Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dining Room Makeover Before & After

I had the pleasure of working on a dining room makeover for my sister a client a few months ago.  She was gracious enough to let me share the before & after pictures with you.  It is their first home so space was a blank slate.   They were working on a small budget and the room itself was also very small.

The main focus was a place to eat.  I chose a round pedestal table that was 36".  This still gave them enough space for a  comfortable traffic flow from the kitchen to the family room.  The table was purchased from an unfinished furniture store and painted black.


A small console table was added from Home Goods.  The drawers hold table cloths, napkins and napkin rings and the top serves as a mini bar. 
The splurge in the room were these adorable chairs from Restoration Hardware.  I am so jealous I want them for my own house.  They are the Madeleine Chair in Weather Oak Drifted.  The seat cushions are from Ikea.  Four were purchased for the room although only three sit around the table.

A Spring Hill Farm chalkboard was added to the bar with a cute saying from the homeowner.

This was such a fun project.  Thank you for letting me share it with you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BHG Kitchen & Bath Makeovers

It is out!!!

Last October our kitchen was photographed for Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Makeovers Magazine.  I found it the other day at our local Barnes & Noble.  It brought back such great memories of such a fun day.  Our photographer Michael & Field Editor Lynda are such a pleasure to work with.  I wanted to share some behind the scenes photos...
All the camera equipment and beautiful Zinnia's that were brought in for the shoot.  It is so amazing to see how a magazine spread is put together. 

It is a great issue (not just our kitchen), but many others and some beautiful baths, too!  If you pick up a copy, make sure to check out pages 74-79.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Boy's Room Redo

This past winter I talked about inspiration for a boy's room makeover (see the post here).  Yesterday was such a rainy and cold day I thought I would start.  I know it is August, but I am a little slow on my projects!

A trip to Ikea was the starting point.   I made sure to get there first thing in the morning and have a plan of attack.  A rainy Saturday is really not the time to go to Ikea!  I picked up the Jules Junior Desk Chair (here) and the Hemnes Twin Bed (here ).  My son has never had a real bed.  By real I mean his last bed was a headboard we found on the side of the road.  He wanted an official bed as he calls it.

I found these old squash racquets in the barn.  They look so cute next to his bed.  I love adding vintage items to every room.  It still needs a few tweaks...a down insert for his duvet cover and a little paint touch up where the nail holes were filled in.  But no one notices...right?

The desk chair fits perfect under his desk.  My dad made the desk a few years ago from a picture of a pottery barn desk.  We had to make it smaller to fit in the space.  It has been hard to find the right size chair.  Thanks to Ikea this one works.

This little guy needed to be added to the bed in honor of Sharknado 2.  I haven't watched it yet, but I know it will be a movie night really soon!

A piece of ironstone needs to be in every room. 

Finally, our door no longer has posters, but a pennant from Oxford Pennant.

The best part of this room redo was when he walked in and said "this is the room of my dreams".  Made My Day!!!