From Nesting to Stacking and A Dining Room Refresh

My favorite time of year to refresh and dance to the Furniture Shuffle

is right after the Christmas decorations are stored away.

I mentioned that to my hubby, and he looked at me as if I had two heads.

After Christmas? …. No, it’s that way all year long!

He’s right. But January is always a great time to look at things differently.

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Adding Architectural Elements to the Dining Room

I had a space on each side of the bay window area in my dining room that needed “attention”.

~ ~ wanting something different to hang in that space.

The narrow space logically would lend to hanging decorative plates.

However, there are many plates in my hutch and hanging more would just be too much.

Me, being me, wanted something different . . . something “architectural”.


Then these came into my life . . . delivered to my front door from the State of Virginia.

The perfect solution . . . and as you will see . . . the perfect height!


The colors in the many layers of paint were perfect.

Thanks to hubby for taking time out of his busy schedule to sand them for me!. . . .

~ ~ and hang them too!



You will notice the reflections of light on the wall from my Swarovski crystals in the window.

Note to self: Take the crystals down when photographing! 🙂



I am so very happy with the new look in the room.

I am such a fan of adding architectural elements to enhance a space . . .

~ ~ whether it be new construction or vintage pieces such as these shutters.


As I gaze at the shutters . . . I think . . . hmmm . . . should I place something on the shutters?

I think my hubby was reading my mind as I stared at them . . .

~ ~ he gave me that look with a smile . . . I think that smile said . . Leave them alone!!!

Would you?….

Have a great day . . . I am off to the High Point Market with Kim.

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

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