Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dining Room Redo – The Details


Thank you all for the nice comments about my dining room.  I have to say this was the first time I have ever been apprehensive about a blog post.  I truly was nervous!  So many of you loved the chairs next to the buffet in their original orange velvet, I was not sure what the reaction was going to be when I revealed I had recovered them in gray.  So needless to say I am thrilled so many of you left such encouraging and wonderful comments.  Now on to the details!


If you have been a long time follower, you probably know this room is a collection of furnishings which has evolved over time.  The buffet and six chairs (which I painted white and recovered in blue velvet for this redo) where bought from the Salvation Army.  Along with a table which is now in the basement, I paid $150 for all 9 pieces. The large cabinet is an antique store find. It is made of two pieces and I was told it was taken from a local real estate office.  I could not believe my luck when I found it a couple of years ago as it is the perfect fit for the wall on which it resides.


The table is made by Henredon and is a Craigslist purchase.  The chairs which matched this table are now around the kitchen table.  I used a vintage grainsack with blue stripes for a runner to add more texture to the room as well as lighten up the table. An ivy topiary from Lowes adds a much needed bit of green.


The mirror above the buffet is by Uttermost and the pair of alabaster lamps is an Ebay purchase.  Above the duo of vintage 1950’s chairs hang a pair of paintings by Jennifer Lanne.  Jennifer’s work has been featured in Country Living magazine as well as several other publications.  I have several of her paintings scattered about my house, as she is a favorite local artist of mine.


While most of the items in the room are older, there are a few newer pieces as well.  The rug is by Madeline Weinrib and the gray silk curtains I made from fabric purchased at Calico Corners.  The clock between the windows is new but is a bargain floor model from Ethan Allen which I painted.


Finally there is the pair of now gray French chairs with the ikat pillows which I made by repurposing the old fabric on the dining room chairs. In regards to my decision to recover the chairs, in the end it just came down to the fact that the orange was just not me.   It truly was a struggle to decide what to do – leave them alone or recover – but in the end I am so happy with how the room looks now so it was the right choice for me.



Thanks for following this transformation.  I would like to say this room is finished but as you know I have a hard time leaving things alone.  I am sure a little while from now I will be adding or replacing something. For now, however, I am just going to enjoy the room the way it is!

17 comments:

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Looks gorgeous, Stacy! Love the gray fabric on the chairs... so luxurious!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks really good, Stacy, and the chairs do look great in grey. I know ~ can we ever say a room is truly finished! : )

pam {simple details} said...

Truly beautiful, I love the punch of personality in the rug and ikat pillows! Wonderful collection of pieces!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Stacy! Your dining room is beautiful! Love the changes.
Hugs, Sherry

cndesigns said...

Beautiful! I can't remember the orange chairs but I love them this way...The whole room is wonderfully put together.

cndesigns said...

Beautiful! I can't remember the orange chairs but I love them this way...The whole room is wonderfully put together.

Chris said...

Hi Stacy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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Lisa - A Room with A View said...

It is your home and your chair and you have to have the things you love around you. You made the right choice. Gorgeous piece!

Abramyan Avenue said...

My goodness, it's beautiful! It reminds me of something I'd see in a magazine!

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, I love what you have done with this room. A dining room makeover is on the cards for us this year too. Thanks for sharing, liz

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

ah! my beloved chairs! They look lovely in gray. Sophisticated!! Did you gild them?

classic • casual • home said...

I can totally relate about things never being quite finished. Following you now, Stacey.

Calypso In The Country said...

I always enjoy seeing everything you do with your home! Your dining room is so beautiful!
-Shelley

Kathryn @ Dewdrop & Dahlia said...

The buffet & mirror look amazing together - love how light and bright this looks.

Jan said...

I just saw your dining room at Thrifty Decor Chick and think it's beautiful. It has tons of personality. I like how you have collected the pieces over time and how they all compliment each other. Wonderful!

Cindy said...

Your dining room is really beautiful. The buffet and Henredon table are such lovely pieces!

Sandra said...

So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I LOVE those former orange now blue chairs! Of course, I love your blog too.

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