The dining room is finished and back together! The simple act of making a few changes, along with rearranging what you already have, can give you such a new and fresh perspective on a room! Occasionally, I’ll start a project like this that is supposed to be a quick update and it’ll take me days to finish. But this time, start to finish, one afternoon!
Meet the “old gal”! Honestly, I know nothing about this sofa beyond the fact we found her at an estate sale for $25. She actually belongs to my oldest daughter, Courtney. But, Mom is borrowing her for the time being. Thanks, Court! I moved her into the dining room on a whim and love the way she looks pulled up next to the table! I slip covered the parsons chairs a few years ago, bought the black Pottery Barn chairs from a friend and the table was made for us and stained a dark chocolate/black. That gorgeous wreath is 5′ wide – tip to tip! I bought it to go over my fireplace but it was TOO BIG! Luckily it fit here!
The glazing of one full wall in addition to the window wall was accomplished in under 2 hours. It’s a very subtle change, but really warms up the whole space.
I pulled the brown and green ruffled pillows from my bedroom and LOVE them here on the old gal! Here we go again with the snowball effect of decorating! Now, I need to make new pillows for my bedroom. It’s the Never Ending Story! Or maybe The Song that Doesn’t End! Same Song, Second Verse? OK, moving on…
Besides the strenuous act of hanging my fall wreath and putting some fall potpourri in a glass jar, these pumpkins are my only nod to fall decorating. (At the moment!) The two pumpkins in front were orange just a few days ago but I wanted to try a mostly neutral scheme in this room hence the change to white! The candelabra is a antique store find, the tray came from Hobby Lobby.
The total cost on this makeover…$0! Unless you count the cost of a master bedroom makeover! All because I moved two pillows into the dining room!
Think about what you might can rearrange to create a fresh new perspective in one of your rooms! The possibilities are almost endless! And Free!