November 10, 2011

Dining Room Make Over With The Fabric I Became Obsessed With


I don't often see something that I can't live without, but when my friends Stacy And Sissie both posted this picture on their blogs...I simply had to have that fabric!


I lost my mind looking for it, I Googled all over the place, pink toile, angel toile, etc, etc,....Then there it was..I purchased it from Carousel Designs and took a sigh of relief when it was only $11.90 a yard, because I had to have it at any cost.

I wanted to use it to redo my dining room


I didn't totally hate the dining room as it was, but my....How should I say this..."Fluffier" friends, did not feel that the vintage folding chairs were sturdy enough


So, I found these chairs for $10 a piece at the antique store


And with a little love, heirloom white paint, and 2" foam cushions..... I have to add, that it took forever to work the corners of the cushions so I wouldn't have any creases or bunching of fabric...Hum, maybe 1" foam would have been OK!


My vision came to life...Don't you love it when that happens!


But, then I didn't love the window bench


So, with a little help from Billie


I decided to slip cover it


Then it all came together!


I have a small house in downtown Orlando, so we aren't talking a huge dining room here, but the antique table opens up and I have seated (Squeezed) 8 people in my little dining room.


Oh, in case you were wondering, I purchased the rug many years ago at Target, I wish I had bought two!  

My Mom thinks my dining room would be perfect if I would just paint that old chippy table LOL!


Baby boy is visiting from DC, so if I don't get back to you right away it's because I'm busy waiting on him hand and  foot...Something Mom's do when grown kids visit!

Happy Creating!

59 comments:

Melodee said...

your dining room is gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Carol,

I Love what you did to your dining room! It was cute before but now it is cuter!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Connie said...

I loooove what you did with that fabric and I agree with you; it's gorgeous, sugar...
xoxo,
Connie

Graceful Rose said...

Love it Carol! So pretty. My kind of colors, love pink toile!

Debbie said...

I think it looks fabulous! I love the chairs. I'm in chair hunting season. I laughed at your mom's comment because mine would say the same thing.

The two inch cushions may have been a bugger to do, but don't they just fit the romantic style of the whole room? Why yes, they do!

Imperfections said...

I really like the addition of the pink fabric, gives the room more dimension.The green fabric blended with the wall and rug too much, now it's perfect. Don't you paint that table!!

Salzanos said...

Great redo! A little too much green before, now it all ties in perfectly! Love your buy of the chairs too, looks like they folded up? How cool anyway. I do love it when things all come together! Sometimes I get so excited I can not get done fast enough. Will work without eating to see the end results!
Awesome look, just love it!

nádya said...

Carol, everything is just gorgeous!!! I loved the new chairs, the fabric you used for the cushions. Of course, I believe we should say one big Thank you to Billie otherwise I don't think you could manage to redo the window bench ;) Everything is just perfect. I guess now it is curtains time...
Blessings and have a lovely weekend!!!
Nadya

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, I would love to have your dining room. The Shabby Chic style is my look, but somehow I can't talk the family into embracing it all over the house.

So funny what your mom said about your table. That must be a parent thing. My father said the same thing about a curio cabinet I painted, then sanded. First thing he said when he saw it was "It will look good when you find time to paint it."

Your new chairs and fabric are beautiful, and it's amazing what a simple touch like changing the color can do to a room. Yours is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sylvia said...

Carol, it'a all so stunning!! It deserves to be in a magazine!!!

Sylvia

stefanie said...

gorgeous!!!! I bet everyone will love the 2" cushions!!!!

Julie Shelander said...

I agree!This needs to be a magazine! LOVE it, Carol!
Thanks for the inspiration! ( again )

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Oh goodness... don't paint that chippy table. You leave it be.. it's gorgeous. I love the fabric!! Very old world meets better quality! Nicely done and on the carpert... love it. I think your quaint room is to die for, truly. Well done. Hugs. Tammy

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

oh wow! i love that dining room. From the color on the walls to you chippy table!
Oh yes! I know that the post is about new fabric on the cushions and bench...it is just icing on the cake,really.

very sweet looking! Pat

Ruby Jean said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! that first picture is OVER the TOP.... Gorgeous!!! I completely understand the Hunt and Hunting syndrome that can just about absolutely drive you MAD!!!! That fabric is beautiful by the way...And thanks for doing the hunting for us.. : ) Well it's a good thing that table folds out ESPECIALLY if we are to make it for THANKSGIVING... : ) Tell cousin hello and hugs from all of us... :)

Betsy said...

I just love that fabric you covered your chairs and bench with. What a deal on those chairs, of course you did something fabulous with them. The table is perfect just the way it is!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is just lovely! How lucky you are to be able to have a 'pink' room in your house! It would never fly here :) Isn't the internet just the greatest tool for finding stuff?! Think of all we missed when all we had was the phone book and a phone!

Josie said...

No! Leave the table chippy like that-I LOVE IT! Your dining set is so beautiful! Have fun this week, hope your son enjoys his Florida visit. The weather has been beautiful lately :)

Tracy said...

Oh, I love the new fabric! The window seat is my favorite - so pretty!

nannykim said...

I love what you have done....very charming!! I love those curtains and can understand why you were on the search!

Scarlett said...

oh wow, your dining room is beautiful!!! Scarlett x

Tynk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your dining room, Carol! GREAT job, and wonderful choice on that fabric, makes me wanna find some now too! LOL
Sherri

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, I am so glad you found your fabric. It's perfect and I love what you did. Now!!! You have to give a tutorial on making the slip cover for the window seat. I need to do the same thing for mine. Where you pinned the corners, how did you cut off the excess and how did you add the ruffle, etc. ? Pretty please!! xoxox

kristiB said...

