Thursday, May 14, 2009

Procrastination pays off

For the past few months, I've been dreaming and collecting for a big dining room makeover. I had grand plans that it would all be done in a flash, and forgot about the work involved. So when Melissa at the Inspired Room decided to throw a procrastination party, I was all over it. But I procrastinated and didn't sign up. But, my project was done in time to link to her finish, so here it is!
This is where I started. A nice dining room in a color that I love each fall but hate in the spring time and a too-small table that I've had since my first apartment after college. Not horrible, but not good. Certainly not the elegant formal dining room I had in mind.




So I've been scouring Craigslist for new furniture and managed to piece together some items with good bones. Let's focus on the pieces that I have finished and pay no attention to the china cabinet.





But then I got out the black spray paint...


And some cream fabric...
Middle chair

And help from a cute little dog...
Pudge with end chair

And before you know it, I had a new dining room set!
Table done

21 comments:

  1. Way to go! It looks great. :)

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  2. Looks great! And I love that rug!

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  3. Oh it does look elegant! You're going to have so much fun as you continue to pull this great space together...

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  4. I love your rug, too! Where did you get it?

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  5. Very nice! I love Craigslist. What new wall color have you decided upon?

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  6. Awesome! That looks so nice. Good job!

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  7. Wow, those turned out gorgeous! Love how they are the perfect compliment to the rug. Stunning!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the drama that the black paint adds.

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  9. It's awesome to think that we, ourselves handle the transformation in every piece we planned.

    Congrats & job well done.

    Love it!

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  10. LOVE IT!! Love the black!! Congrats it looks Wonderful!

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  11. Oh the magic of spray paint. Looks fabulous!

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  12. Looks great. Love the black! And what a cool rug.

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  13. Wow, that looks great! Amazing what you accomplished. And I adore the rug, very fun! Glad you joined in!

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  14. Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments, ladies.

    For those who asked, the rug is a cheapy from Lowe's. I have pets, and I clean up more cat puke than I would like to admit, and therefore rugs in my house are cheap.

    The wainscoting will be stripped and repainted white, and the upper walls will be Restoration Hardware's Linen. I think.

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  15. Kate, thanks so much for coming and visiting my little blog. Yes I do have a Cricut. It is my favorite purchase ever. You can do so much with it, and I have definitely gotten my money's worth.

    Love what you did with your Craigslist purchases. Don't you just love Craigslist. It is amazing what you can find there and for a super good price too. Can't wait to see what else you do. The room looks great, and I love the rug. Perfect.

    Come back soon.

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