Again in December, I launched my dad and mom’ eating room refresh, a venture that began as a bonding/therapeutic expertise for my dad and mom and I. When my brother handed away final August it was devastating, so engaged on a house venture collectively felt like an uplifting distraction. I believe everyone knows how an inviting, lovely house can do wonders to your soul and psychological well being so I wished to assist my dad and mom obtain that of their house beginning with their walk-through eating room.
Whereas that is nonetheless joint venture between my dad and mom and I, my dad and mom deserve most (if not all) of the credit score to this point. I’ve discovered that when you find yourself designing an area that you just aren’t residing in (me) you may drag your ft with design selections. That may make your “purchasers” (my dad and mom) go forward and make selections with out you and ask forgiveness later. I can’t blame them and to be truthful, this makeover is coming alongside a lot sooner than my residing and eating room which took nearly two years to finish. My dad and mom are nothing if not decisive, in order a workforce our design course of principally appears to be like like this: 1. my mother and I search for furnishings choices 2. I take too lengthy to search out one thing I actually like 3. she finds one thing she likes and exhibits it to my dad 4. if he likes it she texts it to me 5. I inform her my opinion 6. generally she listens to me generally she doesn’t. It by no means surprises me once they go forward and decide however various occasions I’ve been pleasantly shocked with how good it’s all turning out. However I get too forward of myself. Let’s circle again to the very starting.
How It Began
The final time we chatted, I shared our plans to offer this area a very good previous style refresh, non-renovation fashion. My dad and mom need a trendy farmhouse-style eating room so my dad began by constructing a barn home door that separates the walk-through eating room from the household room. As soon as the barn door was up it put the remainder of design in movement. The design plan was easy: exchange the dated furnishings, the sunshine fixture and magnificence with recent decor and artwork.
I knew we wanted a jumping-off level so we targeted on getting a brand new eating desk first.
1. Rachael Ray Monteverdi Eating Desk | 2. Farmhouse Desk
That is a type of cases the place I wasn’t making selections quick sufficient so my mother went forward and acquired the Etsy farmhouse desk. I wasn’t certain if it was the proper wooden tone or form for the area however we had been going to simply see the way it went and go from there. However as destiny would have it, the desk by no means shipped so after a few months my mother bought a refund and checked out extra choices. Once more, she and I regarded for a desk and he or she discovered this one on sale. She ordered it (she loves a very good deal) and earlier than I knew it the desk arrived. As soon as we noticed it within the area we cherished it and it was clear that black eating chairs could be an ideal distinction to the sunshine wooden tone.
Lots of you commented on the final put up that we shouldn’t purchase new chairs and as an alternative ought to merely paint the prevailing chairs black. I admit I used to be skeptical and actually wished to skip this concept and go straight to buying model new spindle again chairs. But when there’s one factor I’ve discovered from this venture to this point, it’s that you just may as properly attempt the DIY first. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. But when it DOES then you might be doubtless saving cash and being extra sustainable. As plenty of you predicted, a little bit black spray paint actually turned these chairs round.
They’re stable chairs and it’s superb what paint can do. The black colour made them immediately extra trendy and the cross-back design aligns with the fashionable farmhouse fashion we’re going for. So thank all of you literal geniuses for telling us to do that. The place would we be with out you?? (in all probability $1000 poorer).
We did the identical for the bar stools and so they look model new. You should purchase stools that look precisely like this for $110 every, and this straightforward DIY in all probability value a complete of $50 in spray paint. I simply find it irresistible when a DIY truly pulls off.
The following DIY got here out of nowhere however ended up turning out higher than any of us might have anticipated.
My dad has had this desk in his storage for so long as I can keep in mind. It was his dad’s desk and we don’t know the way previous it’s and even what period it’s from, however our guess is it’s at the very least 100 years previous. Just a few weeks in the past my dad and mom had been going to promote it and had an purchaser who informed them she was planning on portray it and utilizing it as a credenza. She by no means confirmed as much as decide it up, so it gave us the concept to try to refinish it for the eating room.
It was initially about the identical peak because the desk so to offer it extra peak, my dad added two bun ft to every leg (one sq. and one spherical) which additionally gave the legs a extra fascinating form. He then connected a chunk of wooden underneath the drawers to create a shelf and eventually sanded and spray painted. Voila. This factor truly appears to be like brand-new in particular person. It’s gorgeous.
Charcoal Spray Paint
It really changed into a SUCH a cool piece that I’m so glad we salvaged. It has a novel form and the matte charcoal colour made it really feel extra industrial and trendy. Our solely problem now could be tips on how to fashion it. It’s fairly extensive (about 1.5 ft) so there’s plenty of area to play with however an excessive amount of decor might make it really feel cluttered quick. However that’s an issue for future Ryann.
How It’s going
Eating Desk | Chandelier (related)
Here’s what it appears to be like like at present. It’s not styled out completely however all of us LOVE the way it’s turning out to this point. The sunshine wooden desk ended up being PERFECT and the entire black and wooden finishes are complementing one another so properly.
It truly appears to be like like a model new room which a couple of months in the past didn’t really feel doable in any respect. Now that the massive furnishings items are right here, now we have a stable base and simply want so as to add colour and texture with decor.
The brand new gentle fixture is from Etsy and actually pulls in parts from the barn door making the area really feel extra cohesive. It’s industrial (which is what my dad and mom wished) however generally I ponder if it ought to be all black so it doesn’t match the barn door a lot. However then again, all black might be too heavy and darken the area. What do you assume?
On the alternative facet, we changed two previous fixtures with these farmhouse pendant lights. They’re additionally industrial and darkish, so to maintain the area feeling vivid and ethereal decor the plan is to maintain the decor gentle and easy.
I’m nonetheless advocating for a rug right here regardless of some protests. Despite the fact that the ground tile is trying higher than ever and suits the aesthetic and colour palette, a rug would assist floor the area and herald texture and colour. Whereas a rug within the eating room could be cumbersome and messy I believe it’ll look too good to move up. Listed below are a couple of choices I’m eyeing:
1. Trendy Oushak Gray Blue Pastel Turkish Type Wool Rug | 2. Kamran Blue Quartz Rug | 3. Kathy Eire American Manor Medallion Bordered Indoor Space Rug
If it isn’t apparent, the principle colour I need to insert here’s a blue. I really like a mushy nearly gray-blue so I’m very interested in all of those choices. Which one would you go along with?
What to do with the area above the credenza has already proved troublesome to determine. We performed round with a gallery wall as a result of the unique plan was to make use of this area to commemorate my brother and his navy achievements, however we finally determined this isn’t the proper area for that. A gallery wall with household photographs is an alternative choice however that may be difficult to execute in a contemporary and recent approach (nevertheless it’s undoubtedly doable). The final choice is to hold a big portray or ornate mirror which is what I’m leaning most in the direction of. Since that is already a busy nook a single piece is perhaps the very best thought to maintain the area feeling as gentle and ethereal as doable.
Though we aren’t accomplished but, a little bit side-by-side is so as as a result of the progress is already trying 1000x higher than the earlier than.
In order that’s the place we at the moment are and I’m virtually giddy with pleasure as a result of it’s turning out higher than I anticipated. Big kudos to my dad and mom (Cheryl and Kevin) for getting the job accomplished and making selections sooner than me. Now be sure you pontificate within the feedback about whether or not we must always get a rug and what you assume we must always do above the credenza. I’d love to listen to your ideas. xx
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