I'm very excited about my big week coming up! On Wednesday I am headed to Boston for a business trip. I will be visiting our sister company, Carole Bruce Workroom, in Beverly, Massachusetts. I'll spend two days in their workroom brushing up on best practices and new techniques. Every drapery workroom does things differently and it's a great opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge. Carole's workroom is so cool and I can't wait to share my trip with you!
Also, when I'm away we will begin our dining room re-do. I posted a while back that we were looking to change our dining room into a more functional space. We are not formal entertainers (although we do entertain quite a bit) and a large area of our house was going to waste.
This a pic of how the room currently looks. I feel kind of "blah" about it. It's not terrible but not great either. Time for a change!
So here is where we are starting.
On the porch?! Yes. To start our re-do we had to sell the table and chairs. I posted them on Craigslist and we have made an arrangement to barter with a contractor. In exchange for our furniture, he will be re-casing our porch posts and raising the railing (among a few other things.) I'm hesitant to write about our arrangement in the event that he never shows up:) But what the heck! I hope the work is all done when I get home and we'll be ready to tackle the dining room.