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