A real difference

Hi- thanks for coming by again, I'm sharing the first of an ongoing series that I will post for many Metamorphosis Mondays. They're hosted by Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com, head on over to check out all the big and little changes we've all shared!

Below is a photo of the dining room at our new house as it was when we bought it.

And now, here it is in it's almost current state, although these photos were taken pre-holiday decorating. It's a shame you can't see the new chandelier we put up, ah well, a view for another Monday I suppose.
In here, we installed new flooring, removed the wallpaper from the bottom half of the wall, painted that, and wallpapered the top half! Eventually I will put more photos of all this up, I just wanted to get going with a little before and after. The chest in the corner is an antique from India, it was an anniversary gift from my husband and I to each other!! On the table are some wonderful brass charger plates that I got at a thrift store, took home, and shined up! I had never polished anything before, and I had no idea how rewarding it was!

I hope you enjoyed my first go at Met Monday, and I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and taking some time for you! I have many more Met Monday posts in mind, so please stop back by. . .


  1. Great job! Looks a ton better now.

  2. You really did a fabulous job. It looks like a page from House Beautiful! I will look forward to seeing your chandelier.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. The transformation is truly amazing, Kerri. You picked the perfect colors for the floor and wall....Christine

  4. What a huge difference! Those wood floors look gorgeous.

  5. Hi Kerri! Are you all set for Christmas? We decided to cancel our Jan. trip to Florida. We are just too tired from all the recent trips and I am sick. I have to leave the trees up cause I had to postpone our dinner party (which was originally sched. for today) for ealy Jan., since I am too weak to prepare. I hope you all have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!...Christine


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