Girlfriends. Remember the amazing DIY Snakeskin Console Table that I talked about sometime ago? Well folks, Emily was the genius behind that. Thankfully Emily is back in action to share more of her fabulous house and even more fabulous projects. We have some mixtures of old and new in here, DIYs and buys. Just the way I like it. If you aren't reading Emily's blog yet, I will forgive you. Just get with the program, will ya? Show off that space Em!
Hi all, I'm Emily from Recently, here to share my favorite room with you. I must say, choosing my fave was tough, not because I just adore every nook and cranny of my home, but because most of my rooms aren't completely finished yet. Oh, and we've lived in our house for over four years (for the love!). I blame my procrastination on my extreme inability to make decor decisions, but I'm trying my hardest to overcome so I'll finally be able to enjoy my space. One room that's close to being finished (I think!) is my dining room.
I worked the room around my grandparents' oil painting, and chose to keep the chandelier that was in place when we bought the house. I didn't feel like it was completely my style when we moved in, but it's definitely grown on me.
For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit that the wall you don't see houses baskets full of my boys' toys, and I doubt I'll ever find enough space for those. The rest of the room is all me, and intended to be a sweet spot for entertaining over cocktails and dinner.
The cabinet was a garage sale find that I added trim to and painted (Martha Stewart Plumage). I found the knobs not long ago at Anthropologie. The metal centers had a dark finish, but I brightened them up with a gold leaf marker so they would stand out against the dark cabinet.
The curtains are from West Elm, and I added a spare set of Ikea curtains I had on hand as a liner, as well as the pom pom trim. By the way, no sewing machines were harmed in the making of these curtains. I'm a Heat n' Bond and fabric glue girl all the way!
So, there it is, my dining room and my favorite room. Thanks to all of you for letting me share, and, Lindsay, thanks to you for being your awesome self and for having me as a guest today. I loved every minute of it!