Ellen & Rob's Excellent Adventure Part 2


Good evening everybody! Tonight I’m bringing you part two of Ellen & Rob’s Excellent Adventure. In case you missed it, you can get Part 1 right here.

Here’s a look at Ellen & Rob’s dining room when they moved in. It came with a decent “chandelier” and a “cute” radiator cover. And that’s it.

Meals were consumed in the upright position. Things were getting a little desperate.
DR02I picked up this simple french provincial dining room table and 6 chair set at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for $60. Steal!

I unfortunately did not get a shot of the tabletop beforehand, but it was pretty basic.

Here’s a fun shot of the table’s belly – fully decorated with crayons. This made me laugh so hard because I’m totally guilty of doing the same thing as a child!

I left a little message underneath for Ellen & Rob’s nieces and nephews to find later.

DR1Another huge plus – all of the caning on all 6 chairs were perfectly intact!

DR3I kept this set neutral by painting the table legs and chairs in my go to, Annie Sloan Old White, and stained/sealed the table top in a deep, rich mahogany.

We added a vintage clock, a set of passed down pintuck curtains and an old painting of Ellen’s to complete the look:
SONY DSCRecognize that rug? It’s one that I’ve used plenty of times staging photos in my workshop. I think it’s really going to love it’s new home! SONY DSCOf course no dinner party is complete without my signature mason jar filled with white hydrangeas! SONY DSCSONY DSCAnd don’t you just love those recovered chair cushions? They are made from an old Home Depot drop-cloth!SONY DSC

I sure am enjoying sharing these rooms with you! What’s been your favorite piece so far?

-LV xoxo