Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dining Room Update

My dining room is coming together. After the walls got a couple coats of "spiced butternut" paint, some fresh artwork, a new chandelier and a new table centerpiece, I have to say that my dining room is coming together splendidly.


Here is the only before picture I could find, just to give you an idea of what I was starting with. The day we painted, I took some "before" shots of both my dining room and kitchen so I could use them in posts, but they managed to get deleted from my camera prior to getting them onto my computer. :( So much for big plans, eh?

Here is the same shot taken this morning...
You can see that I also changed the direction the table was sitting... it really helped to open up the room. Here are a few more pics...

The pitcher and goblets are the same ones that I picked up at the thrift store the day I found the vintage chandelier. A great day at the thrift store, if you ask me.
I really don't think I can express in words how happy my new chandelier makes me. :)
I decided to crochet the flowers in the vase. That way I could both have total control over the colors I was adding to the room and also I think the crochet look ties in with the 60's glassware and chandelier. If anyone out there wants the pattern for the flowers, just holler and I will write it up you.
Here are a couple shots of the room at night.

I still have some more plans for the room though. I have an idea in mind for making placemats and a tablerunner. My mother-in-law also has a set of dishes that should go perfectly on my new table... can't wait to get the rest of it together.

16 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your room looks fabulous. Love the color and the green accents are perfect. Great flowers too. Hugs, Marty

Dayle said...

I'm in the midst of dining room mini-makeover. Yours looks great.

Jill said...

I love it! It looks very warm and inviting! Amazing how changing the table orientation can make such a difference.

Becca said...

Love the painting on the wall! Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!

Becca

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I love the color choices for sure! What great flowers! I haven't seen them before!

Craft Envy said...

This is too cool! I want the pattern for those flowers, they're awesome!!! I'm serious, please send it if you can! Thanks for linking up. I'll be featuring this today, so make sure to stop by and grab a button!

Kara @ Craftastical! said...

Beautiful! I particularly love the art and the light fixture. I desperately need a new one for over my table too. Yours would work perfectly. . . Sure you don't want to send it my way? :D

Barbara said...

This is so pretty! The colors are terrific.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

It all goes together so nicely! Thanks for visiting us at our Anything Related party!
{Rebekah}

Van said...

The new color is beautiful! And I love the yard flowers!

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

Your dining room is stunning - great colors!

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Andrea said...

Great room!!!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That is really a great makeover. Love the colors you used. I also love the painting on the wall.
Looks great.
Brooke

Melissa said...

I like how it all looks together but I particularly like how the yellow walls makes it all pop.

Carrie K said...

Going back through your posts... I really want to make a comment on all of them! You are quite the craftopotamus ;)

Carrie K said...

Wow, this looks fantastic!