Posted in Before and After, Dining, Our House, tagged Alexandria, dining room, IKEA, indoor plant, Pier One, Restoration Hardware, Tuesday Morning on October 14, 2011 |
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You’ve seen our dining room here and here. This is not a true “after” but the place has made some progress. So, I’m sharing.
This is the view from our living room.
We’ve stuck with our dining table, but we keep going back and forth on it. I still vote round table. We removed the rugs from the dining room and living room. They were beautiful but didn’t match. They are being store at The Mister’s parent’s home. We placed two tables, one in each corner, to create some balance and provide storage. The fabric covering the tables are IKEA curtains I purchased but we decided against using. I have left them “draping” as I don’t want to spend the time making them tailored. We’ve never tripped on them as the fabric is usually tucked/pushed/shoved to the side of the table and out of our way. If they become a more permanent fix then I’ll change the fabric and make it more tailored. However, we believe we have found the answer to our storage problem. No, it’s not built ins. We decided to place those funds elsewhere.
This is the view of our dining room from our kitchen.
Call your friends and family, I’ve kept a plant alive for a few months. Yes, I’m going to count it. I, too, am impressed and excited about it.
This is the view if you are going to sit at the dining table, which is unlikely as I don’t have dinner parties. I’m getting there. However, I will allow you to take a moment and respect my napkins because I made them. Not all of them. I made the horse printed ones. Remember, we only use cloth napkins
Dining table: West Elm
Dining chairs: Pier One. We purchased them on clearance approximately three years ago.
Needlepoint seat cushions: Tuesday Morning. My mother gave them to me for Christmas after much lusting over them. This was maybe five years ago. I hadn’t move out yet but she is well aware of my unwaivering love of needlepoint.
Chandelier: Restoration Hardware – here
Art: Yes, that is the $20.oo find from here. It’ll be gone soon.
Stripe tray under plant: IKEA
Butter dish: West Elm
White bowl with napkins: Pier One
Napkins: The white napkins are all cloths from Dollar Tree. The horse printed napkins I made from vintage fabric I found at the flea market.
Stacked placemats: Pier One purchased at the same time as the white bowl
Blue and white fabric: IKEA curtains
Pink table runners: IKEA
Bamboo shades: Overstock
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My Wishful Wednesday: Restoration Hardware Lighting post is one of my popular entries. Daily, it’s listed under my Top 5 posts. In it I highlight the Chelsea and Alexandria chandelier from Restoration Hardware and Crate and Barrel’s Vivian Chandelier. I purchased the Alexandria for our dining room and recently realized that I never posted a photo of it in our home.
This is it over our dining table.
Then, I judged myself for the way the dining room looks. You can see the messy table covered with Christmas tree decorations in the right of the photo. My sewing machine is sitting in the bottom left hand corner. The two bird prints look odd at the top of the wall by themselves. You can see the edges of the oriental folding screen on either side. I decided to move them together and this is what that looked like.
I’m not sure about much of the dining room except for the Alexandria chandelier and my chairs from Pier 1. We painted most of our house the green color. I’m ready to change it in our dining and attached living room to a neutral. The folding screen was placed in the dining room after being removed from our bedroom. Our dining table is from West Elm. It is a bit too large for the area, a round table would fit better in our space. So, we’re open to selling the table. Anyone interested?
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In general, I am not a large Restoration Hardware fan. However, I heard they are in the midst of a lighting sale and I have had my eye on their Alexandria Chandelier for a while. Therefore, I quickly checked their site and it is on sale – quite on sale if my memory serves me correctly. Then, I saw the Chelsea Column Chandelier and its crystal columns have caused my eye to wonder from Alexandria. It reminds me of Crate and Barrel’s Vivian Chandelier which I have admired too.
Chelsea Column Chandelier for $425.00
Alexandria Chandelier for $450.00
Vivian Chandelier for $469.00
Which do you like best?
I bought the Alexandria and am waiting on The Mister to hang it.
She’s up and I blogged about here.
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