Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dining Room-Before and After

Greetings!  Today I'm excited to show you the before and after of Barbara's dining room!

(If you don't know about what's been happening at Barbara's house, click here and you're on your way!)

Here's the space before:

And now.....voila!

Love ......
light and bright painted ceilings
new windows with black trim make them pop!
hickory hardwood floors
gorgeous chairs from a consignment store!
the clever mix of modern and vintage

The view through to the kitchen :

The light fixture is wild!

Check out this before shot of the little sitting area between the kitchen and dining area:

It's so cute now!

Sweet little vignette next to the dining table.....

Gotta love the glass grapes artfully displayed in a glass cloche!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Beautiful Kitchen- Before & After

The tour of Barbara's house continues today with the revealing of her beautiful kitchen!

Remember the before?

Look at it now!

Light, bright and lovely!

Love the tile behind the stove top....

The light fixture above the island is another cool find from West Elm!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Modern Chair - Before and After

Yippee!  Woot woot!  Happy Days!

The chair I lovingly call the "Gary" chair is done!  


A while back I became smitten with this fab photo from

Using the chairs in the photo above as inspiration, I came across this funky little chair on Craigslist:

On a whim, I blogged about how fun it would be to reupholster that little bugger  -- but alas, the chair was located 3 hours from my home.

Lucky for me, one of my faithful blog readers, (my friend Danielle*) was travelling that way that weekend!  She offered to pick it up for me!  

Gary was game to have a third party pick up the chair  -- as well as being a great guy to do business with long distance. 

Anywho, here's Gary:

The chair was stripped down, and I replaced the springs and foam padding and then I reupholstered him in fabulous fabric from Duralee.  I've been happily working on this project in my garage studio over the past few weeks when I have spare time and......

Here's Gary (the chair, not the dude) now:

Oh, and don't forget to enter my pillow love giveaway
It ends Monday night 9/11 at midnight (PST)!
Click here for details on how to enter!

*Here's a shout out to my friend Danielle, who is a real estate stager in the San Francisco Bay Area -- check out her website for more info. Smiles!