Monday, February 27, 2012

The Dining Room - Here We Go...Again

This is what my dining room looked like about about a month ago. Progress was being made.

curtains - check
chandelier - check
6 chairs - check (When I first created the dining room mood board I did not decide on chairs. I was waiting for the perfect deal on CL)
mirror hung and painted - check

silhouettes - almost a check, I have done 2 and need to do the other 2
table - needs to be paint
chairs - need to decide on fabrics

And then one day I decided to see what the chevon curtains looked like in the living room. Guess what, I liked them better in there. Oh, and I decided that I don't want to work around this table any longer. The parsons chairs just don't fit around the pedestal just right and the table could stand to be a tad narrower. The dining room is very small.

So, I have a new plan. Imagine that.

The wall color and chandelier are staying the same.

The white mirror and silhouettes will stay the same ( I just need to finish them and then show you).

We are going to build a farmhouse table. I really wanted to do this last year, but we had way too many other projects going on to even consider it.

via Decor And The Dog
I want it to look just like this one. Our dining room is very small, so I like that we can customize the size so that it fits the room just right. I am also looking forward to my chairs actually fitting around the table.

The slip covered parsons chairs are going to get recovered in brown leather or vinyl. I went back and forth about this, (that is a lot of brown), but I am going to have to be practical. I have 2 little boys and we eat in our dining room almost every night. I don't want to get mad or frustrated when they spill something on my fabric. I know I could scotch guard them, but I think in the long run this will still be more practical. I also change my mind a lot, so nice and neutral is probably best. I am going to recover the current brown chairs with a nice graphic fabric. The boys don't sit in those. I'm pretty set on something green and white.

These are my 2 current faves.

Okra by Vicki Payne via

Waverly Cross Section via

Then there is the whole curtain thing. I have looked at a lot of fabric. I haven't found anything that I like for the amount of money I am looking to spend.  But, I found some panels from World Market that I think are going to be just right. I like that they will add a nice big dose of pattern and color. Has anyone seen these in person? Are they pretty? We don't have a World Market, so I will have to order them.

Zinna Print Curtain via

So that is the new plan for the dining room, at least for now, anyway. I am the only one that totally changes the plan before finishing?

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  1. I'm really digging the curtains - love the variety of colors and the deeper colors. I'm also so excited to see your farmhouse table. I'll be living vicariously through you!

  2. I like the curtains. I think they will be a nice.....and different from the colors you normally use :)

  3. I don't usually like a chain print but, man, that one is awesome! Also, I think that curtain fabric is super fun!! :)


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