Friday, November 13, 2009

Decoranza V: The Finishing Touch

This is the end of my dining room decoranza. This week you have seen how I transformed a $33 Goodwill dining set into a refinished masterpiece, painted the town green, whipped up a set of silk curtain panels, and hacked another piece of Ikea furniture into a gleaming sideboard. The final stretch of the decorating marathon is all about accessories and putting the final touches on my freshly transformed room.

Let me remind you how the room looked before.

Check her out now!

And here's what it cost:
Dining set: $33 (table) + $30 (paint and clear coat) + $64 (upholstery) = $127
Walls: $69 (paint)
Sideboard: $39 (paint and roller brush)
Accessories:  $111 (art - more on these later) + $31 (plants & pots) + $55 (other odds and ends) = $197

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  1. This is so cute! I can't wait to see it in person!

  2. I can't wait until you see it in person too! Hmm, when might that be?

  3. Just popped over from YHL. Love this green! Very daring!!

  4. I just popped over from YHL too. I really like the color! Are you going to paint the living room as well? Molly

  5. Hi there! Another visitor from YHL. LOVE your wall color, and I really enjoyed your tutorials on refinishing your dining table, chairs, and the Ikea sideboard hack!

  6. what kind of paint did you use on the white buffet and the chocolate dining table? The finish doesn't look like regular paint!

  7. Hello everyone! Thanks for the kudos :) On the sideboard I used Behr antique white gloss paint which I scored for $5 in the "oops" bin and on the table I used Behr paint again but coated it with a semi-gloss Varathane outdoor Spar Urethane (say that 10 times fast!). It's all about the finish of the paint or clear coat.

  8. Very nice. I liked everything in this room. Just wondering,what did you use along with malma mirror in your wall decor?

  9. Latha: Hung with the mirrors are art pieces I found at Joann Fabrics. However, I think you could make them yourself with some wood frames, wire, and spray paint.


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