Sunday

~Dining Room Metamorphosis~

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The dining room makeover is my contribution for Metamorphosis Monday, this week. Stop by Susan’s Between Naps on the Porch, each Monday, for makeovers around the land of blog.

Because I have several new readers, since completing the makeover and posting about it, last year, I chose to share the metamorphosis.

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The original wall color was Laura Ashley Gold #3, available at Lowe’s.

This is how the dining room appeared from the time we moved into our home, in December 2003, until the makeover, August 2008. While I liked the look of LA Gold #3, I felt it was time for a change.

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After painting the walls Sherwin Williams Interesting aqua and ceiling Sherwin Williams Topsail. This photo was taken a few weeks before our new table and chairs arrived.

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The new table and chairs, from Lexington Long Cove Collection.

The table is Fall River, with a leaf system which allows the table to remain round, after leaves are added around the outer edge.The chairs are Lexington Long Cove Collection, Summerville.

More information about the table, can be found HERE. The chair info is found HERE. The furniture is available in a creamy white, also.

I found the new chandelier at i Lighting Source, online.

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The slipcovers were included in the purchase of the chairs. In the background, the top of a Queen Anne style chair, is seen. I have four of these chairs, purchased at a resale shop several years ago. I can use these for extra seating, when needed.

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My mother’s cabinet works well, with the new look.

diningroommakeover4 The new blue dining room, Christmas 2008.

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Dining room, July 2009.

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The botanical prints are my subject for Today’s Thrifty Treasures. Stop by Rhoda’s, every Monday, for thrifty stories and ideas.

I’ve talked about the dining room prints, before, but will include them again, for those who haven’t seen them and do not know the story.

The prints are actually calendar pictures. I purchased the calendar, at 1/2 price and put it away, for a possible future project. Last year, I decided it was time to use the calendar. The dining room makeover was the perfect opportunity. I found the frames, including mats, at Michael’s. The cost of each matted and framed print was just about $5 each. Calendar’s are a thrifty way to have the look of more expensive “artwork”.

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Do you see my reflection in the screen? I can’t believe the delightful weather, we are having, here at the lake. I’m enjoying computing from the deck, at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks.

Mid 70’s, during mid July, in Missouri, is practically unheard of. A new low temperature record was set, yesterday, in the St Louis area.

Saturday afternoon, J met folks from Minnesota and Tennessee who mentioned how beautiful Missouri is and asked if the weather is always this pleasant.

We are certainly taking advantage of this blessing, predicted to last through this week.

Post Note: I’m working on an Outdoor Wednesday edition, at Back Porch Musings’ home away from home.

87 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

That dining room is worth repeating. Makes me regret not getting that table and chairs.

The weekend has been perfect in Missouri,has it not?? What lucky folks we are!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

It just looks beautiful. I love the blue...I have been thinking of painting my main bath that blue and now you've convinced me. It's gorgeous.

marty39 said...

Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous. I love all the fabulous moldings and architecture. Your previous look was stunning and so is the new look. I really loved both dining sets. Such a beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

marty39 said...

I forgot to mention that I spied that wonderful cloche in the first picture. I hope you will join the upcoming "Cloche Party" on Sept. 11th. We had so much fun at the last one and this time we're celebrating the Fall season. See you there. Hugs, Marty

Chris said...

Love the transformation, especially the color! The new table is genius too.

I have always been a green, gold & red girl. Then, I painted my MBR Halcyon Green SW6213! It was a "green" but had a definite aqua tone. It set me off in a whole new direction! I then panited the stiing room off the MBR in Rainwashed SW6211...Now I'm going to change the whole house!

Isn't paint fun?

xinex said...

You have a beautiful home! Love both the before and the after...Christine

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful dining room! I love the botanical prints. I've seen those in several other homes around bloggy land :)

Dana and Daisy said...

Oh Pat, the weather has been a Godsend hasn't it? I like your dining room both before and after for entirely different reasons. You have such exquisite taste and know just how much accessorizing is enough without overdoing it!

Would you come do my house? hee hee!

Lisa said...

I still can't get over the change the color made in your room. I thought it looked great before, but that paint is amazing!

The weather is absolutely unbelievable. It feels like fall to me. You know what that means in the weeks to come, probably very hot and humid for the state fair!!

Sandra said...

Wow, I love the color. Actually, I like both the "before" and "after" Both colors are pretty and vibrant. I love your new table too. What a great idea on using calendar pictures. I have a vintage calendar I could do this with.
Blessings,
Sandra

Chari said...

