Showing posts with label chandelier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chandelier. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dressed for Autumn in the Dining Room

Today I wanted to share the rest of my Autumn Dining Room with you. I always think the house is the happiest in the Fall. The warm Fall hues are my favorite, and when the house is decked out in all it's Autumnal Glory, it's like slipping in to a new comfy sweater.

The one thing I wanted to do new this Fall 
was to wrap my heavy chandelier in vines and twigs.
(I also just need to straighten up those little lampshades!)

I fell in love with Kimberly's rustic burlap and vine wrapped chandy from last year at Serendipity Refined. And while mine isn't nearly as involved with the burlap and moss, I DID want it to have that same "feel" of "rustic and woodsy".

Kimberly's wonderful dining room transformation.

I just started out with 3 of these preserved twig garlands. These happen to have small red berries, so I can leave them for Christmas and winter.

Then to add some "Fall",
 I added in just a few preserved leaves for some color.

My chippy white window box centerpiece didn't change much from last year, I just used a mix of real and faux hydrangeas, and white faux pumpkins. I found a stash of faux hydrangea bushes at Michael's in the clearance bin so I went crazy. I think I bought about 10 bushes, at about 6 dollars each. They were a little off color being a greeny-brown, so I just took them outside and lightly spray painted them in antique white. It gave a softer, more "dried" look to them. Then I added some orange-y berries for some more Fall color.

I've found that if I crumple up brown paper bags and put them in the window box first, then add the flowers and pumpkins my pumpkins don't "disappear". This is a super big windowbox and needs a lot of "stuff" to look full and lush.

You can see the paint and wallpaper have a creamy "glow" to them;
that's one reason this room is perfect for Fall.

This is the wonderful ironstone tureen
 I found at Leola's Fall Open House a couple of weeks ago.
I just can't pass up a beautiful tureen, especially at a great price.

My cupcake pedestals made from vintage transferware plates
from last month's sideboard are in here for now.
(I put together a fun Halloween Sideboard that I'll show you soon.)

I'm thinking the deeper it gets into Fall
that more leaves, vines, berries and pumpkins will be added.
Click Here to see part 1 of my Dressed for Autumn Dining Room.

So what new things are you trying this Fall?

Be sure and come join in the Fall Fun, 
here each Thursday and Friday.

I'll be joining these great weekly parties:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
It's a Party at DIY by Design
Inspiration Gallery at Ella Claire
Homework at the Everyday Home
Blissful Whites at Timewashed
Treasure Hunt at From My Front Porch to Yours
TTT at Stone Gable
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
House Party at No Minimalist Here
Fall Nesting at The Inspired Room
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Fall Home Tour at White Lace Cottage


Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Hall Bath Reveal... sort of

Well, we're back in the Hall Bathroom today,
so I can share the rest of the re-do with you.

I have boxes and boxes of old original framed prints. I know, I know...I collect lot's of things. I'm not 100% sure on this, but I believe this print is an R. Atkinson Fox from his English Cottage Series. I have several others in the same series, and I just adore them. They are from the mid twenties, and it's in it's original frame (if anyone has info on this print, please let me know)

I rescued this little Chippendale shelf 
from the neighbors trash heap a few years ago,
and it's been in here for the last 8 years.
It was freshened up a little with paint and some "new" treasures.

I'd like to have a small cabinet for this spot,
but for now I'll keep this.

I just love "cottage", and can't seem to get away from it.

My rosy chamber pot holds extra TP.

I have two of these gorgeous old mirrors,
anyone know what they're called style wise?
Are they shaving mirrors?

Originally, I had wanted to hang several of my old birdcages,
but the room just wasn't large enough.

This one is filled with two old celluloid mirrors,
an antique crocheted purse, and a birdie in a transferware cup.

this is an antique print that I had wanted to use in the wall gallery,
but just didn't "fit".

This print and old chalk sconce are on the opposite side of the gallery wall.
Another English Cottage print with an old chalk kitty asleep on the sconce.

And this vintage hooked rug that I wanted to keep with the color scheme,
love the florals with the taupe.

...and then I have this old chandy that needs to be rewired.
I'm hoping I can get hubbs to help me see this installed.
It's so pretty, but half of the crystals are off,
and they all need to be cleaned.
maybe for my Birthday coming up...

I'm totally in love with this paint color;
Behr 730C-2 Sandstone Cove
It has a wonderful taupe-y gray undertone,
but still very neutral...
it's making me want to paint the rest of the house this color,
oh yikes!

 I'm having a quickie Follower's Give Away for
Valentine's Day.
If you haven't entered, it's super easy,
just scroll down to the next post!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
the Give Away closes Monday night.

Refresh Your Room at Jennifer Rizzo
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
White Wednesday at Faded Charm
Share the Love at Very Merry Vintage Style
Power of Paint at Domestically Speaking


Sunday, September 4, 2011

...I finally did it!!

Can I tell ya just how long I've wanted to do this...?

(here she is after only 5 hours paint time)

To paint this monstrosity of the 80's...
this octopus that inhabited my now pretty frenchy living room...

OK, I have to admit,
it started to look better when all the shades were removed.

Taking this puppy down was just NOT gonna happen.
it is about 5 foot wide and 5 foot tall,
and weighs a ton.
I think it has 23 or 24 candelabras attached.

So my husband found a ladder for me
and held his breath and prayed.
First thing was to clean over 9 years of dust and cobwebs off of it.
Above is the first coat of  "Creamy White" by Behr.

Yessiree girls and boys,
I brush painted this other choice.

And below is the second coat of a mix of creamy white, black, and almond
to get this yummy gray taupe, medium dark coat.
Dry brushed a sloppy coat.

Next a coat of Creamy White and the Almond (custom color)
dry brushed on top of all that.

Hard to see, but it has great "dimension" and subtleties.

I love this reflection!

Now, this room is about where I envisioned it several months ago.
I'm getting there!

I was so excited to post this I still have paint all over me
and I haven't cleaned up my mess.
more photos this week...!

Moral of this story?
Where there's a will there's a way!

linking up with

Now to see if I can get all this paint off.


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