I love it!!! Your dinning room is beautiful, what a crack up your mom is! She sounds like my boyfriend LOL. Enjoy your time with your son :)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I love your romantic style dining room. Soooooo pretty and that angel toile fabric is very sweet.

Danielle

SavannahGranny said...

I am sooo glad your adult "baby" is visiting. One of mine was here last week. I love it!
Since I am fluffy I am so glad you got these new chairs. I can squeeze into those so much better. I absolutely love the fabric and the chairs look great. I know what you mean about getting those corners smooth but it is worth it. Your dining room is very beautiful and the colors are great. Blessings, Ginger

The Porcelain Rose said...

Beautiful make over! I too, am obsessed with beautiful fabrics and decorate in the shabby chic style. Enjoyed your photos. Am a new follower and will visit often.
Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Oh My I'm in love with your sweet dining room. I think that fabric was and is the perfect choice. I made panels for my dining room using this fabric. Well, I originally made them for a bedroom, but later decided to use them in the dining room. I've been looking for more of the fabric too and found it at another site but it was $22.per yd!
Thanks for the source because I'm ordering it now!

You've got me all fired up again! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

camp and cottage living said...

Carol
Your dining room is beautiful and classy, without being too fluffy! Your so lucky to have found the fabric you wanted.
Have a good time spoiling you son.
Kimberly

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Carol,

Love the toile!!!
Such a lovely pink...
Your new chairs, what a great makeover.
Very pretty!!
All the Best,
Christine

The Porcelain Rose said...

Had to come back and look around. The pink sofa.... OMG! to die for! I love it! I have a French dining table and chairs that I have been working on for a while. You have inspired me to hurry and finish.
Best,
Elizabeth
http://theporcelainrose.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

Oh Carol, I love your dining room! I love the new chairs. I love the fabric & I love the slipcover for the bench. It all looks so pretty!

Suzann said...

Hello Carol,
Love your sweet dining room!!! You did a great job on those chairs and the window bench.
I have the same rug as you!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
BTW I visited your booth last week and I want that sweet table you have in there...hopefully it will be there when I visit again. I bought the little Santa pillow and I just loved the little mitten ornaments you made and I am coming back for one of those too!!!
Enjoy your time with your baby!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ Oh my goodness, I had no idea that me posting that pic on my blog (and your other friends blog) made you nuts! That is hilarious! I was in love with that fabric too and now you've found it for me! (*_*) You have really worked your magic this time. It looks amazing! By the way, I have that rug too downstairs in my guest bedroom. Love it! xoxo

pogonip said...

Great result! I loved the peek into your home. Have fun being mama to your baby!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I agree that fabric is so pretty==the chairs looks lovely!

HeartVintageDesign said...

Your dining room looks great. Don't you just love the charm of the small vintage houses in downtown Orlando?

Tina Eudora said...

Beautiful Carol, you are a woman after my own heart! Love the colors and the slipcover for the bench, an inspired idea!
Tina xo

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

Please leave the table chippy! It gives it a story. Sorry mom.Love the fabric..so feminine.

Vicki said...

Carol, it came out just perfect!! So you. Love it

Debbie said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! You did a GREAT job! You SO Inspire me!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous Carol!! I Love taking care of my Grown Girls too! Have a Great time with your Son Carol!!

Huggs, Nancy

Joyce said...

Love the curtains- and can you just bring the whole dining room here? Gorgeous!

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - your makeover is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE that fabric too! I need to buy some...how did you know how much you needed?

Those $10 chairs you found at an Antique Store is a steal!!!! Better than the stuff at Goodwill.

I posted my new BEFORE/AFTER photos of my new booth on my blog...

-pamela :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Carol,
Your chairs look GREAT...that is some really pretty fabric and I remember seeing it over Sissie's place. Come by and share with us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday on Monday. Pretty slipcover too!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Bohemian said...

Great makeover and Billie is beyond adorable!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I know that searching all too well, Carol! So glad you were able to find your fabric. It looks wonderful on the chairs and you did a great job fixing them up. Now you just need that fab looking window treatment! : )

Visiting from BNOTP!

High Street Cottage said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the ruffle you added to the bench too! Those chairs for 10 each? Amazing!

Anne said...

The fabric is simply yummy!! and the chairs look wonderful with their makeover. Good for you for finding your treasure! Visiting from Coastal Charm's party...

Pamela said...

Oh so girly! I love it!

WhyCuzICan said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!

Very darling! May I come over and sit and have a cup of espresso in your lovely dining room??! Pretty please? (With three lumps of sugar?!)

Thanks for sharing! :)
Visiting from WOW at Savvy Southern Style's linky party tonight,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Pam said...

I was not expecting the slipcover on the bench. You've given me an idea now for my ugly hope chest (that hopes to look better soon). Your room looks so pretty and light.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

This dining room is oh, so pretty! No wonder you had to have that fabric--it's perfect for it!! Great look! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for happy times with your baby--those are the best of times.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

This is so pretty Carol. I am glad I came back to check on your progress with the blog roll....I missed this post. LOVE the fabric, it really made the dining room come together for sure.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

The chairs look great - and what a deal at $10 each. The paint and soft floral fabric look so pretty in your dining room.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love toile! Your dining room looks fabulous!

Revamped French Maison said...

Love your toile dining room. I think the fabric added a lovely contrast and that pattern is gorgous.

Blessings,
Shanna
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www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

Marie said...

Love your blog! Now a follower!!

~Marie