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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Dining Room in White ...

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Well, my hands are cramped and my fingers are still swollen (wait ... that's probably from all of the salt intake in the goodies I inhaled during the Memorial Day parties we enjoyed this weekend ... nevermind), but it's DONE !!

Here are the results of a crazy decorator (a/k/a ME) who was determined to give her dining room a new look by painting every.single.piece of furniture (all dark stained) BM White Dove, followed by sanding, staining and waxing!

Take a peek around ...



Some of you may remember that I purchased this sideboard last Fall and debated whether or not to paint it.  Many of you suggested I leave it alone ... alas, I simply couldn't.  I left the top alone though (does that count) ?!


Loved distressing its legs:


And, I'm sure you're not surprised that I added an animal print runner on top!


Not only did I paint all of the chairs, but I recovered them as well.  And, for the arm chairs flanking the sideboard, I found these pillows at Pier One (on SALE) ... they simply screamed at me to take them home to add whimsical pops of color:




Let's  not forget the bench, which was the first piece in this room I attacked with my paintbrush!


I LOVE how the tabletop gleams now that I refinished it (from a cherry stain to dark walnut to match the top of the sideboard):


I knew that I wanted a pop of color on the table.  When I spotted this gorgeous vase at HomeGoods, I knew it was "the one" !!


Love the crackle finish and ornate detail on the sides:


A silver tray is perched on top, holding everything needed to "set" the table:


Plate wall remains the same:


There are two more items on my list in order to complete this room ... a cowhide rug layered on top of the sisal rug, along with a vintage chandie, dripping in bling bling!  Wish me luck ...


Annnnnnd, a nighttime shot:


As always, thanks for stopping by! 

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51 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

This is so lovely! I have really been enjoying the white and off-white looks to rooms, kitchens and things...maybe it is due to all my wedding planning and the details I'm collecting, but it is so clean and classic! Can't wait for you to get your vintage chandelier too...I would like to have some hanging from trees for my wedding and have been keeping an eye out! Glad you had a fun, salt filled Memorial Day weekend too!

Liesl :)

Kristy said...

Becca, I love your dining room, it looks beautiful. The vase is awesome, it adds just the right pop of color.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it. Now if I get around to painting my chairs. We will see. Your white furniture is perfect.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Becca that is awesome! That vase is the perfect pop of color. Looks so pretty, every inch of it. Sorry your finger are like snausauges!

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

The room looks beautiful! I love all the white.

Living Lakeside said...
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Living Lakeside said...

Great job! The white brightens up the room and makes it much more cheery! Love the contrast of the dark stained tops!

K:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Boy, you've been busy, Becca! It all looks wonderful and I love the wood stain you left on top. It keeps it grounded, I think. I am sure you will find that chandy you want and I think that will be the cherry on top!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love it!
You did such a great job and I love that the tops are dark stained for contrast. This room looks fantastic.
You have been sooooOOOoo busy!
xx
A

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Becca!
May I ask what wax you used?
I am so going to try to do this with a buffet I just bought for resale.
Thanks!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Wow, Becca, that was a lot of work but so worth it! I like that you left the top of the table and side board stained. Your looks amazing and I can't wait to see the last changes that your gonna make!!

Judy said...

Becca, Becca, Becca! I love how great your dining room is turning out...reminds me of mine! (LOL)!

You bad girl, now I want a cowhide rug on top of my sisal rug in my dining room...I think I saw one at World Market the other day, don't they have a sale on rugs right now?

I have a sideboard in my den that I'm thinking of painting but if I do the hubby might divorce me! Guess I'll have to show him how good yours turned out.

Great job my friend!
Judy

Farica said...

Okay, I'm IN LOVE with your dining room!!!! I worked on my kitchen all weekend. If I hadn't just painted these cabinets black last year, well, I'd be right on the white train with you!!! This looks amazing. LOVE IT!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Becca love love love it!! Your dining room looks gorgeous! So worth all the hard work, Martina

Jemsmom said...

That is absolutely dreamy!! I love the hits of color with the classic beauty of the white. Just beautiful! You have outdone yourself girl!!

Auntie Bliss said...

I'm going to pronounce that you know what you're doing!!!
Love it all!

Pat said...

WOW, Becca!! This is amazing. I love the white and the pops of color are fabulous!

Pamela said...

It looks beautiful Becca! You did a wonderful job! I too am debating on painting our buffet.

d e l i g h t said...

Love the white. It looks fresh and clean. You were certainly busy this weekend.

Libby said...

Becca, love your dining room transformation. White is so elegant and peaceful. I also am on the lookout for a crystal chandelier! I am your newest follower! Thanks for visiting Light of the Home!

Cyndi said...

Amazing. I am fixing to do the same to a bunch of my pieces. Inspiring

Sunny Simple Life said...

This came out so beautiful I am jealous. I would love to paint the legs of my dining room table. You have inspired me. Great work. The whole room looks so lovely.

At The Picket Fence said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Girl, that is one gorgeous dining room! The table looks incredible and those pops of color are perfect. I'm loving the pillows on the side chairs and it all just feels so fresh. You are seriously making me rethink my own dining room! LOL! It was so fun to get to see the final product which I KNEW would be beautiful! :-)
Vanessa

Karena said...

