Monday, April 15, 2013

The white dining room is DONE!


It's done. I love it. It took 4 months to pull together with all the hunting, painting and stripping. This room is the perfect storm of all my favourite things in one room. Green, stripped wood, black, white, aged brass and galvanized steel. 

I will have a few posts to dish out the details, how to's and funny stories that go along with it. Today will be mostly pictures and only a little chatter. Don't fret I will be sharing lots of details, there are just too many to do in one post.

The room was painted back in January from the moss green colour (hit the dining room tab to see previous pictures of this room) to Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

And now, a view into our dining room [with a lot of pictures].











i fought like a badger for this new light fixture. i was really going for a green enamel industrial light until i came across this one in a vintage lighting store in toronto. this light has a diameter of 23" and an inch thick holophane glass. we needed a substantial size fixture in this room and we only have 1 electrical box. the ceiling in this part of our home is the original plaster so adding a second box was not really a good option. this light weighs about 40lbs, which doesn't seem too bad until you have to stand under the light with it on your head so your husband can get it safely attached to the box.





the refinished china cabinet that made its debut here






I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Come back this week for lots of details.
update:  information about the green buffet here

Have a lovely Monday,

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    1. Thanks Anne, it was a labour of love.

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  2. OMG - it's amazing! Love the colours, the table, that bench...green is my favourite colour so I am loving that sideboard...congrats on a beautiful room!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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    1. Thanks Cheryl. Green is my favourite colour too especially for home decor.

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  3. Looks fabulous! Love the light! Was looking through an old issue of House Beautiful and saw a light very similar to that over a long table filled with blue and white porcelains and nearly fell off the stool. Drool worthy, really. Great work - very beautiful, and totally you. Styled to perfection!
    A

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    1. Thanks Artie. I really love the light too. Great ambiance for night time.

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  4. I LOVE it! Especially all the vintage details!

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  5. It turned out beautifully, Meg! I love the calm tranquility of the color combination and the textures... well done :-)

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  6. Continuing to love your taste, color palette and style!

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    1. Thanks Teddee. It isn't the common all white that seems to be everywhere but it is very me and I can't seem to get enough green.

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  7. WOW!! I love love love your dining room! Every single little detail is perfect! If you get a minute, please link this to my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-3.html

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    1. Thanks Rita. I hope to remember this on Sunday.

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  8. Meg, Your dining room turned out beautiful. I love the green sideboard with white.Its so fresh looking and so yet so cozy,You did a great job! Very nice.

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    1. Thank you very much. I'm really loving the green as well.

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  9. I had to stop over from Hometalk to see the big pictures! You really did a great job on this room!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Pam. I love Hometalk but sometimes the way the pictures are loaded makes the quality of the photos not so great

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  10. its absolutely gorgeous! everything is so strategically placed its designed perfectly ~ fantastic job you really have a knack for interior design!

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  11. Gorgeous! Love your green buffet and you vignettes! Would love for you to share on Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  12. Meg your dinning room is a looker! So many great items and you have pulled it all together beautifully. I adore the salvaged doors with the oversized urns infront of them. They make such a delightful statement.

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    1. Thank you Robin, the salvaged doors were a lot of work initially but I love how they turned out.

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  13. I love , love, love your dining room. The green is so refreshing and all of your white accessories are stunning. I really love the doors beside the buffet and the fact that you can create a vignette in the windowsill. Everything is truly lovely. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/160th-inspire-me-tuesday.html

    You have so much inspiration to share with this room. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thanks Marty. I just joined up. You have quite a following, I will be looking around later.

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  14. Just beautiful - I LOVE the urn with the twig? orb in it!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  15. This is beautiful! We have very similar tastes..I just made my front living room my dining room so I could fit a large farm table in it and i LOVE it...your shelving unit-- I am obsessed.....hers is the link to my dining room...http://midwestcottageandfinds.blogspot.com/2013/01/front-room-to-dining-room.html
    once agin--very cool!!

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  16. I love the new room! Great upcyled finds!
    xo,
    Shannon
    (Blogger Homes)

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  17. So beautiful! Where is your mirror from?

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  18. The room truly looks incredible. Love the picture over the door and the striped pillows.

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  19. beautiful job! And that light fixture really is a prize

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  20. What a gorgeous room! That mirror is amazing and I love the doors leaning against the wall. Love the buffet color too and the use of white chairs and bench. Pure loveliness!

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  21. I LOVE this room! Would you mind sharing where you got the great green floral pillows?

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    1. hi Kristen, I actually made the pillows and they are throughout our main floor if you spy them in other areas. The fabric is Celerie Kemble Hot House Flowers in Verdance by Schumacher. I ordered it from the UK however if you write hot house flower pillow in on etsy there are quite a few people selling them already made. be forewarned the fabric isn't super cheap and when someone else is sewing $$$.

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  22. I love the mirror...where did you get that great find?
    Linda 937

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    1. hi linda, the mirror is actually the mansard mirror from restoration hardware. thanks for visiting.

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