Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday (barely) Tour: Dining Room

Okay, so I know that it is almost 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, but better late than never I say!

I am so happy to have you all here to see the featured room in my house this week, my Dining Room! This is one of my favorite rooms in my house. So welcome and enjoy...

This room had green wallpaper with an apple border and some ugly cream and green colored laminate when we bought it. Oh and it had a super ugly chandelier. This is what it looks like now!

Didn't my hubby do a super good job on the floors and hanging my pretty chandelier? I think so! I bought this table and the white chairs (they were brown when I bought them though) at a junk store about 6 years ago. I sanded the table down and re-stained it this dark stain. And another view...


I saw the idea for the greenery wrapped around the chandelier in a magazine. I just noticed that I need to get the silver stickers off the lights (how embarrassing).



I got this mirror in a near by town at my very favorite antique store the White Rabbit. Isn't it gorgeous? I just love it and it is the greatest centerpiece to these beauties...



The plate pattern on the top is a Currier and Ives print. My mother has a collection of the green pattern, and my grandmother had the blue (which my mother now has also), so I decided to start collecting the red. I have more of them in a china cabinet in my kitchen (which I will show you later, you'll just have to stay tuned to see it).


I spray painted and sanded these chairs until they were just the right about of shabby. I also reupholstered them in this cute white and red checked fabric. I enjoy the touch of red in the room.


This little chair I bought at Pier One. I don't like for things to be too matchie-matchie. So this little chair was the perfect piece to make my little chair family complete!



I bought this cute little curtain rod at my local Wally World (wal-mart).




I bought these paint by numbers beauties at the White Rabbit also. I just love the color they add to the space.

Well there it is...I would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment so I can come and visit you all too!

Oh and come back later tomorrow for the unveiling of my new haircut...you can see the styles I was thinking about here.

Everyone have a great day (or night)!!!

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15 comments:

Tina said...

Love your dining room. I'm the same way - I dont things to match too much. (saying hi from SITS by the way)

Ali said...

I love the C and I plates--I have a couple of the blue and white ones displayed in my curio! The mirror is beautiful! Great job!

kels said...

I absolutely LOVE that mirror/frame! So great. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love making new friends! :)

Danielle did my blog design... she is so incredible. I would highly recommend her, she is very talented and so easy to work with!
Her website is www.blogsbydanielle.blogspot.com
You should definitely check her out! :)

Kara said...

Gorgeous!! I love the splash of red from the plates and the beautiful chairs. (Can't believe you did that yourself-so awesome!) Oh, and I also adore the greenery around the chandelier-such a good idea!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Very Pretty! Hope you are having a good week.

les_mason_curt said...

I am in LOVE with your dining room... Head on over to my house, I have got some work for you to do... Bring you spray paint, I need some stuff shabby sheeked>>>LOL

Jaden Paige said...

Cute dining room! I love the shabby-chic look of the chairs and the mirror!

Thanks for stopping by to visit the Bendy Ruggles! Your haircut options were all fab, I'm sure the new hair looks great! :)

jori-o said...

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my place--I love what you've done with your dining room!

If you really do want to host Buck, just reply back to me with your mailing address (so easy!) I'll give you a head's up when he's coming your way! In the mean time, you can follow his adventures on my blog =)

Great to meet you! =)

AnNicole said...

I LOVE those dining chairs. I can't believe you spray painted them. They look perfect.

By the way, I bought that wingback slipcover from QVC (yes...QVC). It was the least expensive one I could find.

Kenlea said...

I LOVE that mirror and plates!!! You did a great job on the shabby chic chairs!!! I LOVE them too, especially with the RED (my favorite color) fabric!! Can't wait for next weeks room!!

Laurel MacD said...

Oh - I love love love your dining room. I also can't believe how much I like your rods from Walmart! The colors are great and I would love to dine with you. Thanks
Laurel

The Blonde Duck said...

Saying hi from SITS!

AndreaLeigh said...

i love how everything blends! thanks for the tour.

LORI said...

I LOVE YOUR DINING ROOM! VERY NICELY DONE--I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT DOING THIS KIND OF STUFF, IT JUST NEVER SEEMS TO GET DONE! I ESPECIALLY LOVE THE PICTURE WITH THE COFFEE GRINDER!

Lacy said...

The whole dining room looks great. I love the chairs, mirror...all of it! Great job.