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:
11/14/11Cottage and Vine