So, here we are at week three already, and while it may not be abundantly obvious, there is progress being made. First off, my mom is graciously on board with sewing my drapes, God bless her. And this is after we went to the fabric store and talked with a woman working there about lining them. She was throwing around words like buckram and other sewing lingo that was foreign to both of us. In case you’re wondering, a buckram is something that is used at the top of a drapery to give it a more defined shape. See, you learn new things on this blog all the time. You’re welcome. (This post contains some affiliate links)
In case you need a recap, here are the updates for my dining room project so far:
The plan with the drapes is to use this beauty of a fabric, and if all goes well (with the lining and the buckram), to add a navy band of fabric to the edge.
This navy fabric is what I’m thinking about for a band, and I’m also looking at the beige herringbone fabric as an option for my dining room chairs.
Let’s take a look at paint options under consideration, shall we? I’m going to play it safe and go neutral with the walls, especially since I have so much in the way of dark furniture. I don’t want this room to feel too cave-like, since, again, our house has a very open floor plan.
Note: While not in this photo, Revere Pewter is still in the running – big time. It’s the same color that’s in our family room, and it’s a great match for the fabric that I’m incorporating in this room. As a refresher, here’s the family room:
But here is the fabrics, next to the four paint swatches as a reference point.
I know it’s hard to tell by looking at paint colors online (as many colors that I’ve loved online did not work in my own home), but I’m leaning towards Revere Pewter at this point. This photo shows the fabric against the Revere Pewter in my family room (and I don’t know why the edges are looking so wonky in this photo). Trust me when I tell you it looks nice.
I’m planning on having the dining room painted by next week, so stay tuned for that. Now let’s chat about lighting, as there have been some new developments in that area. Remember this pretty light that I shared in my Week One Plan?
So, I showed it to my husband, gushing about how much I loved it. He looks at it more closely and the conversation goes something like this:
Me: Isn’t this light beautiful? This is what I’m thinking of putting in the dining room.
Hubby: That looks like a coffin.
Me: What are you talking about? No it doesn’t – it’s so pretty. Look how nice it looks in this dining room (as I show him photos of it in other beautiful dining rooms).
Hubby: That’s a crypt-keeper chandelier.
Me: So now I can’t get this chandelier, because if I do, you’ll tell everyone that it’s a crypt-keeper chandelier, and they’ll be like, ‘You know what, I never saw it that way, but now that you mention it, it does kind of look like a coffin…”
Now, sometimes I ask my husband’s opinion, but between us, I typically do what I want to do. And he knows that. He’s really not that fussy about things. But, in this instance, I can’t live with the crypt-keeper chandelier. So, we’re on to a new plan.
I still like the idea of a rectangular chandelier, so here are the options I’m currently considering.
So what do you think? Do you now look at my original chandelier choice as a coffin? I asked a friend, and she said she didn’t look at it that way until I mentioned it, so you won’t hurt my feelings. What’s done is done, moving on to new things. And besides, these chandeliers are way less expensive. 😉
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