Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Russian Christmas/Dining Room Reveal

Hello.  I finally have the dining room near completion (just have some pictures I want to hang and they require that darn measure tape and level...ugh.) and wanted to take this opportunity to reveal some before and after pictures. I'll just let all of the pictures speak for will also see the before picture and the new dining table and chairs.

Before (this was the MLS picture):

Can you believe they left all of this behind?  Don't ya love that blue shag? and the walls were covered with wallpaper from another era as well as a very sad chair rail. For another picture at closing you can click HERE
We gave the chairs away and painted the table with
Annie Sloan chalk paint.  You can see the work we did on it

We recently purchased new chairs to prepare for the holidays.
And here is the AFTER.

We had all new wood flooring installed.

 All of the Santas and Snowmen are from Russia.
A couple of the teacups are as well.  The other blue and white china (lighter in color) are not Russian, but a rice pattern.

My china hutch.  You can see the makeover for that HERE.
Also, an Annie Sloan chalk paint project.

 My new chandelier...I just love the crystal balls...they cast rainbows all over the walls.

Wow, if you made it down this far I'm impressed.

 I'm linking up to:

Cottage & Vine

The Lettered CottageFurniture Feature FridaysThe DIY Show Off

I hope you will go over and check out all of these fun parties!
and PLEASE leave me a comment to tell me what you think!

Oh, almost forgot. 
The walls are once again...Sherwin Williams Samovar Silver and the trim is Sherwin Williams Shoji White.  We tried to keep the wall colors consistent throughout the home to have a nice flow.

Merry Christmas!