Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dining Room Update!

New "In Progress" pictures of our dining room! It's not finished yet because there are no decorations on the wall and the only furniture pieces are the table and chairs. Let's just stay it's streamlined. ;-)

A reminder of the "Before":

Tim helped paint: (he almost blend in!)

Tim had a pair of Ikea curtains laying in a drawer unopened. We had to buy one additional rod, and then he and TC hung the rods. I shortened the curtains and TADA! Love it!

Total cost = $75 for 2 gallons of Rave Red paint and $18 for a curtain rod

Oh, and wanted a lamp to go in the foyer but lamps are so expensive! Enter THIS lamp that was in our garage sale pile because, let's face it, it's an ugly lamp. Old and dingy and dirty.

So I taped off the cord and the light bulb sockets...

And then coated it with good ole white gloss spray paint...

While that was drying, I recovered the shade with some silk remnant fabric I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I just hot glued it to the inside of the bottom, then hot glued it to the inside of the top (just the darker cream stripes), then pleated the lighter cream stripes and hot glued them. Just lots of pinching and hot gluing.



 So much better, right??? Oh, and I added some picture frames I already owned to the mantle. Eventually those scones will be spray painted but I can't decide on a color! ;-)

That's all for today! Off to make Breakfast Supper! Mmmm!!!

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