Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Old World/Tuscan" Dining Room



It's that time of year when we start to spruce up our homes, before the holiday rush begins. I have a few small projects that I've been putting off; and I thought I would start with my dining room.  When we first moved in, the first thing I did was glaze the walls a warm golden tone.  I already had this oil painting that I really liked. I thought the background really picked up the tones of the wall. The pears and grapes, in the urn, just felt like they belonged in the dining room.  Thus, a plan was in motion!


I liked the painting; but, the bright gold frame had to go. I glazed it with Valspar Antiquing Glaze from Lowe's. (I was so excited to glaze, you can see where I had started on the bottom, when I realized I hadn't taken a 'before' picture!) Major difference!  Here is the finished result...



This photo was taken at night.  See how the wall color changes?  I absolutely LOVE the dining room at night! Well, one thing led to another, and I also glazed the dining room mirror...




And this accent table...

(Just disregard the lamp cord, it'll get tucked away!)

And the finial ON the table...and the picture frame ABOVE the table...I even glazed all of my decorative switch plates!! LOL!


I was in creative mode now!!! LOL!!! So, I decided to embellish the walls with some random stencils. Dear Hubby and I went to a showhome, a couple of years ago, and fell in love with the detail.  So, I went to Hobby Lobby and got some stencils and a bronze stencil paint.  Here are the patterns:



They are randomly placed around the room, mostly in corners and between the windows, with a few 'stray' leaves around the room.  (Let's see if you can spot them in the photos!) I also added this iron and metal wall hanging that I got at Hobby Lobby:




I also added some 'Tuscan-inspired' ceramics to the top of the china cabinet, for a bit of color:




Then, it was time to move on to the next project.  Below the oil painting, I wanted to create a small wine bar, for after dinner socializing. Since this is a small angled wall, it was the perfect size for what I wanted to do.  I went to Cost Plus World Market and got these wine storage crates. I love the natural finish.


(If you look at the corner, to the right, you can see one of the embellishments.)


Isn't it funny how one small project can lead to a series of things? 

And here is my "Old World/Tuscan" dining room.  (The chandelier shades are photographing 'white-ish', but they are actually bronze):





And while the chairs have the tabletop hidden, it is bursting with color:



I am so glad you came by for a visit today.  I hope you have found something to inspire you!  Have a great day!!!


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84 comments:

  1. Wow! You were really in the creative mood. It looks great! I love how you glazed the picture frame, mirror and table.
    Have a creative day.
    Barb

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  2. Oh Shenita how beautiful and inviting! I love the curtains. Everything looks spectacular. Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,

    ~Marie

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  3. Shenita, your dining room is gorgeous!!!

    I am going to have to try the antiquing glaze on some of my frames. What a wonderful difference it makes.

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  4. You definitely got the look you were going for. All of your Tuscan touches are great in that room. Your drapes look so pretty all fluffed out like they are. They look like ball gowns.

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  5. Wow! You really went to town! And it's gorgeous, like a model home....I know what you mean about one thing starting an avalanche of changes, but it IS fun!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  6. Shenita, the changes you made are wonderful for your Tuscan dining room. I've transformed a few of my goldish frames, too. I think it makes a nice difference in the whole look.
    I like how you randomly placed the stenciled leaves through the room. The wine bar is a nice idea, too. I have that same iron plaque!
    You definitely have been creative... and BUSY!

    Enjoy your new antique glazed dining room! =)

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  7. Gorgeous Shenita!! The whole dining room is beautiful! So glad you linked...

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  8. Lovely room. You have created such fabulous detail. Very pretty. I especially like the table centerpiece. Hugs, Marty

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  9. I love glazed walls it adds depth to a room. Looks like you are ready to go for the holidays! Laura - Cottage and Broome

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Shenita! You weren't kidding when you said that one project turns into many.;) You are on a roll. I'm going to have to run out and get some of that glaze. The stenciling looks very nice and I like the wine racks, neat idea. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

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  11. Shenita, it is sooo elegant! I love all the attention to detail that you have given this room. Truly stunning!

