Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dining Room Project

As you are aware, I have decorating ADD and tend to jump from room to room rather than completing an entire space at one time.

So I set a goal for myself that when the kids went back to school this Fall, I would get my dining room finished.

I have intended to have slipcovers made for the host and hostess chairs from the time I bought them at a consignment store more than a year ago. Well, I'm happy to report that I finally have the fabric and the chairs are headed to the upholsterer on Thursday!

The next project that was staring me in the face, or rather burning my eyes from the sunlight, were the windows. I have needed window treatments for years and have just been unable to commit until now.

I hinted last week about pink silk. Here's a little sneak peek of what's to be...

The middle pink and the greek key trim

I am excited and nervous about my decision. I could have taken the easy way out and gone neutral, but my gut told me to go for something bolder. Hoping I love it, because it's too late to turn back now :)

When I get the slipcovers and window treatments done, I'll be able to finally call this room "finished."

I still daydream of replacing my china hutch with a vintage French armoire. I've actually found a few around town.

The first two were in a local antiques shop...

They were both way out of my budget.

The next two were at a local store called Surroundings. Have you ever gone in a store and wanted to move into it and live there forever? That's how I felt.

Sorry for the lousy iPhone pics. This last one was my hands down favorite...

Supposedly it came from Mrs. Neiman's estate. As in Neiman Marcus. Needless to say, I couldn't afford it.

I tried to convince the store owner to let me put it on a 30 year layaway plan. He didn't go for it.

Hope you're having a great day and checking some projects off your list!!


  1. It's going to be gorgeous!! I think you'll be thrilled you went for it! :)

  2. Can't wait to see what you do in there, Carolyn! And I LOVE that last hutch- I hate when I find the perfect thing and then realize I would have to see a grandchild to buy it! xo Diana

  3. it's going to be amazing! i wonder why they wouldn't go for the 30 year layaway. ;)

  4. That pink with the trim is fantastic. I hate when I can't afford the things I love. Oh well, another one always comes along.

  5. Hi Carolyn, You have a beautiful room and the curtains will be beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing these lovely changes.

  6. I can't wait to see those curtains!!!! Eeeeek!!! It is going to be awesome!

  7. I promise you that pink will be exquisite and I cannot wait to see it!

  8. Your dinning room is going to be gorgeous...love the fabric on the chairs!