Hi Pat...

My friend, I was reading your "notable quote" and I totally agree!!! Your blog and beautiful home is like opening a brand new decor/design magazine...I can hardly wait for you to post!!! It's always such a delight coming to your place for a visit!!!

I just loved seeing your dining room metamorphosis! Loved your beautiful buttery yellow but I certainly can understand just wanting a change and the soft aqua is gorgeous!!! I love your new tables and chairs! Ooooh...and your botanical prints...fabulous! They really make that room!!! Thank you so much for sharing more of your fabulous home with us!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari
PS...and as always...I really enjoyed your spectacular photography! Enjoy that nice cool weather, my friend!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, I loved seeing the change in your dining room.. It is gorgeous.. Don't you love this "fall" like weather we're having? I've been enjoying the front porch and our lake..I spend alot of time down there fishing..talk soon.hugs ~lynne~

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Pat - I enjoyed the post of the changes in your dining room. The slip covers on your dining chairs are so lovely. I have been looking at several different types on line. I would love to have some made to change the look of my dining room.
The weather is just beautiful! We have not had the air conditioning on since we arrived on Thursday. The sailboats are out in full force on this end of the lake. I took some pictures to share in an Outdoor Wednesday post in a couple of weeks. Enjoy your time.

Charla

Lynn said...

Table leaves that add on to the outside?! That's a new on for me!
I love what you have done in your dining room!
The calendar art is a great idea and also very pretty!

Sandra said...

What a dramatic difference a can of paint makes! I love the transformation!

The Redhead Riter said...

Love the before and after. Very nice.

☼Hope you're having a sunshine ☼ filled Sunday!☼

Lady Katherine said...

The new color is lovely. The chairs are great. I love your Mother's cabinet.

Martha said...

Pat -- our part of the prairie is getting the same weather -- whenever we are that lucky and we have visitors who ask that question -- we always say "yes"!!!! That was how some Fort Scott merchant got the Sisters of Mercy to stay here and build a hospital when they were on their way to California in the 1800's!

Love your "new" dining room.

Martha

Tootsie said...

what a wonderful transformation. I like your new dining set too!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I'll say it again, this is just stunning! You, my dear friend, are a marvel! Love it!

xo,

Sheila :-)

Allidink said...

So pretty! I love your dining room! :)

All the best,
Allison

Ree at Prairie Rose Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea using a calendar! I love it! And the frames are perfect! I love your dining room!

parTea lady said...

Your dining room makeover is beautiful. I love the round table (unusual leaves) and the framed calendar pictures look great. Wonderful wall color too.

Maybe its time to display some of the pages from my Teapot & Tea Calendars that I've been hoarding since 1998.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful room!!! I LOVE the idea of using a calendar for prints. I will remember that when the calendar clearance sales come after Christmas. :) Visiting from Rhoda's party. :)

Blue Creek Home said...

Your dining room is beautiful. I love the big round table and the sweet chair slipcovers.
Rhonda

Debra from Bungalow said...

A beautiful room! I do love the new color and the prints.

Yes we are blessed to be having such lovely weather.

Jenny said...

I live in St. Louis, MO also. The weather was gorgeous yesterday and today isn't very bad either.

Your dining room redo is beautiful! I love that blue! I also love how you used the calendar prints.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You can do no wrong....it is beautiful. thanks for commenting on the photo. I got the picture from another blog as a room gone way wrong and I thought is was sort of charming not nearly as bad as they were letting on...I stood alone on that side of the fence and wanted to see what my readers would say about it. thanks again

D said...

Pat,
Great job on the redo. The dining room is beautiful. Great idea about the calendar pics. They look really pretty on the wall.
D

Sue said...

Pat, I didn't know the story behind your prints! What a bargain for a lovely look in the blue dining room! Thanks for the nice comment on my treasures today.
:-) Sue

~~Carol~~ said...

I thought the gold color of the walls was so pretty, but that aqua is simply gorgeous! I just love all of the white trim too. So fresh looking! And those prints! I applaud your use of an old calendar! What a great way to get alot of art for a little money!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I remember this makeover and love it! Those are THE most fabulous chairs and I love the blue of the walls. I agree calendars are such a good and inexpensive source for art.

Glad you're having such nice weather! We've had a few almost fall like days here in ATL!

