Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dining Room Reveal and a Giveaway



Hello Friends,

I'm super excited about this post today!  The dining room was transformed and I didn't even planned on changing it!

It all began with the two painted chairs.  They got a new coat of paint and of course new covers.  The problem was when they met the other "ladies" in the dining room, they didn't fit in quite well.  Don't you agree?



That's when the big change came, yes, with paint! Off with the mellow yellow, in with this beach-blue color.



And it kept on growing!  The blue walls were not enough.  Some shelves were installed to fill those empty spaces!



And because I've seen these wonderful shelves with such pretty corbels, I wanted my little shelves to also have corbels... at least some little ones!



The shelves were filled up.



The old mirror was brought in again.



The cheap art was transferred onto the other wall, new curtains  and added trim now frame the window.



Chairs from the kitchen table area were brought in.



Well, so many changes came just because a pair of chairs got painted!  But the thing I wanted to change the MOST was the red rug.

See how it didn't go with anything in this room.  Not even with the rug in the adjacent living room.



Luckly Mohawk Home came to the rescue!



Among so many beautiful choices I picked 


And I'm loving it!
The rug was something the room was in dear need of change.  The subtle colors in the new rug blend pretty well with the furniture, light fixture, and the color on the walls.

I used it on top of a rug pad I already had and it feels pretty soft.  There hasn't been any pilling yet and I hope it continues like that.




The chairs look waaay better with the new rug.



And the whole room looks brighter and more cheerful!




I am very happy with how this room turned out, but I am super excited to partner with Mohawk Home to give a lucky winner a Mohawk Home rug up to 5' x 8' size and under $150 value on site.

Mohawk is committed to designing quality flooring products that match your distinct way of life, most importantly Mohawk rugs are made in the USA!  Check out this video:

You can also connect with Mohawk Home on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Hometalk, You Tube, or on Mohawk Homescapes blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway p.s. Join me over at Pretty Handy Girl for a fun project just in time for mother's day.


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73 comments:

Fabrizia F. said...

I love the new look Cristina! The new rug is gorgeous. :-)

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Beautiful rug, what a difference it makes to the room!

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

It is such a bright and cheerful room! The new rug is great and does make a big difference.

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Wow! Looks so light and bright and airy - beautiful job! I love the wall color mixed with all of your fresh white touches. I want to lighten up our dining room too because our furniture is black and wood... but have a feeling once I paint a couple of chairs it will begin a snowball effect... that is what happens, right?! Great job!!
Krista @thehappyhousie

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Love the new look and your new rug makes the room look so much brighter and bigger. Beautiful color on the walls too!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

It is so Beautiful! Wow! I love the rug to and the shelves thanks for the tutorial on those (your other post)! It is amazing how one project can morph into a whole room reveal! Great job! It really is fresh and bright!

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Cristina!!! I was about to comment on the rug and then I saw the beautiful change you did!!! Perfect space dear!

Decora Adora said...

Cristiana Bravo !!! Esa transformación de tu comedor ,,, hermoso!!!me encanto el tono de las paredes , con el cambio de esa hermosa alfombra ,,, buen trabajo

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh I just love it! Soooo pretty! The rug really does make all the difference in the world. The room is so pretty, soft, and light. And all because of a couple chairs :) Great job!

And thanks for the awesome giveaway as well!

Anne said...

I want that rug!!!!!!!!!!!! That is exactly what I've been searching for. Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to track it down :)

Your room is lovely.

Petticoat Junktion said...

My favorite part are the head of the table chairs with the fabric covered seats, Visiting from Blogtalk

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

It's just so beautiful. I really love that blue, and the chairs oh my!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Your dining room looks great!! So light and bright! Love it! Thanks for the giveaway! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-link-party-6.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful! Love the white against the blue walls! You really did a great job with this room. Love the rug, too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your dining room transformation is amazing!!! One thing usually leads to another and before you know it you are in over your head. I love your new look and how it all came together! Kudos to you!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What an amazing transformation! Those chairs really are inspiring, though. And now they have a room that befits their ASCP makeover. And I adore that fabric ... and the rug ... and the shelves ... and the color blue you chose! Just stunning!

:) Linda

Angela Betlewicz said...

Very lovely. It all looks wonderful! Newest follower here :) Angela @ HickoryTrail

Christy James said...

Beautiful! I am loving the fresh new wall color!! I love that blue and the rug is gorgeous! And the shelves...I could go on... Have a great day:)

Maria Elena said...

Your dinning room looks amazing! Every change is just perfect! The wall color is gorgeous and the new carpet AMAZING!

Feral Turtle said...

GORGEOUS Cristina! Every detail is perfect!!!!

Margo said...

Such a beautiful room and I love the rug!

THREE MANGO SEEDS said...

Gorgeous! I love your table plus those open shelves on the wall. XOXO

Our Pinteresting Family said...

All your amazing projects have been pulled together to create a stunning room, Cristina! When can I come over for dinner. :) Enjoy your beautiful new space!

Hannah said...

Great job, beautiful room!

rosewhite23 said...

What a lovely change. So nice and bright and soft and quietly elegant. I agree the thing that needed changing the most was the rug. Really love the choice you made for the new one. Wish I could afford to change a whole room all at once.

Crystelle Boutique said...

You are a true artist in the home decor department! WOW!!! that's all I have to say about your dining room.... :)

Keep 'em coming!! :)

hugs xx
Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Natalie@SophisticatedYellow said...

Your dining room looks beautiful! I love the crisp blues and whites!

chateau chic said...

Your dining room is so LOVELY! The color combination used is so soothing. Love all your changes.
Mary Alice

Kristen said...

