Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Dining Room (said with echoes)

Sorry…Blogger is having issues with comments, and I thought they’d be fixed by now.  They’re not.  Grr.

Let’s take this reveal back to the beginning, shall we?  We were just getting ready to attack it, so I wasn’t particularly concerned with lighting.

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It was a green room with black furniture.  It was a pebble in my shoe, a thorn in my side—we didn’t get along well.

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Prepare yourself for some pictures ‘cause I’m pretty happy with it.

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Oh sure.  It’s not completely finished yet.  I’m looking for a new chandelier (pendant), and I can’t seem to find a vase for the arrangement that works.  It’s temporary.  I need to hem the curtains, but I’m simply too lazy.  Soon enough.

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I will say that adding trimwork to any room can make drastic changes. Even without any accessories, it was galaxies better than what it was before!

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I’ll come back with some details about the project. For now, I’m simply enjoying the fact that it’s done.  Almost.

91 comments:

Juggling Thoughts @ One Fine Wire said...

It looks beautiful! I would like some trimwork done in my dining room as well.

Great job!

Chris said...

Oh, congratulations it looks lovely. Well done.

Allison said...

I love it. It looks great.

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

The room looks beautiful. I love the colors you have chosen.

Jesser said...

I love green and in fact, my hubby's office is green (wasabi) with black furniture. But I must say I like the afters MUCH better. It turned out beautifully! I especially love the one painting with the circles. Very nice!

*claire* said...

wow! i love that! you did a great job!

Allison said...

Wow, wow, WOW! It looks incredible! Congrats on a job fabulously done :)

Casa Cannon said...

it's awesome! I am loving it. I am going to make some puddle curtains like that-i already have the material. i was wondering though, how many inches are there on the end there for that puddle? im trying to figure out how much to add on to the end of mine.

Decorchick! said...

Awesome!!! The board and batten looks amazing!

Amy said...

I literally gasped! Such a beautiful room!!! Love, love, love!

Irene @OurUglyHome said...

Wow! Look at all that natural light. And the chairs are amazing.

Melissa said...

LOVE IT!

Jen said...

Oooh it looks very nice! And I love that lamp! I've been looking for one of those!

Wendy said...

Wow! It looks amazing! What a beautiful transformation!
Wendy

Maggie said...

W.O.W!!!! What an amazing transformation! I love the drapes just like they are, puddled on the ground! You must be so proud :) I would just sit in there and do everything...eat, read, talk on the phone, make the kids come play cards with me.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Gorgeous! I love the trim work...our dining room has similar trim. I love the birdhouse! Did you paint it, or did you find it that color?

Meet Virginia said...

This looks like something out of a magazine! Great job I love it!!

~Morgan

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becca jordan said...

ah! love it! love your choice of color tones and i especially love the color of the lamp and birdcage as accents!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

It looks great!

Cheri said...

WOW! What a difference. Very nice.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very inviting, Chris! I love your chairs and I love the trim and blue you brought in!

Gordita said...

You're right about the trim. It really makes the room look elegant. Great job!

kimert said...

Oh gosh that is so beautiful!

Jamie said...

Amazing! I love it all!

Our Life :) said...

WOW, What an amazing transformation! Love it :)

Kenzie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

I love it!

Kath said...

B-U-TIFUL! Can you come to Utah and help me with mine? ;)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh my. It is absolutely stunning! Love the trim work, love the curtains. Love it all!

Centsational Girl said...

Absolutely lovely ! I'm loving all of your personal touches, especially those window treatments!

xo
Kate

shelly @ the familyblt said...

I love what you've done! It's lovely!

Kari Jenkins said...

I don't know you, but I hate you!! Look at that gorgeous dining room...I have some serious dining room jealousy rocking here. Mine has sat half way finished for months now! I needed this inspiration!

Just Beachy said...

Oh Chris ,
doesn't that beautiful white trim just change the whole feel of the room , it looks so beautiful.
I think chandeliers are the hardest part at least ones that don't cost a fortune, good luck finding one you like .
Chris

Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

Oh my goodness, this is beyond outstanding!!!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I like the curtains puddled on the floor. Looks elegant. Love the whole room.

{Happy Homes} said...

I LOVE it! It looks great!

Northern Mama from the South said...

WOW! I love the higher trim, it adds so much to the room, so well done.

Pricklybranch Manor said...

BEAUTIFUL! Great job Chris!

Cereal In My Stiletto said...

looks awesome...excited for details!

Ann said...

Its fabulous! Great color on the walls! And the blue accents are perfect. Head on over to YHL they've got a great idea over there about transforming a chandelier w/ a drum shade...maybe you'll like it for your DR.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Fabulous job! Love it!!! :)

Denise said...

WOw, looks like a magazine cover, it looks amazing.
:)

Amy Bennett said...

Omigosh, I love it so much!

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

Gorgeous!

Amber said...

STUNNING! It looks absolutely gorgeous, down to every little detail!

I would love to hear where you got your dining chairs?

LOVE IT!!!

Mindy said...

so nice! Great job!

♥ helen said...

It`s very beautiful.

Heather said...

Wow! It's wonderful! Now...if only my house would look like this!

Melanie said...

It just beautiful! I love the molding and the color!

Karen said...

It's gorgeous! Love the round silver mirror.

I just repainted my green dining room too. :)

Katie said...

I looks just amazingly beautiful. I really like the silver platter just leaning on the wall. My dining room is our next room of attack. I can't wait.

Lovely Little Nest said...

LOVE this room! The lamp, the drapes, the table ~ all so fabulous!

Are the chairs from IKEA?

Great transformation!! :)

Green Gracie Home said...

