Monday, August 15, 2011

"get some happy, bright fabric..."

That's what the hub's said when I was talking about making new dining room drapes. Happy and bright? Sounds great to me! :) :)

After spending hours (no really...I mean hours...and also after receiving one swatch in the mail), we decided on this fabric. I found it here.

16 years ago, we moved into our home and every single wall was painted pink. TRUE STORY. So, back then, wallpaper was "in". I wallpapered our foyer and dining room and it's been that way until last week. It took me 3 days to remove it all, but it's now history and I'm so happy. :)

Now I'm waiting to get my drapery fabric - and hope it comes this week - and then we'll choose a wall color and I will get my paint on. I'm already leaning toward a light gray.

Want to see what else I've purchased for my dining room & foyer make-over? Okay then. :)

Here is my table set - due to arrive in 6-8 weeks. It's made in California, by a company called "Winners Only USA".

New Hunter ceiling fan.

...and new bench for the foyer.

I've also purchased a light for the foyer (on clearance at Lowe's - originally $72. - I paid $18. w/tax!!), 2 new ceiling lights for the hallway, and 2 lamps for the dining room (lamps found while I ran into Marshall's for only a minute, wasn't really looking for them, but there they were! I told the hub's I needed to get them because if I went back, they would be gone). New lighting is complete! :) My FIL is a retired electrician. I've already told him about my purchases, and he's thinking about what I'll make him for supper when he comes to supervise the hub's with installation. {I adore my FIL!} :)

Once I'm done painting the walls and sewing the drapes, I plan to convert an old dresser (which belonged to my hub's dear Aunt Jean, who recently passed away) to a server for the dining room. Seriously, I am having so much fun with this project!!

Hope you're enjoying your summer!!!
hugs, patti


JanR said...

Looks like it's going be awesome. You better post pics when it's completed! ('Specially of the drapes. Can't wait to see those.)

artfuldelight said...

WOW, beautiful fabric. LOVE it, I will have to check out the link. :-)

Mara... said...

Beautiful fabric!! I think my favorite piece you showed is the new bench, that is a wonderful piece. I can't wait to see it all finished!

mustangkayla said...

Wow Patti! You've been busy! Too cute about FIL! :-) Made me smile! Love the fabric choice! LOVE the table and bench too! Can't wait to see a finished picture!

Jodi said...

Adorable selections!!!! It's going to look fabulous when you are done!!! I can't wait to see photos! *hint hint* :-)

~jan said...

ooooooooooooo-la-la! Love all of your choices, my friend! Cant wait to see what the finished room looks like when it's finished-Im sure all of your hard work is going to be worth it!

Mel said...

LOVE that fabric and I am loving gray right now:) CANNOT WAIT to see pics of your finished project!

Bethany Crowell said...

Love that fabric...and your new furniture! What fun!! Can't wait to see the finished project!