Posts Tagged ‘dining room’

Can’t see the forrest for the trees…

I don’t want to think about how many walnut trees died so that we could have beautiful floors.  Their death was not in vain.

Yesterday we made a VERY long trip to IKEA in Atlanta.  It was so fun, but so long.  We got some great stuff!!!  Two loveseats, a coffee table, a rug, and six dining room chairs!  Hooray!  I think I want to move the rug into the bedroom and get something bigger for the living room, but we can leave it there for now.

I put all this in one post since the furniture is in some of the pictures of the floors…

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(Lara got a new bed)

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Just because she’s too cute not to put on here…

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And now on to the stairs…

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and the hallway…

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If I had a million dollars…

If I had a million dollars….I would pay someone to lay my floors.

Walnut-Black

Common names:            Black Walnut, American Walnut, pain in the a**  

Scientific name:                 Juglans nigra      

Explanation of scientific name:       

Juglans – From the 2 Latin words “Jovis” meaning Jupiter and “glans” meaning nut.   The word is used most likely in reference to the ancient common name for walnut fruit:  nut of Jupiter.

nigra  – Latin for dark or black.

Just in time for the holidays

We started painting the dining room.  Once I realized how perfect it would be for Christmas, we decided to wait until after the holidays to finish.

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Just kidding, we painted the top too!

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The colors aren’t exactly accurate in the second picture.  You can tell in the top picture that the green is a little brighter.  It looks so pretty!  William picked it out and I had my doubts, especially after the door episode.

We also got a new light fixture.

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It only took about 10 years to hang … my fault, my inability to accurately read directions caused a delay…  =)

PS – Our house is not messy, though it might look that way in the pictures… (William made me put that  =)   We were working in there for crying out loud!  Of course it is messy!  I will try and clean up before I take pictures in the future…)