Sunday, March 8, 2009

Met Monday Make-over

Hosted by Susan at the above;)





I apologize for the quality of the pics but several were taken with my camera phone and somewhat blurry;) My client's table and chairs were a typical traditional cherry set with peach colored seats. She wanted a more contemporary room, so we began with painting the chairs and table black and replacing the fabric on the cushions!



The room before...










As some of you know I have been trying to help my friend decorate her new home. I guess you could say she has been my first client of sorts. Her budget was only $250.00 so we did the best we could with this budget;) Hope you enjoy the pics....she is really happy with the final outcome and I guess that's what truly matters.;) There are still a few things she wants to finish accessorizing the room but overall she is completely ecstatic with the outcome!




The first step....painting the chairs

The chairs re-covered...what a difference! They look new again!


We moved away from the typical builder beige to this green color.. and I sewed the drapes which are a tan linen... and added some bamboo blinds!!


The piece seen here on the wall was actually a headboard from a bed but was the right price and feel for the room at a $35.00 cost!



Added some shades to the current chandelier for a completely different look!




Took an existing gold framed mirror and painted it silver...took some scrap fabric that I had used in my son's room and framed them for some cheap artwork! Frames were only $5 each at Wally world;)





The buffet is actually an old stereo cabinet and actually the radio still works! It had been painted black already so it matched perfectly...cost FREE!!




So there you have it....some paint....fabric and a few gently used pieces and the room has been completely transformed into a cozy, contemporary updated space!

Still a few things needed, but overall a huge transformation with a minimal budget and best of all a happy homeowner!!




Hugs and thanks for taking the time to visit;)




French;)xoxoxo



















45 comments:

Susan said...

Wow...amazing what you got done with you budget..and the best part is that she is thrilled with the results!

Susan

Donna Marie said...

Holy sh#@ French! That diningroom looks looks freaking fabulous! Wow! I love the paint and the brilliant idea with the $35 headboard! The artwork looks so "purchased!" I MUST take notes!

I miss you girl! Brilliant work! I bet your friend is tickled pink!!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

marty39 said...

What a great transformation. The use of the headboard as wall art is just so creative and gorgeous. I love the table and chairs painted black and the new wall color is just perfect. It really is a warm and inviting room. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Hi Frenchieness! I've missed you! Wow, you've done a marvelous job on your friend's room. The table and chairs do look new and the cushion fabric is so beautiful. Love the wall color and you're just good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Anonymous said...

So pretty. You are so talented.

Tiffany

RMS "caniquit..."

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow this is some great creativity flowing in this room- I cannot believe that great wall piece was a headboard!!! What a fantastic idea! Then you placed the little votives on it to give it even more WOW factor!!

You did good!!

blessings
mary

imjacobsmom said...

Nice transformation on a tight budget. Wish you could pop over here and work your magic on my living room. I'm getting ready to actually take the plunge and help out our economy! It's amazing how a little paint can go a long way. Your drapes look fantastic. ~ Robyn

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Lisa! I "LOVE" this transformation! You've got a super eye for design...and I love the fabric you selected for the dining room chairs makeover. How nicely everything tied together...I love it all! Great job! ;) ~CC Catherine

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

CONGRATS on a job beautifully, and creatively, done, Lisa! I can see why the homeowner is pleased!!! Best, Linda

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the green walls and the fabric on the chairs is great.

Melissa Miller said...

I love black painted furniture! :)

The chair and the fabric are absolutely gorgeous!

xinex said...

Great job, Lisa! Nice transformation and how innovative using that headboard for a wall decor. Congrats for winning Gloria's give away!..Christine

DesignTies said...

Lisa... those chairs are FAB! The fabric is perfect, and I love the detailing of the backrest - brought out so wonderfully in black! The whole room looks great. No wonder your friend (first client [hey... I have one of those right now too!]) is happy!

Thanks for visiting my condo kitchen transformation this evening - I loved the backsplash too :-)

Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Wow Lisa this is fabulous. Can you come do mine for $250 too? lol You've got real talent there girl.

Bo said...

Hi Lisa...with only a $250 budget, you made this room look like a million bucks! I can't get over the way you used an old headboard..
it looks perfect on the wall.
;-) Bo

Bo said...

I'm back to congratulate you for winning Gloria's sweet giveaway! It couldn't go to a nicer girl!
;-) Bo

~♥~ Monica S said...

WOW! That was truly a good job! Love those chairs.. and their new fabric too!
The headboard was a fun twist! :-)
You are great at this!
Hope all is well.. and thank you for your kind words!

Monica

Momovthree said...

You would never know this was done on a budget! It looks so amazing. Congrats on your first client.
~Michelle

Chandy said...

