Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chateau de Ledgeview- The Dining Room & Beyond

I "lost" some of my pictures.
Don't ask me HOW I did that
because I can't tell you HOW.
But- they are somewhere
in my computer,
I hope I'm sure.

So, sadly, today's "tour"
of the dining room will be short and sweet.
I'll post more pictures when I find them.

Here is the dining room as it sits now.
When you step in from the foyer and 
look to your right,
this is the room you see.
They used barn wood for wainscoting. 
Reclaimed barnwood seems to be 
the "hot" ticket right now.

This is what it looked like when they started.
A pretty enough room but he corner cabinets were
poorly constructed and needed to come out.
The door to the left used to go to the kitchen.
The room was completely closed off.
They stole two feet from the dining room
to give themselves a bigger kitchen.
Here it is during construction.
This is looking at the opposite side of the 
wall between the
kitchen and dining room where
they built this server.
The see-through cabinet above has
seeded glass and holds glassware.
The dining room is behind this-
you can see it to the left.
My daughter stenciled a burlap runner 
that is on the dining room table.
She used burlap 
to tone down the formality 
of  the dining room set.
It is layered over a burlap table cloth.
One corner holds two of T's favorite things.
A picture of Ria as a toddler and 
the white ironstone pitcher.
The pitcher is the FIRST THING I ever bought
after MyHero and I moved into our first house.
Family picture in the dining room?
Sure!  Why not?

And what is just outside the dining room 
in the foyer?
Here's just a peek.
I'll show you more of that next week.
And tomorrow?
Well, I just might have some birthday pictures of a
cute little two year old!

My son said there would be  
for everyone to wear to CJK's 
MyHero is looking forward to wearing a
cute little hat.
Hey!  Look!
I found him a couple of girlfriends to party with....

His brother told me MyHero dated 
a couple of dogs in his time.
I don't want him to think he has
lost his touch!
He can still "party down" 
with these-ahem-girls.

Have a great Saturday!  
your photo name


  1. Diana, Poor Hero...stay on him girl.LOL I like that reclaimed barn wood. I think your daughter and her family will love the house and have many wonderful memories . You are not alone on losing photos, I loaded about 20 pics last week and they floating in space some where, I can't find them. Hope you have abeautiful Saturday, ours is starting out very nice. xoxo,Susie

  2. Good Morning Party Animals!
    What a pretty dining room. The stenciled burlap runner is perfect.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Beautiful. I really like the use of the barn wood.

  4. LOL about the dogs!!
    The dining room looks great... love the barn wood!!

  5. What a big beautiful dining room! Just think of all the wonderful family gatherings here. And I think the barn wood if fun!

  6. Looks good. Where or where could those photos be? I hate that. I just redownload a photo and pay attention to the file name so I can find them. Have a good weekend.

  7. Isn't it amazing how the durn computer can hide things from you? Really looking forward to seeing the pictures when you find them. Meanwhile, those party animals are a kick.

  8. Love the barn wood for wainscoting. Chris has been tempted to buy barn wood when we visit estate sales. I'll have to show him this post. Love this house. Your daughter and grands must be so happy.

  9. Brilliant to add to the size of the kitchen and lose some in the dining room - wish I would have thought of that here - it's genius.

    The house sure is looking great- golly your daughter and co have been busy!

    Have fun at the bday party - two year olds are so stinking cute. Hugs.

  10. beautiful room--i love the reclaimed wood, diana! those pups look like they had a little too much to drink! haha!

  11. Wow, they did so much work, Diana! It looks like a great room and I love how the kitchen is in relation to it. Have fun at the party!

  12. Very nice and I love that burlap runner... :)

  13. Pretty! Pretty! I feel your pain about the pictures. I have been taking gobs of pictures with my cell which for some reason sends them to Google Chrome and I am having a heck of a time figuring out how to download them to my COMPUTER without a dozen steps. Why can't things be easy? Have a great weekend. I bet their is a cool fresh breeze up your way this morning!

  14. What a pretty home! They have done an amazing job updating it; it's been fun to follow along I know the birthday party will be fun! Your hero's girls are ready to party! Enjoy!

  15. Such a beautiful home. Love the reclaimed barn wood. And yes, really popular right now. Happy Birthday to the little guy!!

  16. Love the barnwood wall...they are putting such a fun personal touch on this home!

  17. Ha Ha ha love the last picture. Made me smile. Oh I love seeing pictures of your daughters newly renovated home. Gorgeous dining room and that entry way sneak peak looks pretty awesome too. Have a great week end my friend.

  18. Beautiful stenciled burlap runner and I love the barn wood wainscoting! Good idea to remove the corner cabinets too. They really did a great job on their house!

