Monday, September 6, 2010

Before and After Dining Area Minus Painting

The curtains are done!  I am lucky enough to know how to sew, but I just barely get by.  It is really hard for me to sew duplicates of something because measurements have to be the same.  My yard stick and sewing machine are put away and I am so glad.  I am still debating on painting (table and chairs).  I am just going to sit on it for a bit until I am ready and feel committed to it. 

Here is the before shot of the dining area.


In mid July Miss Mustard Seed gave me some tips after I asked her opinion on some ideas to improve the area.  She suggested changing the window treatments because  the valances didn’t go with the space due to the size and that my rug was too small.  I loved my old rug, but it was too small. So I searched and searched for a new one at a good price.  I also knew I wanted a bench to camouflage some of the oak wall area under the bay window. 

Are you ready to see the changes?


Here is a shot of my pillows (see more here) and my bench (go here).












I got better photos at night for some reason. 




The red toppers can be removed.




  My black and tan check print was less than $2 a yard.  I noticed Ballards has a black check patterned curtain in their catalog right now.

If you are thinking of making window treatments then you should visit Sonya at Beyond the Screen Door.  Her blog confirmed my choice for the black checked panels.   She is so talented and has a ton of window treatment ideas.  Go here to see them.

Well I am really glad to get these done and off my HUGE list.  I worked all labor day weekend finishing them so I could have a post ready for Donna’s at Funky Junk Interiors Gitter Done.  It only took me almost 2 months to Gitter Done.

I hope you like the changes.


Linking to

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On the Porch

FJI's Gitter Done! challenge

TDC before and after party

Fabric Fun Thursday @ Cheap Chic Home

Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple

Show and Tell @ My Romantic Home

Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello

Style Feature Saturday @ Perfectly Imperfect


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