Sunday Favorites One Year Anniversary!!!!!!!!

4.25.2010



I'm late for this wonderful party to celebrate with Chari on her one year anniversary for her Sunday Favorites linky party!!  My Sunday Favorite this week is the story of the transformation of my dining room. This post originally ran on February 7 of this year.  Some changes have been made in the hutch since this was published and I will share those changes soon.

                            

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This is the story of the metamorphosis that my dining room went through last year. When we built our home fourteen years ago I was using the jewel tones throughout my home. That was the "in" thing back then. I have always loved navy blue and so I decided that was going to be the color in the dining room. I even painted the ceiling navy because that was the "in" thing, too, to paint the walls and ceiling the same color. That was actually a new design thing instead of the normal ceiling white color. So I was brave and did the ceiling in navy. I did actually love this color for quite a few years. Even my husband did not want me to change it, but it was time. Here is how blue and dark it was. This was not our original furniture. I don't have pics of that. Just imagine dark shiny cherry table and hutch.                                                                           




Even the rug has been changed. I did like the rug. It was a nice rug from Pottery Barn, but when it got warm from the sun shining in on it it would begin to smell. It sort of smelled like burnt rubber!! We finally sold the smelly rug and replaced it with a sisal rug from Overstock.com. Best prices on area rugs that I have found.
I went to the Benjamin Moore paint store and bought Stuart gold for the walls and York Harbor yellow for the ceiling. They look almost the same, but the ceiling color is a little creamier. Oh, and I see Bailey decided to be in this picture, too. That is usually where I can find her.
I bought this table and eight, yes I said eight chairs for less than $700.00.!!! I could not believe it. It was at a store in Jefferson, Ga. called REAL DEALS. This was a real deal!!
This table and ladderback chairs and the hutch go so much better with the Country French style that I love.






This is the first antique that my husband and I bought at a little junk shop in Suwannee many many years ago and it was quite the bargain at $130.00. It is solid oak and is from England. It even has an antique hanger in it. I have several blue and white pieces on top and a white Pottery Barn jug.




These next photos are of some artwork I have collected. I found these in different stores and I just loved the whimsical faces of these pieces. The artist is G. Rodo Boulanger. The first two are signed and numbered lithographs from a calender that the artist did. The other two prints were found in some local stores.
                                          The first picture is the month of February and the second is November.                                                                             

                                                                                  

 






Sorry about the glare on this one it is across from the windows and then it picks up the chandy lights, too.











                                     





This  is a close up of the hutch which is just filled with things I have collected


























This buffet was part of my old dining set and we decided to keep it when we bought the table and chairs and hutch. The top of this folds open to give room for serving desserts or whatever. The lamp is a dark cobalt blue.
                                                                                                             


This is one of the chairs beside the hutch. I recovered the cushion with this toile fabric that I love and it is the same as the drapery panels. Had to have monogrammed pillows, of course since this is the south. The pillows  are from Ballard's. There is one of these on each side of the hutch.                  




This is our chandelier which originally came with crystal globes, but I removed them and replaced them with shades to have a more casual feel. This room really isn't formal. I would like to replace or paint this chandy sometime down the road.


 

This photo is the view from the kitchen. The plantation shutters were added last fall after Miss Bailey chewed up the bottom of our blinds when she was a puppy! I was sure glad to have an excuse to get the shutters though. I have always loved plantation shutters.



                 
                
                                           


This is a close up of some trim I added with glue to Sure Fit slipcovers for my two parsons chairs I had. I had red covers with cream trim on these during the Christmas holidays.





















          






I hope you enjoyed the metamorphosis of my dining room.

Please be sure and let me know you came by with a comment. I do appreciate all the comments and warm welcomes I have gotten and would love to read some more.

Thanks so much for stopping by.....Y'all come back, now!!

Kim

20 comments:

  1. It's wonderful! The room looks so much bigger with the new paint color. Thanks for letting me know that I didn't leave a comment on the giveaway. I was having some internet trouble and it must not have went through.

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  2. I remember reading this post, but don't think I was commenting at that point. I love the change - it's timeless.

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  3. Kim, I love your dining room! Your table and chairs were a bargain!!! And, I love the new hutch with all of your collectibles in it!

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  4. Kim, what a beautiful transformation! Your entire dining room is just gorgeous, wonderful pieces!

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  5. Kim, such a beautiful transformation! I, too love the gorgeous look of French Country! You've captured it beautifully in your diningroom! Everything looks totally beautiful!!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  6. It's almost six here, so I hope your Sunday was a wonderful one!
    Brenda

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  7. Wow, what difference color makes. I love those prints, my sister has the one on the bicycle. The chair covers are a great idea to change up for holidays.

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  8. I am so glad I got to see this post. I certainly haven't seen it before. Everything is so pretty! I like how your hutch is two toned, very nice and french countryish! Your dining room is very inviting looking!

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  9. I have always admired this color transformation, it really brightened up the room! Your transformations always have the WOW factor!

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  10. I do love your style! I love your mix of colors and the whimsy of the framed art with the more serious pieces is great. I love that cobalt lamp!! Great as usual :)

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  11. Absolutely love it!! I especially love the trim on the chair covers. What a nice touch! You should link this to the next Woo Hoo! Wednesday :) It's definitely a Woo Hoo! project.

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  12. Your dining room is beautiful!!! Yep, that decorating gene is present in your make up as well as your sisters!!! Love that chandy!!!

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  13. Kelly Bookend Diaries4/25/10, 8:25 PM

    Love your blog site. You are so creative.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

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  14. Beautiful, Kim...the paint colors and chair covers gave the room such a wonderful update!

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  15. WHAT A FABULOUS REFRESHMENT AND 'UPDATE' FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL DINING ROOM!..,I LOVE THE COLORS;ESPECIALLY THE NEW CHAIR COVERS, THE WALL COLOR AND BLUE AND WHITE ACCENTS!

    YOU ARE ALSO MOST WARMLY INVITED TO MY 28TH,'TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO', BLOG TEA PARTY AT MY, 'THE PLUMED PEN' BLOG TOMORROW!

    CHEERS AND HUGS FROM WANDA LEE

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  16. The new is great - - - but I think I'm still partial to the old. I LOVE that color AND the way the ceiling/wall being the same color makes the crown molding POP.

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  17. Hi Kim...

    My friend, I'm so glad that you were able to come over and join in with the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! You weren't too late at all! I do remember seeing this fabulous post...it certainly deserved a second showing! Kim, your dining room is just one of the prettiest that I've ever laid my eyes on! It was pretty before but I just love the transformation! Love that beautiful golden wall color! Ahhh...sooo pretty! Ohhh, and I love the toile draperies and matching chair cushion! Such a pretty fabric! You did GOOD on this redo, my friend!!! Soo glad that you shared it with us for Sunday Favorites!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for your sweet notes and well wishes!

    Have a wonderful day and best wishes with the gift card giveaway!

    Chari @Happy To Design

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  18. Kim I love seeing my favorite print of the violin player. Everytime I see it I smile, you know how I love this. I remember when you were going to paint your dining room when we were all on at Micasa. It looked wonderful then and it looks wonderful now, Kathysue

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  19. Kim, I love the wall color- it opened up the room tremendously. And what a homey room it is. I like all the blue/white on top of the mirrored armoire.
    ~ Sue

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  20. Love the dining room transformation, I too painted a BM color very much like yours...and that art work I would buy, it is all my taste twin

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