Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome to THE Dining Room!

What can I say!  The Dining Room project has come to an end and I am sooooo glad.  We finished up just in time to enjoy spending Thanksgiving in there, and promptly began Christmas decorating so I didn't manage to get any photos without the decorations.  I hope you will appreciate a little before and after fun!

Welcome to our before dining room
(the first couple of "before" shots were the ones sent to me via email
 when my DH found the house):

The BEFORE.....

the AFTER!
Another BEFORE...

Here are more detail changes, before....
I thought we were going to have to replace the chandelier...

but the shades made it a keeper!

These window treatments were re-purposed from our last house.  They were too short for the height I wanted to hang them, so I found a remnant (literally the end of a bolt) of raw silk in just the right color, cut it into 4 equal strips and added it onto the bottom with some coordinating trim.  Presto!  I now have  NEW, custom drapes!  Hot glue is your friend!!!! I also used the drapes to recover the chairs.

Here are a few more  random shots of our "new" dining room!
 We still have a few things we want to add to the dining room...a BIG rug, just to name one, but I will have to find just the right one so that may take a few months!  Now, I am off to tackle more Christmas decorating and to start planning our next project!

Primer/paint/Spackle/sand paper, etc. $175.00
Hole Patch kit $ 15.00
Electrical receptacles/covers/supplies $ 30.00
Shades for Chandelier $ 45.00
Curtain $ 79.00
Window Treatment supplies (fabric/trim) $ 17.00

 Total Cost for Project: $361.00

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  1. Wow...that is beautiful! Your dining room looks so much larger now. Very very pretty! And darn that project didnt hardly cost you anything. Happy Holidays to you and your family. And again beautiful room!

  2. WOW!!! That looks like a magazine spread...seriously. Great, great job!!! I especially love the comment about hot glue being your friend...yes ma'am, it certainly is!

  3. Wow! What a beautiful job! And so cost efficient! Thanks for sharing! The room looks perfect for the holidays! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooo gorgeous!!!!!!! I am SO IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Looks fantastic! You did a great job!

  6. Wow! It looks beautiful. Y'all did a fabulous job on it.

  7. It looks fabulous!! You and your hubby are such a great DIY team. I love the gold and red combination that you chose.

  8. It's beautiful! I love yellow and red. That's what I have in my living room. Love it all and the tree is amazing!!!

    I'm visiting from Amanda's.

  9. Wow, what a beautiful transformation. All your hard work really paid off. Your Christmas tree is perfect in there. We have ours in our dining room this year, too.

  10. What an amazing room. It looks wonderful. It's a huge room. And your tree is beautiful. Taking wallpaper off is a chore, isn't it? Been there, done that. But the end result is definitely worth it. :)

  11. Oh Bella, It's gorgeous!!! I can't believe the transformation. It's sooo fabulous and just in time for Christmas. I love the color of the walls. It made all the beautiful accents pop. Y'all did a fantastic job. It's truly magazine worthy.

  12. Awesome makeover, Michelle!!! The room looks so much larger now. Great improvement. :) And I love how you updated the chandelier! Thanks for linking up with me. :)

  13. Very pretty! What a did a great job! I love the curtain idea. It looks like it could be in a magazine. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  14. Beautiful Makeover!

    Love the colors you chose...I may use your room as inspiration for my own dining room!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  15. Great job! I love the before and after photos.

  16. SERIOUSLY gorgeous!! it looks amazing straight out of a magazine, very good job! <3

  17. What an amazing transformation! It is gorgeous!

  18. Michelle, your transformation is just stunning. How exciting to be decorating your new home for the first Christmas there with your family. Thanks so much for sharing.

  19. You have such a great decorating eye! I just want to sit down to Christmas Dinner in that dining room!

  20. Bella, what a pretty room, you've really worked hard on it. thanks for sharing & linking up.


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