Manuela

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Pat! I'm loving seeing you gorgeous dining room again! Really love it both ways, but that aqua is just dreamy! Your table and chairs are so lovely and I love the slip covers too! I didn't realize those prints were from a calendar! They're beautiful! Hope you've had a nice weekend.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

sodizzymomof 5 said...

Your dining room is beautiful....absolutely beautiful!!!
Interesting Aqua is a favorite paint color of mine. Thanks for sharing!

Judy said...

Dear sweet Pat:

I REALLY want your DR chairs and slips! Everything you do is so classy and traditional and I love it all!

Thanks for your vote on the french door....I hope I can decide soon.

Judy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - really like the prints.
Glenda

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Your blue diningroom is simply one of the BEST!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

I think I've complimented that gorgeous shade of blue before :) Wow, never seen a photo of that great window and view you have from your dining room. Awesome!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Gorgeous!

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ellen b. said...

Your home is so lovely. I really like the before and the after! What a great room to redo. Your mothers cabinet is so wonderful!!

Sandy said...

Great room Pat before or after. The prints are beautiful.
Sandy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Pat, I love the dining room before and after! You are a talented decorator. Love the photo at Christmas!

abeachcottage said...

right out of the pages of a magazine...what more can I say!

Sarah

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

"interesting Aqua" is a beautiful color... I really like it in your dining room. The new table is lovely and I'm very impressed with the calendar prints too.

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful makeover! So much to comment on, I don't know where to start. Well, I'll start with the view...what a view! What a yard!

Ilove the color you picked, the new furniture, the slipcovers, the botanicals, the Christmas tree (I am feeling like Christmas in July right now).

Beautiful room, beautiful post.

bj said...

Altho I've been with you thru all this great revamping, I never tire of seeing it go from one stage to another. Just so beautiful, uncluttered, clean...Oh,how I wish MY dining room looked like this. :(

Carmen said...

Your dining room is beautiful! I love the new color!

Rosemary said...

Wow!!
I love all of the befores and afters. Love that dining set, and those slipcovers are great!
Rosemary

Reflections ... said...

Your room was pretty before painting - very warm. However, the new color is so cool! I love your table and chairs (with slipcovers too!!)

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Your dining room is Gorgeous! I love that aqua color! I want that color in one of my rooms! Beautiful table and chairs too! Love the prints!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

LOVE your dining room. But of course you knew that. Can't show it to me too often!

Enjoy your week!
Melissa

Blondie's Journal said...

Pat,

The wonderful weather you are having is exactly what we are having here in Chicago. Isn't it great!! While I feel bad for everyone down South with the heat and drought, I am so happy with nice days and cool evenings!!

I love the blue color you did in you dining room!! I think it is becoming a very poular color and can see why... It's so pretty in your room! And before I read that your botanical prints were from a calander, I thought, "I have to find out where she got these!" LOL!!

I just loved this post!!

xoxo
Jane

Kammy said...

Love the new blue, especially at X-mas time !

Beverly said...

Pat, you did a wonderful job on your dining room project. I love all the different moods a room can evoke by changing the decor.

Enjoy your time!

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful. I just love the floral prints on the wall. Reminds me of some my grandmother used to have. Hmmm wonder where they are.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Pat! I love your dining room! The color is so serene and peaceful! What a wonderful idea to use a calendar as a source for prints...love those botanicals! And the slipcovers...perfect addition! Have a great week!...Debbie

mary'smom said...

I love the new blue dining room!

santamaker said...

Wow, while your previous look was gorgeous, I just love the freshness that the new wall color and furniture provides. Those slipcovers are the cutest!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That blue is beautiful, inviting & modern...love it!

I have an old Avon book of days w/ wonderful prints of roses...some day, I'll frame them as well. Gorgeous room Pat!

Nissa said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the calendar tip too!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Oh how you tease me so with your talk of that lovely weather!! We've been in the 100's, although today it decided to rain. I'm not normally inclined to like the rain, but I welcome it today! Everyone's yard is turning crispy from the drought we've been in and the heat is melting my poor flowers - what few I have.

My favorite of all those pictures is the Christmas one (surprise, right? lol). I love the angle you used. It's like the tree is sort of peeking out at us. Great shot.
Love the dining room, too!

Kari

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

I love your new dining room table and the color of the room! Very lovely and so close to my style! How wonderful that the dining room table came with the slipcovers as well! Enjoy the great weather!

Bonnie said...

