10.18.2010

A New Look





You haven't heard me hum and haw over my dining room in quite sometime because I finally found my table match. Oh, and a new side table. I found them at a local antique shop. They are made out of reclaimed wood and I am smitten. My savvy smooth talking husband managed to get us both pieces for about a grand which was much cheaper than any other table that I remotely liked. My french antique chairs are finally back from the reupholsters and I could not be any more happy. I found them as a set of six on Craigslist for $250, Ellie broke one right after I got them and the break was in such a way that was not fixable. For now one of our stools will do and KJ has already deemed it his seat so all's good. We kept the old tables bench in the room for extra seating. I slipped covered it in a Robert Allen faux leather that I bought from the Designer's Attic. I wanted something big and more modern over the sideboard to balance out the furniture so I painted a piece completely inspired (copied) from Lindsey Bond's home in this months House Beautiful. Now the only thing left is to find the perfect lighting. Right now there is a fan, I know ugh, but I hope to find a big old lantern for cheap. I think I will be hunting for awhile though and I am okay with that. If you actually read all this then I am rather impressed. Today I am in a rambling mood I guess.

68 comments:

FEDERICA said...

Love love love the new look!!!

heidi said...

yes!, just beautiful.

allison said...

Lovely!

Anna said...

Just gorgeous honey....what an awesome find...its coming together beautifully..and yes..I think a lantern would finish it off nicely :) x

A House and Home said...

Impressed! It's beautiful.

maria said...

I LOVE that sideboard with the painiting, its so gorgous and perfectly you!

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

Oh my - simply gorgeous!! Too many things to comment on, but those chairs are to DIE for!!

Kim said...

I love the table! That's just the kind I have been searching for too. It looks great.

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Oh those chairs!! True love. When is the dinner party?? ;)

Catherine said...

I love it! And feel so special since I got to see it in person. ;) who is the artist of the painting hanging above sideboard? love that!

Cara said...

love love love it!
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Staley Mc said...

This looks great! I love it Paula!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it, Paula. So, so glad you got your chairs back. And I just love the table and sideboard. I can't wait to see it all in person!

Pink Wallpaper said...

looks amazing!!! love the table w/ those chair and your work of art is awesome!!

Full House said...

looks so fantastic...really love that table, artwork and sideboard.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I love all of it. Bummer the chair broke.

Sara Mueller said...

Love it! Great looking chairs.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Spectacular. I also want to copy the art :) xx

sarah, flourish design + style said...

I had to come back and look again now that C is off to school..
This space is so perfect Paula! I love how your drapes are hanging too!

Vana said...

oh Paula! Those colors are amazing. And I love the art work!!

nkp said...

There are some lovely happenings around your place, Paula. The table is great and your chairs really turned out beautiful. Enjoy your beautiful dining room!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

The room is beautiful and what a steal for the table and chairs! I love the art work too.

tammy said...

i absolutely love the sideboard and table! great finds.

coolkids said...

looks awesome! Love the table an adore the side board! Great job on the artwork!

Kate said...

I have been looking for stools just like yours. Could you share where you got them?

Julie said...

Perfection! I have always adored your chairs, and I have that same ikat dog bed :)

Birdie Pearl said...

The room is davoon! Your chairs are wonderful and I love the art over the buffet.

Char said...

love those chairs, sideboard and table. great job. love the artwork too.

Miu said...

I love your side table paired with the painting!

Donna said...

LOVE that grey piece...beautiful!!!!

Lila said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely love the side table. Gray is the perfect choice!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous...I love how you are fine-tuning your style...it just keeps getting better and better.

I'm a local Bham girl...was wondering if you would share your sources. (antique stores, upholsterers, paint colors) Also wondering where you got the great grey office chair?

pam@pixelimpress said...

paula, i'm in love with the sideboard. great find. and your artwork is super. i've been threatening to do a canvas piece for over our sofa. pam

Julie said...

How beautiful! What a stunning side table you found!

daninotes said...

Everything is beautiful! LOVE the way the painting turned out.

simply seleta said...

So edited and perfect. And I kind of like the stool. ; )

Sarah said...

Love the table and those chairs..beautiful. Well done Paula!

Bridget said...

love the sideboard- and you just whammed out that painting?! so impressive.

vanessa said...

I LOVE that new sideboard and the table looks great too. Pretty impressive about the painting and I would love to hear more about your curtain "rod".

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

I love this look, and the grey is awesome.

Natasha said...

Love those chairs, what a find. Everything is lovely.

A Perfect Gray said...

Yep. I actually read all that. LOOKS TERRIFIC. the chairs are wonderful and I love the fact that you've replaced one with the stool. Looks absolutely intentional and very well done. A complete set would not look nearly as interesting. And love your art. You've inspired me to do the same...

great job. Donna

Lindsey said...

i am in love with this whole room! perfection.

Haven and Home said...

Yeah!!!! Looks great!!!!

Jamie said...

LOVE the stool! Everything else is perfection, but it looks even more lovely with that stool, I think!

Gorgeous.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

I LOVE your newly reupholstered chairs! And yes -- I read it all ;)

designstiles said...

Great table. I also couldn't help but notice your doggy bed. I have the same one!

simplygrove said...

Looks so good!! GREAT job!! xxoo

Mara said...

oh my gosh i love it! The table is so awesome and I love the chairs. Come decorate for me!

Jessica said...

gorgeous paula! you never cease to amaze!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

looks great!

la la Lovely said...

Looks so great, Paula... I"m feeling inspired now. I about ready to paint some type of canvas too... love yours!
xo

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

looooving those chairs!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Emily Curfew said...

love the new dining table, love the side table, love the chairs, and LOVE the styling. you've got two really good eyes! :)

a little luxe said...

Those chairs are crazy gorgeous!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Love the contrast from the table to the chairs

Croatian_Latina said...

I was wondering about the stool on the photo but then I read that it broke, and to be honest, I like the complete look!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Love the new look! That new side board and table are gorgeous and I love how the little stool adds a touch of wimsy!

LindsB said...

Love the new art, its perfect for over the new sideboard, which I think is FAB by the way! The chairs look perfect with the table, and I think the little stool is a surprise addition that makes the whole look!!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Everything is beautiful!! Doesn't it feel great when you've been able to to be patient enough for the perfect thing? Love them.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I am crazy in love with that table...gorgeous!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Just found your blog via Emma's and am so happy I did! Your home is absolutely gorgeous & I love your dining room table. I wonder if I can find one like it? Hmm...
SO lovely, I am off to catch up a bit more on all that I have missed!
xo
Melis

Gramercy Home said...

Great job - love the new table!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I just found your blog and love love love your dining area. Those chairs are amazing and the stool looks fantastic with them- a perfect accident:) You did a great job on the painting- I love a good DIY abstract!
Have a great weekend.

paula said...

I found the stools at Home Goods. I adore them!

paula said...

Anonymous please email me and I will be more than happy to give you a run down of local loves.

Christina Marie Interiors said...

Love the look! Those were some great finds. The French chairs are amazing!

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