This past month, I've been nesting. Oh, how I've been nesting. So instead of knitting, I have some FOs of a different kind to share. Today, I am going to show off my Dining Room and Kitchen.
First off, the dining room. Here's the before and after shot...
I said so long to the gothic black chosen by the previous owner and slapped on a gray teal (technically, it's Behr's Bayside). It is amazing how different that room feels now.
In addition to the paint, I have experienced a dining room miracle. I've been obsessed with these Bamboo Chippendale Chairs by Jonathan Adler since I've seen them all over my favorite design magazines and blogs. But come on, $550 dollars a piece? There's no way. So I happened to be walking by my favorite consignment store one night after work. I looked through the window and what did I see? My bamboo chairs! Of course the store was closed. So I had to go home and spend the whole night obsessing over them. How much were they? How many of them did they have? What if someone else bought them before me? After a restless sleep, I headed off to the store so I could be there right after they opened. I come to find out they had four chairs at $75 each. The heavens opened right then and there and angels began to sing the Hallelujah chorus. I bought the lot and took them home that day.
They need some TLC, some repainting, and definitely some new upholstery, but other than that, they are perfect.
So now I got the chairs of my dreams, I just need to find a table.
Next up, the kitchen. I have always, always wanted a Robin Egg's Blue Kitchen. So really, what was stopping me? Here's the before and after...
Isn't it just the cutest? It makes me happy every time I go in there to cook. (Yes, mom, sometimes I cook.) Oh, and do you see that little cubby?
Well, here's a closer look...
This is my little cubby of cuteness. I got that tea cup in a great art gallery in Malmo, Sweden when Erin and I were there. I collect tea cups, so picking up this one was a no brainer. It was so cute that Erin had to get one too. The cubby also has my notebook recycled from a vintage book, and of course, my little deer one. (Oh, how I heart Etsy!)
So those are just a couple of rooms I've have been working on. I have some more showing off to do, but that will have to wait for another post.