Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Very Own Banquette Seating

You may recall from this old post my love for banquette seating. It's funny how I am now blogging about this project almost exactly a year later from my first post :)
Here are some more inspiration photos:

I found this beautiful fabric at Calico Corners a few months back. It was perfect for a cushion to my bench because it was so think and durable. And the colors matched my kitchen cabinets perfectly.
Here is the empty eat-in kitchen space.
Just the right amount of space for a bench seat and a little round table.
Well my dad has been hard at work for the past month and built me this GREAT banquette seat!

My mom knows a lady that does slipcovering and did not disappoint with this cushion!
How great is my dad? He even added a piano hinge to the top of the bench to give me a little more storage room. Who couldn't use that?

I LOVE it! We do have a round pedastal table that we found on Craigslist and it's just waiting for a new coat of white paint. Stay tuned for the finished look!

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New Seat Cushions

Here were my original dining room chair cushions:
It was just a plain white suede fabric cushion.
Too boring for my new fabulous dining room curtains :)
And here is the after:
I beautiful sea foam green brushed velvet.
It has a little bit of a silvery sheen to it.
Look how great it looks against my curtains.

The finished set:

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dining Room Transformation

My husband and I finally finished up the dining room windows. We took down the original blinds, that can be seen in the photo below.

Here are the windows after a few coats of paint.
So much brighter and cleaner already :)
And here's the final look:

My mom made these curtains from my FAVORITE fabric at Calico Corners.
We hung a thin silver curtain rod from Target and added some bamboo shades from Home Depot.
And the windows now have a soft, warm look. I love love LOVE it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Vintage Chair Makeover

I finally did it! I took this pair of chairs in to be re-upholstered.

Here is the before:

And here's the after:

I picke out a aqua/gray crushed velvet fabric from JoAnn's.

I decided to keep the caning and the upholsterer cleaned up the wood a little and restained it rich brown color.

And here they sit in my new house! We just moved in this weekend so stay tuned for future projects and a look at each room.