Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wagner, Table of Six

I hope everyone is staying safe during Sandy. We are about 750 miles from the Atlantic and Lake Michigan is expected to have three story waves that will shut down most of the coast lines. I woke up this morning, and even in my little Lansing neighborhood we have trees down, super intense wind and freezing rain. Yuck! Hell of a storm out there!

Onto the house though...the chairs came! I may or may not have hulked open the box before Nate got home (which was not easy as it was taller and wider than I am) I open them up...and SWOONED.

The petina totally rocks. It's uneven and grungy and just oozing in sex.

That's right. I said my chairs ooze sex. You can take it anyway you'd like. That's just what the chairs told me to say.

So after I hulked and set them up... I made the magic happen.

May I announce, the dining room.


Like the high chair? It was built the same year as our house and I snagged it for $15. That's like $0.13 for every year it has been in existence. DEAL.



 


And here is how it interacts with the other side of the room...


 

And there we have it! The yellows are the same (same gallon of paint and everything) With the light coming in through the big window makes it hard to photograph them correctly.

I have just a few things left to do, I need to add length to the big white curtains, make some pillows as well as potentially hang up more art. I think that'll happen in time. I am a little burned out on the space. However, as our first room makeover comes to a close, we feel a big sense of pride and renewed energy.

It's kind of funny how one second you're like "That's it! I'm too tired!" then you walk out of the room,  come back in and suddenly it's like, "OKAY! WHAT NOW?!"

I think the best thing is how many projects of this we did on our own. For first time clickers, here is the total list of things we did.

-Refinished a Fraternity House table (there's a million posts as it almost killed me, so we'll call it this one for funsies...)
-Demolished and reworked the bookshelves. (1, 2)
-Added a pallet focal wall behind the swivel TV mount we installed.
-Created pallet wall art for the dining room
-Upcycled a chandelier
-Sewed valances
-Painted

And probably a jillion other things that I probably can't think of. Not to mention how much money we saved by doing it all ourselves...

What do you guys think?

 

19 comments:

  1. Love it! The table looks great, and the chair were a great call.

    I'm coveting your wooden artwork. Did you make it? Off to look through your archive, because my husband would love it.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, we did! You can see it here, http://www.brokeasshome.com/2012/09/a-price-i-can-live-with.html Let me know what you think! It was so easy.

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  2. Switching out the table was genius. The other one just didn't work in this space. Love the sunflower yellow on both ends of the room. I'm all about "one of a kind pieces" and your table is truely unique. Balance and correct proportion along with the right curves and angles. Well done.

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  3. Whoo hoo! You did it! it looks awesome. and your big dining room window is SO pretty! I want an old house. wah!

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    1. Thanks, Gretchen! I might be a little too excited about it. And honestly, I think I've sat in it more in the last 24 hours than I did the old dining table in the last 4 months. The whole room is so functional and usable. I LOVE IT (and I'm so glad you do too!)

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  4. You're lucky you live many miles away. I would lure those chairs out of the house with dangerous candy and snatch them right up!

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    1. The Head chairs or the metal chairs? I don't know which I like more :)

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  5. I love your dining room, that hardwood floor looks so amazing. I'm your newest member Crissy, If you get the chance maybe you could stop by and say hi.
    http://thriftychicky28.blogspot.com/

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  6. It's beautiful! All of it! GReat job on the table too...it was definately worth all your hard work.

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  7. I am so in love! mmmmmm sex oozing chairs!

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  8. This is severely cute! I need more yellow in my home!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm trying to wean myself off the yellow, because it's getting a little out of control!

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  9. Found you by searching for those chairs! They look so great with your big table! I would love to know the height to the top of the chair arm... trying to figure if they will push under my table at all.... ! Thanks!!

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  10. How awesome is that yellow table! I was scrolling through the East Coast Creative linky page and saw the yellow table, got really happen and just had to visit! Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! The damn thing near killed me but it is done! :)

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  11. Love the whole thing. The yellow on the table is great, and I love the little bit of pallet wood behind the t.v. - it would be a great compromise for me and the hubster. I love anything rusty or that looks like it's just been pulled out of a ditch, he prefers exactly the opposite, so an entire wall of pallet wood is definitely a no-go. :) Good luck on the East Coast Creative contest - I think you have a great shot!

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