Friday, June 17, 2016

Eat Here!

I am tickled pink that Kelly's Korner is  doing a tour of homes again!  I always loved her link-up party, but never really participated other than as a reader.  Now I am linking up in addition to following along.  My goal is to stop by every home and say, "howdy!"

Over the last few months, I gave my traditional dining room a modern makeover (it is still ongoing to be honest)!  We have lived in a modern home for 8 years but held onto Grandma 31-derful's traditional furniture for a long time for all sorts of reasons. Mostly because we really did love it! Here is how the room looked in March (view the full room with accessories here):

Unfortunately,  the furniture was showing some cracks (literally), so I made plans to do this:

I am still working on art and accessories, but as of this morning, our dining room looked like this:

The biggest change is that our traditional case pieces have been replaced by these buffets that I had built by a local craftsman.  He expertly combined my vision of two buffets--one mid-century modern and one funky 2016!

He welded an "exoskeleton" and painted it an antique bronze color before floating the deep gray cabinet inside.  I swoon for the handles he turned from zebrawood!  And the zebrawood also appears on this beautiful top!

Another big change is that I added curtains where there had previously been none.  I had the JCPenny's custom drape division come out.  Y'all, it is just as good (if not better) than the fancy place that I used for another project at about 1/3 the price.  A designer comes with books of fabrics and possibilities--the process was really fun.  I also added a Roman shade to the den while she was here.  I think they turned out great--that antique bronze rod and that fabric doesn't look like what I think of when I think of Penny's.

Somehow the gray in the curtains pulls out the brushed nickel and cork fixture so that I love it even more:

I added the granite art that you see above.  It was quite the saga and after lots of Homegood runs, returns, internet searches, and customer service calls, I have two!  But now I think the scale is a bit off--I am going to fill the middle with this beauty to make an agate triptic:

I left the Greek Key chairs that I adore and the table is sticking around awhile too:

I moved my plant stand to the wall and kept some beloved art pieces:

In my earlier post, I misidentified this blue vase as a Pier One Cheap-o, when dear husband reminded me that it was a wedding gift!  Wouldn't you know it, he is right!  It is handmade and signed and everything , so I left it along with my good silver candlesticks!

In the center of the table I am using this vase, but it may change one day soon!
So that's where we are today!  Thanks for stopping by!


c smith said...

I tend to pick more pastels and country styles for myself, but I love how this looks. I especially like your art and how the modern and natural element blend. Great job!

Our Life at 31-derful! said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and the compliment!

QB said...

Oh! I love your dining room. It's just perfect. And I really need to know where you got the chairs from. I know they aren't new but I love their look/size. Thank you so much.

Brandi said...

Your dining room is so elegant! I love your decor, especially your gorgeous chairs and curtains. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!

Jenny said...

I like how everything in your dining room is original and unique. Love your chairs.

Our Life at 31-derful! said...

Thanks to all for the nice compliments! The chairs are still available and have even gotten more affordable. I bought them in 2008 from a furniture store, where I chose the fabric. They seem to still be available in limited colors on All Modern and Wayfair. they are the Max Chair by Lazar:

Debbie said...

Very pretty!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It all looks beautiful, Suzanne! The buffets you had built are stunning! I just love the finish of the tops. Very elegant, and very inviting!