My New and Up-dated Kitchen Dining Area!
After updating my kitchen and living room, the dining area of the kitchen needed some updating in the worst way! It needed new curtains, a new table, and after a wild bunko night a new chandelier!
It wasn't all that bad just kinda tired!
A friend was getting rid of an old round table- which I immediately snatched up! As you can see, I painted the base black to match my kitchen cabinets and re-stained the top. I had some old cane back chairs that I painted black also, recovering the upholstered seats with houndstooth material and added a silver nailhead trim. I am in LOVE!
Here is a close up of the chairs.
I found this really cool indoor/outdoor rug on Overstock.com that was the right size, color and price.... Girl squeal! So happy!
Then it was on to the curtains. I wanted floor length panels, but let's face it with a psycho cat in the house that wasn't gonna happen. My only option since I already had the blinds was a valance. I used the houndstooth to mimic the chairs and the Waverley Williamsburg in Ebony material that I used in my living room. Added a little black trim and I have to say I love the way they turned out.
I mentioned earlier that a new chandy was needed after my friend Rox made a grab for a Bunco and ended up taking out my old chandelier! ( Yes, we do take our Bunco's seriously around here!) I loved the new drum shade chandy's but really didn't love the price. So I decided to make one. This chandy came from Home Depot and it cost less than $100.00! Woo Hoo! I decided to make the shade using 23" embroidery hoops with dowel rods to connect them. After glueing them together 10" apart, I covered the entire thing in black organza material. I finished off the rough inside edge with a black satin ribbon. I then used really tiny, sturdy wire to hang the drum shade to the chandelier. And - drum roll please.... we have the perfect chandelier! To me it made the entire room!
Here is the finished room! I also bought a new plant - that I SWEAR I am going to keep alive this time! - and new placemats. I have to say that while we just changing up a few things the whole room feels brand new! So happy with the results.
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