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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm still painting...

Here's the latest...

My recent Living Room makeover has been accomplished in stages.
The most recent "installment" has been to paint out the sofa table
 and then the two chairs flanking it.



I sort of thought I might be able to get away with not doing it...
but no.
It all needed to be white.

(Before)




These chairs took me forever to paint and distress.
all the little detail work was a booger trying to deal with!








They look much prettier in person,
the camera just isn't picking up on all the nuances they now have.



LOVE my sofa table now,
and it has been decluttered of all the family photos
for the time being.
sorry kids...
you know we love ya!


Then I could bring back my faux Staffordshire dogs.
These little barkers may have been "faux",
 but they still weren't cheap.



Thanks again for all the great ideas and advice for this to happen,
and speaking of which...

A fun new feature is in the works,
and I need your feedback.
I'll share Thursday afternoon with
Vintage Inspiration Friday!

I'm partying here this week:
links on the sidebar with buttons.
















See you Thursday for


xoxo,

62 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

I love what you have done with everything. I think it looks just beautiful. Keep posting those pictures for us to see of all of your updates. I love them!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Debra ~
I just love the table and chairs painted white!
They look so beautiful and your pictures are
beautiful too :)

Ido said...

You did a great job with that table, and I love those chairs what incredible detail! there's no doubt, everything looks better in white. Wishing you a happy week!
XXX Ido

Honey at 2805 said...

What a wonderful change! The white is stunning!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Debra... wow, you are the new painting Queen!... everything looks so pretty!... love your little doggies sitting out on your table!... can't wait to hear about your new feature in the works!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pattie said...

Debra, love all the white are you tried yet? Looks amazing...

Pattie

Marina Mott said...

Stunning!! xx

BECKY said...

WOW Debra! It looks fantastic! The white paint makes all the difference in the world, and is such a nice contrast with the wall color! Just love it all together, and those chairs are so lovely! I suddenly feel the urge to grab a can of my white spray paint and make something over!!!
:o) Have a wonderful evening.
Becky

Sherry said...

I love the transformation the white makes. So what is keeping me from getting my painting done? Your room makeover is an inspiration, thanks for sharing.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh yes, I agree, they had to go white, too, Debra! They look great! Those chairs are fabulous ~ reminds me of the detailed one I got at the thrift store and had just about as much detail as yours. What did you do for the seats? Dropcloth? It looks like that Osnaberg fabric {which I think I still have a yard or two of}.

d. reyné said...

How beautiful Debra!
I love the chairs and the table!
So different!

Blue Creek Home said...

It just keeps getting better! I know you are tired, but it's fun too, I bet!
Pamela @ From My Front Porch To Yours is going to be hosting Treasure Hunt Thursday. There is absolutely no need for me to try.
I put up a post 2 days ago, and I have had one comment. The other Blue Creek Home is still getting my traffic.
Come over sometime - it's lonesome over here!
Love the room!
Rhonda

Thespa said...

Absolutely LOVE their makeover. You so chose right in going ahead and painting the table too. GORGEOUS and fab-YOU-lous!

Shelia said...

Hi Debra! Everything looks so pretty painted white! I love those pretty chairs and your sofa table looks perfect. I have those same faux doggies! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

time worn interiors said...

Those look great! I love them painted white! I can never have enough white furniture!
tot

Pamela Gordon said...

Debra, it looks so nice! I love the difference. At first when you talked about it and showed us the whole room I thought you should keep some natural wood in there but, it looks much prettier in white. Also, the pretty carving really stands out now. Beautiful!! Pamela

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love so much!

Mary said...

Absolutely stunning - I can't believe the difference the white paint made! I know it was a lot of work but really, it looks worth it!

Hugs,
Mary @ Redo 101

Terry said...

I have a table that I have been pushing to the back of my to-do list. You have just inspired me with this beautiful white vignette. Thanks

sissie said...

OMG, what a difference white paint makes! I just love the new look. Great Job!

hugs
Sissie

trash talk said...

You are fearless!
Deb

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Once you start painting... just can't stop! I think it is even prettier WHITE! Enjoy your evening, HUGS!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a gorgeous...gorgeous transformation Debra! truly...soooooo lovely! makes me want to paint..paint..paint everything white!!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Absolutely LoVe that TABLE IN WHITE!*!*! It really makes the apron edge pop...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Okio B Designs said...

Now that's what I call a makeover! So beautiful! I'm so jealous!

Jeanine

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love the transformation! You did an amazing job. It takes a lot of work but then it is so worth it in the end.
I've noticed your picture on some of the blogs I comment on and so glad I was able to check out your blog! I am your newest follower from Faded Charm!

