Posted in Renovating & Rejuvenating

The Dining Room Makeover Part 1-The Before

This was the dining room when I viewed the house to buy, it was to me, ugly, with the dusty drapes, the cheap curtains, the lilac ceiling and beige wall. I fell in love with it. I imagined special meals here with friends and family. Built in 1928, the walls are plaster, there are 5 windows, a door to the front hall and a butlers door to the kitchen that swings open. I was sold on the house before I saw the other rooms.

We had to do the work in the stages from both an economical and practical standpoint. Here was the view of the Butler’s door from the kitchen and now, the refinished side from the dining room.

Butler's Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen
Butler’s Swing Door painted white in 1970s kitchen
Refinished Door Dining Room Door
Refinished Dining Room Door



The work version I am a versatile client-focused professional with wide-ranging experience in organizing, coaching and motivating with the ability to multi-task whatever the situation. My company, Style Organization is committed to helping people through strategies that assist in moving them forward positively with humour and energy. The Social Version is the same just substitute family & friends for clients and colleagues. I enjoy all the fine things in life, reading, theater, opera, gardening, cooking, entertaining, fashion, travel, anything vintage and adores good company. I am presently still restoring and renovating a 1928 Tudor Revival house.

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