Whew...I feel like this project has taken a lifetime! I know it has only been a couple of months, but for Mrs. Impatient herself...That is a lifetime!
Let's start with some before photos...
Notice the bald baby in the corner Lol...This was two years ago when the little really was little.
A photo at Christmas time...Pretty lame eh?!?
I realized going through my photos that I don't have any decent ones of the dining room space before...Not that it was very 'photo worthy' any who! Lol
And for the after...
Overload warning, but now it is very 'photo worthy' so I have been snapping away! Lol
I am still thinking I want a rug, but not certain. Since this space is basically right next to the living room & I have a rug there with a busy print I think I'll need to go solid. I'm thinking of going with something natural like a jute rug. They are pretty pricey though & I haven't come across many of them on Craigslist. Ha!
All in all I am pretty pleased with the way it has turned out, however I do plan on stripping the table top & staining it. I always wanted it that way, but yet again Mrs. Imaptient stepped in the way & it was quicker & easier to just paint it at the time. Now I get to do more work...Yay!
A quick price breakdown...
Table & four (tall) chairs $60.00...Craigslist
Set of four (short) chairs $40.00...Craigslist
New foam for four chairs $30.00...JoAnns
Fabric for all eight chairs $21.00...JoAnns clearance
Buffet $50.00...I paid $30.00, My mom paid $20.00...Garage Sale
White dishes $10.50...Thrift Store
Green pitcher $9.99...TJ Maxx
Globe $9.99...TJ Maxx
Vase in corner with filler $3.00...garage sale
Eucalyptus leaves $2.97...JoAnns clearance
Metal bird $3.00 for a set of four (one is used here)...Thrift Store
Bean Pot FREE...for hosting a party
Plate rack $5.00-$7.00...This was a Target clearance from 5+ years ago
Mirror FREE...From my dad
Curtain rod set of wooden brackets & a wooden closet rod spray pianted with Krylon Oli Rubbed Bronze
Set of ring clips also sprayed with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze $8.00...Home Depot
Glidden "Shaded Ice" color match for Sherwin Williams ProClassic paint $19.00 or $20.00 a quart. I bought one quart & finished it, then bought another at 40% off & didn't even use half.
The "Smoky Charcoal" on the buffet front is a gallon my mom bought & I used some.
I think that has it covered...
$286.85 Approx spent
I sold the ugly black/wood shiny table for $200.00 on Craigslist, so less than $100.00 spent & look what a difference it made...
Oh ya...I am also thinking the mirror needs a fresh coat of paint...Any suggestions on a color?!?