There are no words.
I am humbled by all of your comments about my dining room. Seriously....who could have better friends.
I was also truly amazed after I saw the other 19 makeovers. Everybody brought out the big guns and I am halfway through with the 70 or so linking participants who worked just as hard.
It kind of feels like the day after Christmas.....big sigh.
There were a couple of things....I edited my post to reflect the correct paint color on the doors which is BM Granite AF-660
Next I wanted to share a little more info about the rug border.
It's hard to tell in this picture so here is a closeup
Instead of the canvas binding I had the choice of using this linen. I think it was a dollar more [per linear ft] which was an easy choice. I love the natural feel of it.
Let's see....what else.
Oh yeah another question was about the planks on the wall. Again I am pretty sure he did not use any specific item to evenly space them because they are not even!
A little more about my decision on the window treatments. Originally I was going to do this light scrim.
But while I loved them in my LR for some reason there was too much hardness in the DR and I felt like it needed more weight. After discussing with Sudi [my expert on window treatments!] about using 2 different fabrics so close together....we came to the conclusion that since I also have the Hollyhock fabric in the LR it would work.
I have finally taken down all of my plantation shutters. Don't get me wrong...20 years ago when I had them installed I was thrilled.
The 2 1/2" ones reduce the light in a room by 50% so these rooms are much brighter now. My favorite place to use them is the bedroom. I have the 4 1/2" ones [they let in SO much more light] and are easy to open and close on a daily basis.
Sorry for the crappy 5 year old picture but you get the point:)
I think that's it except for this one tiny other thing. I was in Schumacher yesterday and found out that the Hollyhock pattern is coming out in WALLPAPER!!
I started to drool a little when I heard that.
Stay tuned for the update of my foyer. I was going to add that to the ORC but I was afraid I couldn't finish in time [some of you have already had hints on Instagram]. We'll go there next week.
I hope to see some local designers at ADAC next Thursday.
And....a question for some of you "techies". Many of my readers have emailed about not receiving my post via email for some time now. I wish I could help but that issue is so above my pay grade:)
I am putting it out there in case someone has any ideas! Although you would have to explain it to me on a first grade level so I could "get it"....
Happy Weekend my friends!