Anywho... back to what I was saying about sharing progress pictures. I realized yesterday that I haven't shared much of our dining room because it was never "finished". Well that goes against what I wanted to do here! Things around here are always never finished. That's just how it is. So today I'm showing you guys our dinning room in it's unfinished and unstyled state.
| Sources: table . slipcovered chairs . side chairs (family pieces) . chandelier . DIY pressed botanicals . glass vases . dough bowl (Round Top) . bamboo blinds . drapes |
Now if I could walk by and only see this shot of the room I would be thrilled. BAM. DONE. We bought a new table last year and then earlier this year purchased the head chairs. Absolutely love those. But, it's the other side of this room that feels blah and in need of TLC. And of course that's what my eye is drawn to whenever I look at it.
Que the falling flat fart noise *pfff*.
This is where the head chairs sit when not in use. It's pretty boring over there. The head chairs need some pillows to keep them from fading into the wall. I should probably get a new mirror, but I'm not planning on it anytime in the future so I just need to hang this one already. Overall I'm feeling pretty uninspired on what to do with this wall. I'm waiting for inspiration to hit. I've been waiting months and nothing has happened.
This photo will show you the full room, which is a booger to photograph. It's a really dark space despite having three windows. It's a north facing room. I had to ramp up the settings on my camera to get anything to show up.
Now onto my project fail:
I wanted to keep our old dining chairs. I liked the lines and honestly didn't want to fork over more cash for new chairs. I had them covered in slipcovers I made back in 2005, but it was time to say goodbye. You can see the dark stained color in this photo from when we first moved in.
I ended up putting on a coat of Annie Sloan's Pure White paint and then wiping Minwax's Classic Grey stain over it before sealing with a coat of clear wax. They sat like this without the cushions on for months. Then I saw this image.
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Pretty awesome, amiright?!!! That was what I wanted for the seat cushions. I immediately ran out, got my fabric, and a boat load of black dye. I was pumped!!! And then this is what I got. Whomp, whomp, whomp, whoooompppp....
Ugh. At this point I was too frustrated to try again. And I really hated not having cushions on the chairs. So I just slapped them on anyways. I've got to come up with a better option. But until inspiration strikes, I'm just gonna walk away any try to ignore it. Kinda like that one side of the dining room.