~Shanon

Cozy Little House said...

Wow! Now that's quite a transformation! Beautiful job.
Brenda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your living room is really coming together beautifully Debra. I love the muted tones on the pillows. A great compliment.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The chairs and table look gorgeous in white. Your whole vignette is really beautiful!

Leanne @ Little Flower Linen said...

I love this! Great job!

Barbara Jean said...

WOW!! what a change! LOVE it!!

blessings
barbara jean

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous Debra!!

Eileen said...

What a wonderful look. I love the chairs, and the table looks luscious.
It's making me want to paint my chairs!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I can't imagine those chairs being any prettier! You must be floating on a cloud with all the beautiful changes. I love the new look! Hope you're good! xx

maría cecilia said...

Dear Brenda, I´m following your great adventure in turning your home white... so far is everything just great!!!
hugs

Anita said...

Looks great! Definitely liking it a lot better.

Burlap Luxe said...

Debra, your heart must be singing!!!
I love your transformation :)

Have you tired yet or just getting started :)

keep inspiring all things white and beautiful.
xoxo
Dore

Meg and Mum's said...

Wow it all looks so speccy now! You've done a terrific job. Looks gorgeous :)

A Sense of Design said...

WOW, what a great transformation, it really lightens up the look.

Dorthe said...

What a very beautiful "corner" dear Debra- you are painting like a master, I so love the chairs with the beautiful carvings in the back- and the table looks so light and lovely- I also love the decoration in green and natural -white colors--all fabolous looking.
Hugs,Dorthe

summersundays-jw said...

WOW!!!! What a difference a little paint & a lot of elbow grease makes. Have you tried useing the round brush on all the cracks & crevises? I use one for my stain & wax -- what a difference. It looks mah-ve-lous! Jan

Becca said...

Gorgeous! Love the details the paint brings out ... it's as if they were meant to be white! Makes it feel like a "new" space, doesn't it?

A Rosy Note said...

That looks great, Debra! Very fresh and pretty.

Marie said...

Omigosh Debra...the transformation is stunning!!! You did a wonderful job. I'm sure everything looks better in person, but the photos speak for itself...FABULOUS and FRESH!
-Marie

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Hi Debra- so sorry for the link up trouble!! It should be fixed now. I've had that happen at a party from another host recently. So aggravating! My apologies. Your sofa table and chairs are gorgeous!!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Absolutely Beautiful ~ What a difference & I Love the color of the walls, it looks like a Taupe here... You sure Go For It !
Cheryl

Kim said...

Your new arrangement looks amazing in all white Deb. Love it all. Now, where did you find "faux" Staffordshire dogs??? You could have fooled me!
xoxo,
Kim

Poppy said...

WOW! This is so beautiful... I love how the gorgeous details in the chair is highlighted after the paint job... and the sofa table vignette looks so charming.. I love the entire effect... the topiaries are my favorite. Thanks for sharing!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debra, I do like the white much better. I want to paint more furniture in my bedroom, but not sure the man agrees. There is just something about white furniture and other colors of course. Thanks for joining the party.

HI THERE! said...

Wow! What a transformation!! I can only imagine how long those chairs took. If you get a chance, I would love for you to link up to my first link party, The Creative Spark. Have a great week!
Jenn :)
http://www.cleanandscentsible.blogspot.com

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love what you have done with the furniture Debra. That table has a completely different look now, and it is my favorite piece!

Katie said...

WOW~ I love this in white so much more than than the original color! Great job!

Terri said...

I love the it! You did a fantastic job!

Heaven's Walk said...

BEAUTIFUL, Debra!!!! Just beautiful!!!! It all looks so pretty!!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, The table and chairs are beautiful painted white! What a difference painting the furniture has made to this room. I love the new look.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jessica Monte said...

What a fabulous job you've done! This part of your living room looks so dreamy to sit down in. I love it!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I'm sure the kids know you l love them even without their pictures there:) It looks fabulous!

Scribbler said...

Fantastic! Love the white.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gorgeous! Love the light, bright color. Did you use chalk paint? You may have said, but I missed it. Anyway, love it! Linda

Lavender and Lemon Drops said...

I LOVE the white! It looks so fresh and clean. Great Job :) I found your site on the WhisperWood Cottage link party and I'm your newest follower :)

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Debra, such a difference! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do! Thanks for sharing your Authentic Style at WhisperWood Cottage! :)

Rita May said...

WOW!!! what a difference! It's a completely new look. I'm inspired and pinned it too.

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