Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dining Room

So, we're project people in our house. It seems that as soon as (but usually before) we finish a project, another 5 have been added to the list. I've just accepted the fact that this is who we are. Personally, I love them. I love making new things and updating old things.

We did a few projects over the weekend. For some time now, I've loved all the frame collages that have become such a 'thing' for home decor. Over the past weeks and months, we've slowly been collecting old frames from thrift stores like Goodwill or Habitat. Finally, we got some of them up on our wall. I want to add more, but it's a good start I think. We went with black and white photos to give it a unified look, since all the frames are mismatched. And we chose some of our favorite designers, musicians, artists and inspirations.

We also have this lovely dining room set, from the 50's I think, that my husband purchased from a yard sale years back. It had been selvaged from a flooded house, and we just love it. He had recovered the seats once before, and we did it again after we were married. And... we did it yet again this weekend! Like they always say, third times a charm!

As you know, I'm in love with animal prints and hides. He (Lee, my husb)  works at a furniture company, and has access to fabric and leather remnants (yay for me, the sewing lady!) for dirt cheap. I mean a couple dollars a yard for high quality stuff. He surprised me this week and brought home this gorgeous mint leather, and some partial hair-on-hides! I was thrilled. We used this beautiful spotted cream and caramel hide for our two end chairs. Seeing as there are only the two of us, we keep those chairs on either side of the piano. The other four chairs we covered in the mint leather. sigh...I'm so in love with them.

My hand was sore from all that staple gunning...but they turned out beautifully. I smile every time I walk by and see them.

Here they are...


As always, thanks for looking!
Hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous spring weather as much as I am.



  1. wowsa! That's your dining room?!!! It's beautiful!!!
    ~Rachel Anderson

  2. very cute very cute.
    im also in love with the chair in the background :)
    my favorite is changing things up that we already have.. or moving it to a new location in our home. :)
    love to be inspired

  3. Love it! Taking the house project by project is the way to go. Max and I need to get down there to see your amazing little place sometime soon I think!

  4. Looks so amazing! Your home is such inspiring place!

  5. You guys are so lucky to have access to mid century furniture!