Oh, my! Made me leave my google reader to come comment...it looks like it is out of a Southern Living mag...totally fab! And I like the curtains with a little puddle...

Lori said...

Amazing!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

WOW!! I love it! Well done!

Sara said...

I LOVE it! Great work and I think the curtains look awesome puddled like they are.

Kate @ That's What Living Is To Me said...

This is awesome! I love the walls and the curtains- where did you get them?

Jules said...

What a difference. I love it. Your color choices are so pretty.

Barb said...

You have impressed me sooo many times, but this is over the top GORGEOUS. There are so many changes. The room is a total transformation. The wall trim turned out spectacular. Never thought those drapes would be so beautiful when we were out shopping for them. What good taste you have sweetheart. I feel like I just broused Candice Olsen's blog. You should be so proud. Fabulous!!!!!!!!! Love you

Mom

jen said...

That trim makes the room. Great colors.

Jamie said...

WOW & FABULOUS!

Carmen said...

WOW! This is fabulous, Chris! I love the trim work. It totally MAKES the room. Well done!

Melissa said...

It's gorgeous! Just totally gorgeous. The chairs, the WOODWORK! Oh my, so lovely.

I'd be standing in the doorway gazing at that room with hearts in my eyes all day. ;-)

Daisie said...

This really is stunning! When I saw the pictures I almost skipped over the post thinking that it was an ad. I didn't realize you were doing that! Great job! I'm so jealous!

Lettered Cottage said...

Its so beautiful! And your photos are gorgeous! Love it all...and You!

Layla

Phil and Bri said...

Don't hem the curtains!! I think they look gorgeous pooled...but that is just me :) LOVE IT!! What a change!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

so gorgeous!!! You did a great job! I especially love the curtains, and the board & batten (is that what it's called?)...and the mirror...love it!

Cindy said...

LOVE that!
I sooo want to do that type of trim to our basemnt walls. Can't wait for the details!
Enjoy the day

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love the colors. It's beautiful!

Stephanie said...

You are an artist!

Kathy R. said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can you please come to NJ and decorate my home? :o)

Anonymous said...

I actually like like the curtains like that. Maybe it reminds me of the hems on elegant dresses you see and wish you had a reason to wear one. I think a splash of color in the form of a tie on the curtains would be just enough. Just my opinion though.

Dawn Nasakaitis said...

Fantastic! You have such great style. You are the blog that I visit at least once a day...if not 2, 3, 18, :)

Did you by chance paint the picture on your wall in the DR? It looks like something fabulous that you would create.

DOEHLER DAYS said...

This is beautiful. I want to do wainscoting to my bedroom in a few weeks and I love the height you have it at. Did you also take your base molding off?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks.

Katie said...

I'm new to your blog, via a friend's blog, but am already in awe and trying to figure out what room I may be able to transform with this idea! I look forward to visiting your blog more often. :)

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh - pretty!!! I love the color and your board & batten is beautiful! I just completed my first DIY projecy with Board and Batten and LOVE it! Now I want to do my whole house in it - lol. It is so classic and beautiful!

Gorgeous room! And I love the drapes too!

XOXO
Jen

Sarah said...

WOW!!! You've now convinced me to scoure the house for spots to do the trim work. I love it. It looks so amazing. And I also love the wall color. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it all. Your curtains are so pretty, even if they aren't hemmed. Can't wait to hear all about your re-do. Love & blessings from NC!

Rachel B said...

What a transformation, LOVE it!! You did a great job, you must be proud.

Carla said...

It looks great! What a difference the board and batten makes. It really brightened the whole room up. Great job!

Sew Many Ways... said...

I'm speechless...ok I'm never speechless! This is just spectacular, beautiful, classic...

Pamela said...

LOVE your redo! Makes mine look sooo unfinished!:( Your board and batten I dream about! Beautiful space!

Staci said...

O.M.G. That is stunning! I am totally in love and can NOT WAIT for the details. You are such an inspiration!

Mrs. Petrie said...

So chic now! It went from country to city with your beautiful changes. Looking forward to seeing what lighting you choose.

Carpet CA Tech said...

Unbelievable transformation! You are correct, what an amazing change with a fresh coat of paint and wood trimming. Also great selection of carpet color, very soft and goes very well with the color scheme you selected. Can't wait to see your final product, but looks amazing as it is! Keep it up :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

STUNNING! You must excuse me now, because I'm off to board-and-batten my entire house from top to bottom. ;)

Junella said...

I usually comment once in a blue moon. BUT I just had to leave one for you. I'm giving you high praise on a super job!!! I've always wanted to re-do a room. IF i EVER, I'd love to copy this one, because it is GORGEOUS. Did you make those chairs yourself?? I've been wanting to make parson chairs myself. Would love any advice. Again, CONGRATS!!!! Your hard work always pays off!

One Crafty Chick's Creations said...

I am so in LOVE! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle @ One Crafty Chick's Creation

One Crafty Chick's Creations said...

I am so in LOVE! Thank you for sharing this amazing transformation!

Michelle@ One Crafty Chick's Creations

Marie said...

oh. my. gawd!!! i am in LOVE! that room is perfection!!!! and ikea? oh how i love ikea!! we recently moved to VA (but not before spending 3 weeks in michigan with my outlaws...who knew you were so close??) and we have an ikea very close. as a matter of fact we've been in our new house 1 week, 2 days and we've been to ikea twice. lmao my husband is currently at work putting crown molding in my "office" (aka internet shopping room) but i made him look at your dining room photos and he took notes! cross your fingers for me! love the paint color you used... wanna share?

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh this is fabulous!! All your hard work paid off, it's beautiful!
XO
Kristin

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