Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Plum & Sage Dining Room Makeover: Finished!

It's taken me a while to get a chance to write this follow-up post because this has been 
busy year for me! My work on my new jewelry instruction book is finished and the 
book is now in the design stages, so now that I am finished working on that, I can 
get back to blogging a little more often, Yay! 

Anyway, a while back I did a blog post about how I painted my dining room table and 
chairs black and recovered the seats with pretty new fabric in the colors that I had
 planned on redoing my entire dining room in: sage green and plum. The dining set was 
originally painted an ugly hunter green with burgundy seats - yuck - a look that 
screamed 1980's. I was thrilled with my newly redone table and chairs, but I still 
hadn't even painted the room! 

Well, it's finally finished! And aside from adding a few more things to the walls 
(that takes time!) I thought I would share with you my new look. I love this color combination because I think it compliments vintage style very well, but it still 
has a modern, contemporary look that is very stylish and current. The plum and 
sage are a hint Bohemian - maybe an unusual color choice for some, but its 
what I always wanted so I made it happen! Check it out!


This photo of the dining room was taken right when I purchased the house, 
before I even moved in...


My new look! I am in love with this color combination!

Here we have the awful green and behind it the sleek new black!

Here's a finished chair. Note the old wall color behind it. Yuck! 

My swanky new dining room! I got the area rug and plum sheers at Target!


What do you think?

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. Rich colors that compliment each other and I really like the two toned walls.

  2. GORGEOUS! Love the "find" of the rug! Smart shopping! Great chairs makeover, also. Rich wall color is amazing, warm and cozy for dining, even with using "cool" colors. I retired to be a stay home mom about 20 years ago, but was an interior designer for years before that. I love your blog, as I am an artist and crafter, and you share so many ideas to get the creative juices going! Thank you!

    1. Thanks Nancy! The rug was a steal at $199 for 6' 6" by 10"

  3. I am enamoured with the colours of the painted walls and chairs and the chair seat fabric, the sheer curtains and the rug. So lovely...

  4. Lovely! A touch of drama and yet so warm and comfortable. Well done!

  5. You did a beautiful job. Such nice energy!

  6. I love it! I can't wait to see what you add to the walls! I love your whole blog, btw!

  7. U did a wonderful job! Love the Chairs!

  8. When I read "sage green and plum" I kind of went "ugh" but then I saw the pictures and I went "wow"! I love it very very vintagy looking I'm inspired and now want to paint my bedroom.

  9. Love the colors. That's my kind of colors. Where did you find the fabric for the chairs? Love it!

  10. Great color combinations! Very harmonious. What is the name of the plum paint color you used? Thanks!


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