Good Monday Morning!
What a busy weekend we had working on our house
and getting it ready to put on the market.
We met with our realtors on Sunday
and although we are not ready
to put the sign out in the front yard
it is never too soon to get a feel for the market
and look at the comparatives in your area.
I feel like I have at least ONE room completely finished.
The dining room.
It was by far the easiest room in the house
but also one of the MOST important,
as it is the first room you see when you enter the house.
Here is the view from our front door as you enter the house. Dining room on the right,
Office/Library on the left.
Typical for a lot of homes in our area.
Here is what it looked like before staging.
You can see all of my landscape paintings
and my faux roe antlers on the wall.
The table was set for New Year's in this photo.
It looks a little cluttered,
and this is one of my milder table settings.
Let's get to work stripping this down for resale.
What do you think?
Not a BIG change but very tasteful and serene I think.
I took all of the paintings down
and added an ivy topiary and these new sconces.
I think they go perfectly in here!
They were a very inexpensive purchase from WUSLU
and yet they look so rich next to the ornate mirror.
I set the table with these two very large hurricanes,
a white runner and a silver bowl of green apples.
Total cost for this room was about $40.00.
And the best part is that it's DONE!
Just for fun,
here is a dining room that I staged for a client.
It was an older home in a now "young" neighborhood.
The tin ceiling was a really cool feature that was being minimized by the glaring "in your face" red walls and dramatic drapes.
And here it is "After".
Can you believe is is the same room?
They painted my suggested color
UNIVERSAL KHAKI SW6150
and we turned the table at an angle.
I switched out the pictures for one I found around the house, put some fresh flowers on the table
and a few place settings to add to the mood.
This house sold in less that 60 days after staging!
And that is why "First Impressions" are so important!
Until Next Time,
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at SavvySouthern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design