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Thursday, June 16, 2011

1 room 2 looks

i've showed off my dining room before....but thought i'd share with you all the latest developments in this room!  first and foremost, i got new dining room chairs!  can't tell you how exciting this is to me!  i've been on the hunt for new ones, for a couple of years now.  i wanted deep, comfy, wide, stylish, simple BUT inexpensive - chairs.  a tall order to fill.  i'd find ones i like but then they were $400 or ones that were the right price, but not super comfy.....so i didn't settle.....just kept hunting.....
and then i came across these ones at target apparel....and only $125, which i think is decent for good chairs.  they're huge, look good and i love 'em!

before, before:

then, a newer before:

and now, with the new chairs!

i decided to add a couple ikea shelves, so i could display photos, and not worry about hanging them.  just laying them against the wall in a layered look....

old aquarium coral....a couple bucks at walmart

create some inexpensive beachy-ness

some pinecones collected on a camping trip in british columbia a few years back....sprayed white as well!

and then.....a 2nd look:
i use this room to meet with clients about their wedding plans, etc.....so i just take down our family pics, and showcase a few fave shots from past weddings and engagement sessions....

only takes a couple of minutes to change out the photos, and the shelving makes it easy to do so!

a room for dining or work!


  1. Love the coral, brilliant!

  2. Great chairs Natalie. I love the shelf for the pictures. I want to do that over our tv, but am waiting until we get a new tv stand. The room looks lovely! Nice job. : )

  3. This is a gorgeous space!! Love it!

  4. Such a pretty room. I totally wish it was in my house.

  5. I love this, the colors are fabulous and I love the sprayed coral

  6. Love the coral idea, so simple, I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner! I am so jealous of your house!

  7. i love it! the accent wall is my fave!!!

  8. chairs look great! And I love the layered photos - we just did something similar in our dining room with board & batten and a picture frame shelf all the way around - Your room is lovely!

  9. What a gorgeous room!! I love the new chairs and your shelf looks beautiful! Gotta love Walmart fish section. :) What a great spot to meet with clients.

  10. that's AMAZING!!! What a transformation. :O)

    Love the Ikea shelf and coral idea - you're a smart lady!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.


  11. Such a pretty, pretty room! I love the shelf and the way the photos are just casually displayed. Beautiful!

  12. Oh my gosh I am IN LOVE!! Your dining room is beautiful LOVE the coral ideas!! GREAT JOB!!! woohoo! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Tatertots and Jello ;)

  13. Awesome ideas,you're a decor genius.love evrything.:-)


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