Happy Friday Everyone !! Here’s a quick math question – What does $132.00 + 1 cool brother + a peach cobbler =? The answer – One beautiful dining room :-) The week has ended and so has my dining room makeover… Yipppppeeeeee.. I’m so happy with the new look. When I told my husband I wanted to do it.. he re-informed me.. we have a strict budget.. $100.00 was my budget, so I took on the challenge. He didn’t think I could do it. Well – guess what – I DID!!!! ( slightly over by $32.00 – but hey - that’s ok..I’ll forgo this week’s manicure & pedicure and d.i.m it – that’s do it myself)
Ok…. let’s look at the before…. I’ve had this set almost 25 years.. and it’s still in great condition.
I grew tired of the black and it needed a new look. Although its not dreadfully ugly.. but the color was all wrong. The wall color blended too much with the furniture and the floor. I love the fabric of the window treatment and that was my inspiration. So without much ado.. here’s the after..
Did you say “Wow” ??? or at least smile ??? ( I hope so)
Paint and fabric is all it took. The wall color is Pantone Illusion Blue and I painted the furniture with Krylon metallic brushed nickel.
The chairs look fantastic with its new make-over
The print on the chair fabric has that exact paint color
The antique music cabinet went from this:
To this by using Martha Stewart Metallic paint
Re-arranged a few pieces and art. It was re-placed in this corner
I gathered a few other items I already had to pull the look together
The vintage swan dish holds air plants. I made the table runner about 15 years ago and it still looks great. Instead of making another one for this table, I just neatly tucked the sides in for the appropriate length.
I was skeptical about the “Goodwill find” mirror (I purchased this a few weeks back for $15.75) but mixed with a few plants it gives this corner a great look (my speaker dummies as a plant stand)
Pots purchased from Goodwill came in handy for a pop of color and an antique lamp base is used as a stand to give it height
For the tabletop – I had a mirror runner made for $20.00. The ends were given to me by a co-worker who was going to throw them away but thought to give them to me instead (thanks Pat :-) )
The beautiful painted vase was a thrift store find for $8.00 (and of course the feathers I already had)
The wick dipper sits daintily close by as my candle jewelry. These handmade beauties were created by LindaG who also created the Bohemian Butterfly. I still have a few more for sale. If you would like to order one, please contact me. They are the perfect candle accessory – use the swirled end to dip the wick into the melted wax and lift it back up – there’s no smoke in the air, just a lingering fragrance from your candle.
I had the bar cart for about 13 years. It was one of the first items I bought when I moved south. I truly lucked up because back then they weren’t so popular. I paid $80.00 for it.. what a steal of a deal…
The vintage crystal ice bucket holds faux roses, while the white ice bucket was a Goodwill item for $1.00
The lady statue holds a favorite plant
A closer look at the window treatment fabric
A perfect blend
Since we couldn’t afford a new set – I created a new look…. which saved us a lot of money
The metallic paint has the perfect glossy sheen.
The hubby had to give me a high five.. because this is Mission Accomplished!
Here’s the tally – Wall paint $43.00
Spray paint $28.00
Mirror runner $20.00 Total spent - $132.00
Cost to pay my brother for paintng the walls – 1 Peach Cobbler (he loves my cobbler) :-) He’s a real cool guy.. Thank You Anthony!! You Rock! I think I feel a dinner party in the making :-). I hope you enjoyed my makeover – if so – holla at me. :-)
If you’d like to have a makeover styled by me, I’m up for the challenge. Remember – fab doesn’t always have to cost a fortune.
I hope you all have a Super Cool – Fun-Filled weekend.
The design makeover is featured on www.Houzz.com