More beige (Dapper Tan I just figured it out), actually the same color as the living room. Berber carpet (yuck) But look at the beams and the built -ins!
Some inspiration pictures
A white rug is out!!!! until the kid is grown.
This is where I ended up. I plan on replacing the pub set with a traditional dining set. The pub set was great for the small apartment, but now I need something I don't have to climb into and takes up a little more room.
I dont like filling a room with curtains, so the big window got curtains and it helps with the heat in the summer time (it was roasting my back when I ate) and in this window, which faced the neighbor I opted for WINDOW FILM!!! Isn't it pretty, people always think it is stained glass.
I love the Dark brown curtains, they tie the dark furniture and wood trim with the rest of the room. I found that little piece of accent furniture at the thrift shop. Poster at Hobby Lobby on sale for 50% off. It lights the walls and goes well with the white trim on the windows.
I hate my chandelier, its dark and looks like antlers.
I want to go with something a bit lighter but still has an aged look that matches the rest of the room. Still haven't found sconces I like either. This chandelier is in an antique brass finish. Not so casual as brushed nickel, and not as garish as shiny brass.
What sucks about this chandelier is that there are sconces to match, just not in this finish. Seriously!! BAH!!
my problem is, I had vision but I wasn't focusing and actually making my vision visual.
Are these not pretty! And the pineapple symbolizes hospitality, so awesome. Great reviews and not t mention flat out pretty and we know I have an old house and this goes perfectly. I think this will be the one. Yay!
I like these. I hate the old ones.
Love these chandeliers! But ....
I hated these damn lights! Waiting on the weather to warm up, then off to a yard sale you go.
Ha! Instead buying new chandeliers I gave them a slight make over. Met Rust-Oleum spray paint.
My old dark one, oh I hated it so. The shape of the glass shades, the dark color just made me overall hate the whole thing, but it looks so pretty in burnished brass....
So much better, I cant wait to get the chandler.
So... I took off the glass shades and spray painted it. Looks like a whole new chandelier. I really really like it and saved myself like $195 minus $3 for the spray paint of course.
Ok, so that shade of green was not the best idea. I picked it out before I thought about the color of all my wood. So since the wood is orange, I choose a green with bluer base.
Decided to add a dark accent wall, I figured since the window brings in so much light I'll use that wall as the accent.
Now my little cream accent table thingy stands out and matches the color scheme. Buuuut, I think I'll repaint that too.
Lets paint! Again! I'm a pro by now.
Lets get it together.
Ok I am Really digging this Dual color on dining sets, I guess the country look, where is it some shade of white and some shade of wood
This nice new set costs $1099, holy cow Batman.
So I found this beautiful fabric at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $7 a yard (Orig. $18.50). So I just bought the rest of the roll for $24.50. With this I plan on making fabric wall art, a table runner, and napkins and find a solid fabric that is that coral shade to make placemats. With what I have left I might make a table cloth, I mean I have 3 1/2 yards of fabric!!! Much cheaper that going to a store and buying all that.
Found this on craigslist for $175, solid wood and 2 armchairs. Oh you just have to see the promise and possibilities.
BAM! Some paint, some poly shades ( I was not stripping this bad boy down) and some clear poly you got an all new table.
I like it, its a formal dining room. the carpet won't be there forever, we'll replace the wood under there one day, but for now that'll do. One day I'll replace the captian's chairs with something else (they are made for narrow butts, sorry never have had one of those).
No Sew Muslin Curtains
No sew muslin curtains are super easy to make (and cheap). I used the old curtains to gauge length, then using either mod podge or Glue All (cheaper) I brushed on about two inches of glue. The 2 inches is so i can have a little wiggle room as a free hand cut and have to trim this edge or that and my curtains are still ing enough. Then I used some curtain clips in Antique brass to hang and that it. When Jo Anns has their utility fabric on sale I get like 10 to 20 yards of the 36'' which is the cheapest and 1.99 per yard. The yards add up when making curtains. Each panel alone is close to 3 yards and I use 4. I use the natural unbleached so its off white and I like all the natural specks in it. Plus muslin is light and flawy, lets all the sun in and still get 100% privacy.
This is my cut edge. The glue keeps it from fraying. If I ever want to get fancy I can fold and glue for an actual hem. But I'm to lazy for that.
I loved this chair, and got it for a good price. The only problem...it was pink. Well, a little water/wall paint/fabric medium and of course a brush. Boom, all done.