Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

December 3, 2011

Shabby Chic Dining Room Before and After

Wow, it has been a month since my last posting but I have been so busy!!! One of my personal goals before the end of 2011 is to have my house looking tip top! When I finally was true to myself and listened to my inner voice and no one else, I decided to renovate the house the way I wanted it! After all I own it and pay the mortgage. With a love for Shabby Chic and Paris Apartment style and a keen eye for decor at minimal expense, I set along the decorating path. Feeling a little like Martha and a little like Sarah Richardson, my team of paint experts at Benjamin Moore and my knight in shining armour Micheal (my painter, contractor and ever so handy man) have been transforming my house one room at a time.
Today I want to reveal the dining room. It is a south facing room so it gets lots of sun and has lots of windows. We really don't spend alot of time in there since eating in front of the TV or on the go is more our forte. I wanted a dining room that would be inviting, look great in summer or winter and be of course Shabby Chic therefore hopefully we would spend more time in it and be able to have a FAB Christmas dinner.
Even though I committed the cardinal sin of painting over original wood trim, I love how it looks and I'm very happy!!
Well here it is!

Ikea Lekvsik Round Table with Leaf:
$250 on Kijiji
White ikea chair covers: $5 each
Pink and white striped pillows: 2$ each Value Village
Chandelier: 10$ Yard Sale and the best bday gift from my neighbour, Carlotta
Gold Mirror: $1 thrift sale
Painting: by Micheal Hall
Paint: Wall: Woodlawn Blue, Egg Shell
         Trim: Cloud White, Semi Gloss
Christmas Items: Yard sale
I still have to put up some drapes yet, but I'll save that for another blog!