Sorry about the poor photo quality. This is the view from the living room to the dining room. Note the wood framing the windows and sliding glass doors. We had them all painted white which gave the room a new lightness! If you are interested in other remodels here is a link: remodel
The entertainment center got a fresh paint of white. I also, bought some Ikea Ektorp slipcover chairs on Craigslist. Our coffee table was too dark and way too small for the room.
Of course I had to look up the Ikea company history:
The founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad was quite business savy from early on in his childhood. Did you know that he founded Ikea when he was just 17 years old? Amazing! He founded it at his uncle Ernst’s kitchen table. His business was mostly mail-order in the beginning. The acronym IKEA is made up of the initials of his name, Ingvar Kamprad plus those of Elmtaryd, the family farm, and the nearby village of Agunnaryd. He is 89 years old and is quite an interesting man. He is very frugal despite being the 11th riches person in the world. For instance, he drives his 1993 Volvo 240 and flies only economy class. I love that he recycles tea bags and is know to pocket the salt and pepper packets at restaurants. He sounds like a character!
I’m currently putting up some drapes and I placed both grey and white ones up. I had a tough time deciding and I came to the conclusion that I would keep both drapes and change them out with the seasons. The grey linen drapes are from Ikea and the white velvet are from Target. Both these stores carry textiles that are so inexpensive and I love that we didn’t break the bank on these drapes. Don’t forget to check out my discount on the right column.
I still have a few more touches for the room, I would like to get a little ladder shelf to organize our mail, keys, and latest projects. So, the mission continues and stay tuned. Do you have a project that you are working on? I would love to hear from you! Thanks for visiting!