Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dining Room Update Reveal

For the past few weeks I have been helping a sweet friend update her dining room. The difference is quite dramatic.
nikki dining before 1 IMG_2910
The photo on the left shows the before shot:  chocolate brown walls, brown hardwood floors, and brown wood furniture. The furniture was on loan from her grandmother until she could find something that she wanted to buy. All of the new furniture, with the exception of the settee, was purchased second hand and repainted. The chairs were a lovely brown with floral upholstery.
Chair seats and joints were numbered to make re—assembly easier.
All loose joints were glued and clamped to dry.
Everything was given a fresh coat (or five) of paint and glaze.
We decided to add a dark edge to provide an added detail to the table top.
Because we could not find a suitable used settee, we purchased a new one and painted it to match the chairs.
I happened to run across a pair of lamps for the buffet.
I really like the crackle finish.
This little tea caddy shaped box was painted and glazed in the dark accent color.
Thankfully, everyone involved in the project was pleased with the results!  Thanks, NP, for giving me artistic liberty!
I’ll be joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

I've had several emails regarding the new color of the walls.  It is Svelte Sage by Sherwin Williams.


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Pat!! I love the colors you chose! Martina

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Found you at BNOP. This is a very pretty dining space. I love the dark edge you added to the table. It's the details that count!

Robin said...

The furniture turned out beautiful and I love the idea of a settee! Love it!

Robin Flies South

Deana said...

This room is gorgeous! And all your furniture, WOW!! Looks so great. I've never used glaze before, but you've inspired me to try it.

Allison @ Fab Rehab said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dining set! Amazing!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! You did an amazing job and love the "new" room!!

dee dee said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I just had to jump back to see what you posted and love the dining room redo! if you hadn't told me I would have never guessed that the sette was different than the chair set! I showed my hubby the paint job on your chairs, we may borrow this idea and redo a set of my grandmas for our dining room! Great job!
Dee Dee

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, well done! What a transformation! Thanks for sharing. Liz

Anne said...

Oh - you have just convinced me to paint my dining room table!!! Love that look.


Deanne said...

great job, it looks so fresh and light now!

Sherry said...

Very pretty new dining room!! I love what paint can do to outdated furniture. Come by and check out some of my projects sometime!

Atticmag said...

It's a much more "grown up" look and sophisticated. Fine transformation. Especially nice work on the table. Jane F

Pamela said...

Wow! Looks amazing!

Jane@Little House of Projects said...

Wow! You did a great job! I'm our newest follower!

Shelia said...

Your dining room is so pretty! I love all of your paint jobs! Love the transformation of your furniture and the bench looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

I love the new furniture and how your refinished them. Just beautiful! Also, love the lamps. Where did you find them?? Michele

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

The lamps came from a resale store and unfortunately I can't remember the name of it! It is a store that I occasionally pop through when I pass by!

Sophia's said...

This looks gorgeous! Found you through Savvy Southern Style blog. Following along now.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a beautiful transformation. Thanks for sharing at wow. This will be one of the features tomorrow night.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Wow! What a difference! I love the edge on the table--very striking! The whole look is wonderful.

Jenny said...

It's so fresh an pretty! I love the wall color and the repurposed furniture is as good as anything new! Love it!


Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Beautiful! I LOVE that bench :)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

That is gorgeous! You did such a great job on the furniture. Simply beautiful. Just found your blog via Kim. I'm your newest follower!

Kathy said...

Another new follower from Savvy Southern Style. Love the transformation!! Especially the DR table & chairs! I am in the process of painting ours now using ASCP & then glazing & can only pray mine turns out half as good as yours!! Can you share the color of paint & glaze that you used? I LOVE it!!! Blessings!

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I chose not to use ASCP since I was not distressing these pieces and because I did not want to use wax. I used Valpar White (not brilliant white) in satin finish. I did lightly sand before applying my Zinser water based primer first. Then the Valspar white. Then I used Miniwax American Walnut stain which I brush on then wipe off until I get the look I'm looking for. The accent color on the table was also Valspar, I think the color was Porchini(I don't have immediate access to that color card). The accent color on the table was put on before the stain. For the tabletop only, since it would be exposed to water possibly, I did apply a coat of satin polyurethane.

Leslie said...


Kathy said...

Thanks so very much, Pat. I just love how yours turned out!! I minimally distressed & using Valspar glaze. We are sanding the table top & doing a Walnut stain. After glazing the chairs & table legs, I plan to use clear wax to seal. Hoping & praying mine turns out half as good as yours!!! Thanks again for sharing your colors! Blessings, Kathy

Jackie said...

So pretty!! Could you share the settee information. I would love something like that for my kitchen

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Unfortunately, I don't have any info on the settee. It was purchased at a local shop; it was the only one they had, and had no manufacturer's marks. I am suspicious that it was a closeout.