Thursday, December 8, 2011

The (almost) complete dinning room make-over

Remember this OK dinning room, but way too dark and blah? Well it has been much improved!

So here it is- my once bland dinning room is completely made over. I still have a few finishing touches (like pictures in frames and what not), but overall it is done and I love it! It is so nice to look in a room and smile every time :) And it is so much brighter and lovely. I am very proud, so here are some pics for those of you who have not yet seen it- enjoy!

Don't worry, my hutch is now adorned with Christmas items :) This picture is to show my little "family tree" I put together. Now if I could just find some pictures to put in it.

And we finally finished our faux wainscoting, and I think it looks great! It was super cheap to put up, and it really makes the room look more expensive I think. We cut a 1/4 inch MDF board into 4 inch strips, then lined the base board around the whole room. Next we put them horizontally in two foot lengths, then finished off by lining the top with the same board and putting a chair rail above that. I believe this whole project including paint may have cost about $100 or less.

And I am super proud of my plate collage! I really wanted to try one, and it was not easy...but so worth it. I may have put a few extra unnecessary holes in the wall during the creative process :) , but it was so worth it I think.

Now the room looked good without the curtains, but the gray curtains made the room! I was looking and looking for the perfect curtains, in more earth tones at first, until I found that gray little vase. It tied in the Gray and blue plates I put in on a whim, and made them really pop. I could not find anything I liked, until by chance I went to my Brothers home, and my lovely sister-in-law just happened to mention that she had some gray curtains she was going to return if I was interested. Well, I was...and they were perfect! I was hosting an event in two days, and they put the finishing touch on just in time. Thanks Alli!!!

And there she is-I just love this room!