There’s no way to do this briefly so grab a cup of coffee… this is going to be a whopper. First of all, thanks to Linda from Calling it Home for the motivation and thanks to ALL OF YOU for being such wonderful cheerleaders throughout the last 6 weeks. SUCH fun! Just to remind you where this all started… May I submit Exhibit A. We moved into this house last April, and the formal dining room had become a dumping ground for everything from craft projects to dog food to extra furniture. Not good.
I’m THRILLED to say, that as of today we have a shiny new eclectically terrific dining room to enjoy.
In a nutshell, we painted the walls and trim (and by we, I mean the painters), added curtains, reupholstered everything, brought in a new pendant light, and painted the sideboard and the dining room table. And the best part of any room reveal is all the fun extras and accessories like artwork and table décor that came into the space!
For the tablescape, I wanted to bring in a hodgepodge of dishes and glassware! Mission accomplished.
The chargers were picked up at Michaels for some ridiculous discount. The white dinner plates are from Marshalls and the fish plates are my latest loves from Goodwill. I had all the glassware and have been slowly collecting the various glass candlesticks in the middle. Oh! The silverware? Etsy. For. The. Win. I’ll share a tutorial later for the napkin rings. Super duper simple.
Let’s talk fabric for a sec. I want to mix ALL the prints. Thanks to Lacefield Designs for the curtain and the dining chair fabric. I’ve been COVETING the curtain fabric for YEARS. Yep. Years. (Curtain tutorial here.)
And the sidechair fabric is courtesy of Minted… did you know they have fabric? I’m loving it. That combined with the greatest paint ever known to man (MaxxGloss by DecoArt) have made me a VERY happy camper along that wall. (Upholstery tutorial here.)
I DIYed the macramé artwork and will share a link to that tutorial soon. I already mentioned the mirror makeover in this post.
With a theme of blue and white… I HAD to have fun with accessories! The best part of any room makeover in my opinion! That cotton indigo fabric was from the flea market and I’ve been eyeing it for two summers! The New York print is imitation vintage but you could’ve fooled me!
The bar cart is new! It wasn’t in great shape when it came home from the flea market and a shiny coat of bright blue paint is WAY better. Here’s how she looked when I bought her:
And here’s how she looks now!
My pencil drawings are EVERYTHING. The incomparable Jessica Jorgensen drew them for me and they are the bestest things ever. Go to her etsy shop and ogle.
I brought in a new sisal rug from RugsUSA to fill the space a little better. The patterned oriental rug was a consignment store find before we moved (they’d written the price with a sharpie right on the rug… what?!) I actually pulled the color pallet for the room from the rug, but it was the tiniest bit too small. So… the sisal underneath does the trick!
Did you see the chandelier? That’s pretty much the reason I started with this whole makeover… the price with Build.com has gone up quite a bit since I bought it unfortunately, but it’s the loveliest blue glass. I loved that it was a little modern and a little traditional.
In 6 short weeks… this room here…
Is now THIS room here…
I love bringing together patterns and textures and colors and…well… that’s what you’re looking at! From that one oriental rug, I was able to narrow down a color pallet and then I just let the wheels start to spin!
Finally, I HAVE to thank the AMAZING brands who stepped in to help give this dining room so much awesome-sauce:
• Lacefield Designs for the curtain and dining room chair fabric.
• Luna Bazaar for the amazing apothecary jars and some candlesticks
• DecoArt for the awesome shiny paint
• Fairfield World for the foam needed to refurbish those two side chairs
• Minted for the tie dye fabric
• RugsUSA helped with the sisal rug
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