Becca, I cannot say enough I adore your dining room!! Your efforts and expertise have pulled it all together.

Love the turquoise vase.

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KATHY said...

Hi Becca, I love your dining room!!! All the white looks so gorgeous. You did such a great job on all the painting.I know that took a lot of work, but it sure was worth it.

Kathy

Kristens Creations said...

Becca, your dining room is just beautiful!! I am loving the white with the pops of color. I am seriously thinking about adding some of that aqua color in my house. It really does look good with the coral/reds golds and black. Hmmmm...I am loving it! You are doing an awesome job on everything!! Kristen

Sandra Mendoza said...

Becca, I always look forward to Tuesdays to come see your updates, but I was soooo busy yesterday that I could not swing by. I love what you have done! Wow! I will be posting pictures of my dining room very soon. ;) Just waiting on final and minor things...i.e., finding a chandie ;) I can't wait to see the chandie!!! :) I love the room!

Melissa Miller said...

Becca you are truly amazing! This room is simply STUNNING done all in white. You have the gift. Love the pops of blue too.

Have a great week.
~Melissa :)

PS Only about 7 weeks to go. Woohoo!

Liz said...

Becca,
You are truly the master of design. I was literally drooling when I saw your photos, because there are so many elements that I am in love with. First of all, your painting skills are AMAZING! I love the distressed look so much. The colorful pillows (which are completely adorable) really frame the space so nicely. I am in love with your chandelier and the vase and arrangement on the table! I like the natural colors you’ve added as well as the animal print, great touch. Not everyone knows how to pull off a white room, but you have to PERFECTION! I have popped over here 2-3 times already today to take another look.

Fabulous job, Becca!! Thanks for the inspiration. I am a color girl and you are making me want to re-think things. lol! XOXO ~Liz

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Love it ALL Becca!! Your dining room is so pretty in white!!! Oh I just love it! Great job! :)

Marianne said...

Hi Becca, It came out great....I love the plates on the shelves along your buffet. I saw this somewhere else and have been thinking about it for my dining room. I'm tired of looking at the same oil painting for 10 years now. Can't wait to see the vintage chandelier.
Marianne :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Becca, your dining room is fantastic. I love your splashes of color. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

it's gorgeous! Love every bit of it. I painted all of my dining room furniture white a couple of months ago and it was a daunting task. I thought I'd never finish the chairs. So I know all the hard work you put into this. Very pretty!

KHS said...

Becca, Your dining room is beautiful!!!! I love how you have distressed the furniture. WOW!!! You did a fantastic job. The shelving on your wall adds a classy touch. I am considering distressing my porch rockers that we just repainted white. I will have to work on getting my nerve up. You are soooooo talented.
Hugs, Katherine S.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there Becca~ Just stopping back by to drool over your gorgeous dining room again and let you know I'm sharing this on FB~ thanks for linking up to FNF :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Becca, wonderful job on the diningroom, love the little bench that you painted white, just beautiful!

Rondell

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the furniture this way...who are those people that say leave it alone anyways!?? The room looks incredible!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Becca! Your dining room is gorgeous and what a transformation painting the furniture made. Love the vase. Thank you for joining my part this week.
xo,
Sherry

Traci said...

Becca, everything looks so good. The sideboard turned out amazing! I love the teal colored vase too!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Becca, Every project you tackle is so elegant and creative. You are so talented and brave too!The whole dining room is so dreamy and gracious.I love all your plates and silver items. The vase and arrangement is gorgeous.I would like to try it, all the decor is so fresh and versatile. Thank you for sharing, Emelia.

Inspired by you said...

Just gorgeous! Hope you can enjoy your dining room with someone else cooking and serving you a meal in your beautiful room.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room looks great. Love the finish on the sideboard (and the stained top) and all the great touches. Thanks for sharing.

xinex said...

Your dining room is gorgeous, Becca. Love your painting job and color choice. So crisp and fresh looking!..Christine

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!! If I knew it could have looked this good, I would have kept that ugly set that I was telling you about that hubby had when we got married.
If I was going to purchase dining room furniture, I honestly would want what you have transformed this into.
Great job!!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow ~ woman...anything in your path is subject to being painted! :-) Looks beautiful ~ as usual. LOVE the vase and the pillows you added and I'm always, always in for the animal prints. Can't wait for the cowhide rug and the blingy chandy! Beautiful space my friend ~

xo
Pat

idesign said...

beautiful dining room, i love it :) found you over at sunday showcase, feel free to stop by for a visit sometime

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

Cindy D said...

It is so "southern" and crisp! Love it. I found you over at Jaclyndesigns. She is also inspiring like you and your blog. I am new around here. Come visit me sometime. Cindy http://iadapt-daily.blogspot.com

eleven-o-one creations said...

Everything looks perfect! Great job.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey girl! Thanks so much for comin' over and partying with us this week! :-)
Vanessa

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is absolutely stunning. I love it all. The furniture turned out fabulous and I love the shelves on the wall. Beautiful. Hugs, marty

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Becca - Your dining room is simply fabulous! Love the plate display and the touch of color you have added. Really gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Sunday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn