Our Dining Room furniture has sure had a huge transformation from when we bought it; it used to be light oak and had very country chairs as you may see in our picture.  The one thing I realize, now that I am starting my blog, is to take before and after pictures! I didn’t think of doing that at the time, since I didn’t realize I would be able to follow and share with others, my passion for decorating.

A Country Christmas

Back to the Dining Room, I went from having a strong taste for very American country to French Country with a mix of European and Old World.  I realized that my style was changing in my 30’s and it has continued into my 40’s.

I decided that I would like to paint and faux finish my furniture and this was the first big project that I took a chance on, a little risky, since I was learning as I went. I am self-taught.  My husband helped me apply the moldings and add decorative feet to the bottom of our hutch.  I then used tintable glaze mixed with raw umber paint and started fauxing away!  Next, I decided to remove the top of the hutch since I didn’t really utilize it for much.  The table I sanded (yes by me and it seemed like forever) until it was down to the bare oak.  We then stained it a deep Provence shade and wanting that antique oil rubbed look, decided to do that to the top.  We then got some new chairs and a rug and it was done.  Then all that was left was decorating the room which of course is the fun part.

I hope you all like my Dining Room and stay tuned to my blog Cloches and Lavender and take a decorating ride with me.

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