Category Archives: INTERIOR

Silver Dining Table

Alright, lets see how the dining room has evolved over the past month and a half.

This is how it was staged when we looked through it before buying:

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Ok, lovely terra cotta walls accented by slate-ish grey. (Sarcasm.)
Actually, that accent wall was so dark in person that it looked black. Depress…

Here is the 1969 vintage dining table we bought before the table makeover:
(Room also got a paint job!)

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It was sooooo beat up, and with the dark floors and dark chairs I really wanted to paint it.
(No way was I going to sand and stain that sucker!)
Enter here:

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At least we changed the chandelier! That old sucker looked like it was about to come crashin’ down!

Alas, I wasn’t feeling the table…and our vintage wall hangings weren’t working either…Sorry, Duke!!

Bring on the silver!

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Yay! The pics don’t really show up the silver too well, but trust me, it’s fab!
Exactly what I wanted!

Now I just have to deal with the smell of spray paint up my nose.

Note to self: Next time, wear a mask.

-S.

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Saturday Project: Book Shelves!

When my husband and I moved into our new house we got rid of our big IKEA Billy bookcases.
Our new place has 10″ baseboards and I really didn’t want to to carve into the back of them so that they would fit flat against the wall.
Also, they would have to be painted. Ughhhh. No, thanks.

I’m an avid reader and houses without books kind of creep me out.
When we looked at this place there was nary a book in sight.
After a month of living here I was getting antsy to get some books out. I would go into the family room, (more like big pile of boxes room)
and rifle through my books, gazing at them lovingly.

I wanted shelves beside my comfy chairs, here:

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Pardon the black cords. They are gone.

We got pre-cut shelves from the Home Depot and spent some time putting them together. Enter aggravation.

Then I spent some time arranging books on them and voila:

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But J. thought it looked too uniform. The LAST thing I expected from my rawther OCD husband…

Soooooo, ok. I can mess it up. Et voila:

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Huzzah! He says it looks more cozy, I say it holds more books. Both great things, by the way.

Slowly but surely starting to feel like home..

-S.

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