Nov 13, 2012

Dining Room Changes...

Slowly,
over the summer,
I have been making changes to my dining room...
 
always thinking
I will share it when I am finished...
 
truthfully,
are we ever finished?
 

 
isn't it completely different?
 


it started with this corner hutch,
it was my problem area,
small and awkward...
 
I found the hutch
for cheap at a garage sale,
 
crossing my fingers it would fit,
perfect...
 



 
my very dark wood bench was next...
 

painting and chipping...
 


 
then the table and chairs...
 



there is nothing fickle
about my love for my ruffled tablecloth...
 
I still have it on the table...
 
for fall
I added this drop cloth topper...



 
the edges of the drop cloth
are left raw...
 
a leather and lace
kinda thing...
 
as you can see the chairs are still waiting
 to be reupholstered...
 
I have a large upholstery project,
 I want to try to tackle this winter...
so I treated myself to a pneumatic stapler,
I am waiting for it's arrival...
 

 
I am lovin all the white...
 
and have sooo much more
to do...
always :-)

 
today I am joining,
and
 
Thanks for stopping by today....

35 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
It looks fabulous in the dining room with your changes. I would never be allowed to have all the lace and frills you have so I'll just have to enjoy them at your house.
And a new toy on order, we have one of those but I don't use it, just the heavy duty hand type.
You'll be busy this winter but then it's always nice to have a project to work on.
Hugs,
Judith

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Bella,

It's been quite some time since I've stopped by for a visit! I am truly LOVING the changes that you have been making to your dining room! It's beautiful! I especially love the bench!! The corner hutch was a fabulous find.

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Gayle said...

I'm swooning...I adore it all! Oh my, you hit the lotto with that little corner cupboard! It is perfect there and I love the hydrangeas on top. I always love to see your decorating inspiration.
Blessings,
Gayle

jeanetteann said...

Bella,it's all so beautiful. I am loving white too,more and more. xx

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love what you have done to your dining area. The bench is my favorite, chippy and white, so pretty! It looks "done" to me! We are never really finished though, are we? That would be boring!! :)

~Shanon

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am in love with your dining room. I can't think of anything I don't like about it. It is romantic and dreamy :)

Patti's Artful Design said...

A serene and beautiful place to dine:).....wonderful job! No....decorating is never done! Happy holidays.

Patti's Artful Design said...

A serene and beautiful place to dine:).....wonderful job! No....decorating is never done! Happy holidays.

NanaDiana said...

Bella- You have been one busy girl! Wow! It looks fantastic. I think you have achieved a look that many of us dream of but don't have in our own homes. Gorgeous! xo Diana

ps. If you get a chance pop by and see my little SweetCheeks on the cover of a local magazine.

Susan said...

I think you have a charming dining room, Bella. Love the white, too. Susan

Candylei said...

I love the diningroom chair with all the detail. Everything is charming! I like your lavender transferware plate too. So romantic.

Karen said...

Absolutely lovely, Bella. You add such a romantic touch to everything you do! Every detail is gorgeous. So inspiring! xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Bella! Everything looks so soft and cozy! I really love the ruffled tablecloth and the beautiful bench. No, we are never done! But this looks fabulous!

XO,
Jane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

OMG! I can't believe the difference! What a ton of work. And so, so pretty! I can't wait to see it dressed up for the holidays!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful! I love your dining room! The white is so refreshing! Gorgeous assortment of furniture pieces too and that ruffled table cloth is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

zapach piwonii said...

Bella beauty in you all the match. I look forward to your decorations for the holidays. Cordial greetings and kisses :)

suzyq said...

What a beautiful romantic dining room!!! Just gorgeous :)

Zinnia said...

You have created a lovely bright dining room. I love that you used white as the common theme. The bench is so pretty. I wish you a wonderful Wednesday! Zinnia

Hjem og Glede said...

Wow Bella!
Just lovely.....

Hugs Camilla
Norway.

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Wonderful look ! would like my French home in progress looked a little like that !
I'm so pleased to discover you from time washed and to follow you (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR).
xoxo from PARIS under the rain
Joëlle

rosarod said...

Hello Dear, your dining room looks beautiful! These details like ruffled tablecloth and chairs! they are beautiful! Make the difference! Greetings, Rose

MONICA LIVAS said...

Fabulous dining room!

Carolyn said...

Your dining room looks great with all it's new whites!

Carolyn

Junkchiccottage said...

Ohhh so pretty. I am a cream and white girl myself and love your blog. Adding you to my fav's list. So dreamy and beautiful. Please visit sometime.
www.junkchiccottage.blogspot.com
Kris

Janneke said...

Your diningroom looks fantastic, I like your ruffled tablecloth, so romantic and all the old furniture changed in white, fresh and bright. Wish you a lot of success with the upholstery project.

Marti McClure said...

Hi Bella, Your dining room is fabulous! The corner hutch is the perfect addition and I LOVE your bench. Just beautiful. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comments. ~Marti

Matilda said...

Hola bella, me he quedado enamorada de tu comedor es bellísimo todo blanco me alucina el blanco es genial maravilloso, ese salón lo quiero para mi......jajajaja, si, me gusta, tienes un gusto exquisito, es un placer pasar por aquí, besitos.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Beautiful!

Deanna

Olga said...

What a gorgeous dining room! I love your bench with that cute cushion and comfy throw. And the ruffled tablecloth looks fabulous!

Cindy said...

Oooooo, it's just beautiful. Every time i see your lavender walls i want to paint my whole house that color. And... i can't believe how perfectly the corner cupboard fit!

Cindy

Larain said...

I. Just love the chairs the detailing on the back is very beautiful. Do not get me wrong the whole room is fantastic but the chair just stands out for. Thank you once again for sharing.

Pamela Gordon said...

Your dining room looks so pretty! I love the white hutch and all the other white furnishings too. The walls are such a delicate rose shade. Beautiful!

~Sheri~ said...

lovely......very inviting!

Haworth said...

Your 'new' dining room is lovely, Bella, and will look beautiful for any holiday, any season, any celebration. I love the corner hutch and the double bench. It's fun to transform spaces and make them new again, despite all the work! (And yes, it never seems to be finished....)

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