April 3, 2011

Dining Room Reveal

I consider this makeover a successful one.  Once I gave up on the idea of slipcovering every single thing in the room to force the Shabby Chic look,  I started working with the room and it was so easy.
I brought down my old navy velvet wing chair, the one that I purchased in 1982, and she just brought the room to life.  I grabbed a  pillow made from an antique rug off of a shelf in the laundry room and dressed her up some. That old girl still has it!!!
There are still some things to do before I consider the dining room makeover officially finished, but I am close enough to show it off.
I will explain some of the finishes, window treatment makeovers, etc. in upcoming makeover posts.
Next, I am taking a deep breath and gearing up to make the slipcovers for the dining room chairs.
My goal was to deformalize this room.  I think that I achieved that by adding the bamboo blinds behind the very formal curtains – adding three vintage pieces of furniture for storage, and using  the ruffled tablecloth that I made from a drop cloth and a bed sheet!!!

View from the foyer
This vintage tea cart certainly lends a casual element to the dining room
as did giving the decorative mirrors a milk paint finish
Taking pictures from the corner
View from G-Man’s office
More on the mirror makeovers to follow –
lovin’ them so much better now
Close up of the end wall opposite the foyer
Creating this piece was one of my favorite projects
Can’t wait to share more about it’s makeover
This photo was taken from the end of the room looking  back into the foyer
Read about the blue chest makeover here
I have many more things I want to share about the dining room makeover.
I sure hope y’all don’t get too bored with it!
Linking to the following:

 Cottage and Vine

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  1. Looks absolutely gorgeous. Those window treatments are so elegant. You did an excellent job of pulling it all together.

  2. I think you did a fabulous job, Rhonda! I definitely think you went the right way by not fighting with the room and the furnishings you had. Love the woven shades and the tablecloth! I'll be looking forward to reading your more in-depth posts on this transformation.

  3. Beautiful, Rhonda!! I LOVE the blue chair and the window treatments, the ruffled tablecloth...everything!! Amazing!


  4. Rhonda-It looks wonderful...and I love your old blue velvet chair wiht that rug! I SOOO want that rug-it is beautiful! Your dining room is looking wonderful...it is NOT a shabby chic dining room...nor should it be...it is speaking for itself...a slightly formal gal with a little causal sass mixed in! I like her-she is my kinda gal! xo Diana

  5. Rhonda your dining room is beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the mirrors and the painted hutch with the chicken wire! Martina

  6. It looks wonderful. I love all of your furniture pieces and the mirrors are fabulous. You did good. It's so welcoming and inviting. Hugs, Marty

  7. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous! I love the drop cloth table cloth! That piece you made is beautiful!! Every thing about this room speaks casual elegance!

  8. You did a wonderful redecorating your dining room, all it's elegant but inviting and cozy. I love your rug and beautiful mirrors. The bamboo window treatment is perfect, it's what I want to do, I hope sooner than later. You did an amazing job, congrats!

  9. Hello Rhonda,
    The makeover looks great...love the new bamboo blinds and that tablecloth is really cute! I have been thinking about adding bamboo blinds here, but I think Mr.CC will not like it:(


  10. Rhonda it looks beautiful! My fave things are your gorgeous curtains and that hutch!!! I can not wait to see how you achieved it!!

  11. Lovely room. Love the chair! What I did to create a more shabby look in my home was to paint my china and buffet and the chairs cottage white. I'm so glad that I did I love it. Your china would be stunning painted white. You can check out the archives on my blog to see my diningroom. It's my favorite room in the house.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  12. i have to say, this is gorgeous! your curtains are perfect and the shades really do 'take it down" a notch. I LOVE the skirt!!!!! sooo cute!!!! it's dressy, but not that dressy. you did a great job.

  13. Hi there! I'm cracking up because I have almost the identical dining room set and I am trying to de-formalize my space as well! :-) I love all things traditional though so I realized the same thing...I needed to work with the space and not against it! Yours is absolutely beyond gorgeous and all of the rich textures and colors are right up my alley. I'm your newest follower!

  14. Beautiful dining room!

  15. Hi Rhonda, Your dining room is beautiful and I love the two mirrors! The drapes and table cover are wonderful. Everything is perfect!

  16. How nice to have a setback in your wall for the hutch. What a space saver. Thanks so much for joining the "room by room" series!



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