I went online shopping and went into a few brick-n-mortar stores looking for lighting. I finally rested on this one.
|Home Depot : http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Decorators-Collection-Nottinghill-Collection-5-Light-Chrome-Chandelier-21085-017/202814835?N=5yc1vZc7o0Z1z0u7isZ1z0u7itZ1z0w30yZ1z0w31a|
I saw a picture on Pinterest of a beautiful black and white dining room and so I showed it to my man. He liked the look, too! Sweet! Now where can I find that wallpaper?
In addition, I found a new/old oak pedestal table on Craigslist and refinished it.
|The top and the base were stained two different colors and a little too |
orange for me.
|Sanded, tacked down and a coat of wood conditioner done. I started staining.|
|After one coat I decided that it needed to be darker. Since it was oak|
I decided to stain it close to the color of the kitchen floors.
I chose to paint the base the same white as the kitchen cabinets and stained the top to match the hardwood flooring in the kitchen. I have not gotten to the chairs yet. They will require a spraying when I figure out what I want to do with them. They were a Craigslist find, too!
My school books and games were all cleared out of the shelves and everything has been given a fresh coat of flat white paint. When you are dealing with old horse hair plaster flat paint is best as there is no sheen to reflect the light and show the bumps and undulating surface.
|The room before....|
|Someone else is enjoying the process. Found her just sitting on the floor |
doing school work surrounded by white.
|Ahhh, white. Not a color for walls I usually embrace but it is a breath of |
I am loving the "clean slate/fresh canvas" effect that the room has right now but we all know it won't stay that way!
Stop back for a visit soon. I am sure something will be different.