Thursday, February 21, 2013

B Family Home Tour: Dining Room

Hello again!  Today our house tour takes us into our teeny tiny dining room.  To be totally honest, very little dining happens in our dining room.  Typically we eat in the living room.  The dining room tends to be where I work on my crafts because there is good light in here for pictures.

Here are the two windows, which are good sized for the size of the room.  I absolutely love these gray curtains in here--kind of hard to see with them open, but they are awesome (got them awhile ago from Target).

Again, we don't do a lot of meals in this room, but we do have a cute little two person table for the times when we actually eat like grown-ups

This dresser has a lot of sentimental value as it was in my room when I was a baby.  Looks wise it is not my favorite, but I have some plans to stain it and change up the hardware.  Right now it is acting as a catch all; it holds my books, some office supplies, and some extra kitchen stuff (like my aprons).  It tends to collect things like mail and paperwork, which can be a problem.

On top of the dresser are some of my favorite decor items.  I love this lamp that I bought when I moved into my first apartment on my own.  The green "B" is from our wedding, and my mom bought us the frame with our anniversary numbers (7-24-11).  I found the "You make my heart smile" sign in the dollar bin at Michael's (total score!), and the purple glass bowl is from Ikea.  It's where Mr. B tosses his wallet, watch, etc. at the end of the day.  The cart was there mostly for Christmas wrapping paraphernalia, and will be finding a new home soon!

And this is one of my favorite things in the whole house, our baseball stadium map.  This was custom painted for us by the extremely talented Kelsey Susdorf.  One of our goals as a couple is to travel to all of the baseball stadiums in the country.  This painting gives us a place to commemorate each visit.  We write in the date with each new stadium we go to (note that we aren't making much progress!).  This is especially meaningful since our first date was to a Dodger game, so that is the first date entered on the map.

And that's about it for this one!  This one should be an easy area to fix up as the only major project is the dresser.  But some improvements are already in the mix for this space!


  1. So many cute things in your dining that most everything has special meaning to you :)

    The custom baseball painting is one of my very favorite's adorable and you WILL fill it up, and all your awesome memories will be forever!! xo

  2. So...feel like filling up the Fenway spot anytime in the near future? =)

    1. If we could afford the plane tickets, uh yes. It's one of the ones I am looking forward to most!