Thought it was about time I updated you guys on the progress of the dining room makeover.
New Rug- check, baseboards sanded and repainted- check, radiator cover- check, window treatments and accessories- a work in progress
I’m not ready for a full blown reveal, but here is a sneak peak!
The New Rug- On recommendations from my gals Jennifer and Adrienne I checked out Lowe’s for a new 8×10 Seagrass Rug. I shopped it around and it was the best price in town. Plus it had free shipping to the store! A must see if you are in the market for a new area rug!
Remember the gorgeous pink and navy BEFORE Rug?
And here is the NEW one…
Baseboards- Finished! Hooray! I was NOT looking forward to sanding and painting all the baseboards, but it had to be done. It really is amazing what a coat of fresh white paint can do to make things look cleaner!
Once they were all dry, we pushed the China Hutch back against the wall and put all the breakables back in! Then we reclaimed the sitting room as an actual room and not the catch-all space! Yes we still had it packed with all the items that had to be packed up when we got the floors refinished. Pitiful I know.
Radiator Covers- While I was slaving away painting the baseboards, Mr. vB was busy designing and constructing the other radiator cover. This radiator was much taller and skinner than the one in the living room, so we knew they weren’t going to be identical. But I think Mr. vB did a really good job matching them as close as possible.
Window Treatments and Accessories- I still haven’t found the right fabric to make the panels for the windows. I am still in love with this chevron fabric, but it is like $50 bucks a yard and I need 10 or more yards!! YIKES!! So I am still on the search. But I did pick up this cute lamp last night at Secret Marshall’s.
Wasn’t sure what Mr. vB would think of the coral, but he liked it! And I liked it! SCORE! I then informed him that I wanted to hang some white plates on the wall over the radiator. That is where I lost him. Instead we have compromised on a mirror or artwork. Whatever comes about first. I am loving this mirror over at The Newlywed Diaries- I just can’t figure out where she got it!
SOURCE-The Newlywed Diaries
If anyone sees a mirror similar to this around town, please give me a shout!
Last but not least, once the fabric for the windows is selected, I also want to recover the dining room chairs with a coordinating fabric. Then, I think we will be done.