|Here's a beautiful dining room to inspire you. |
via Renovation Style Magazine Spring 2011
Have you ever gotten stuck in a holding pattern with a room's decor? Lack of funds (or a lack of willingness to spend them..i.e. being cheap!) has a way of doing that to you.
Frustration - not lack of motivation - is setting in with my dining room. I don't like to take a long time on a room unless it's only because of time needed to carry out the plan...which is usually the case when you're working with a budget. I like to take my time on coming up with a good plan of action, then jump on it and git 'er done.
Prime over walls and get rid of the green. Figure out how to transform the chandelier on a non-existent budget. Find paint color and repaint ceiling a light blue.
- Make slipcovers for dining chairs (in process)
- Figure out design and paint walls. (in process)
- Make drapery panels.
- Transform chandelier.
- Make new dining table (eventually).
- Figure out a cheap rug option that doesn't look cheap!
So, I've hit the internet and started hunting. I'm feeling like my whole plan just got a major kink, but these things happen. The issue is...do I work around it or just chunk it? If you know me, there is no way under the sun I'll quit and I like a challenge so...
Here's some ideas I'm playing with:
Option 1: Striped silk taffeta (ka-ching $ or a "Miss Bee Budget Version") or another patterned fabric with plain walls in either creamy white, Rice Grain or the ceiling color of light blue.
|Aren't these GORGEOUS?! Too bad they are too short for that monstrous window of mine.|
|via Hyena Productions|
Option 2 and most affordable (albeit most time consuming!):