Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spring Dining Room

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It's been awhile since I shared my dining room with you. It's gone through a few changes since a few years ago :) Mainly the chairs have been switched out and a new bench added. The old chairs were just too big...seriously. They fit two bums each :) And they were tall and just took up too much visual space. These new chairs are from Ikea. Yes, they are white and in a dining room with two kids seems like a disaster, but the slipcovers are easy to take off and wash. I've gotten almost every stain out of them so far :) Plus, if I need to, a new slipcover is only $10. I love Ikea :)
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 Now for the bench. The old bench that was here was becoming a danger zone my little climbing 2 year old. For some reason, she loved to stand on it and has fallen off it two times too many. So, I opted to change it out for something a little wider and sturdier. Plus, the extra storage is always a plus! I got this bench at Ross for $99. Seriously. You can find some gems there sometimes :) I was concerned that the khaki color wouldn't match, but I really like the difference between it and the color of the chairs.
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 I kept it simple on the centerpiece for Spring. The runner is once again just cedar planks painted white. Those lanterns were found at Home Depot last year for like $8 each at the end of the summer. I'm so happy that I bought four of these. Seriously, for such a great price, how can you not?
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 For the buffet table I used another larger lantern and placed it with this cute candle stick I got from Target. On that note, I would like state that I have a Target addiction and should probably delete the app from my phone. I spend waaaay to much money there, in store and online. I should have never gotten the RedCard because everything ships for free and I can be lazy and not ever leave my house...plus when you get free shipping, for someone reason, it feels like the stuff is free too. I don't know why lol. Anyways...:) You'd probably only understand if you too have a Target addiction.
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 The hutch in the back used to be in the corner of our new little 'kid area' in the living room. I thought it went perfect in here and probably should have moved it a long time ago. Plus, I love the addition of the lamp to the space, makes it more cozy. Lamp shade and base - another Target steal :) ..oh, and so are those pillows. lol
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 Decorating with yellow is a semi new thing to me, and I can't believe how much I love it! Especially in here. It just makes me happy and adds the perfect amount of color.

Now, as for that table, I think it's growing on me. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you'd know how much I wanted to get rid of it. My husband loves it though. I've tried lots of things to work around it, but I think changing out these chairs helped a ton. I now don't just see a big brown blob, I see the character and it's beauty. I really do love it. The only problem? That darn veneer is peeling up like mad on the two ends. Ugh. I have no idea how to stop it, it just keeps getting worse. Any ideas?
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I love seeing before and afters, so here's the before of this dining room when we first moved in. See how big those chairs are? Yep. And the big brown blob? lol :) It's amazing what a little time and elbow grease can get ya.
Happy Spring ya'll!

23 comments:

  1. LOVE the yellow, my favourite colour so I am a bit bias! Just a question is it the veneer or varnish? If it is veneer you could glue it back down with wood glue, with varnish you would have it probably refinish it :( hope it works out!

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    1. I think it's varnish on top of the veneer. Both are coming up. I would have to refinish the whole table to make sure it looks the same :(

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  2. Love your blog! Can you tell me where you got the white curtains in the dining room? I'm looking for something similar. Thanks!

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    1. I get mostly all of my curtains from Ikea. They are super cheap and long! I think these are called Vivan (or something like that)

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  3. Would never have connected the before and after. After is so warm, bright and I love the texture of the planked wall.

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  4. WHERE did you get that mirror? Did you make it? LOVE LOVE LOVE... yep. I also love the shiplap walls. Isn't it amazing what some paint and wood can do for a room!? LOVE IT!

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    1. Yep, made it! Here's the tutorial: http://www.thriftyandchic.com/2011/07/diy-wood-sunburst-mirror.html

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  5. Love the new color scheme! What is your wall paint color?

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    1. Water Chestnut by Glidden. It's a color that changes depending on the room and light. So beware :)

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  6. Hello Alicia !
    Just love the style that your home has . is very beautiful !!
    I am a reader here in Brazil, and found interesting placement on the table ... last year bought an old mobile with a very dark varnish ... left the well loaded room environment ... I thought of paint it white .. but after much sanding and see its natural color ... I charmed ... and the result was exciting , at least for me . I used to wax colorless wooden floors and it remains my favorite mobile since.

    I'll leave the link here if you want to see it:

    http://myhousemyhomemyheart.blogspot.com.br/2015/01/meu-armario-vintage.html

    Kisses! God bless!!

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  7. Your home is beautiful and luxurious, I wish I was like you.

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  8. Wow...your dining room is pretty awesome and luxurious. Your professional approach is too good. Please keep on sharing such useful and creative ideas.

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  10. Great and look very beautiful,thanks

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  11. The room looks beautiful, thanks, I like it

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  12. Thanks. I love your post, it really good and beautiful PIC

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  13. The branch is so simple and nice. It has the best place in the garden.

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  14. The room looks great. Everything seems to be new.

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  15. I wish i had a dining table like that.Some day i will definitely buy that.

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