Hi Friends! Happy Friday!
Wow! It has been such a busy week between spending time with the kids, dentist appointments, furniture makeovers and trying to get more done with the dining room…and I’m so sorry to be posting later than usual today.
Progress is being made in the dining room.
As you know, I’m loving the white walls and the furniture has been painted. I shared with you some tips on staining earlier this week and you can see the finished results on the table above. The chairs have all been painted and waxed with Chalk Paint ® in Old White. Love how this is looking. The chairs look so much better in white than the pink and yellow color they were:
So much better now, right?!?
Simone is still waiting for the room to be completed:
The fabric arrived from Online Fabric Stores yesterday and I can’t wait to reupholster them this weekend. What do you think of this color:
It is Canvas Spa by Sunbrella. Love it! It picks up colors on the antique dresser, inside the hutch and shades of the oriental. I decided on Sunbrella fabric because of my little guys eating in the dining room – the food doesn’t always make it into their mouths.
We’ve hung curtains this week and they look a-maz-ing. Can’t wait for you to see them. But the piece I’m so excited about is this crystal and brass chandelier:
I know you’re not getting the full impression of just how beautiful this one is because it is in cardboard box. Sigh. She really is a beauty. I found her at a local antique shop – 3A Antiques and knew, just knew she was meant for our dining room.
Can you see the beautiful aged patina?
The crystals sparkle and they are all there! I can’t wait to see how this looks hanging with the lights on. Fingers crossed this goes up this weekend.
Now, I need your help. I posted a question about our built in china cabinet on Home Talk but thought I’d ask you all too. Inside the china cabinet is fabric which the previous owners Velcro-ed up. Under that fabric is linoleum that looks like tiles. This doesn’t go with my idea of a French / Shabby Chic dining room. The linoleum has to go. Now for your help, what should I do? Should I take it down and paint it or should I try and paint over it or should I hang a different fabric or wall paper? What do you think?
Happy Friday!!!! See you all on Sunday for Silver Pennies Sundays!