Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dining Room Upgrades

My little old dining room has made some big milestones as well lately. The chandelier was a birthday present and the china cabinet was for Christmas. The china cabinet came from a consignment shop and the owner was willing to paint it however I wished- so glossy white it was. I definitely wanted an antique with character to mix in here, and I love it!

It's got plenty of storage and I can actually see my china and crystal. That's an incredible feeling after it was stuffed in something way to small and dark for the last three years.

For anyone that is wondering, the white and gold china is Royal Crown Derby in Carlton Gold, the crystal is Waterford Lismore, and the dessert plates are Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf.

Storage underneath for linens...

 I think the chandelier keeps things modern, which I like. It is beautiful and I love turning it on at night- this room was usually dark before.

Fresh flowers never hurt, right?

The dining room transformed into a space I can appreciate so much more now. In true blogger fashion, I have already decided some other things I would like to do to finish off the room. It really does help to take photos of your rooms to see how things look. I usually eliminate more clutter this way and decide what I need. 

A few more possibilities:
-Larger artwork/larger frames?
-Switch out hardware on buffett
-Fine tune accessories

As a reminder, this is what our dining room looked like before {so gross to me, eek}

To see more before and transitional photos see here, here and here.

What do you all think?
My family is coming in town and I'll see you back here next week! Have a wonderful weekend.


megan said...

The updates look great!

Nicole {Appalachian Charm} said...

Looks so much brighter & that chandelier is beautiful!! Have a great time with your family!

Carolina Charm said...

WOAH! What a huge transformation!! I love how bright your dining room is, and I swoon over the china cabinet and chandelier!

Your photography is awesome too!

Nat said...

It looks great! Love that chandelier!

Unknown said...

the room looks beautiful!!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, Katie! I love, love, love everything you've chosen ~ the white is so fresh and that chandelier is the perfect dose of glam! Your pillows and print are a fun mix of pattern, and the little bit of black add a little drama to those corners! Great job!

Amanda said...

The dining room now is SOOOO much more you - bright, happy and cheery :) I love seeing how it transformed!

TR said...

Just found your blog :)
Your place looks absolutely fantastic! Jealous!

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

GORGEOUS! What an amazing transformation!

Courtney said...

It's gorgeous and bright, love the details!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

It looks so good now! I am hoping we will have a real dining room in our next house.

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

I have loved this dining room transformation! The chandelier and China cabinet totally pull the space together--so impressed with all your hard work!