Your new dining room is absolutely beautiful! Great job! And I really love the prints, I never would've guessed that they came from a calender!

Frugal Fine Living said...

Pat, your dining room is simply gorgeous! I had admired it in your previous bench post. The prints look beautiful!

Jane

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

I love the new wall color -gives it such a fresh look with a touch of modern. And the slip covers are awesome! Nice spot you have for bloggin'.

Beth said...

I love the way your dining room looked before and I love the after!

Sarah said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! I absolutely love the color and the flower prints are beautiful!

Carrie said...

I love that color! And your Christmas tree is beautiful!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a great transformation. Everything looks wonderful.

Shirley said...

Love this room! I especially like the half paneled white walls below and that beautiful blue on top. I need a carpenter!! The table and chairs are perfect in there and the round table seems to give you more space in this room. Maybe I should think round instead of rectangular. I also like that you left those beautiful windows open.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I remember this makeover, I love the color! I'm spoiled by this early fall weather! Enjoy!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Pat, I love it both ways. The gold color takes my breath...stunning! Just gorgeous!

Barb

SmilingSally said...

Great job! I like the soft blue of the walls coupled with the white wainscoting. I love, love, love the table!

Traci said...

Pat,
That dining room is gorgeous! It is amazing what a difference painting the walls made! It looks like something right out of a magazine, especially the picture with the Christmas tree in it.
I love the slipcovers for the chairs. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!
Traci

Cindy said...

Pat, your dining room is so elegant!! It is a huge change from before,(I've been following you for a while, since GI days) although I thought your before was gorgeous. Hugs, ~cindy s~

inner_child said...

Love the before and the after, especially the 'after' chandelier! ~ Paula - Mise en scène

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love your dining room, Pat! That blue is such a gorgeous blue! It looks so pretty at Christmas time! The weather here as been amazing...actually chilly at night! I guess this makes up for the unusually hot days earlier in the spring. :-)

Bill said...

Hi Pat,
That's a superb transformation! It was beautiful before, but even better now! Love the way it looked at Christmas, and the framed "calendar" florals look so impressive (and for an amazingly modest financial investment!).

Thank you so much for the nice comment! I always love hearing from you ...
Bye for now,
Bill

Nancy said...

Pat, Your dining room is just the BEST!!! Love those prints!!!!! Love the color...well, I love all your home and your style! Thanks for showing us again...I can never get enough of your home! Nancy

Picket said...

Ohhh I love it when you show your beautiful home! I loved the dining room in the gold and I love it in the blue and you know I love those moldings and those framed prints! Beautiful transformation! We are having fantastic weather this week...alot cooler and NO HUMIDITY!!!! lol Thanks for coming by girl...I am loving the 'farm'.oh and by the way..we never had to carry an extra pair of shoes to the pasture when I was growing up...my mama taught me how to avoid stepping in the cow patties!!!! lol lol I mean it ain't like they are hard to spot! lol lol
Have a great week sweetie! ~♥~

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

What a gorgeous dining room. I love the calendar prints. I have similar prints of birds, which I was actually thinkin of framing for my dining room. Now I just might give it a try!

Torie Jayne said...

Your dining room is gorgeous, I love the apothecary jars and the tablecloth is divine x

Omah's Helping Hands said...

I just love the aqua color. I can't come up with the words right now, but there's just something about that color that really draws you in. I like your Clander art idea. I've saved a few old calendars with some beautiful art work. Can't wait to frame them nad hang them. Thank you for sharing all the information.

beth said...

What a great transformation. I love the blue! And one of the first things that I noticed was your beautiful prints. I was so glad to see that they were actually calendar art. I have a calendar this year that I just love, now I know that I'm gonna have to take the photos and use them as framed artwork. Great idea! And the slipcovered chairs and dining table are so pretty. Love your room!

Brenda said...

Pat, I could look at your rooms every day and be happy! I remember all this, but love to see it again. Your posts always reminds me that frugality is doable, while still splurging on the occasional "bones" of a room that will be timeless. In fact, you've taught me a lot since I've been reading your blog! And I fell in love with that blue tree, so it's nice to see it again!
Brenda

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, your dining room is so pretty. I love your table and your chairs and the color of the walls. You are not going to believe this, but I was thinking how elegant those botanicals looked on the wall, and was shocked when I read that they were done so inexpensively! You are so smart, and you have such great taste! laurie

Anonymous said...

So pretty Pat...

I just popped in to say hello :)

Kathy :)