Wednesday, December 12, 2012

dining room bling...


Do you know it has been exactly one year since I told you I was planning to update
 my dining room, and get rid of the brown here.
I can't believe it's still not finished...maybe 2013 will be THE year!
I have a plan to change out the high-end cabinet and replace it with the free one we found
 on the sidewalk in our neighborhood here..more on those plans after the holidays.

Speaking of holidays, I went with over the top more bling in the dining room,
 but only on the chandelier and kept the rest of the room subdued to compensate.
 

Since we went with the unconventional tree here we had a lot of
ornaments we weren't using, so...I blinged out the chandelier!
The reflection in the mirror shows the nail head ceiling here.


The view from below, I simply hung a collection of high-end and low-end glass
 ornaments from their hooks.


I like the glam with paired our farm table.
The only other decor I have in the dining room are some crispy evergreen boughs,
pine cones, a glass bowl of more ornaments on the table, and simple arrangement
on the cabinet.



Remember how excited I was to find the chairs with the open backs,
in anticipation of using accent pillows that would be visible...I made the first ones.
It's called White Bunny Fur, it's soft, cozy, (and made a big mess) perfect for winter, and
my favorite is the texture it adds to the smooth high gloss finish on the chairs and the
rustic wood table.  


I had the captain's chairs professionally re-upholstered, they had a roll on the
back I wanted removed and thought it was best left to the pros.  The Vermicelli fabric
brings in the modern look I'm going for (not there yet) and has a great texture, almost
embroidered looking.


A view from above...



Be sure to stop by tomorrow, the winner of the present will be announced.
Have a wonderful day, friends!


32 comments:

Maggie Donnelly said...

That is simply beautiful!!! What a great idea to hang ornaments from the chandelier. I love the clean but formal look of your dining room. Thanks for sharing the lovely idea!

Maggie

http://echosoftheheartdobeat.blogspot.com

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful dining area. Love your table and the side table is gorgeous. Love how you did the ceiling. I remember the post. Very pretty idea to hang the ornaments from the chandelier. TFS. ana

Decora Adora said...

Beautiful dinning room área . I love de mirror is beatiful!!!!
Angelica

Cathy Wall said...

For not being finished, your DR sure looks fabulous, love everything you have done so far. The bling looks so festive, simple and perfect!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What an elegant statement maker that chandelier is! I bet it is lovely at night!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

The dining room is the perfect room for a little bling! Looks great, love all the changes so far Pam!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Gorgeous!! Looks magazine-worthy!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam your chandelier looks GORGEOUS!!

Denise Greenwood said...

Wow! Love the chandelier! So simple but absolutely gorgeous! The chairs look great too!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the bling, but hello let's talk more about those cozy pillows!!! LOVE them!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing you do this room in steps!
-Shelley

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love the blinged out look! And your pillows against the chair = perfect. I finally got a new chandelier for our dining room and I'm getting a bigger china cabinet for Christmas. Consider that room done as well! Whew!!

Dana Frieling said...

Hello...perfection takes time! No rush on getting your dining room done. You've got to drag this one out as long as possible for blogland anyway. ha! ha! Your chandy looks very pretty and I love all the changes you've made.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I love it! I must replace my living room ceiling fan by next Chrismtas - I really want to bling out a chandi! I love the look of those pillows with everything else you have going on in your dining room. I think you are creating the perfect look - magazines are going to be knocking on your door soon!

Amanda said...

ooohhhh!!! I love it! all of it!! And you know Im all about the bling ;-)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Second attempt to comment....(just noting in case two show)
Love your chandelier. What an absolutely clever idea to hang the ornaments in that fashion...Love it!
The pillows....marvelous!!

Lori said...

You get more done in a year than anyone I know! The chandi looks gorgeous, and I love the pasta chairs. I spy a very cool mesh runner too!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Pam! I love your dining room for winter with those furry pillows.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Captain Micah said...

It's so pretty! I love that chandelier!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Your chandelier looks beautiful! Love the fur fabric on the pillows too!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...I love your Chandelier....so pretty!

ECKDesign said...

I REALLY LOVE this idea! We built our house over 4 years ago and our dining room is still chandelier-less because there isnt any one specific chandelier that I like for the ever-changing space. This is JUST the post to finally bring light into the room! YEAY! Love your blog! ;o)

Robin said...

Gorgeous Pam!

reFresh reStyle said...

It looks gorgeous! I love the pillows too :)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** Sweetie, I seldom comment (ANYwhere anymore... time limitations!), buuut I just HAVE TO TODAY!!!

EVERYTHING L*O*O*K*S S.I.M.P.L.Y MAHHHHHHHVELOUS!!!

...The CHANDY is soooo glam, as is everything else... I had never SEEN your ceiling before (?)and absolutely ADORE what you did, as well as... well... just EVERYTHING!!!

Season's Blessings,
Linda in AZ
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Heather said...

Pam; Your chandelier is spectacular. I love it so much, I just shared it on Facebook!!! Heather

Holly said...

A year ago? That is crazy. I could probably count on 2 hands the amount of projects I mentioned over a year ago that are probably not finished - design is never done, right? I remember reading that and liking it. I love how you've blinged out your chandelier.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The chandy is magnificent...I totally toned down my chandelier this year....your dining room is so beautiful!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

O love your chandelier..have to pin it!
Merry Christmas.

~ rooms FOR rent ~ said...

Your home is so tastefully done! I really like it a lot.. not to mention your blinged out chandelier!! I really like all the decor on it! I'm stopping by (and now following!) from you sweet comment you left on my page! Love finding new blogs with great style like yours :) And I love your dining room table!! Where did you get it? We are looking at getting a new one this year, possibly making one, but not sure yet? But I love yours! ~Bre

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

This is my MOST favorite project that you've done lately...although they're all really my favorites! LOVE this so much! If you hadn't have piled them on it wouldn't have had nearly the effect. So much fun!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, I got distracted...your host chairs turned out GREAT! The whole look is coming together so well! And, I spy some more of your webbing as a runner on the table!

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