Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Latest, The Almost Done: The Dining Room

I am so ready to be done with this room it's not even funny! I am happy to say though it is in the final stages with just a few large items to go. I switched around some artwork, moved some furniture and replaced accessories. All it took was an afternoon or two to focus and get things organized and done. Sometime the focus part is hard for me! :)

Here's the little bar cart I showed you last week:

The only thing I added between now and then was a vintage tea cup with a votive:

I think it will be so fun to change out the accessories seasonally. Stephen can put his Scotch back on the bar cart for fall, the colors will look awesome with my Halloween decor!

Zoomed out of the room: new artwork, chair slipcovers, new pillows and a few new accessories for the buffet...

So the chairs finally got slipcovered. The upholsterer added a bow that sort of functions- the canvas fabric is so thick it's hard to tie a bow. Oh well.

I added silver frames on the buffet for some contrast to the gold mirror and lamps:

I also hung a silver platter {wedding gift} for some shine in the back corner. I love it hung on the wall!

I also made these throw pillows for the slipcovered chairs:

Here is the room in progression from the beginning of this year:

We've come a long way right?! It's only taken me six months!

-New chandelier
-Larger china cabinet
-Decor for either side of chalkboard

Short and sweet right? I actually have a china cabinet in mind, which I can hopefully snag next time I take a trip to Wilmington at a dealer there I know. I also have an idea for wall art on the chalkboard wall, but you will have to wait to see that! I'm so excited about it and I think its the finishing touch on the room. As for the chandelier, I cannot decide what look I want to go for. Does anyone have any great sources for chandeliers that aren't outrageously priced?

As for what's next: I have several big projects I cannot wait to share with you next week!!



My Life as A Plate said...

You did a fabulous job I love the blue art work and matching pillow!

Mrs. Type A said...

Wow fantastic! I'm so impressed when people can actually make things themselves. I need to try and tackle some projects!

Lindsay @ LindsayInNYC said...

I *love* the gold mirror!!

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

Love what you've done here! Your bar cart is perfect! Love that you painted the bamboo mirrior gold! Great work!

Anonymous said...

I love the dark furniture being broken up by the white piece. Looks great!

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

I love what you've done! It's the perfect amount of dark and light with some nice pops of color! Surprisingly, amazon's chandeliers aren't crazy priced, but I'm not sure the look you're wanting. :)

pam {simple details} said...

Totally loving it, Katie! Classic and stylish with fun pops of color, your pillows and art are perfect. Although I miss your adorable cow! :)

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Looks great!!!! Very classy!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love, love, love that silver platter!