Twenty years ago on October 11, 1995 we moved in our home after six months of building. We designed and built our home since that was the only way we could afford our dream home at that time. Good thing we are avid DIYers. Lots of hard work and long hours were put into building our new home. You can read an old story about it here.
I thought it would be fun to do a series of how our home has changed, since obviously my taste and style have changed, and I have a lot of new readers that weren't here from the beginning when I started blogging in 2010.
Let's start with the dining room. Excuse the bad photo. Jewel tones were the trend when we built and I certainly filled our home with the deep blues, raspberry, dark green and well, you get the picture. Yes, the walls and ceiling were navy blue with off white below the chair rail. Mr. Savvy and I loved this room for many years.
Then in February 2010 I revealed a much brighter and yellow room. The blue walls had stayed around for fifteen years! I bet y'all didn't think anything lasted that long around here.
After I started blogging it wasn't long before I was painting furniture and purchasing some ironstone. I have a few pieces here mixed with my china and silver. I painted the back of the hutch green.
painting and the gallery wall came down.
Old Violet chalk paint by Annie Sloan the first time.
Aubusson and loved this new color.
here with the original crystal globes. Mr. Savvy did not want to replace the old chandelier. He thought it was nice and fancy, but it was so not my style anymore. He agreed and hung this one for me and loves it.
painted and reupholstered the chairs.
summer tour. It just keeps things fresh.
painted the base of the table after putting it off for so long. I love the change.
I hope y'all enjoyed seeing the evolution of this room and I will share more room changes as I can.
Have a fabulous weekend!
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