Tuesday, December 1, 2009

VERY FIRST before & after pics!!- Dining Room

I thought I would share one of our first (almost finished) rooms with you. Lucky me, my crafty & artistic BFF since second grade was in town this weekend and was more than happy to spend Saturday shopping and accessorizing with me... . Also- it was randomly 50% off day at the thrift store on Saturday... and I picked up about 4 bags of really awesome pieces for under $14!! SCORE!

But anyway...check them out...our first before and after pics :)

Before:



After:


Tonight I plan to attend my first Oakley Community Council Meeting. Living in a house has been so different than living in an apartment....People have been bringing us homemade cookies and just stopping by to introduce themselves and ask us if we need anything....it's really been amazing.. I'm hoping we can meet even more people tonight at this meeting and really try to become active members of our new community.

After that I want to go down the street to pick out a Christmas Tree! Yay!!

9 comments:

Katie said...

Cute!!!

Lindsay said...

You mean they wouldn't let you keep the skull that was on the shelf?? Rude.

Jen Lilley said...

hahaha. I am 95% certain that was a Halloween decoration....but you can never be too sure I guess...

heather d said...

looks great jen!

Andrea said...

Looks excellent, Jen!! I love that you painted the back wall of the shelves a darker color and I love the table and carpet too! Can't wait to see how the rest of the house comes along! :)

Stephanie said...

Love it! I am only sorry that I wasn't there shopping with you ladies last Saturday. You guys did some good work!

Mary Ann* said...

Jen, this looks incredible!

I am insane, I know, but I am loving that carpet in the befoe pic (maybe just not for a dining room). Is it a rug?? PLEASE tell me you kept it for use elsewhere!!

Jen Lilley said...

Mary Ann- It was a super cute rug, but they took it with them. I'm almost positive it was Pottery Barn though!

Gwen A. Forté said...

Love it!