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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dining Room Progress: An Update

I know it has been forever since I have talked about my dining room or posted any pictures.  The reason being is that we have been looking forever for a piece of furniture to fit in the large niche, with no luck.  Without anything in the niche, the room looks incomplete.  I have, however, added black and white striped curtains since I last showed pictures of the room.

I will be posting about those curtains soon…they were a DIY…I made them…well, sort off…I no-sewed the black panels onto existing curtains…back to that B & W striped obsession…LOVE them…

Anyway, back to some full shots of the dining room and to see where the room has come since we moved in.  Our house is open concept, so the dining is the first room on the right when you walk in the front door, and it is open to the rest of the house.  Here is where we are today…

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If you remember, the room started with the dining table.  A steal from West Elm ($125).  You can read more about this here.

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Next, came the chairs that were ordered from Restoration Hardware (on sale for $199 each).  You can read more about these here.

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Next, came the vintage chandelier we purchased at a vintage store in KC (worth every penny).  You can read more about this here.

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We hung the curtains a few months ago, and we are still waiting to find the right piece for the niche.  Let me know if you have any good ideas! Oh, and do you think I need a large rug to center the space, or should I just keep the hardwoods exposed?

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Dining Room To-Do List:
table
chairs

lighting
curtains

rug or no rug?
furniture piece for the niche
artwork for above the piece of furniture (need some color)!
accessorize the piece of furniture
have a dinner party (still hasn’t happened!)

  Once the room is complete, I will update more photos, but for now, still a work in progress!

Linking up with:
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/

ttp://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.net/

http://www.houseofhepworths.com/
http://www.tipjunkie.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/

http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/
http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/

http://lilluna.com/
http://www.somewhatsimple.com/
http://craftionary.blogspot.com/
http://itsoverflowing.com/
http://too-much-time.com/

30 comments :

  1. I love what you've done so far!! How about a really large leaning floor mirror in the niche? Maybe even put a console table in front of the mirror? World Market has one that is open and exactly your style!

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  2. I love the idea of a large leaning mirror! I don't have any mirrors on my first floor, so that might be a great option! Thanks for your insight!

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  3. I love this room! It's very dramatic. I can't wait to see what else you do to it!

    Lura
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  4. As for the niche, do you have a china cabinet? You could easily do a built in one like this. I wish I had space for this built-in in our dining room.

    http://pinterest.com/pin/287948969896097922/

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  5. It is coming together quite nicely. I think the curtains are great addition. Those chairs are gorgeous!

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  6. Looking great so far! I love the table from West Elm!

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  7. Looks lovely - I especially like the curtains! A black print rug would be beautiful in your room. As for the niche, maybe an old buffet painted black with white hardware? or with a white design? I am sure you will find the perfect piece!

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  8. Over from Feathered Nest Friday, this room looks lovely so far! I'm also currently redoing my formal dining room. I just had to click on your link because I came close to buying those same chairs. You have striped curtains and I have a striped wall, lol. I also want the droopy, romantic chandelier look, but was just going to find a way to add the crystals to my existing chandelier. I agree with the comment above about the leaning mirror. It would reflect that lovely chandelier nicely.

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  9. Your dining room is fantastic! I cannot believe the deal on the table and it is so gorgeous! I just discovered your blog and am now following.

    Angela

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  10. Love your dining room~ and those chairs!! I like the hardwood floor exposed and would go with an oversized dramatic type mirror & and buffet maybe. I think what ever you decide on will be gorgeous. Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  11. fabulous! love the bold stirpes and the wall color.

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  12. I want those chairs SOOO bad! I just can't bear dropping 200 a chair for my kids to spill on the velvet!

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    1. Ha! My kids will NOT be sitting in those chairs any time soon! :) I have a wood kitchen table for easy clean up. Adults only on the DR chairs! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. PS new follower to your beautiful blog! soo jealous of those chairs

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  14. What a pretty dining room! Wow - did you ever get a steal on that table -how awesome!! Love the chairs too.

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  15. I love everything you have done so far! The chandelier and those beautiful chairs are my faves, I love your style!

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  16. This is the perfect, chic dining room! You really created drama and a big bold statement!!!! I love this room!!!! Beautiful sense of style, Andrea!
    I can't wait to see how you made those fabulous striped curtains!

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  17. So pretty can't wait to see the finish Stopping by via Tip me Tuesday

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  18. Those curtains are the perfect touch! Dying over your chairs, too!

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  19. It's looking fabulous!! Saw you linked up at Lil' Luna!

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  20. Thanks everyone for your kind words and advice! Hoping the piece I want will just pop out at me (and soon)!

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  21. Hello to another stripe lover :)
    This room looks amazing already I can see it will have a lot of potential bit by bit as you build on it. I would definatley go for a rug under the table, big enough for when you pull the chairs out they are still on the rug. A funky mirror or artwork would look awesome in that alcove in the middle of the curtains too :)

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  22. Love the dramatic drapes! You are so smart to build your room by layer, can't wait to see your final result!

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  23. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html

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  24. Oh gorgeous! Everything is coming together perfectly and it's so chic! Definitely pinning!

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  25. Wow, your dining room looks great. We had a chandelier exactly like that in our 98 year old home when we moved in. We ended up selling it on ebay...wish I hadn't.

    My sister and I host a joint party and we'd love for you to join us. When you link up at one site, it shows up on both my blog and my sister's blog too...double exposure!!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2012/10/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-2.html

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  26. Beautiful space. I love how you hung the curtains on the all on either side of the niche. I say yes to a rug.

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  27. I want these curtains!!!

    I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. :)
    http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/10/flaunt-it-friday-18.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  28. I am making these curtains right now, my living room is filled with black & white fabric :)
    Love what you've done! Do you have any updates on the dining room?

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    1. Hi Tiffany! I actually just posted a DR update!
      http://lifelovelarson.blogspot.com/2014/10/dining-room-progress.html?m=1

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