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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Dining in Style!

Can you believe it took me 17 years to FINALLY find a set of dining room chairs I LOVE! When our kids were younger, we dined in a corner nook with wood benches. Very cute, but very hard! Then, I found our current dining room table, but no matching chairs. Actually, I was happy to mix and match after seeing an issue of Country Living magazine which featured the same cottage style. Having caught the Shabby Chic "bug," out went the pine nook and mismatched chairs and in came these lovely antique chairs! I recently purchased them from Jennifer at The Old Painted Cottage. Jennifer just happens to live approximately 30 minutes from my home, so I saved a bundle on shipping! You will love her website and blog!

The same week I picked up my chairs I was determined to finish this fun project! I repainted the wood white, added more padding and upholstered the seats in a light pink, rose "embossed?" fabric that is softer than a baby's bottom! Of course, with 4 young kids sitting at the dinner table, I protected the soft pink fabric with another cover I made with some Rachel Ashwell fabric I had on hand. The covers have a water-proof pad sewn into the cover so I don't cry over spilled milk! (I'm so clever!)

Now, our family dines in style!


Julie said...

Your style reminds me of Cindy @ Romantic Home which I see is already tagged as one of your fav's! I love her blog too.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments you left. I am really into my blog as you can tell and sometimes post up to 3 times a day...but rarly on the weekends anymore.

Linda Jensen said...

WOW! What creative memories you have shared. Its hard to believe you are where you are now, but your "cute pink stuff" really shows your dedication. I have bought various items from you website and was giving them as gifts, but am now keeping things for myself. Love your new blog

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Back atcha babe!! Go check out my Blog to see!!

Jennifer, oxox

Rosy Inspiration said...

Wow! Those chairs are beautiful, and you will dine in style indeed!. I just found your blog through "the old painted cottage", you're doing a good job blogging, keep up the good work.

restyled home said...

Waahhh!! I want those chairs!!! They make my refurbishing of my existing chairs seem so sorry and pitiful!! Great job...they are heavenly, and yes, I do visit often!!


Cheryl said...

LOVE your chairs...and your blog!
xo, cheryl :)