I want to take just a moment to thank you all for hanging in there with me. Between the camera issues and other things I won't bore you with, I know my content has been kind of sparse lately, and I see that I've lost some followers. So I really want to express my appreciation for those of you who have stuck around!
Today I wanted to share a few little tweaks I've made to my money-making dining room redo that I showed to you all in December. It actually turned out a little bit more formal-looking than I was going for--I wanted more of an old, French country manor mix. At first I was worried it was the Famous Butt chairs. I didn't want move them out because I just love them. I thought of making some simple slipcovers for them, which I will do down the road to change out the look (which should be interesting since I don't really sew!). But then I realized I just needed to change up the accessories.
First I took out most of the silver candle holders I had on the side table. I put my mother's old copper tub below it and an old shutter I bought at Lucketts years ago behind it.
I brought in a wrought iron architectural element that I most recently had on the foyer table, a couple of urns and an iron fleur de leis.
I just love the rusted iron against the old, peeling paint of the shutter! I know some people just do not get this style, but I love to have things that show their history around my house.
I didn't do anything much to the buffet wall, other than add a white iron wire candle holder.
On the china cabinet wall I put an antique harvest basket on top of the cabinet. I took the more formal-looking centerpiece off the table and added a white iron wire bowl filled with (faux) green apples.
So that's it for now. I think the tweaks added more of the French country vibe I was going for. The other wall still needs work. The shelves that are currently there holding my bud vase collection just don't work with the rest of the room. I have an idea for them though. And I have the mate to the shutter I could work in somewhere too ... Nothing's ever really "done" around here--there's always more tweaking that can be done!
Have a great weekend!
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