It’s been so fun working on a project I love so much. The 1905 Cottage is a little home I fell in love with years ago and bought about four years ago. You can read all about it here. A couple of years ago I started an addition and now I’m sharing the projects from the addition. Today I would like to share the 1905 Cottage Addition: Dining Room.
This is the outside of the home. The bigger window is the window in the kitchen and the smaller window at the back is the porch which was turned into a room and is the south side of the dining room.
Here’s a picture of the old kitchen and the wall which we took out. The green carpeted room is the room which is now the south part of the dining room.
This is the side of the wall we took out that opened the kitchen to the dining room.
The dining room is one of my favorite rooms at the 1905 Cottage. The south side of the room was a porch when the home was built in 1905. A long time ago that porch was enclosed into a room. When we did the remodel on the original home we took out a wall between the kitchen and what is now the dining room and found one of the long original windows. And in the center of the room is an opening under the home that was a root cellar.
So when the addition began we knew the dining room would be the gateway to the new part of the home. So in the center of the room is a beam where the original outside walls of the dining room were. And it was a little tricky trying to decide how to decorate the room with a beam in the center.
So what I did was I decided to get two long light fixtures to go above the dining room table and have them mirror each other on each side of the beam. I was going to make a light fixture but I ended up finding a light fixture from World Market that was almost what I had in mind. I painted it to make it blend in a little better with the room and I used chain to chain the two fixtures together and help them hang straight over the table.
I put a rug over the opening to the root cellar. Because….. zombies!! LOL just kidding. But it is a little creepy down there. I’m not going to lie. The rug is the Sierra Paddle Rug from RugsUSA.com.
On the north side of the room I did a simple board and batten treatment to add a little interest to the wall and then hung some Ikea shelves above a garage sale dresser that I turned into a buffet. I like to keep my collection of cake plates on the shelves. But they are fun to decorate for the different seasons!
I made a little bench to put on one side of the table. It’s a little rickety but I love it.
And under the window I put another bench with some cute pillows.
One the north side of the room is a nook that used to be a closet. I took out the closet and put in a tall banquette bench from Overstock. And the table is an antique table my mom gave me when she moved to California. It’s a cozy spot to eat breakfast or do homework.
And on the west side of the room is the door to the cottage’s courtyard. I hung a little gallery wall there above my grandmother’s table. And underneath is a place where the kids can put their shoes when they come in. They like to use the courtyard as their entrance as they come home from school.
Probably my favorite part about the 1905 Cottage’s dining room is the fact that there are windows on both the west and east sides of the room. So it’s always light and a very happy space in the home!
I hope you enjoyed this room. I plan on sharing all of the rooms of the addition. It has been such a fun project to work on and a labor of love!!
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