Dining Room Update!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Today I want to share the current state of my dining room.  So many of you have asked, and I am touched by that.  And while this is not really the big reveal, because I have more to do, it is getting close. This first photo may be my favorite that I've ever taken of my house. I love taking photos into mirrors, but usually the flash spoils it:

I'm also looking for some black and white plates to tie it all together:

I was thinking all along that I might as well go all out and make this room as glam as I possibly can (you know me -- 'more is more' is my motto).  Along those lines, I always had big tall mirrors in the back of my mind, but didn't want to pay a lot for them.  My almost daily trips to Home Goods finally paid off (and on a day I had a store credit) and I found these, below.  I have to Rub-n-Buff them silver, but who cares!?  Oh, and see the paint being reflected in the left mirror? It has the first coat of Polyclear on it... still trying to decide if I want to do this faux lacquer look.  It is much less reflective in real life, and only comes out super-shiny like that with a flash:

You can barely tell, but there are silver metallic ceramic garden stools, one in front of each mirror -- look really closely at the bottom of the mirror on the left and you can see one:

Notice that there is a chair missing? That's going to be a surprise :)
So you haven't heard the last from me on this room just yet....

And one last thing -- I do NOT leave the wrappers on my lamp shades as shown in this photo :)  I just need to put the harps back on and haven't done it, or removed the plastic, yet.

This last photo is a little closer to what the faux-lacquer really looks like:

I know this room is highly, highly stylized and not for everyone, but I am smitten...it makes me happy to go in here.  Even if it is not for you, I hope you enjoyed this little tour.

Here is the mirror link that readers have asked about. If you click the mirror it will take you to the page:

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Sorry I'm so late with this today, but better late than never I guess!

I want to thank Sherry at No Minimalist Here for featuring my house this week! What a perfect name for a blog - I wish I'd thought of it.  Sherry's Do It Yourself knowledge is amazing.  I simply cannot believe the stuff she makes - you have to see for yourself:

So, it's my favorite day of the week, again! Here are my favorite 50 photos of the week that I haven't already showed you. Enjoy some Friday eye candy and have a great weekend all!

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