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Thursday, September 20, 2018

DIY Farmhouse Slip Covered Dining Chairs

I have been making changes in the dining room this past week.
 To incorporate my kitchen shelves, I had to move my hutch, I debated on selling it, however,
 I feel any good farmhouse worth it's salt has a deliciously chippy old hutch in it... so in the end... 
I made room by moving my large mirror into the living room so I could keep it.
I'm so glad I did too, I mean look at her, she's gorgeous and I really don't
 think I could bare to part with her:)
Another major change I made, was taking the more modern chairs out of  here and putting them upstairs, I brought the ones from up, down and then I bought new slipcovers for them.
What a difference a slipcover makes, not only did it brighten up this space, make it more cottage-y, it also hides the fact that I have two different types of chairs under there...
If you look close, you can see it:)

Below are the slipcovers I bought... now there not the most expensive custom fitted lookin slipcover you ever did see... but let's get real for half a sec... anything custom fitted is going to set you back a pretty penny. I was able to 5 of these covers for $100.
I already owned one from many moons ago so I only needed to buy 5 more.

And... since I had bought my previous cover like over 5 years ago, when I got them in they were completely different colors... so I had to do a quick bleaching to get them withing the same realm.
Can you tell which one is different in this pic? There is a slight and I mean a slight color difference... the one in the middle is the original cover and the others are just slightly off from it, but very very close... my bleach job turned out pretty good... I'll do a post on that soon!

Another change I made was bringing in this little hanging shelf, 
which used to be in the living room and so did that demi-lune cabinet.
I took the old door that used to be in this spot and moved into the living room for the time being.
I also painted my window frames back to white, the black was a fun modern change, 
but at the end of the day, I like a simple clean look of a white window.
 I think it softens this space so much more.
Now if you are a fan of this old china cabinet,
 then you may have noticed I painted the doors on it.
 I originally left them stained so it had a two toned look. 
But once I moved it, I really wanted a uniformed look. Plus, like the windows... 
I have been working on softening the color palette in my home and
 I felt your eyes just went right to the doors, 
you almost didn't even notice that creamy white chippy finish.
So a quick coat of milk paint and we were on our way to creamy chippy white heaven!
Now it's time to start adding in some fall decor and making this place a little more cozy and getting ready to snuggle down for fall and winter:)
What do you think about all my changes?
 I think I'm finally heading in the right direction:)



  1. Oh I love them all Summer, things are really looking fabulous. Love the softer color pallet, perfect.

  2. Thank you Marty! I think Have finally figured out "my look" and i'm so loving it:)


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