Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dining Room Makeover


You saw this beautiful piece that I redid for
the wedding in my backyard this summer.

After I finished the wedding reception, I said this
piece was too pretty now to go back into the basement,
so it takes center stage in the dining room.


I removed the red curtains, the red lamp shades and
the red rug and wow, the room is now so much
brighter!!  I can't believe the difference just removing
the lampshades made.


Taking the red curtains down also changed the look
of the room as they were replaced with gauzy white ones.


The table and chairs were temporary, as the table
was moving to the kitchen and the chairs 
came from the kitchen, but when my oldest
granddaughter walked in, she said, "This is too pretty, it
needs a tablescape!"  She proceeded to pull plates out of
a cabinet and did the whole table by herself.  


The pink and aqua pieces were ones I had purchased
from Pier 1 quite some time ago, but had never 
used.  


They were stored in this tall cabinet in the dining
room, which used to have a red front, but that
got a makeover also.

I thought it was so cute that she used just things
that were stored here in the dining room.


She chose the gold flatware also.





It is so fun to see the little ones learn to love the things
that you love, and then to experiment with them.



I will post the new furniture that completes
the dining room soon!  I was fortunate that my 
sister Jean was visiting when the new furniture
arrived, so that she and my niece helped us set
up the new table and chairs.  Can't wait to share it
with you.

It has been a crazy end of summer, running from one
thing to the next, but I am still sad to see it end.

I will be posting with 
Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Jackie, how sweet that your granddaughter set your table, it really looks gorgeous she did an amazing job....lol....so looking forward to viewing your new dining room....

    Smiles~
    Mari

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    1. Yes, it was so fun to see her explore her creativity!

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  2. I know you were thrilled to watch your granddaughter create magic with your tableware Jacqueline, what a wonderful talent and creative inspiration you have passed along to her! The colors are gorgeous, and the refinished cabinet looks beautiful!
    Jenna

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    1. The refinished cabinet was the inspiration. I loved that she appreciated it. Lots of times my own kids appreciate things less than the grandkids.

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  3. The table looks lovely. She did a great job on the arranging. I guess she is learning from her Grandma. I am excited to see the room complete.

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    1. One of the most rewarding things is to see the grandkids copy what you do! So fun to see them show their appreciation.

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  4. How fun. Your granddaughter created a wonderful table. I especially love the little pedestal plates at each setting. The aqua is such a nice pop of color on the table.

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    1. The little pedestals are my favorite! I can't believe I hadn't already used them.

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  5. Your dining room is lovely, but most special is that your granddaughter set that table! You put so much effort into creating lovely tablescapes, and it is wonderful to see a young person absorbing it and creating her own.

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    1. Yes, the grandkids are the icing on the cake - especially when they want to be with you and do what you love.

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  6. Well, your granddaughter did a beautiful job with the 'scape! I am anxious to see the "new" dining room. Isn't it amazing what just swapping out some items can do for a room!? Have a great day!

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    1. So true! Everyone walks through the room and just expresses delight - even young adult guys! That was the fun one - hearing twenty something guys notice and comment on how much they like it.

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  7. It all looks so lovely! What a joy that your granddaughter enjoys the things you do and is just as creative.

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    1. So fun to see their creative eye develop!

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  8. Beautiful transformation. I'll be excited to see the rest of your dining room. The tablescape is lovely.

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    1. The lightness and brightness greats you just as you enter the house, and it just makes me smile.

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  9. Looks like your granddaughter got your Tablescaping Gene! How fun to have her complete this on her own. You have some happy times ahead! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. I think those genes have so much to do with exposure! So glad she picked up on that.

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  10. Your granddaughter did a wonderful job with the tablescape. I like the dish mix she created and the pretty gold silverware goes nicely with them. Your made over cabinet looks wonderful. That's a really cute table with the unique trimmed edge. It will be fun to see what your new dining set looks like!

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    1. Yes, I love that table and am so happy to move it to the kitchen and get rid of the glass one in there. Too many fingerprints under and on top from the little ones!!!

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  11. Beautiful dining room and such a nice makeover for the buffet piece. How special that your gran created the tablescape.

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  12. That was exciting and gratifying to see your granddaughter walk in your footsteps. They do observe more than we think. Your tablescape is very pretty. Love the aqua plates and pink and aqua stemware.
    I love your new look in your dining room. Light and airy and elegant! You did a great job on the furniture.
    I know what you mean about going from here to there and staying so busy.
    I finally finished the post of my kitchen remodel.

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