Was Dining Room Now Living Room

Was Dining Room Now Living Room
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prepare for the longest post for the smallest room in history…
When we moved into our home this past July this room was the dining room.
But, since I wanted to seat lots of people I switched the dining room to the living room.
Now we have a good size dining room and this little room we call the den.
this room used to look like this
yes, very red.
But with a little time, and even less money it has become one of my favorite rooms in the house.
it’s perfect for morning time, when the kids first wake up.
they grab a juice or whatever and head to the den. {it’s right next to the kitchen, which you may never see pictures of}
love this little table, which I found in the trash and painted white.
The lamp base was also a trash find, with a shade left over from the previous homeowners {cover in burlap with hot glue}.
I’m currently addicted to these little flowers which I learn how to make from Emily at 
Jones Design Company.
see, teeny
this was the original dining room chandelier.  I spayed it black satin 
{while it was still hung}
shades 99 cents from Lowes with clothesline trim
Armoire from my son’s room in our other house.
yes, another trash find {4 of them}
Grocery sign my girls made with sharpie markers
You can see a peek of red wall paper below the sign from before the bead board was installed.
{Painting over wallpaper is a whole ‘nother post people}
Brown ticking panels, now living their 3rd round of life in a whole new spot.
Soft seagrass-ish rug I just snagged at IKEA for a steal.
{but for reason of “creative financing” I’m pleading the 5th on the actual cost}
Green shutters I love, and yes, found in the trash.
{I think I might need to start a service where I drive people around on trash days and show them all the good trash spots, right?}
{ L O V E }
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. >I think that service would be great =). Haha, here in NM we don't have large trash days, you have to take everything to the dump that doesn't fit in the trash bin so I can't find trash like that here…very sad.

  2. >What a great room! Finding things in the trash and then being able to make them so fabulous is a wonderful talent to have, your family is lucky that you possess such a talent! I could totally relate to you spray painting the chandi while it was still hanging, I would have done the same thing, once I get an idea in my head I want it done right now, no waiting for silly things like taking a light fixture down! Merry Christmas! Theresa xoxo

  3. >I don't know where to begin. What a great transformation! Love the shutters, drapes, cabinet and chair. Okay, all of it! Nice transformation!


  4. >I recently saw this room when she posted it– I loved it. So comfy and cozy. I can see why she likes it too.
    Any room your kids can gather in while your in the kitchen slaving away is a good room. One I on the cooking and one eye on the kiddos. Perfect!

  5. >you are amazing! Seriously I just stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did! Please take me trash shopping with you some day!

  6. >This den is beautiful. Everything about it is warm and cozy, without giving up style.

    What paint color & make is on the walls? (please share!!)

  7. Love the whole room, it is completely transformed! The wainscoting makes the wall color pop and those shutters look fab with the simple blind treatments.

  8. Absolutely beautiful! Sooooo warm & cozy feeling! Please share the name of the paint color on the walls. Looking to paint a bedroom…and I think this is the color!!

  9. So I was searching for tips on how to cover a lampshade. I see your blog and Voila! My lamp! It was brand new and I got for $2. It was antiqued gold and loads of beading. I painted it taupe and hand painted the leaf swirls pink & sage green. I have a fabric I intended to use with these colors. It would be very formal. But saw this burlap lamp and my coffee kicked in! I just bought sage green burlap. I am off to store to get glue. Thanks for kick starting my brain!!

  10. Tis room is beautiful! I have been wanting to do something similar in our kitchen. What paint color did you use? And how on earth do you paint a chandelier while still hanging? We have a very similar one, and I ain’t sure if it could be done!

  11. Really nice job on this now living room! I’ve always been a fan of the rustic look so this is very inspiring for me to finally do this in my living room. Thanks!

  12. Love your home makeover! You did a great job. I LOVE the burlap lamp shade. So cute with the flowers. Thanks for sharing your home!

    Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com