As you may know if you keep up with the blog, the kitchen has been a huge project this year. Remodeling that has opened up the dining room in a large way and it needed attention. So here is what we have done with the dining room decor so far.
I really wanted to keep my dining table but it was in bad shape. I tried sanding it down but there was a lot of staining. So we opted to paint it instead. It transformed the table! It has the delicate lines I love and now the black is so dramatic in the space!
One thing I wanted to buy was new dining chairs, but as usual I want all the non-budget friendly items. This was my opportunity to create something unique for the space.
I had these chairs from Ikea. I have about 10 of them I use them primarily outdoors.
They are suprisingly sturdy chairs. So I decided to use my leftover green velvet from my ORC Master Bedroom and create French seamed slipcovers. The top portion was very simple. I made a simple padded cover that slid on the back part of the chair.
The seat portion needed a little something more to keep it secure. So I went through my stash of fabrics and found a camel colored faux leather. Thats all I needed to make tassels! I braided some leather and secured a snap closure on both ends. The tassel was made with a closed loop to allow it to accept the braid. This little accessory actually holds the whole seat cushion in place!
These simple slipcovers cost no money at all and I was able to use leftover fabric that would have otherwise sat in a box for who knows how long!
I do love the way the space is taking shape. I want to take it slow and live with the open space for a while before I make any huge decisions on how to design it.
One thing I know for sure is I love the open space!
So what do you think? Is the dining room decor coming together?
Until next time.