Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dining Room Touch-Up

I am giving the dining room a slight update. 

Part of the plan is to have more storage in this space  for dishes and glasses
as well as give the room an overall "lighter" feeling.
I found these wicker chairs on kijiji last fall....
my favourite go-to spot
so at a mere 15$ each they were a must-have. 
Not being a big fan of Forest Green I knew that I would be painting them at some point. 

I also wanted to draw the eye away from the dark chairs and allow the focus to be on this very large and rustic table along with the antique black mail centre.....
turned wine cupboard.

I am loving the results of using BM White Dove on these chairs...

So, step one is complete.

I think the cream colour allows the massive black vintage mail centre to stand out better
behind the rustic pine table.
It also gives me a better perspective for my chandelier choice.
The mirror is temporary and just a little fun change for winter.

If you look closely at the image below you can spot my need for some storage in the room.....

Still to come:
1. chandelier
2. paint chairs
3. paint walls
4. replace small dresser with buffet storage unit
5. paint trim and french doors
6. re-hang art arrangement

I am sharing this over at :
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
If It's Not Baroque
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground
One Project at a Time: Bowl full of Lemons
Cozy Little House
Cowboy Up Linky  
Wow Us Wednesdays
Family Home and Life


  1. They look beautiful Donna !!!
    What a gorgeous dining room you have - that mirror on the mail thingamajig deserves to be in a magazine!
    What a great room to serve PASTA GATE in

    1. Ha!! Normally I would respond to Suzan through email only but I have to respond here because I want everyone to know that I do serve PASTA in my dining room!!!! I really do!!

  2. I love those chairs. What a great find for you! And they look better painted white allowing your table and mail boxes to 'shine'. A beautiful look for your dining room!

  3. Love the painted chairs, such a difference. Whole room is lighter, brighter. Now I'm having second thoughts about the chandelier! Maybe you should re-consider your favorite, the feminine one?

  4. Fabulous chairs! Painting them white is definitely better. It makes the room more pulled together. What a great table too, love it!! Great mix in your dining room!

  5. Donna I'm loving this look! Your chairs took on a whole new meaning of wicker!!
    Love how this room looks.

  6. Donna, I love your newly painted white chair, it's really gorgeous. I also love the black mail cupboard, it's gorgeous! Really nice. Hugs, Cindy

  7. 100% improvement in those great chairs! They give me a Virginia Wolfe in the 1920"s vibe.

  8. Gorgeous room! Love the wine center and the chairs were a fantastic find and a thousand times better painted.

    Have a great day!

  9. Beautiful! Love your table and wine rack. The chair color is just right ~ thanks for sharing!
    I found you from Wow Us Wednesdays at Family Home and Life. I'm #45 and would love for you to stop by and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  10. the chairs look awesome...how did you paint them? With spray paint or a brush???

  11. Your dining room update is off to a very nice start. I love the lightened chairs, Donna!

  12. Please share your project at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  13. what a great update. I just love your mailcenter turned wine rack. that is an amazing piece. Laura @Top This Top That

  14. Great job on the chairs, what a bargain! Love the mail centre, does it have a story?

  15. Love your changes!

    At some point, it would be great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  16. I love the new look of your chairs. Your dining room is lovely.

  17. Your dining room is just amazing, and those chairs...LOVE them painted that great shade of taupe. they look perfect in there!!

  18. Lovely! Great deal on the chairs -- I probably would have passed over them due to the forest green, but you gave them great new life! I really like the look of 2 wicker chairs at each end of a dining table but have been afraid to spend the $$ in fear I would tire of them. But this has inspired me to keep my eye out for a cheap set! Thanks!
    - Lora

  19. I think the chairs look fantastic now. How did you paint them? I have a big wicker basket I'd like to paint, just not sure the best way. Great job in the dining room!
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  20. I love how your chairs turned out and what a great cheap find! So jealous. This is the first time I've seen your dining room and I adore that big black cubby hole thing especially with the mirror in front of it....that just makes it! I'd love it if you'd link up at my weekly party...Mod Mix Monday at http://www.modvintagelife.com. I just realized I'd seen your kitchen before and loved it but somehow missed your blog. I'm following now.

  21. Wow! What a beautiful dining room you have! And I love how you painted the wicker chairs. Hmm...maybe I should do that to my old chairs. So glad I found you, I'm your newest follower!
    Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com


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