I am adding this to Susan’s
First of all, can I tell you how much you are my Squeezies
? Your responses to my cord covering post absolutely had me cracking. up. You guys get me
. Double pound to the chest to y’all.
So the dining room is turning out so great, I can barely stand it. I love it so much! I am getting there with the reupholstering of the chairs. I tore off the backs of three more this evening, and although my hand looks like a claw now, I have four almost done. I think I’ve finally figured out how to get the backs back on the chair, which is kind of important.😉 I cannot wait to show you — they make the whole room!
Part of my birthday gift to myself (doesn’t everyone do that?) was new dishes for the dining room. I never registered for china when we got married — if people wanted to get us something, I wanted it to be something we would really use. Instead I bought a set of Pier 1 gold and red dishes that went perfect with the old dining room.
Obviously, they don’t any more. Now, they are our everyday dishes and I have no idea why I waited so long to do that! Funny how at 34 I finally feel like an adult every day when we eat, not using the dishes from college.😉 So last week I was on the hunt for new, luscious dinnerware that I could piece together for the dining table.
Yesterday I needed the final piece — the placemats. I bought three items — two chargers and a placemat (I have to see how things work!) and ended up keeping the placemat:
It’s simple and the brown matches the chairs and walls perfectly. I like how simply elegant they are. (From Stein Mart.)
Next up, my HomeGoods plates:Ummm. I love them. The room is fairly simple with the colors, so I wanted to bring in some flair with the dishes. They have a little accent of brown in them:
Next up, I wanted a square salad plate, and found some at Target:
They don’t match the other browns exactly but I only notice it when taking a picture in this light.😉
Then, simple white linens, (again from Stein Mart) placed on the plate like Pottery Barn. Cause I like how Pottery Barn sets a table:
I found PERFECT bowls at Pier 1:
With a little touch of curvy:
To finish it off for the season, I added metallic pumpkins (more on those later!) inside each bowl:
To finish off each setting, I added the water goblets I’ve been collecting at Goodwill (for 49 cents each!) over time:
And I absolutely ADORE how it turned out!
But it still needed just a little something. Little white votives at each setting finished it off:
You have no idea how much I wanted to eat our dinner of leftovers here tonight.😉 We will eat here much, much more, when the room is complete.
As a reward, I am going to fix a fab meal for us when I’m done. I just ordered the new light fixture tonight, and in my head, it absolutely completes the room. Let’s just hope it turns out like in my noggin!
Once I finish up the chairs and the bench for the seating, and get that light installed…it’s done! I hope to show you the final reveal next week. You won’t believe the before and after. Wowzers.
Don’t you all love the look of a set table? Do you keep yours set all the time? I never have because of the fear of DUST. But now I’m so tempted to leave it like this all the time. (Well, maybe without the silverware. We kinda need that.) I just love it.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another fab giveaway! Stay tuned.
P.S. I was thrilled to be featured at Foxnews.com! Check out their highlight of my “Fall glow” post here