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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dining Room Progress

I've made some progress on the dining room. I showed you my design board here for the rest of the dining room plan and I've incorporated several of the items already. This is an accomplishment record for me! Usually I sit on ideas for a while and hope they happen by osmosis while I play around in other rooms and create more and more plans. Not this time.

Just to refresh your brain, here's the before: 

And now with the changes:

The goblets and place mats are from Z Gallerie. I scored on the placemats. They were on sale then I got them for another 20% off! Cha ching! 

The once bronze candelabra is now lacquer black! So much better! It's amazing what spray paint can do.

La Fiorentina pillows add much needed pattern to the space. I just love them! 

Please ignore my very wrinkly place mats. I know that I need to iron them, but I don't even iron shirts, much less these. I'm sure the wrinkles will disappear once I have my zig zag plates on them. I told Santa (aka hubby) that I wanted them for Christmas, but he sent me a rejection letter saying he's not buying me plates. Really, what kind of Santa is that? Guess I will have to take matters into my own hands. 

I'm still undecided about the Clarice Dove drapes. Several of you said go for it, but I'm going to wait until I get everything else in the room and see if the space still needs more pattern and color. Plus, with the holidays, the cream drapes will work better with my festive decor. 

Do you like the changes so far? 

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  1. It looks great, and I love those glasses!

  2. Your dining room looks amazing! The Z-gallerie glassware is one of my faves too. I really love your gray upholstered chairs...so pretty!

  3. Looking good over here! I need to work on my dining room for sure.

  4. Nice changes and my husband wuuld never buy me plates either!

    Robin Flies South

  5. Beautiful. Love the pillows. Would love for you to stop by and link up to More the Merrier Monday.

  6. The before AND the after look beautiful but I do love your changes. Nice job!

  7. I love all of your nice touches. So pretty! I will have to go back and check out your mood board. Thanks so much for joining the "room by room" series!


  8. Beautiful! I love your chairs by the way. Those are some of the prettiest I've seen. It's a great room and you have amazing taste.

  9. Hi there, what a beautiful dining room. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. Okay I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dining room, these chairs are TO DIE FOR!!! Oh my gosh!