Formal or Abnormal?

Formal or Abnormal?

Raise your hand if you use your formal dining room more than five times a year. If so, congratulations to you and your fabulous life full of gourmet dinner parties and sparkling conversation with your interesting and fashionable friends. The rest of us use it for folding laundry.

Christy decided to reclaim her formal dining room into a space that would get a little more daily action. After all, what is the point of even having all that square footage if you literally spend more time in the garage? So she went against the norm and made it into her own private craftopia! I’m jealous. See more on her blog Beach Brights. Thanks Christy!



  1. April 27, 2011 / 8:27 PM

    Shut your mouth! I love this!

  2. April 27, 2011 / 8:30 PM

    It’s so wonderful!! Droooool.

  3. April 27, 2011 / 8:59 PM

    I use my dining room quite often…namely for the reasons you described


    This is a great transformation.

    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  4. April 27, 2011 / 10:47 PM

    “Shut your mouth” is the right thing to say. Luv it!

    Chyanne M.

  5. April 27, 2011 / 10:47 PM

    reminds me of InMyOwnStyle blogger and her “studioffice” right of the main living area:

    P.S. I love your blog for its content alone, but your hilarious comments are fabulous in their own right. Thanks for making me smile!

  6. April 27, 2011 / 10:48 PM

    I died a little that I don’t have this space in my house.

  7. April 27, 2011 / 10:54 PM

    Now that’s what I’M talking about !!!

  8. April 27, 2011 / 11:33 PM

    We actually use our dining room, but love this transformation! What a dream space! Thanks for sharing.

  9. April 27, 2011 / 11:43 PM

    That is a FRICKIN’ awesome room!! We have that same opinion about the extra room/formal dining room floorplans, thus we’ve never had a house with anything other than a Great room. One room just for visiting teachers on uncomfy furniture no one wants to sit on longer than 20 minutes at a time.

  10. April 28, 2011 / 4:56 AM

    That is a beautiful use of the space. I am envious, for sure! If it didn’t fit her lifestyle as a dining room, I hope she gets a ton of use out of it now.

  11. April 28, 2011 / 3:31 PM

    OMGoodness! So jealous right now! I would sew forever and a day and never get tired. The lighting, storage, colors and setup…….makes my little sewing corner look like a closet sweatshop.
    Great job!!!

  12. April 28, 2011 / 7:43 PM

    JEALOUS! This is fabulous, and I love that rug!

  13. April 29, 2011 / 1:50 AM

    This is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!

  14. May 1, 2011 / 12:24 AM

    Fantastic transformation. But… on her blog she says it’s her formal LIVING room, not dining room. She still has (and looks like she very much uses) a formal dining room. You can see the table and chairs through the wide arched doorway in the pics on her blog.

  15. May 6, 2011 / 7:33 AM

    This is exactly what I really want to find out. And the post about images when to use in website really giving me the great ideas.

    Website Designer Australia

  16. December 13, 2011 / 1:16 AM

    I think I have had dreams about a room like that, setting inside JoAnn Fabrics, Surrounded by all the stuff to make stuff, and I am the only one that lives there! LOVE IT!

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