Friday, November 16, 2012

before & after: my dining room

So here ya go! Another before and after of our house!  This time its the dining area.  It is a small space but I love it b/c almost all of the pieces I found for great deals, along with a few DIY projects.

First up- a few before shots.  The first one is with the previous dwellers stuff!  Things to note: vertical blinds (oh yeah!), gross carpet, lucite fan!!, the dreaded popcorn ceiling, the back door with foggy windows..

Some "during" shots.  In the right picture I had the thermostat moved down the wall b/c it was originally smack dab in the center of the wall.  Why do builders do that?!  We have the same dilemma in the Miami project too!

Some Afters!!!...

The dining table I found at the Restoration Hardware outlet for 75% off the retail price (it was still in the regular retail store at the time!) Needless to say I pretty much ran to the cash register to check out before anyone else could!  The artwork is a Mallory original (ha!) Its just a filler for now until I find the perfect piece that doesn't break the bank.

The chairs I found on Criaglist and the chandelier is from Lowes.
This is one of my favorite vases and is from the Dwell Studio contest I won last year...for those of you I stalked on Facebook!  The bar cart is another flea market find that I wish I had a before pic of

The bar cart is another flea market find that I wish I had a before pic of it was beat up and dark brown.  I gave it a rub down with metal brush and then painted chrome.  I then came across one that looks almost identical at Jayson Home & Garden that was close to $ this was a win!

The buffet is also a redo project and the lamps I made! (more on both projects below)  The mirrors are from Ballard Design

A few glimpses of some of the projects in this space.  The buffet I found at a furniture consignment store covered in hand painted chickens and country motif.  The original owner also had replaced the hardware with teeny tiny knobs?!  

I then actually found the perfect hardware for the pieces time period at the flea market.  They fit perfect to the original holes and there were exactly 6 at the booth! It was meant to be.  Although they were gross so 4 hours of scrubbing with Brasso and they were back to their original glory!

The lamps I made from floral vases.  I found the exact tutorial on another blog, yet I cannot remember which one!  If you happen to recognize these and know the blog, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Hope you all have a great's the last one before we are officially into holiday season!!!!


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