Welcome, welcome! Let's continue with this home tour, shall we?
Things I have to say about the dining room:
+ It isn't so much a room, as it is an extension of the kitchen.
+ I took this picture with my back to the kitchen counter, the fridge/stove/doorway to the living room on my right, and the back door to my left. Hopefully that isn't too confusing?
+ That door you see here opens into a nicely sized pantry, with shelves for groceries, a spot for the trash can, and the ugly water heater. And the half-naked-cowboys you see? It's a bag dispenser. Thanks Mom! Also, the Tommy Bahama Rum sign was a 21st birthday gift from my best friend Ian - "borrowed" from a favorite bar.
+ The chairs (which we snagged from T's sisters before they moved to CA) are getting a fresh coat of paint - each one is going to be a different color.
+ That shelf you can kind of see behind the roses needs to be refinished and put up on the wall, where it will become storage for spices + tea.
+ The wall behind the maps is going to get a coat of paint (probably something like Betsy's coral wall)!
When I post pictures with all of those updates, I'll try to remember to grab a picture of Nellie's little corner at the base of the map wall, behind the table. As you can see, it's a great little space that simply needs some color + love to spruce it up a bit further!