Great job in the dining room! So pretty! Great choice to share for today! Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

We'll all I have too say is of course it turned out perfect, the room was done by the best designer around. As you said before, wrong profession picked but their was a reason for that also.
Have a great day. Love ya Bev

LaurenFaythe said...

It looks great! I just love inexpensive makeovers that look like you spent so much more!

Twice as Nice said...

FANTASTIC make over. You can do a lot with a little money when you have talent. Love the fabric you chose for the chairs. It makes the room. GREAT job!!

Domestic Designer said...

Love the color and the fabric on the chairs! Have a great day!

mrsben said...

Lisa so glad I didn't miss this.

Much more difficult to decorate on a small budget than if it were 'money was no object'. You truly did a fabulous job!!!!!

{{Brenda}}

Betty said...

You did a great makeover! I love the colors. They are the same as in my living room.
Great job!

Shannon said...

I wouldn't have guessed the paint could change a cherry dining room so much. Just bought a table/chairs of Craigs List. The top is a little rough and apparently a veneer...know any good furniture refinishers?

Scribbler said...

Wonderful job. There is something about having to use creativity instead of money that almost always makes the end result better, I think.

Scribbler

Linda said...

Great budget redo. I like the chairs, that fabric is great. I am really liking that shade of green with black, so in and makes it pop!
Linda Q

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Oh wow, this came out FANTASTIC!!!!! I love the color you chose for the walls and the fabric on the chairs is so classy. I think crown molding would really bring the room up another few notches! Great job, Lisa!

Justine :o )

Helen said...

She should have been ecstatic .. you completely transformed her room. The headboard/wall art is genius! The chairs ~ well, just let me say I am eyeing up a couple of chairs I store in my garage for a possible paint job. Did you use spray paint? Good job, Lisa!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

GREAT JOB! Those chairs look so striking with the black paint. Come do my house next (on that budget!) laurie

mrsben said...

Hi me again Lisa: May I ask you a question? As I love the color of green that is on the wall's would you mind sharing what it is if you know it. I'm tempted to do one of our Spare Bedrooms in it. {{Brenda}}

Michael said...

Beautiful! I just saw a dining room on RMS with a black dining table...and now I want mine refinished!

Jill said...

Fantastic job French! Boy, you've got some MAD SKILLS lady.

Love the paint color (name/brand please) and my new love is black furniture (redid my bedroom w/it).

Wish I had a friend like you nearby!!

Take care,
Jill

(Jiller53150 from RMS)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous job, Lisa! Especially love the headboard idea as it looks really great! Job well done! :-) - SherylCanadianGirl

Lisa (aka) French said...

Thanks so much everyone;) It's not quite finished but I wanted to post something;) For those who have asked the color is Medieval Times #530 Benjamin Moore but I just had it color matched at Walmart as their paint is considerably cheaper;) Hugs French xoxox

janet said...

See Lisa, you just proved it doesnt take a mountain of money to have a beautiful home, your friend is so lucky to have you and your creativity, the room is AWESOME!!! and would have ever guessed that you did it on a budget of two hundred and fifty dollars. Good going girl
hugs
janet

Deb said...

Hi Lisa! Looks great! Love the green paint and the fabric used on the chairs! Deb

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! I just found your blog and this entry! I am planning on painting my dining room furniture black and it is almost EXACTLY like this! So..what I want to know is...did you spray paint? regular paint? high gloss? sand and prime first? Wow, any help would be awesome.. I cannot believe the room! amazing!! simply amazing! Brenda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow! Can't believe all that you got accomplished for $250...you are amazing! Great job...I love the green with the black! Susan

Lisa (aka) French said...

I spray painted the furniture....first was a really good cleaning something high strength...next a light sanding on the chairs paying special attention to the scrolling...used a satin spray paint and it is easy but very temperature sensitive to best to be done while it's at least 65 degrees or warmer...the table I actually used a small hand sander on it took about an hour or so of sanding and spray painted also believe it or not...the key is to top coat it with a clear coat to protect it! Hope that helps!!! French;)

santamaker said...

French, you did an awesome job on this room. The chairs look great. I've been debating about painting mine too.
I bet your friend is so pleased!

Chris said...

What a difference you made in that room. I know she is a very happy woman. Nothing like a fresh coat of paint, is there?

Hugs,
Chris

Raxx - A day in the life said...

(Still catching up!) I'm blown away here! you see potential everywhere you look, dont you?

Love that you made a table runner out of the chair fabric, did you cover those chairs yourself too? Great job!

june@craftyniche said...

Hi, I have similar Queen Anne style dining room furniture for my kitchen. I plan on painting them and new fabric for the chairs. I have a shiny lacquer finish on the top and was wondering if the table you did have one too. What did you do to remove the finish? Just sanding it?

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