We just heard
from AT reader Tiffany that her dining room dilemmas
have been solved (after a one year process!). She wrote:
Hello! I finally finished the dining room I've emailed you all so much about! I changed my mind about 20 times (wallpaper in the mouldings? paint the wood? augh!) but I think it turned out pretty nice. It only took a year! You wouldn't believe the deals either... hand me down table, chairs from craigslist-via AT scavenger no less! Antique rug from Egypt was a gift, thank goodness. Chandelier brought back from an antique store in Belgium, such a deal, and sideboard from Brown Elephant-$130!...
I even got the curtains on craiglist, new in packaging from Restoration Hardware-$400, paid $150, put them up and decided the color was not good, so exchanged them twice at the store, eventually got the velvet ones which were on sale, so ended up with $80 store credit! Nice! So this redo didn't take a lot of money at all. I think it looks so much more elegant, which is the look we were going for, we thought with the gorgeous mouldings in the ceiling we would make it more formal than modern. All I need to do now is possibly frame or stretch that Marimekko fabric over a canvas...
AT, thanks for your help!
(last pic: BEFORE)
Congrats, Tiffany! Your progress looks great. Thanks, too, to all the readers out there who chimed in on Tiffany's "good question" submissions.