Thank you all for your comments. All I want to do is find something to hang where that swag is cinched. I’m not going to take down the swag or the curtains. I’m not going to do anything in that room except find something to put in that one spot and, once Vince gets here, we have some things to hang on the walls.
When the realtor talked to the sellers about this house, the realtor said “it’s dated” and told him the wood needs to be painted but he said no. When we’ve looked at houses that had lots of painted wood and especially painted cabinets, I walked away. I love the wood and dated or not . . it’s what I like. I think that’s why I have such a hard time with the house in Texas – painted cabinets, painted trim. I just don’t like it.
The swags may be dated but I’m fine with them. Some day I may change them but if I was a betting kind of girl, I’d bet not. I tend to never change anything because I so hate decorating. I’m weird but most of that decorating stuff just doesn’t matter to me.
The dining room walls are deep burgundy. I had to lighten the photo because the light from the window made the photo too dark.
Just to show you how much beautiful wood is in this house, here are a few pictures taken by the realtor.
This is the dining room that the former owners used as a sitting area.
You can see that there is no shortage of wood in this house. Apparently that isn’t in style any more but I love it.