Dining room – good lord, it’s all coming together

At long, long last – I am happy to report that we have a real dining room, with a ceiling and everything. Here’s the story in pictures (because who wants to read?):

First there was priming and ceiling painting. Dave was not amused.

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Doesn’t it look so fresh and clean?

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So 2 coats of primer and a freshly painted ceiling later, this happened. It’s sort of a greenish-gray-beigey color. It’s a weird color. But it works. And look! A lighting fixture!

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So finally, we got to take the furniture out of the library and put it where it belonged…

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Even Spike approved.

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And we got it all done in time for a dinner party the first weekend in December, when it looked like we lived in a real house and not a construction site:

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(Do you like the very sophisticated trash barricade system in the kitchen, next to the fridge? Beagle + trash = creative if not the prettiest solution. We used to have a stainless steel pedal trash bin, but he figured out how to open it. Despite his best efforts to play dumb, we are on to him.)

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So that puts the dining room at about 85% done. We still want to refinish and hang a shelf under the glass block window, and of course there is nothing hanging on the walls anywhere in the house, which should probably be addressed at some point. But it’s a nice change to have a room that feels pretty finished for once.