There was a furnace register right in front of the doorway.. We don't actually use our furnace anymore, as we now have a pellet stove, which heats the house really well, but we didn't want to just cover the vent completely. I found a decorative metal grate on Amazon that fit perfectly,it is very sturdy, and honestly, now that it's been like this for almost a year, we don't even notice it.
One thing we learned from this.. I originally ordered the register cover using the measurements I needed to completely cover the opening and then about an inch extra on all sides. But when ordering these grates, the size they give you is for the part that slides down into the opening, so I had actually ordered one that was way too large and wouldn't fit. Once I realized that, I ordered the size of the opening, and the grate turned out to fit perfectly.
By time I'd finished the tongue and groove insert and the trim around the doorway, I probably could have just left the dining room like it was by just touching up a few spots on the painted part, but I thought, what the heck.. I've been wanting to wallpaper those walls anyways..
You may be saying, what is with this woman? So much red and gingham.. Well, what can I say? I have always loved gingham, especially in dark reds, and I love lacey things and rose's..
I found a roll of gingham and cream wallpaper on ebay that matched the fabric I used for the curtains in the living room perfectly!
I bought chair covers to match the furniture slipcovers and had enough of the curtain fabric left over to make a tablecloth to use along with a cream table cloth and lace topper..
I bought the wallpaper border from someone on ebay, too.. it's a discontinued Waverly pattern and I could only get one roll of it.. It JUST fit.
them. All of my kids have given me a number of them, but especially my oldest son..
My grandpa made this little table many, many moons ago. There used to be two of them, but I don't know what happened to the other half.
I've hung on to it for years..This seemed like a nice little place to stick it and cover it with a pretty doily John's sister crocheted for us.
John used to surprise me with these little porcelain music boxes when we were dating and after we were married. The shelf is one John has had for years and years. I painted it country white and scruffed it up a bit to keep it looking old.
|This set of cabinets open from both the kitchen side and dining room side.|
I was never a big fan of the etched glass in the cabinet doors, so when I did the
2nd redo, I took the glass inserts out and replaced them with lace curtains.
For some reason, the cats suddenly decided this counter top
was a cat super freeway, and they kept jumping up on the ledge
running the length of the counter top, so I made a little birdhouse
fence to stop them..
Tomi, our oldest cat, actually squeezed between the fence posts a couple of times, but before long, he gave up.
I'm going to start tiling the kitchen countertops soon, and I'm hoping once I take the fence down, the cats will have forgotten about the freeway and I won't have to put it back up.
There's so many ways you could decorate the dining room in a manufactured home, depending on your own personal style! There's so many shows on TV now that show how to completely remodel a home by tearing everything out and starting over again.. That's fine, if that's what you want to do. But you can also change a room completely with just paint, wallpaper and decorations.
The only limit is your imagination..