Creating beauty out of chaos and sharing my home decor stories
Tweaking the Dining Room
A few days ago Layla from The Lettered Cottage posted her pictures from her dining room consultation with Christy from Beach Brights. Head on over there to see the gorgeous photos! (I would save you the trouble of a click and post them for you here, but I think they’re all copyrighty and I don’t want to step on any toes.) I felt completely inspired by these photos and knew I could create a similar feel in my own dining room simply by rearranging some items. For starters, all I would need to do would be to move my hutch to the side, add a basket from upstairs topped with a platter of $2 moss, and add a mirror above the hutch. However, I would need a huge gorgeous wood-framed mirror to really make it work. Hmmmm. And it would need to cost less than $20. *Sigh*. That’s not happening.
As I was driving down the road, thinking these thoughts, and feeling very sorry for my poor self, I passed a Goodwill on the left. What the heck right? You just never know. In the farthest corner of the store hiding behind the golf clubs, I found this beauty!!! And you know what? It fit all of my criteria.
The grain in this wood is gorgeous, but I wanted the color to be a bit richer. This photo is after one glaze of Minwax Polyshades in Antique Walnut. I think I’ll add a few more coats.
I’ll keep you posted as I tweak things in this room to achieve my copycat look. Layla is amazing and I’m so glad she shares her ideas! I feel like I just saved myself $129 in a room consultation :).