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Thursday, May 21, 2009

My fru-fru room that we're supposed to eat in but may never happen...


It's that time again over at Kelly's Korner. She has so many people linking onto this, I know y'all don't have a lot of time to click on every one and read lots of words... I know this from experience, I ONLY want the pictures too!!!

So I'll do my best to keep the words few and the pictures many. Last time I showed you my blue family room. This edition we're taking a look at dining rooms. For those of you who don't regularly stop by here, my husband and I have just recently purchased and moved into a new home. The formal dining room is nowhere near finished yet, but with a few pictures and a little imagination, I think you'll see where we're going with the room:

To begin, the first couple of pictures are the dining room with the furniture still in it from previous owners. Lovely furniture, but it isn't ours. It may give help you imagine our actual furniture in it though.





And a picture of the dining room after the sellers had moved out. Love the wall color, love the hard wood, love the light fixture, do not love the curtains, but learning to live with them for now.




And now a picture of the room still empty, but with this little jewel of a rug laid down. {Someone asked me on the family room edition where I got the rug from. Well that one AND this one both came from overstock.com. You can find the same ones other places, but that was the best price on them, and it was a reallyreallyreally good price at that. They are fantastic quality, seriously.}




Now this is where you're going to have to use your imagination a bit. Nick and I have inherited a table, 6 chairs, and matching china hutch from his grandfather. They have very much the size and shape as the sellers' furniture in the first pictures. BUT they needed a little TLC and my mother-in-law has graciously volunteered to paint them. The hutch and chairs will all be black, and the table will be mostly black with a cherry stained table top, which we will also be buying a piece of glass to put atop.


Something like this:




Here's one of the chairs, sorry, no pictures of the table and hutch right now since they aren't in my possession at the moment:



I am also going to reupholster the chair cushions. I haven't figured out what color, texture, pattern to go with yet... but if I get new drapes for the room, they'll need to tie in well. Can I go with some shimmery drapes like these? Not sure, but I like the wow factor of this room!



And as for the centerpiece(s), well that's going to have to be something big because, hey, we don't use this room and furniture much, so why not have some big snazzy fun with it?!

So here's what I need: glass - because I love glass elements, big fru-fru flowers
- because I'm trying to tie some pink and romance into this ONE room, and I want it to stretch the length of the table, not like one very big right in the center kind of a thing, maybe several different vases or something like that.
























On the walls, we already have a couple cafe paintings, of which I don't have photos to show you, and these dishes will be hanging in a pretty silver plate rack we already have. My mother-in-law found these for me in an antique store and gave them to me as one of my graduation gifts.




The china hutch will also be filled with this very lovely "Hauiland-Pasadena Pattern" passed down from Nick's paternal grandmother, Violet. Lucky us! Me thinks: very fru-fru with my future fru-fru centerpiece.

And in case you were wondering where we actually feed ourselves, this is the table in our eat-in kitchen. Wow, a room that's finished... you don't see a lot of those in this house!

One day soon, I'll put up pictures of the finished rooms. Stay tuned for that!

Have a great weekend!

24 comments:

  1. you have great taste, and i love the style of your house!

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  2. Ouuuu I love it all!!!

    Def agree with Liana and I espesh like the floating candles!

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  3. I love your room, your way ahead of me for having a table!! I love the other ideas you showed too!!

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  4. You have wonderful ideas! Definitely do a dramatic flower arrangement. I love the pink and white peonies. I think you can pull off curtains like the ones you showed in the photo. Go for it.

    - Emily

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  5. Love all the pics of what you're gonna do to the room - can't wait to see what it looks like when finished! And the wall colors and floors?? Perfect for a classy, fun, formal dining area - so lucky!!!!!

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  6. Very nice, I can see it all coming together. I was looking for a centerpiece for my dining room table and you gave me some great ideas, thanks!

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  7. I love that rug. I got a rug on Overstock (and many other things) that I love. Looks like your room is well on the way to being fabulous!

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  8. Love Overstock.com! The room is going to look fabulous!

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  9. Do you happen to know the name or style number or anything of the rug in your living room? I have been looking on Overstock all morning and can't seem to find it. I LOVE IT. Any extra information you could send my way would be fantastic and very much appreciated.

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  10. I love what you have so far! The rug matches perfectly! :) Good Luck!

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  11. Love your rug. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  12. Going to be fabulous... it's hard when you have all these ideas in your head! If you are impatient like me it's even harder!

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  13. WOW! I LOVE that rug and think a bit of pink and fru fru is fabulous! thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love your dining room ideas! And I'm glad I stumbled across your blog because it sounds like we have a lot in common! I also got married this past July and we bought a house not too long ago too :-)

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  15. I love that rug and all of your ideas. This room is going to look great!

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  16. I loved how you included pics of all your ideas. It really did help imagine the finished room. Good luck with that. We inherited a table from my grandparents too and it needs a complete redo. No chairs though. My table is at my moms as I don't have a dining room right now.

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  17. Your room is going to be great, you have so many wonderful ideas! I LOVE that rug, it goes perfectly with the wall colour! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. everyone has a red room! i need a red room!

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  19. Stephanie, OMG!!!!! Your house is beautiful!!! Love the dining room. Can't wait to see it finished, If the pharmacy thing does not work out come see me for a JOB.....
    Lot of Love
    Becky

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  20. you shoud have given your
    father credit for your decorating abilities. He is great at that.
    The rooms are lookin great!You need cushions for your outside chairs.Let me see them when you get the. Love your choices, love you and Nick. Mom

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  22. Nice Blog!! We have a wide range of Dining Room Furniture which helps you to reset your dining room.

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  23. do you happen to know what color red it is?

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I just shared my thoughts, I'd love to hear you share yours! {Besides, I'm tired of listening to the voices in my head.} I kid, I kid... ;)