Monday, August 29, 2011

Makeover Monday {The Mustard Ceiling}


It's Monday again. Funny how that keeps happening! Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling is here sharing part of her fabo home with us. She has a great eye for style and is a great DIYer!


Hi, A Lived in Home readers, I'm Elizabeth visiting from The Mustard Ceiling.

I'm excited to be here today to share with you our dining room makeover. My husband and I bought a 1950's brick rancher when we moved to New Mexico in April, 2008.

Since then, we have been working on transforming every room in our house to make it our own .

We started with our dining room...and boy has it seen some changes.

It was the first room we started renovating when we moved in, because it was the worst.
Here is our dining room now:

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This is what it looked like when we moved into our home.

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I have to admit, I was not a fan of the rustic, green barnwood wainscoting...so
the day after we moved in I told my husband it had to go.

He built the wainscoting, which drastically changed the look and feel of the room.


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After he built the wainscoting, we painted the room SW Dovetail gray
and moved in our furniture.

This spring, I decided the room needed a little more color and I started adding pops of coral.

I started by designing and sewing these burlap drapes trimmed in coral.

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I still felt like it was missing something...
so I DIYed a coral ikat print for the chairs...

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and added fresh artwork.

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Thought I was finished, didn't you?

Nope, two more changes were in order:

1. I made a tailored table skirt to turn my hand me down sofa table into a buffet table

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and

2. changed the artwork...
(can you count how many times it has been changed in this post alone?)

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When I look back at where we started, I can't even believe it is the same room.

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Hopefully, this room is finally finished, I am pretty sure it has had a full-blown identity crisis.

But, I have to ask...is a room ever really finished?

Thank you for having me today Megan!

2 comments:

  1. Elizabeth is so amazing...I absolutely adore her dining room and her chair fabric project was what officially put her in "rockstar DIYer" status for me (c:

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