Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Paneled Dining Room!

I think I say this everytime, but THIS is my favorite project so far!! It was a lot crammed in to three days but I was a determined to get it done. Now I do have to say that it isn't 100% polished, I have to add a frame type ledge to the top, but I just had to show you!!






Taking that old chair rail down was a great feeling!



I brought the white up to about 6 1/2 feet and then bought 3 1/2" by 1/2" wood. We nailed a strip up every 10 1/2 inches. I caulked all the nail areas and all the gaps between the wood and the wall ( a lot!) and then painted one coat of primer, and two coats of Creamy White Bear paint.


I also updated the light fixture. Good story: The pendant drum shade is from West Elm, I was going to order it for about $130 but we found it at the Pottery Barn Outlet for $75! Very happy moment for me.




Y'all, I have become slightly obsessed with horses lately! I don't know what it is, but I love them. This painting/drawing is just another example of the infatuation.
(I also sale my art, so if you ever need a custom piece, I'd love to help)

Oh yeah, and I have to paint the trim on that door. Oops!




 A cute little vintage Kraft box I found at an antique store..perfect for the silver!


View from the living room. It's been a project I've wanted to do for about two years.
Ladies tell me how badly the room needs a rug, so I can get my husband to read your comments. It's not complete without one, am I right?!

Let me also mention that I never would have thought of this idea for my dining room if it weren't for Julie Holloway over at Milk and Honey Home. She created a great living room that inspired this dining room!

10 comments:

Bromeliad said...

Wow. Great job. So unique and fresh-looking.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm in love with the way that looks! Lately I've been obsessed with paneled walls and just contacted our handyman about creating a paneled wall on our fireplace wall. May I consult you for tips?

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

So nice! And, yes, dear husband, please reward her for a job well-done with a pretty new rug. ;)

Dawn said...

Great Idea, it looks beautiful. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

designchic said...

I am completely obsessed...how have I missed your blog!! Happily following...

A Perfect Gray said...

nicole! what a transformation. love it totally. and the new drum shade is just right. don't you love a bargain. bravo on your new dining room and yes, husband, spring for a rug! donna

McKae @ kaes corner design said...

Lovely! Such a great transformation!

Your new follower,
Mckae

Maryann - Interior Salvage said...

What a transformation! Love all of the accessories too. I love the table runner, red coral, and horse painting too! Amazing what a little wood moulding will do...

Pinecone said...

Found you via Milk and Honey - love, love, love your dining room!! I am following now, so I can keep up with new stuff. I am off to look at some old posts!!
Happy weekending!
Ashlyn

SHERRY HART said...

Beautiful job Nicile! I might have to try something like that....and DEFINITELY a rug! Please husband!!!!