little board and batten trim work in here...

 (excuse the blurry picture)

....and I thought, who needs a formal dining room?  
So then it became this....a living room?

But then, I changed some other things in the house around and I thought, well, what if we used this room for a dining room? 
Have you ever read the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie? 
Yes, the same thing is happening around here. 
I change it on a whim all the time and I think it's making my husband a little nuts. He's pretty much over moving the furniture in and out all the time. 
Right now it looks like this, and it will most likely stay this way for awhile.
We (I) moved the sofa in to the basement this last time, and if getting it up the stairs, is as hard as it was getting it down there, well then, that thing will die down there.

So for now this is our lovely dining room and it's working for us. It's not formal at all and we actually do sit in here and eat on occasion. One of my biggest pet peeve's is when rooms go unused so that better keep happening, otherwise it may need to turn back in to a living room!

5 comments on "Room with an identity crisis"
  1. I live 5 minutes away and even I can't keep up! This was not like this last time I was at your house but it is beautiful, none the less. :)

  2. Where did you get your light about your table. I love it! And pictures or suggestions on lighting above kitchen island. Thanks!!

  3. Is there a post about what materials you used for your board and batten? Is it the same as what you used for your planking? I want to add this but we have existing baseboards that I dont want to "hang over". Thanks!

  4. I would also love more info on your board and batten! Oh, and your house is beautiful!!!!

  5. I know this is an old post, but I have been eyeing this room for a while. Is there a post on here on how you did your board & batten? Like what boards you used for it? LOVE everything about it!