Saturday, June 7, 2008

4 walls and no place to sit...

It's time to put some furniture in this lil house that could, I'm mean really even the Mail Carrier asked, "What's with the no furniture, I know you guys didn't just move in??" So with that, I'm off and have started taking on the task of really finishing/furnishing the Living/Dining Room area...

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First off, are the walls...I originally picked a "neutral paint" because we were in a hurry to wrap up construction and I just didn't want to settle on a real color till I knew the direction I was going with the rest...

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So, I decided these walls with no life and needed another paint job and went on the hunt for inspiration...and I remembered this image of a Steven Gambrel design from a Style Court post with light blue walls mixed with orange and all sorts of colors and that got me settled. These walls are going blue!!

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I had no intention of buying furniture before we started painting, but then I was in a local antique store and found this dining set sitting in the back corner with a ton of junk piled on top and my eyes nearly popped out of their sockets...when the owner told me, "Oh, yeah I'll take $250 (total) for it..." I opened up my wallet, cause I knew that was a deal, right?!?!

The plan is to reupholster the seats on them, but put the arm chairs off to the side by the window (side chairs as back up because the table seats between 4-8) and get 4 new side chairs for daily use, but what those are I don't know...

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And I've been playing around with fabrics and colors, and picking out furniture like we have a money tree growing in the backyard!! So far, I have no doubt that this is the fun part!!

To be continued...and Happy Weekend!!!

18 comments:

Cote de Texas said...

omg - this is too funny!! I am working on a house rigth now and it's between aqua/blue and peaches/persimmon OR khaki!!! I gave the client the weekend to choose. I"m going to send her this blog to look at.

Thanks for your sweet comment too! Much appreciated.

Coveiter said...

I love the palette + fabrics you've chosen so far. It looks like it will be an amazing room taken in that direction. And what a steal on that dining set. I need to find a deal like that! Can't wait to see the progress.

{ Lindsey }
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Vie Chaotique said...

Off to a great start - can't wait for the update.

katelynjane said...

When my hubby and I got married one of our big splurges was on a good chair and table set...which is now, I realize, not the style we needed. I would have rathered something we could scuff up a bit more...anyways, that's not the point. The point is, we have white (white!) seat covers that quickly got ruined by chubby, sticky, kids hands, dirty dogs and food tid bits. I've been thinking about redoing them, I really do need to look into fabric a bit more! That's half the fun, picking through all the choices!

Style Court said...

Kate! I'm too excited for you!

I LOVE the swatches you have assembled and congrats on your major score with the furniture. Wow. Can't wait to see more :)

girl meets glamour said...

Oh, thanks Joni! I think those sound like great color palettes, let me know what's decided.

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much coveiter, I was thinking well I should just go for it and step out of my comfort zone!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks vie, I'll be sure to post when I have more to show!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know, isn't it katelynjane, you can really have fun with fabrics!!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Courtney for the very sweet comment!

~Kate

SimplyGrove said...

How fun!!! I love everything you have picked so far! And that dining set for $250!!! Cant wait to see more!

Red River Interiors said...

great color pallet. I especially love the large floral print... good luck on this project... Fay

Mrs. Blandings said...

Kate - It's going to be so terrific. The fabric is the fun part - I love having the memos draped around deciding.

ALL THE BEST said...

Oh I can't wait to see more!!! It's going to look great!

stacy said...

The photo with the orange sofa is fabulous. Seriously, I want it.

annechovie said...

Wow, Kate! I love your table & chairs - what a find. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

The Peak of Chic said...

So exciting! I'm with everyone else- LOVE the swatches you've chosen.

Jules said...

I love the fabrics and colors that you picked out. Whenever I get a group of colors together that I want to work with, everything else seems easy-peasy. Having a plan is so great!

What a great price on the dining set - there's nothing better than an incredible deal.