Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MY DINING ROOM


Well first off, let me thank you for all of your kind comments here, on Facebook, and Instagram yesterday!  Between the new blog design and the Good Housekeeping feature, you all sure know how to pile on the compliments!  Thank you, thank you very much. 

Today, I'm so happy to show you my finally finished Dining Room!  Many of you have been with me through all of the work on this room.  I just checked, and my first post about this re-do was in March of 2012, but I had sold all of our DR furniture a good 6 months before that.  Whew!  I took my time, waited for bargains on the pieces I wanted, and almost everything here was a DIY project.  So, I don't have a lot to say today, I'll just show you the result!








I just refinished the table that I bought from my parents before they would have painted it and sold it in their booth.  It is old and the legs were already somewhat chippy, but I helped them along a little more with the sander.  I completely refinished the top using a mix of Ebony and Jacobean stain with a matte finish poly on top. The size is perfect with the new leaf in place and I will keep it in all the time.  I love everything about this table, especially the chunky legs and the scalloped curvy cross braces at the bottom.  I like to prop my feet up on those!  








I found a few awesome brass pots at an Estate Sale last weekend.  After some Brasso and lots of elbow grease, this one is a favorite!








And, just for fun, here's where I started about 2 years ago (pre-blog!)...



Pretty big change, if I do say so myself!


Here are some of the links to the projects for this room:



And here are a few sources for things that weren't second hand:

Quatrefoil Mirrors- Better Homes and Gardens from Wal-Mart (painted gold)
Frames- Michaels
Chandelier- Garbe's in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tufted Side Chairs- Overstock
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37 comments:

  1. Yeah, Jennifer! SUCH a huge difference in the before and after...much more colorful and hip! I have loved seeing each project that you did to make this whole look come together. Love your new blog look and many congrats on the Good Housekeeping feature!

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  2. Wow! That's a serious transformation! Isn't it amazing the rooms we live with that are so not "us." I love all your layering of green on green- very fresh and inviting!

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  3. Love everything about this room. Would love to sit at this table with my cup and saucer.

    All your hard work has truly paid off.

    Enjoy your beautiful room.

    LuAnn

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  4. Definitely a HUGE change. Beautiful transformation!

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  5. Not only is it original, but it's stunning! SO much life in that room. I am confident it will make every meal taste better and every conversation happier. ;)

    You've outdone yourself! Now if THIS doesn't get featured in a magazine somewhere, somethin' ain't right with the world! :)

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  6. call me swoony mcswoonerson because i love it all!

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  7. It is stunning! So eclectic and well balanced! I love the green chest and the cain chairs totally make it! Erin did that fabric on the back of her chair! I just love the pop of color! Your photos look great too! What a great place to sit and enjoy friends and family!

    Laura
    House Envy

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  8. Love it! Love your vision and your patience! Please please promise me if you decide to get rid of your chandelier I get first dibs!!!!! I loved your old furniture too!!! I love seeing your home!

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  9. Jennifer I'm so very excited for you! Your table came out beautifully, it has exceeded my expectations, I love the dark and the weathered legs!!!!! And the dining room over all seems to represent you so much better now - I love all the color, personality, and style you've give it!!! What a transformation!!!!

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  10. Oooh, that table was so worth every bit of trouble! I love the dark stain against your hutch and chairs, you have a great eye for mixing styles! Go prop your feet up on the pretty base and take it all in! :)

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  11. Very beautiful transformation. I love it!

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  12. Oh wow, I don't even remember the before! It has so much personality now, I love all of it! That green will always have my heart :)

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  13. Wow! What a difference from the before and after. I've never seen the before and always thought the process of redoing was beautiful. Now, the after is truly stunning! So many elements I love...the green hutch, the Chang Mai fabric & cane chairs, you name it! The brass container is lovely. Great job, Ms Jennifer. :)

    xo
    Pat

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  14. I'm totally crushing on that brass pot and those bird prints! Of course, the awesome green hutch simply makes the room. Great job!

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  15. Looks great, Jennifer. This room is much more you now.

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  16. Absolutely LOVELY!!! You did such a fantastic job!!! Can't wait to see more of your projects!!!

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  17. So so beautiful! I'm tellin you that green hutch is PERFECTION! Totally makes the space. It's wonderful. Entertaining is going to be a delight in there:) thanks for sharing

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  18. Pretty AMAZING change! The table looks gorgeous and that hutch (I've said it a couple times before) is a show stopper and a Pinterest star.

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  19. It's so beautiful. I bet you can now take a big sigh of relief that it's finished! Looks great.

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  20. Seriously stunning, my friend! You are incredibly talented!

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  21. Absolutely Gorgeous! New follower, hoping you'll follow back :) http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  22. It looks so beautiful! I found you a few months from pinterest and you have inspired me so much for my home with your beautiful style. Thank you.

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  23. This is absolutely inspiring! Especially love the end chairs. I read your tutorial and, one day I'm going to give it a go. Thank you for continually bringing great ideas and lovely pictures to your blog for all to enjoy!
    Lisa

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  24. Hi Jennifer! I popped over from my reader specifically to leave you a comment. I first found you via Pinterest and your AMAZING green hutch and followed up right away. I wanted to tell you that I absolutely adore the way your dining room has come together. You've blended classic with whimsy in such a spectacular way - congrats and such a beautiful room!

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  25. I love your dining room. Green is my favorite color. I have a few touches of this color around my house, but not as bold as your china cabinet. You have inspired me to go for it. I have a side table that would love this color. Thanks!

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  26. I am OBSESSED with your green cabinet!! It showcases your china so beautifully. I usually don't care that I don't have a formal living room but when I see rooms like this, I can't help but get really jealous!

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  27. love how everything came together, looks like it belongs in the Ballard catalog!

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  28. Love your style! The green hutch and colorful host chairs mixed with traditional elements give that room just the right amount of unexpected fun!

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  29. Oh my goodness, lovin that green hutch and the brass accessories!! Your dining room looks so nice. :)

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  30. I love too many things about this room to mention! That green hutch is so gorgeous! Love love the whole room!

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  31. I am in love with your dining room! The green hutch, the chairs, the table, the chandelier.... everything!! Gorgeous!
    Chelsea
    chelseaandcamille.blogspot.com

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  32. Very pretty! I love the shade of green in your dining room -- it's my favorite color! Beautiful!

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  33. Jennifer, your dining room is so thoughtfully put together and designed! I love the way the colors and furniture are bold, yet they all blend so beautifully! Thanks for linking up to the Be Bold Challenge! :)

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  34. What is the wall color?

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  35. What do you use to display your dishes upright?

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