Monday, November 26, 2012

Dining Room Details

The Monday after a holiday weekend is always rough isn't it?  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I thoroughly enjoyed not one but two big meals and just might need to wear an elastic waist band for the next week!  As if the food wasn't enough to keep me from being able to move, my hub bought the boxed set extended version of The Lord of the Rings.  Oh my goodness - there was so much extra awesomeness in the extended versions!  But good grief, I think I spent about 10 hours in front of the television!  There might be a permanent indention on my sofa.

Between the eating and the movie watching I did manage to get a few things done around here.  I started decking the halls, but I'm most happy about the to-do's I finally crossed off the list in the dining room.

I added some bling to the chairs.

antique bras pulls on chairs

Ever since Courtney added ring pulls to the back of her chairs, I have wanted to do the very same thing.  I went with a slightly different style of pull than the ones she used.  I found these antique brass pulls at House of Antique Hardware.

house of antique hardware pulls on chairs

The aged brass and antique style of this pull is perfect against the dark rustic wood.  To adhere them, I used super glue.

super glue hardware to chairs

Super simple and very quick!

I also added a few things to the gallery wall.

The horse hook I found on etsy, and I added 5 keys (Michael's)  - you know why there's 5.

dining room gallery wall

I moved the horseshoe art to the gallery wall and finally framed the Made By Girl Love print I've had forever.

And last but not least, I finally painted and nailed up the vintage headers/pediments I bought on etsy back in the summer.  Took me long enough right?!  Here's a picture from the listing since I forgot to take a before picture.

OmG - Beautiful, Vintage Header/Pediment/Architectural Salvage with Egg & Dart Molding-  2 Available

And here they are now.

vintage pediment over the doorway

I used the trim paint so they would blend in, but I let some of the wood show through to keep the vintage look.

I love details.

dining room

And now it's time to Christmas-ify this room!  Did you get any to-do's knocked off your list over the long weekend?  Is your house all decorated for Christmas already?   I'm 80% there  - I think.

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  1. These are fantastic little touches that are making a huge difference! Thanks for the hardware link- I'll be stuck on that for an hour! Have a great week.
    xo Nancy

  2. Your dining room is gorgeous and I love the gallery wall. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  3. That looks so good. Love the horse hook :)

  4. Your gallery wall looks great and so do the chair pulls. Such a pretty touch!

  5. Your dining room is stunning. I love every last detail! I'm excited to see it all decorated for the holidays!

  6. I love all of the unexpected elements you add to your home. So pretty and eclectic, yet totally put together all at once. That is a tricky combo, my friend.

    Can't wait to see it all Christmas-ified. :-) I have so much to do this week, it makes me a bit sick to my stomach!!

  7. you, my friend, are a master of details! looks awesome- love the chairs!

  8. That gallery wall is so great! I can't wait to put one up in my house. I spent a lot of the weekend sloooowly beginning my christmas decorating. Need to get a few more things this week, then I will hopefully be all done!

  9. Looks so great. It really is the small details that make a room. No way have I even started for Christmas - too busy reading blogs! ha ha

  10. Oh, I love them, Carmel!!!! So fun. And your gallery wall is just beautiful.

  11. i love the idea of the hardware on the chairs - brilliant!!

  12. Everything is beautiful, as always :) The gallery wall is so pretty and the hardware on the chairs...genius! :) So pretty, C!

  13. Love the LOTR extended edition! We watched all three a few months back, but we split it up to an hour a night. It was definitely something we looked forward to after dinner!

    Your dining room looks fabulous! I love the pulls on the backs of the chairs!

    1. It was so good - I can't wait to see The Hobbit!!!

  14. Love it. Also love the gold bowl on the table. Would I be able to find one now or is it something you've had "forever"?

    1. I bought it at Target a week ago. They should still have them I think.

  15. Carmel-I just love all of the added touches to your dining room! It is fabulous!!!

  16. Black, white, gold and a little leopard - yes, please. And the pulls on the chairs, love the personality your details give the room!

  17. What are in the two littlest frames on your gallery wall?

  18. I have that same table. Can you tell me if yours has "white" marks where it has been scratched and bumped? Like on the legs and corners? It is almost like the waxy coating is being scratched.

    If so, how do you get rid of it?



Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C


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