So beautiful! Love everything about it, but the chairs (your original inspiration, it seems like) are my absolute favorite!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Gorgeous - love the shelves, paint and new rug! And I hope you plan on mixing up a few pitchers of margaritas with all those limes! I'll bring the guac!
Kelly

beadhen said...

Every change in the dining room is perfect. It looks so good.

the cul-de-sac said...

Beautiful! So light and airy. You chose a perfect paint color, and the rug looks fantastic!

Danielle said...

Beautiful! I love the natural lighting in your dining room!! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!

Danielle
SewMuchCrafting.com

Ivy and Elephants said...

Gorgeous! The transformation is just amazing. I love all the cool beachy colors. Love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Becka Haldeman said...

Gorgeous! We have a rug very similar to this in our living room. It was the perfect find to bring the entire redo of the space together.

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

WOW! your dining room is beautiful, I really love the colors you have choosen to decorate it with! so fresh and bright! The rug is beautiful and those chairs too! glad to have found your lovely blog through today's link party at it's overflowing Ingrid

Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

LOVE your updates! The blue color is awesome and those shelves are just the best! I popped over from It's Overflowing--thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Jemma said...

Cristina,
What an amazing transformation! How fun to have one thing lead to another! I am crazy over your blue dining room-and you know I adore those darling chairs!
Happy Hugs!
Jemma

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Stunning transformation!

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your rug. What a transformation!

My name is Rita said...

I love your dining room! The rug is stunning! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

You dining room is stunning and your new rub is amazing. I love, love , love it. Hugs, Marty

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh My Heavens,
your dining room transformation in stunningly beautiful........love love love the blue and white,
that blue is one of my fav colors, and that rug
just was perfect. so bright and cheery too.
Hope you have many many delightful dinners there.
Blessings, and thanks so much for sharing it.
Great eye candy.
Nellie

Love My Simple Home said...

I love you style so pretty and that blue is beautiful with the white. That rug really brings it all together.
Julie

Wanda said...

Your dining room is just beautiful. I love the blue. I have a secret well maybe not so secret desire to redecorate in shades of blue and grey , so soothing. Such great touches. Love the shelves. Wow, enjoy your beautiful room. Have a lovely week. Blessings!

Pat said...

The dining room makeover is gorgeous! I love every bit of it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christina, this room turned out beautifully.

Kim M said...

Just lovely! The room is so bright and welcoming, makes you want to come in, sit and stay a while!

Natalie said...

That looks gorgeous and the rug totally makes the whole room! Gorgeous blue color!

Erica said...

Your room looks beautiful! I do love that rug choice. :)

margyani said...

Love your rug and also Becker Turquoise. Your room looks great!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your dining-room is gorgeous. The new rug looks beautiful and neutral enough for your chairs to shine.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous dining room!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous room...from top to bottom, you've done a GREAT job!
Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Katie Drane said...

Gorgeous!!! It looks amazing:)

Katie

Danielle said...

Thanks again for linking this up at the Pinterest Power Party! This post is being featured tomorrow! =) Hope you'll come back and link up again!

Danielle
SewMuchCrafting.com

Anu Varma said...

This is lovely. I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes :)

Judy K said...

Your dining room looks amazing. So bright and cheery. I especially love the fabric on the chairs. I would love for you to come and link this up at my Swing into Spring party going on right now. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Home Lifestyle Design said...

I love your dining room. Funny how a project gets started with one thing and then changes completely because of the one thing. I love it. I found you through A Stroll Thru Life - Inspire Me Today blog. I have listed a post on there, #199 Patty. I didn't mean to call it Patty, it is about Trumeau mirrors. If you have time I would love you to stop by my blog at: http://homeandlifestyledesign.blogspot.com/

Creative Raisins said...

Wow what a truly beautiful space you have made. I am loving the fabric used on the chairs and also the rug works much better.

Lisa

Creative raisins

Anna said...

That's absolutely lovely! (I just found your site from Thrifty Decor Chic's linking party. You have a very refreshing style!)

EveryDay Bloom said...

Beautiful, beautiful. I'm a fan of beachy blues (and mellow yellow)...I love how clean and fresh your new dining room looks. Love the neat shelves, the new chairs, your carpet. Just beautiful. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

lisaroyhandbags said...

So pretty! i love the rug and the fresh wall colour :)

Alycia Nichols said...

This was an incredible transformation, Cristina!!! REALLY incredible! I love how the room was almost instantaneously transformed into an oasis just by bringing in so much (shades of) white and that gorgeous blue! Enjoy it!!!

Jenny Eanes said...

I LOVE your dining room transformation!! LOVE it! Pinning!!

Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

Dear Emmeline said...

all the changes look great!

Krystie said...

Well done, your dining room is beautiful, bright and airy! Fabulous!

dressthisnest said...

Nice work! I love the color pallet and mix of prints!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a pretty new wall color and the rug is too! I like the low bowl and the color of it. Your transformation looks lovely!

Brooke said...

What a gorgeous space! I'm in love with your chairs and rug! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

ritajoy said...

I LOVE the beachy fresh room! I've been searching a searching for a happy blue color like that for our own dining room. What color is it? (Perhaps you mentioned it in an earlier post that I haven't found yet??)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Rats, I'm so sorry I missed this giveaway! I can't believe the difference a new rug made in your dining room. It's amazing! We have rugs like your old one all over our house, and I keep thinking how much lighter and brighter everything would look with new rugs. Now I KNOW it would! Your dining room looks so good Cristina. I really love the new color on the walls. It's so crisp and clean feeling. Once again, you've transformed a room into something magazine-worthy. Great job!

Debbie

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