Fixin’ a Decorating Boo-Boo

So I thought I was done with my dining room. But then I submitted a couple photos to Hometalk as part of a Favorite Room thing they were doing and they posted my dining room pic (along with other people's favorite rooms) on their Facebook page and that's when the fun began! Some people said nice things, a couple other people said my Windsor chairs looked ridiculously gigantic compared to the other chairs at the table. After I brushed off my … [Read more...]

Church Sale Chairs Get a Makeover

Special Note: The winner of the French Box Giveaway is revealed at the end of this post.Each year, the church down the street from me has their big sale to raise money. Every year I find something and this year was no different. A couple of chairs were sitting outside just waiting for their forever home. They were a steal so I didn't mind having to give them a bit of a makeover. Here are the chairs after I got done with them. They're going in the … [Read more...]

Dinner is Served

For the most part, our dining room has been complete for the last few months, with the exception of some minor details ... like stuff to hang on the walls. But after a few shopping trips I feel like the dirty deed is finally done. Here's the dining room the way she looks today ... The walls were changed from Sage Green to Steam White by Valspar. You can see the old dining room in a Christmas post here. I found the script bamboo mat at a local … [Read more...]

Dining Room Updates

One of my 2012 goals is to finish making over the dining room. It's a small cozy room whose walls used to be sage, which I loved, but after ogling over many a Swedish dining room, I decided to lighten it up with a coat of Steamed White from Lowe's. The Windsor chairs were re-painted in Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. The side chairs now wear Duck Egg Blue from Annie Sloan.You can read about my chair painting project here.Hubby found this … [Read more...]

Havin’ a Good Chair Day

I'm in love. Butterflies in my stomach and feelin' giddy all over. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is the next best thing to sliced bread. I've been reading about this paint all over blogland and finally tried it out on my dining table and chairs. I mentioned in a previous post that I'm making some changes to my dining room and asked for opinions on what color to paint the Windsor chairs. You can see them in their original state here. The popular … [Read more...]

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