Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CDLV Dining Room Photo


I'm still painstakingly and arduously working on the gilded chairs for the dining room. They've turned into something that I wish I had never done ... as the Martha Stewart Living metallic glaze takes 4-years to dry, and once you put it on it's too late to take it off. Anyway - it's coming together, slowly.

Let's see ... details, right?

The new table is 42" round, and a huge (and welcomed) change to my dining room. It's draped with a full length chocolate brown burlap tablecloth with jute fringe from Ballard Designs, and then topped with a Ralph Lauren ecru linen hemstitch square cloth that desperately needs to be ironed - I know!

The basket is from our recent Texas trip. I paid $4.99 for it, and then painted it a thousand shades of gray before settling on this one. Our collection of ironstone holds soft pink roses, green apples (yes - I decided to use them!) and silverware.

In the background, atop our old sideboard, the basket from the old bar area with all of the stuff you've already seen is in front of a wonderful oil painting from a street artist in Russia, and flanked by two giant alter sticks in antique brass ($7.99 each in Austin, Texas) another ivy in a patinated terracotta atop a silver plate, and hugged by an antique Chinese happiness jar with a wooden lid.

I suspect that I'll be done with this room by Friday, so I'll have lots of pictures of this room for you then!! Happy Tuesday!