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Dining Room Update

March 24th, 2010

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.

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  1. March 25th, 2010 at 07:42 | #1

    Hi! Your dining room is looking great!

    I got my mirror at a local shop, and it is called Brayden Arch by Uttermost (http://uttermost.com/search_results.aspx?Type=Search&ProductName=brayden#_top). You can look up a vendor in your area and see if they stock it or would order it for you. I’ve also seen in on One Kings Lane before, but they had it listed for more than what I paid, FYI.

  2. Jennifer
    March 25th, 2010 at 17:09 | #2

    i saw a mirror like this at a consignment shop on lakeside yesterday.

  3. KP
    March 27th, 2010 at 08:50 | #3

    Secret Marshalls, eh? :) Cool lamp. I want to know where all the good and affordable drapery fabric is in this area. I think it’s time for some sprucing up over here. I am staying tuned for that.

  4. Kelly
    March 27th, 2010 at 09:42 | #4

    What about this one from Shades of Light:

  5. Holly
    March 30th, 2010 at 18:04 | #5

    Holly @ In The Fun Lane (www.inthefunlane.com) has a mirror similiar to this one for sale in her Whiteberry shop!

  6. marla
    March 31st, 2010 at 06:55 | #6

    Hi, I also saw a similar mirror on Amazon:

    It might need to be painted black, but I’m sure you’re up to the challenge! ;)

  7. March 31st, 2010 at 08:20 | #7

    I’m new to your blog, but I already LOVE it tons…esp. because you’re in RVA (like me!). I also wanted to tell you about a yard sale/awesome looking sale that’s going on this weekend–I saw it of Craigslist this week, and can’t wait! Bet you could find some great living room additions (and I pinky promise I’m not affiliated with them at all–just excited to go!)! http://killerjunk.blogspot.com/

  8. March 31st, 2010 at 08:44 | #8

    Did Mr. vB have any kind of written instruction for those radiator covers? I would love one for my dining room, but I do not want to spend $500-$700 to purchase one.

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