This is the way the dining room looked when I last shared it.
I’m happy to say that my check off list is growing shorter!
All of the furniture is painted.
I have made a few tiny changes here and there.
Like changing out the artwork frames from black to gold.
Now, all that’s left are a few of the biggest changes.
Adding new curtains and rug in the breakfast room will make or break this room!
This was the original plan.
One, Emmie Blue fabric for the curtains.
I chose this fabric because not only did I love it, but it had all of the steel blues, navy and light blues that I wanted for the breakfast room’s color scheme.
Two, this rug had all of the colors in the fabric and the furniture.
Three and four were my choices of fabric for the chairs.
I went back and forth over which one I wanted.
Three had all of the blue tones, but four was the co-ordinating fabric shown with my curtain fabric.
After going back and forth for DAYS I decided to hold off ordering the chair seat fabric until I saw the curtains with the rug.
And I am so glad that I did!
Because when the curtain fabric arrived it wasn’t steel blue tones at all!
It had the navy, but the colors that looked like steel blue on-line, in person were really very teal.
While the fabric is absolutely beautiful in person and the quality was great, the color was off just enough that I was just sick about it.
To make matters worse, no returns.
I threw a big pity party for myself for a few days and decided that since this fabric wasn’t cheap and I couldn’t return it, I was just going to have to make it work.
The rug came in a few days later and it was exactly what I had hoped for!
I love the high/low pile and the variation throughout the rug.
The original curtain rods were black in the breakfast room.
I never really liked them, they felt too skinny and small for the room, but they were the only ones I could find to fit that spot at the time.
Fortunately, I had some of my favorite curtain rods left over from the living room.
I LOVE the finials.
They are big and chunky and look like big glass squares.
The only issue with them was that the metal parts were black too.
Spray paint to the rescue!
( On a side note, I LOVE my spray paint tent. BEST THING EVER!)
Once I had them painted and put up I wondered why I hadn’t thought to do it sooner.
This is the final result so far.
And to be totally honest, it’s not perfect but it’s not bad either.
If I hadn’t been expecting all steel blues, I would be in love with the fabric!
So the hunt for chair fabric continues!
The current chair fabric looks great with the rug.
If a few of them didn’t have a some stains, I might not recover them.
As it stands, they will be this way until I find a fabric to tie in the steel blues, navy and the teal.
The struggle is real my friends…
It’s not as easy as it sounds.
I guess decorating is a lot like life.
Some days it’s smooth and easy – other days you hit a few pot holes in the road!
The breakfast room saga continues here at The Castle!
Until next time…..
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