  19. Ahhh, Diana! Your Hero's girlfriends are so cute! Your daughter's renovations are perfect. I love the barn wood and I love the idea of burlap on the dining room table. Her stencils are very well made. Looking forward to seeing you guys with your party hats on!

  20. WOW!
    Your kids have been busy since they moved into the Chateau " L " !
    F A B U L O U S!

  21. I'm so glad CJK got over his illness and is healthy and strong and celebrating a birthday. What a blessing. I still remember the randomness of a reader writing in to help diagnose him. And the house is pretty. I think they're going to love living there and filling those walls with memories!

  22. Beautiful your daughters style!!

  23. So enjoying the tour of your daughters home...I see where she gets her talent from!

  24. Hooray for CJK, healthy and celebrating 2 years! The design of the passthrough to the dining room is clever. Pretty spaces!

  25. Funny how things come around again and again - in 1984 we had a house with a kitchen partly paneled in reclaimed barn board - I loved it!

  26. Diana,
    There's so much about these rooms that I like. First of all, I love that angel picture in the foyer, it's beautiful. Ria's framed picture and the white pitcher look so nice side by side. And I love that kitchen! Your daughter has good taste, Diana, and she has done a wonderful job making this a lovely home for her family to dwell in.


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    just wanted to tell you that you can find out
    some funky stuff about me if you want to
    stop by. :~)

  27. Your daughter's renovation looks lovely. Barn wood gives such a warm texture, it never goes out of style. My visit today leaves me with a big smile after seeing the last photo.

  28. Lovely renovations of the dinning room. They sure did a lot of work. Have fun at your birthday party for CJK....birthday hats....that will be fun!!!

  29. Oh what a dream house there - love the stove and the counter and the glass cabinet.

  30. LOL Well at least MyHero came home with a princess after dating a few dogs!
    That dining room makeover is amazing! I can't believe how dated it was! I love the fresh, clean "Pottery Barn" look it has now!

  31. please keep up the marvelous work, of "telling us where you are standing, when taking pics"!!!! this way, we can orient ourselves, to the layout. i love, love, love to know layout, when peeking into homes!!! ,-))))

    i once got in trouble, because of wanting layout info, though... on a tasha tudor group... asking about layout of tasha's home.... seems one of her daughter's got to thinking i was going to come over and try to "break" in or something. lol. had a bit of a set-to, with said daughter. but i do not expect that to happen, with you my dear. -giggggles-

  32. Diana... you always make me laugh. The dining room looks great.

  33. The barn wood looks great in there! It really matches the colors of the kitchen. She's doing a great job!

  34. Love the barn wood in the dining room. Sorry you lost your pictures - I hate that when it happens.
    "I love your Hero's Two Dates. I see that they love hello Kitty LOL - should be a very interesting Bday party. Have fun.

  35. Those look like two real "party animals". You are so funny!


  36. Wow! What a transformation! Incredible. Beautiful!

  37. Wow, they really have been going to town with transforming their house! I love the stencilled runner, what a great idea. And the baby picture of Ria and the ironstone pitcher are perfect. I didn't know your Hero was such a party animal!!

  38. The dining room is beautiful, love the stenciled runner! You better be careful who you set your hero up with, those 'dogs' look pretty good to me. Just sayin'.

  39. This is interesting to see the steps they've taken with this house. Nice big dining room- and she did a lovely job with the stenciling! Lol on the party animals!

  40. They have really transformed that dining room! Thanks for sharing their home pictures. It is fun to see what they've done.

  41. such a beautiful ining room, what an undertaking this house was, they truly put their mark on it, those dogs look slightly inebriated, you are so bad, lol!!!!

  42. you've gone to far this the dogs, gah

  43. It's really coming together! It's going to be a Beautiful home!!

  44. Diana, this looks gorgeous! What a transformation! Looking forward to seeing more :)

  45. I've never seen reclaimed barnwood used in that way, but I love it! So cozy! Those girls are really pretty - woof woof!

  46. Oh good I too have lost photos never to surface again.
    Barn wood is different, I never come across it before.
    It's all looking pretty good.

  47. Oh how beautiful. They have done a lot of work. Love the accents and the baby pic is a special touch. Great barn wood for the walls. Love the party girls. LoL

  48. You must remember back in the OLD days (even before my time)..all the family portraits (oils with heavy gold frames) hung in the dining room and everywhere else..Love the house..They are doing a huge amount of work..Looking great..

  49. Remember when reclaimed barnboard was the height of fashion in the 70's. It all comes back around. I like the direction they went in the dining room. It's a great blend of formal and casual.

  50. I always back up my photos onto a flash drive or portable hard drive. I have lost things when a computer died and they are irretrievable.

  51. just beautiful Diana(:)
    love the table cloth alot

  52. Really beautiful! They have so many unique touches ~ yay for them!



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