Saturday, August 31, 2013

ideas anyone!

Ok, so don't we all have at least one room in our home we just can't make quite "right"!
For me it is my dining room.  The furniture needs some updating!  It has been in my husband's family and we are not planning on a new set.

I painted the buffet in "Aubusson Blue" chalk paint and I clear and dark waxed it.  I think the window treatments are staying, at least for now!

So, how do I pull the look together?  Do I paint the chairs the same color as the buffet? Eventually I would like to recover the seats...something French looking, maybe grain sack? 

Any ideas from my friend's who are good at designing/decorating?  This room has always stumped me a bit!



  1. Elaine, lovely room. I love the buffet and the rug. What about staining the top of the table dark and possibly painting the the table base and chairs French Linen, Old Ochre or Old White? If you do Old White you could bring in a toile or grain sack on the chairs. This room is lovely. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

  2. thank you danielle. good ideas. except for the stain on top of table! we recently had it refinished. my husband would not be happy but still could do the chairs in old white. love that color!