Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dining Room Chairs and Buffet Update

Here is a sneak peak of the progress I have made in my dining room over the past few weeks. The chairs and buffet I purchased from the Salvation Army are almost finished and have already found permanent homes in my dining room.


I sanded the chairs lightly and applied a few coats of polyurethane to protect the wood. The seats were in bad shape and needed to be replaced. I removed the old covering and will use this very popular fabric from Calico Corners called Kalah blue.


It was a challenge to find something which would coordinate with the yellow checked curtains, tan and white fabric on the existing chairs as well as the rug in the foyer. Kalah blue tied the two spaces together perfectly and was the right scale. I was hesitant at first because this fabric is fairly light weight and more suited to curtains. We rarely eat in the dining room, however, so I am hopeful it will ware well. My fabric order should be here next week so I will be completing the chair covers soon. Look for the tutorial on this process in another week or so.


The buffet was painted, glazed and slightly distressed. Love how it looks now! The entire room feels more cohesive with both the chairs and the buffet dressed in the same finish.


The mirror I ordered for above the buffet is on back order until January. I took advantage of the empty space and the upcoming holiday season to hang a fresh wreath with a simple white bow. The rug should be here by the end of next week.

From the pictures you can see I have also begun to add a few Christmas decorations. I will be posting a complete tour of this room as well as other parts of my house soon.

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12 comments:

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

The shot of your table and chairs with the yellow drapes looks like a magazine shot. I really love it. Finds like that really do make the heart beat a little faster, don't you think? :)

Restoration House said...

That buffet looks lovely! It is going to look great when you are done. Nice job.
Kim

Becca said...

So beautiful. Don't you just love Calico Corners? I painted me Craislist buffet black, but after seeing yours... maybe I'll have to go white!

Becca

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that buffet! I want one myself very badly but have been restraining myself from looking on Craigs List as we hope to downsize early next year and I should probably see what kind of room I'll actually have. Can't wait to see the rest!

LambAround said...

This looks wonderful! Though, as a fellow homeowner with a red front door, I'm a bit tempted to think everything you post is wonderful ;)

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Your dining room is looking lovely. The fabric for the chairs is perfect.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I'm not a big fan of blue-- but am coming around. I love how it plays so nice, as you pointed out, against the yellow checked curtains.
I can't wait for the final reveal = I want to see how it all looks together. I think it will be nice!

Facing50Blog.com said...

I'd like you to come and live here and do up my house. What taste you have. I never ever seem to know what to do and as for sanding or respraying....eeek! Fab chairs and I love the colours.

Holly said...

Your home is gorgeous - I really cannot say that enough. If I win the lottery can I fly you out here to help me?

The fabric is lovely and it all has come together so nicely.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Wow! New to your blog and you have amazing talent and style. It is just beautiful. Such a fan of that calico corner fabric. Trying to see if I can fit it in over here! Well done

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

ps . . .your stockings are so pretty. Random question . . . can you make them to hang the other way? We have two that were made for us {they face the wrong way} and I need two more!

Red Door Home said...

Answer to stocking question:
The ruffle stockings I make can be hung in either direction as they are the same on both sides. The body and top/cuff of the burlap stockings are the same on both sides as well. To make the burlap stockings face the other direction I would simply have to sew the embellishments on the other side. Hope this helps.

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