Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: Sadie + Stella

After about a year and a half of the Favorite Room Feature, I finally decided it was time to feature myself. Hopefully you all find that I am worthy! I decided to actually practice what I preach here. I know a few weeks back I mentioned that we tackled wallpapering our dining room on our own. Well folks, here she is in all of her glory. By they way, thank you so much for having me today. (I am trying to be as gracious as our usual FRF guests.)

I thought I would give a little untouched, up close and personal before shot. Can you believe it? That faux finished sponge (pronounced spaaahhhnnge) painted walls? What about that bronze light fixture that was definitely on a hot special at Lowe's? The get it out of here special. 
So let's go piece by piece here. The chandelier was a OKL purchase. It came with these crackle/frosted glass shade numbers. And I have to tell you, I was less than impressed. Apparently the boy felt the same way, because he "accidentally" bumped in to the chandelier when we were moving furniture and two of the shades came crashing down and shattered. My inner dialogue was all "oh hell yes." So, the hunt for black October started. Black drum shades that is. It is a lot harder than one thinks to find a 6' diameter black fabric drum shade that is under the price point of $50.00. Well my friends, insert Garden Ridge. I went down the lamp shade aisle and found 6 6' diameter fabric drum shades that happened to be white with black polka dots. Price you might ask? How about $3.99. Yep. Added spray paint and here we are. 

How about some elephant table adornment? Always and forever. You can get these fabulous elephant plates at World Market to spruce up any tablescape. Love that place.


These sconces were a score from my girl Erin at Richmond Thrifter's booth at Class and Trash here in Richmond. They have resided in a few rooms in our home but I am quite certain they now are in the right place. 
These lamps were the alternative to my Craigslist killer situation. And frankly, I am so much happier with the end result. These lamps were a mustard yellow prior to their now jade green hue and I found them at Target. Swear. They may still have them in stores. They are glossed out with a high shine jade green spray paint and topped off with a black drum shade from Lowe's. 


Ok. Let's get to the real highlight of the show here. The chairs. These chairs were a premature Christmas gift from my fabulous parents. You will not believe the price on these. Seriously will blow your mind. Try $159.00. I know. For this gorgeousness and custom look? Financial suicide not to buy if you ask me. I could not be more in love with them if I tried.
So what do we think? Quite the transformation, eh? I have to say, this is now my favorite space in our home and might even motivate us to cease dining on our couch in front of the TV, but probably not. Class will come some day folks, some day. Thank you S+S readers for having me! Loves! XOXO

30 comments:

  1. This looks amazing Lindsay! It's an incredible transformation.

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  2. I saw the first image before reading and thought it was definitely a Pinterest stock image. You done good!

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  3. This is so pretty. I really love the wallpaper and the elephant plates. World Market does have some awesome goodies.

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  4. Lindsay this looks amazing! I love evry little detail. I especially love the wallpaper and chandy! Job well done my dear!

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  5. That chandelier! Can't believe you spray painting those-I would have never known! Love all of the little details that bring the room together!

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  6. Shut Up! Girl can rock a dining room. What is not to love hear.....not the wallpaper or the lamps. Definitely not the chairs....or the light fixture. Seriously gorgeous Here

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  7. I'm very jealous!I'm in the throws of dining room decorating hell- where one project leads to ten. What an Amazing finished project-can I come over for dinner?!

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  8. wow! What a stunning room! xx

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  9. LOVE - the whole thing is FABULOUS! love the wallpaper, love the print, love the chandelier, love the elephant plates!

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  10. The room is so stunning! Love every detail... the chairs, chandy, wallpaper, the elephant plates. LOVE!

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  11. Girlfriend you knocked it out of the park on this one! I cannot believe all your budget friendly finds and what a little spray paint on the lampshades can accomplish. Seriously chic!

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  12. Giiiiirl! I LOVE IT! Great, great job. I'm pinning :)

    xoxo, Emily
    www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

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  13. I really, really love the wallpaper and chairs. Such a gorgeous room. Not a single detail is missing. Wonderful work.

    Xo-L
    simplylowcountry.blogspot.com

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  14. Gorgeous room! There is so much DRAMA here. I simply love it.

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  15. Shut the front door and close the windows...this dining room is ahmazing!!! mind=blown! You did a fabulous job!!!

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  16. so beautiful!!!! You have such perfect taste! That chandy is such a score.

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  17. holy crap...it's my favorite room too. i can't believe people actually LIVE HERE! You did an awesome job. Love the wallpaper. Those chairs are to die for. Love the ribbon trim around the bottom. They scream custom. Love the bar you've created (and the paper black and white straws!) Everything is phenom! You should feature yourself every week. haha. Great job Lindsay.

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  18. AMAZING! I too, eat on my couch but if I had this dining room I would have to eat in there just to spend some time in that room! Great job love.

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  19. UNREAL!!!! You are a genius!!! Love everything single little thing about it so much!!!

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  20. What a fun and chic space! LOVE.

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  21. OMG love it!! The wallpaper, the chairs, chandi, Jackie...all of it!

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  22. Wow, love the walls and this chandelier is gorgeous!!!

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  23. Lovey love love love! And those plates are too cute!

    xx

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  24. UNFREAKING BELIEVABLE!!!!! Perfection! Everything about this room... the wallpaper, the chairs, THOSE LAMPS, the cowhide rug, the JACKIE O, sconces, min bar, pictures, the fact that you hung the wall paper yourself!! Absolutely Amazing!! Thank you for sharing. Question... so, your room is small square is that correct?? I am struggling with my dining room bc it is a small square, window on one side, door frame to kitchen opposite side, open one side to living room... just a tough little space...very inspired by your work.
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  25. Wow! Breathtaking! This needs to be in a magazine STAT!!! Great job and congrats! Will you come over and spray paint some things for me? I'm just not handy with a spray can.

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  26. are you effin kidding me with this place?!? You are amazing, this is so so beautiful! I love what you did here and I seriously have no words!!!

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  27. OBSESSED!!!!!!!! OMG you are SO talented. I love the red+black and the Jackie O print. So great Linds. Every detail!!!!

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  28. Beautiful and so hip. Jackie makes the space.

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You are the best, the most, the everything.