Friday, September 23, 2011

My Dining Room

My dining room is a work in progress and continues to change.  I'll show you what I've got so far.

In the spring, I attempted to stencil a wall.  "Attempted" is the key word.  It was so hard and turned out so poorly, that this is the only photo I could find.  How people can stencil a wall amazes me!

I think C was the only one happy with the results!  Needless to say, this was almost immediately painted over.


Being a bit of a cheapskate bargain shopper, I didn't want to buy new paint, so I just used the same color that I had on hand from the stencil fiasco.


The buffet/console is a midcentury piece that I painted.  The blue is called "Plumage" by Martha Stewart and I absolutely love it.

The mirror used to be a dark brownish black, but I spray painted it gold for a little glamour.

I recently purchased the sunburst mirrors at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  That little piece in the corner is something I painted that needs to be sold.  It's just hiding out in that little unloved corner for now.

We all love Mr. Foo, our little turquoise Fu dog.  The candle is from the Missoni collection for Target.  I love the colors.

The colors and the message in this print are awesome.  It's from a seller on Etsy called The Wheatfield.

I need some sort of table runner to add a little color in here.  For now, I just folded and put down a scrap of fabric.

 I throw all kinds of knick knacks in these little canisters - stray game pieces, hair ties, and barettes seem to be the most common residents of the canisters.

A few weeks ago, these doors went from boring old white to dramatic glossy black.  I don't like the trim painted black, so I am planning on repainting it white.

The room is fine as is, but I love color and pattern and this room seems to be a bit lacking.  Here are a couple of things I'd like to add to the room:







  • I'm thinking about putting faux Roman shades on the French doors to add a little more interest and color.  Here are three very different fabrics that I like.  Maybe I'll make a table runner out of one?  I'm open to your suggestions.  What do YOU think?








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13 comments:

Sadie + Stella said...

The second fabric for sure for the roman shades! I am trying to compliment the other room! :)

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Holly said...

I think it's looking great. I would choose the second or third fabric - either of those would be great. Aren't the wheatfield's prints the best?? They are even prettier in person. You'll be seeing one that I used as inspiration on Monday.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i think it is looking awesome! i love all the colors and elements you have! i would choose the tird fabric,- the second is great, but the pattern is too similarly graphic to the fabric on the table... the last one marries all of the colors and doesn't clash with anything already existing.

Shelley said...

I vote for the 3rd fabric - this room is going to be a stunner!! I'm soo loving the changes you've already made, and those prints on either side of the mirror are going to be awesome-sauce :D

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I love the cat's cradle, its a great graphic pattern that goes with anything. The blue flowers are also pretty.

the cape on the corner said...

ooh, fabulous blue color, and i love the gold frame. that artwork that you are thinking about is fabulous! i may have to look into some of them myself!

A Lived in Home said...

Great space Suzy! I wanted one of the Missoni candles, but no luck! Any of the fabrics would look great!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Suzy, your dining room is beautiful! I love the painted blue console table and the spray painted mirror. Your fabric options are also amazing as well. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

Brandi said...

your dining room is beautiful! I love the changes you've made to the room. sorry that the stencil didn't work out. i planned to stencil my daughter's room later this year. but now you have me thinking twice!!

René said...

I like all of your fabric ideas! What a great mid-century piece you found too. So many fund details in this room!

Thanks so much or joining the "room by room"series!

-René

A Vintage Vine said...

I had not seen your dining room, until I saw you post it at Rene's, funny I must have missed it...I love the mirror over the wonderful buffet...That was such a wonderful find and it painted blue is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Ange said...

Looks great! I am loving your gold mirror, the runner, it's all coming together. I like your third fabric choice but think they are all lovely.

The Vintique Object said...

I do love me some blue, black, and gold, I gotta say! And you can't go wrong with a Cozamia print either.
You know, I think I like the dining room better sans stencil!
Camille