11/30/08

Presenting our *new* room!

We finally got our dining room/reading room/entrance finished, after the Hubster got the trim finished yesterday.

A few of you guessed right on what the far end was going to be. I am a prolific reader and love my books, so much so I shipped 200 with me when I moved here! I have always wanted to have them in bookcases and accessible, so now we have a comfy reading area, with a snore inducing reclining love-seat to read in.

We have both noticed how the room feels bigger now, probably because of the wooden floor and the large open area in front of the bookcases. When it was just a dining room, it was really just a through route in the house, but now it will be fully utilised.

It was well worth all the hard work, we love it.

Click on the piccie for a bigger view and to spot the spooky face staring out the back of one of the chairs!! I just spotted it when I loaded the piccie, nothing to do with either of us!

26 comments:

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

Oh my - how WONDERFUL. What a great picturesque room. From before and after - you and hubster put in a lot of hard work and it shows....well done! Well done indeed!!!

Winifred said...

Sarah that room is gorgeous. The floor is amazing and I love those Tiffany lampshades.

Congratulations to you both, your hard work has really paid off. Like you say it's multi purpose so it will get well used.

How did you get that face?

Daryl said...

Wonderful .. its such a pleasure to sit and look at it, isnt it? To know all that work was worth the time and effort (and $$) .. enjoy it in the best of health and happiness .. and book reading pleasure!

:-Daryl

Expat mum said...

OOh shiny floors, and dining chairs with Halloween backs!!! You'll now have to explain the US/UK versions of "love seat".

willow said...

(((WOW)))

It looks simply marvelous! :^)

notevenatshirt vb said...

Looks great!

Jill of All Trades said...

Just beautiful. Looks very inviting and I'm always a big fan of books, books, books everywhere. I have so many they are in stacks because I've over filled my bookshelves. Enjoy. (The face thingy is kind of creepy).

East Anglian Troy said...

Love the room and I think those lightshades really suit it. That face on the chair is spooky! I'm intrigued by all those dark horizontal books on your bookcase.

Mary said...

I love your idea of combining dining room with library. Beautiful makeover, Sarah.

Vickie said...

It is LOVELY!!

Brad said...

VERY NICE!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Well, it certainly looks luverly :)
I love the wood floors, they have really made the room...
I see you like the David Winter or is it Lilliput Lane collections, they are a wonderful reminder of English nostalgia.
You get "full marks" for the room makeover, what's next ..lol

Lynne said...

Looks terrific and the floors are beautiful! I'm jealous!

Leslie: said...

The room looks great, Sarah! Open and inviting yet cosy at the same time. Enjoy your reading room! :D

Sherri said...

Sarah, what a wonderful job you and the hubster did! Enjoy!

Anna's Spot said...

Looks Beautiful and so cozy, Sarah. Just don't get too comfy on that loveseat that you forget your blog :)
Hugs and have a great week.
Anna

Snippety Gibbet said...

Wow, that really turned out beautifully! (It has quite the woman's touch to it without being overtly feminine. It's just a nice design.)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Thank you all for the compliments, everytime we walk it in it just looks lovely. I have already got through half a book sitting there!

The Tiffany light fixtures were my 40th birthday gift from my Dad. We are BIG Tiffany fans and these are 2 of 4 we have.

Troy - the dark bound books are the Hubsters full set of Louis Lamour westerns.

Brit in Tennessee - they are all David Winter, I collected them through my teens and twenties and even have a few signed ones. They are a wonderful reminder of home.

pamokc said...

It looks fantastic Sarah! Am sure it was hard work but definite pay-off. Perfect color and feel for your room!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations! It's lovely and I know you will so enjoy it this holiday season! Well done!

Kay said...

This is absolutely, incredibly gorgeous. It looks like it's straight out of a magazine. The floors are so beautiful. I'm very impressed!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

You two did a marvellous job creating a warm and tranquil place to relax and entertain. Excellent stuff.

Janet said...

That looks beautiful, Sarah. What a transformation.

Vintage Tea said...

The room looks wonderful, you must be so pleased with it.

Victoria x

T Town Tommy said...

Love the green, may do my upstairs in the same color now :)

~T

Stuart Peel said...

Completely stunning. I'm envious.