Monday, October 15, 2012

My Dining Room

So here’s the short story that led to my dining room redecorating.  When we were on vacation, I walked into the most gorgeous home décor store.  I could tell that I probably couldn’t afford a thing.  Then I saw “it”……the cutest settee.  High backed with a wing back style.  With little arms that swooped down.  And it was slipcovered in the perfect linen tone-on-tone beige ticking.  It was love at first sight.  I could just see it sitting against the wall in my dining room.  The only problem was the price.  $2800.00!  So I had to walk away.  Sigh…..I hadn’t wanted a piece of furniture that much in years. 

Fast forward……I walk into The Rink one day…..and there it is!  Sitting there waiting for me.  The shape and size were perfect.  It was probably from the early 90’s and ugly as heck.  Upholstered in a horrible polished cotton hunter green and tufted to the hilt.  But it was gonna be mine. 

It sat in all its ugliness until after the barn sale.  After which I have been working my behind off making her pretty!


And here she is.  Worth every hour, every pin prick, every moment of indecision!  I love the way it turned out.  I finally decided to make my slipcover in drop cloth fabric.  Not only was it way cheaper, it was also neutral enough that I can change my pillows seasonally.


As my slipcovering experience goes….(HAHA)….this one was the easiest yet.  I kept everything very clean and simple.  No ruffles.


I’ve had the chalk board for awhile now.  It seemed HUGE, until I hung it on that big empty wall.  Then I was scrambling looking for other things to fill that huge space with.


Most of the wording is painted on over chalkboard paint.  With the exception of the “Boo” and “Happy Halloween.”  As you can probably tell from the difference in color. 


I bought the scale at our barn sale.  The vintage bowl was my mother’s.  The little owl under the cloche is just because. Smile


I’m still unsure about the chandelier.  And the blue frame on the left is driving me nuts.  It may need to go, or it may just need something different hanging inside of it.


It’s a breath of fresh air after years of the heavy looking buffet.  Not that there was anything wrong with it.  But 20 years is long enough.


From the living room.


The other side of the room.


Now the only question is…..should I repaint the walls?  I was thinking a taupe/grey color.  Or should I just touch up what I already have.  Huummm…….have to think awhile on that one. 

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  1. Hi Denise, I think your dining room looks so lovely. The settee is perfect and you did a beautiful job. Love the pillows and the chalkboard. It's all perfect.


  2. You did a great job. I'm sure it was a ton of work, but well worth it.

  3. Your dining room looks amazing Denise.
    Love the slip covered bench & chalk board ♥

  4. Everything looks wonderful. I like the framed chalkboard!! Thanks for sharing. It's all very inspiring.

  5. Your dining room looks wonderful!! And that oh my! Love it

  6. I kind of like how the white pops off the color of your walls now, Denise. I'd say live with it for a couple of weeks before you decide. And you can always spray paint the chandelier. I love the design of it though. You could also add some bling to it if you want to change it up a little. Glad you were able to find a settee to makeover. I know it's not the one you saw originally, but that was a really high price. Great job on the slipcover.

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  8. Love, Love your decor! hey, you are very good at decorating! Have a good evening.


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