Ok, fine. Works much better when Obama says it, but it's the effect I'm going for here.
Sooooo, Finally the dining room is DONE!!! (Applause)
The photos don't really do the final product justice, so the three people that actually read this blog will just have to come over for dinner and experience it for reals.
BEFOREElongated the curtain rod to open things up and got rid of the dead space on either side of the window. Painted the table in a high gloss and took out the extra leafs. Used Mossy plants as coco+kelley suggested.
AFTERIncorporated orange (to get rid of the drab mono-colour scheme) and more mossy plants and glassware at various heights. All thanks to coco+kelley...Just check out her blog if you dont know about it already!
Its busy, but I love it! The orange runner really brings out the antique dresser.
AFTER (option 1)
AFTER (option 2)
Okay, this corner was the biggest challenge. I had bought this chest on a whim before I really knew how I wanted to reconstruct the apartment. When I put it in the room I hated it and wanted to kick myself for buying something I couldn't use. But I loved it so much that I was determined (okay, obsessed) with finding a spot for it to not only function, but Pop! You cant see it so well here, but I'm obnoxiously giddy over the results. Its fuckin' great. But I cant decide which I prefer, the white vases or the lacquered bowl with Japanese Balls. Input please!
Plus, If any of you can identify this chest, I'll be your best friend. Okay, maybe not your best friend, but I'll be less judgmental of you in general. All I know is that it's Louis something...
Stay tuned for the Next Challenge....