Saturday, April 18, 2009

Dining Room Re-design

My husband and I recently re-designed our Dining room....and this is how it all went down....
BEFORE...(as in before I moved in).... Yellow walls...ceiling fan...low chair rail with red wallpaper below.... BUT, loads of potential! The table and chairs were given to us by my mom, who inhereted them from her mother, so they have some special meaning to them for me, and they are classic, they just needed some re-vamping... The chairs were originally covered in a green fabric....

The window blinds would stay, they just needed something more to dress them up for a formal dining room....

This is my husband...posing...for...something....

And my husband working on the room....he did work very hard! We took down the original chair rail and put up beadboard wainscotting, finished it off with a new chair rail and base boards, then painted it all white.

Then we painted above the chair rail a deep dark chocolate brown and finished the ceiling with crown molding and corner blocks.

We also replaced the ceiling fan with a bronze chandelier.

Finally, I recovered the chairs with a taupe fabric. Hung new window panels made from a sheer floral patterned fabric. Added a buffet. And accessorized....

AFTER ....

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  1. Wow! Your plates and the sheers are stunning! Great choice on paint color! Linda

  2. What a HUGE difference. I love it the plates on the brown wall are lovely.

  3. Really looks great, Linds!
    I like the plates on the wall!

  4. Wow, Lindsay...this turned out great! It looks so sophisticated now! Love your new chandlier and the plates on the wall! Beautiful makeover! Thanks for sharing on this Met Monday! Susan

  5. Wow, so polished looking ! Very elegant, thanks
    for sharing - you and your husband did a fine job ! Hugs ~ Kammy

  6. Your molding adds so much. I love the plates over the sideboard. Great job--and great job getting your husband involved!

  7. This just turned out beuatifully!!! I love the circle of plates above the drop leaf table. The color is simply beautiful and I love the way the whole psace was trasnformed. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Barb

  8. What a beautiful transformation!...Christine

  9. What a transformation! Everything looks so beautiful!

    I'm a big plate lover so I fell in love with your plate wall. I just hung some today as well. A girl can never have to many plates can she!?!

  10. Great job. I love the chocolate and white combination.

  11. Wow! What an amazing transformation! Loved the picture of your husband posing ... my husband does the same for me while we are painting! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  12. Good morning, your dining room looks great! Great choices! Have a great Monday!

  13. What a wonderful make over, you've got great taste. Lot's of physical work isn't it? But worth it.~ ~ Ahrisha~ ~

  14. Very pretty!
    I love the wall color and the plates. :)

  15. The room was average before, but you really made it pop! I love the taupey brown, the plates, the cool wicker teapot. Nice job!

  16. What a difference. It is amazing what paint can do!

  17. What a huge difference. The plates are very pretty. I think the paint colour really accentuates your beautiful wood floors. Great job. I'm sure dinner will taste even better in the fresh new space.

  18. Gorgeous color choices in that dining room ! I love it.

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