Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dining Room Table & Banquette Seating Area

Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone is finishing up their Christmas shopping and getting things wrapped. :)

Over the past few days, I have shared a hutch to wine bar makeover and a custom coffee table.  This same client needed dining room furniture.  We decided to go with the same rustic, farmhouse feel I created with the coffee table for the dining room table.

Back to this picture.  The dining room table is the second something beautiful I made with these supplies.




I am obsessed with these legs! 






I love this table so much, I am thinking of building myself a new table just like it.  :)

Now there is the issue of seating.  Traditional dining chairs are always an option but her dining space is on the small size and is in a corner.  Also, there is a backdoor to the outside and the entryway to the master that can not be blocked.  Things were going to feel cramped with chairs.  She has two young kids and entertains regularly so plenty of seating was a must.  I suggested an L-shaped bench to wrap around the corner and provide plenty of stationary seating.  This is a great way to provide tons of seating in a small space.


I built two independent benches that fit into the corner to create one large, L-shaped bench.








Also, the space is very neutral and a pop of color was needed to give the space some interest.  There is a huge blank wall so I asked her if she liked the banquette look.  After showing her some examples on Pinterest she said she wanted to try it.  EEEKK!  I love when clients are adventurous.


Here is the back of the banquette.  Yes, that is what this picture was about.  This is fabric was used for the throw pillows in the living room and is where we pulled the colors for the coffee table and wine bar.





I was so excited about all of these peices.  This project is out of the norm for me and I loved seeing everything come together.  I also loved seeing this neutral new house become a home with character and color.









I have had dinner at this table and sat on these benches several times already.  It is comfortable and fits plenty of people.

I want to thank my client for trusting me with all the design suggestions and projects.



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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rustic Farmhouse Coffee Table

A while back I shared this picture and captioned it, "The beginning of something beautiful."




It was actually the beginning of TWO something beautifuls.  One of those things is a custom, rustic, farmhouse coffee table.  My client wanted a large, rustic coffee table and we decided to use this piece to add a pop of color.



A quick tip:  I love bright colors but there can be too much of a good thing.  Coffee tables, end tables or small console tables are great pieces to get a small dose of color.



This coffee table is big!  It is 60" long which is the normal length of a 6 person dining room table. :)

To give the coffee table a rustic feel, the base is distressed slightly and the top is made from 2 x 6's to achieve that farmhouse look.






If you missed the hutch to wine bar makeover, read about it here.

The colors of the wine bar and coffee table were based on a pretty Robert Allen floral.  The fabric has a soft white background with slate, turquoise and yellow flowers.  I suggested we find a fabric first then use the colors from it. Once we chose the fabric, the client ordered pillow cases in that fabric and a coordinating fabric from Etsy.  Then the fabric was used in another project.  Some of you may recognize it.





If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you have seen this fabric before.  Remember this picture?




It is something I have never done before and I am excited to share this project with you.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see this piece and the 3 other custom pieces it goes with!  

This is something I have never done before and was super excited to do.  I love the final result and so does the client.  The entire 4 piece project will be posted tomorrow.


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Sharing at:  

Monday - Inspire Me Monday (Sand & Sisal,  My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDomestically SpeakingSweet C’s Designs)  Made by you Monday (Skip To My Lou)

Tuesday - Twirl and Take a Bow (House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home,


Wednesday:Wow Us Wednesday (Savvy Southern Style), Inspire Me Wednesday (Seven Thirty ThreeHappiness is Homemade)

Thursday: What To Do Weekends (Crafts ala Mode ), Friday Favorites Link Party  (I’m Not a Trophy Wife),  The Best DIY Party at the Handmade Hangout (A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s AdventuresFrom Gardners to BergersRedoux InteriorsToo Much Time on My Hands), Inspire Me Please, (Liz Marie Blog) Catch as Catch Can (My Repurposed Life)

Friday:  Best DIY Projects and Recipes Party (The Idea Room30 Handmade DaysWhipperberry, The 36th Avenue),  Anything Goes (Bacon Time),  Be. You. Tiful Link Party (Chic California), Creativity Unleashed (Practically FunctionalShaken TogetherOne Project CloserThe Bold Abode)  Fabulously Creative Friday (Jennifer Rizzo Blog)  Anonymous Weekend Party (Remodelaholic) Little Friday Link Up (The Grits Blog,  Living Lavender, Fleurty and Fit), Anything Blue Friday (The Dedicated House)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hutch to Wine Bar Makeover

Anyone have a niche in their house?  A recent client has one in their living and decided to use the space to put a wine bar/hutch.  We started looking for dressers and cabinets that would fit into the niche and found an old hutch.






I added wine glass hangers, removed the left door and added the criss cross wine storage as well as painted and added new hardware.





Here it is in it's new home.








I love this project.  It has been a while since I have painted something other than a dresser and the dark color is gorgeous.  This piece started out extremely dated and sad but now it looks modern and fits perfectly in their home.  




This client had several other pieces done and I will be sharing those over the next few days.  Be sure to check back!

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Sharing at:

Monday - Inspire Me Monday (Sand & Sisal,  My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaDomestically SpeakingSweet C’s Designs)  Made by you Monday (Skip To My Lou)

Tuesday - Twirl and Take a Bow (House on the Way, Déjà Vue Designs, All Things Heart and Home,


Wednesday:Wow Us Wednesday (Savvy Southern Style), Inspire Me Wednesday (Seven Thirty ThreeHappiness is Homemade)

Thursday: What To Do Weekends (Crafts ala Mode ), Friday Favorites Link Party  (I’m Not a Trophy Wife),  The Best DIY Party at the Handmade Hangout (A Glimpse Inside, Christina’s AdventuresFrom Gardners to BergersRedoux InteriorsToo Much Time on My Hands), Inspire Me Please, (Liz Marie Blog) Catch as Catch Can (My Repurposed Life)

Friday:  Best DIY Projects and Recipes Party (The Idea Room30 Handmade DaysWhipperberry, The 36th Avenue),  Anything Goes (Bacon Time),  Be. You. Tiful Link Party (Chic California), Creativity Unleashed (Practically FunctionalShaken TogetherOne Project CloserThe Bold Abode)  Fabulously Creative Friday (Jennifer Rizzo Blog)  Anonymous Weekend Party (Remodelaholic) Little Friday Link Up (The Grits Blog,  Living Lavender, Fleurty and Fit), Anything Blue Friday (The Dedicated House)