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  12. Wow! Everything turned out lovely. You just gave me a great idea for a few items that might need that glaze. Thanks, Helen

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  13. Wow! You go girl, everything looks gorgeous!

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  14. Simply beautiful, Shenita! I love every single detail.

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  15. Just gorgeous Shenita. These are my kind of colors and warm decor choices.

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  16. It's beautiful as usual. You have an amazing eye for design... It helps that you {and a couple other bloggers} and I have have the same taste : )

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  17. I love your beautiful dining room! I just love the Old World Style!!

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  18. You have such a warm cozy house. I love your taste!

    xoxo
    Myric

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  19. Love this look! It's my style too. I love the warmth of the room and colors. Your dining set is beautiful. Great idea adding the bronze stencils. I am loving that centerpiece. Great job!

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  20. Your dining room is beautiful. I love the Tuscan look.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  21. You were on a glazing roll & it sure does look beautiful! Your dining room is very inviting.

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  22. Such a gorgeous dining room you have. I just love those curtains and all of the details you put into this room.
    Marianne :)

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  23. VERY pretty! You and Liz are so similar in your decorating styles!!!

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  24. Love, love, love, the glaze, I will make a trip to Lowe's and pick up some for myself! Your dining room is gorgeous! So far I have added ribbon and embellishments to 5 candles. Thanks for the idea!
    have a blessed day,
    Regina

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  25. Everything looks so pretty! Love it all! :)

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  26. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous. I love the Tuscan look. Your room is filled with so much inspiration. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  27. I have some of that glaze and a frame that needs help so thanks for inspiring me. Your frame turned out beautifully.

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  28. Beautiful1 Lovely accents and the curtains are so pretty too! I love your stencil work- great job! I've never used a glaze technique before- but it sure makes things look great! The frames do look better with the new color- even more old world and expensive! Great Job!

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  29. Absolutely beautiful room! I love the stenciled designs on the wall! I may have to borrow that idea! :)

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  30. Gorgeous! Truly God is in the details. All your glazing really warms up your room and put a since of antiquity to it. Such a lovely home.

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  31. Looks quite beautiful. I'm going to have to check out that Valspar glaze.

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  32. What a lovely room. I can totally relate to how one little project can inspire a dozen others. So glad you stopped by so I could discover your blog!!

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  33. This room is so warm and welcoming! I love the addition of the stenciled details.

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  34. Shenita, your dining room is picture perfect!!! I love your centerpiece. And how did I not know about World Market Cost Plus. I looked it up and they have some nice stuff. I'll have to go check it out soon. My oldest daughter came in from NM yesterday so, I'm not going to Canton today (maybe next month).

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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  35. What a beautiful dinning room! It's like walking into a model home, everything so well thought out! I'm trying to get our home together for the holidays as well...thanks for the motivation!

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  36. So pretty, very luxurious! Visiting from No Minimalist...

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  37. You know, I just love old world/Tuscan decor. I have that in my home also. That wall mirror is so unique, and your dining room is beautiful.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  38. This dining room is very luxurious! This old world Tuscan is gorgeous. I also love your centerpiece Shenita, you're so talented, I cannot do anything like this! What a wonderful wall mirror. Have a nice day. FABBY

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  39. I adore your Tuscan dining room! The embellishments on the wall provided a beautiful touch to a gorgeous room. Those silk draperies are gorgeous too!

    Thanks for sharing this lovely room with Potpourri Friday!

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  40. I just *knew* who this lovely dining room belonged to before even clicking on the thumbnail picture at "At the Picket Fence!" It's just gorgeous ... your attention to detail is amazing. Love the wine crates and the wine vignette. Your tabescapes are always gorgeous!

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  41. There is not one thing I do NOT like about your dining room! Gorgeous!

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  42. Wow! You really were in a glazing mood, Shenita. I need to borrow some of that energy, lol. Everything turned out beautifully...Christine

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  43. What a beautiful room Shenita, I love those chairs.

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  44. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your chairs!

    Blessings

    LInda

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  45. Your dining room is beautiful! love the antiquing glaze!

    Stephanie

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  46. Your dining room is lovely...I know what you mean about sprucing up for the holidays. What gets into us? I have to admit that I have never used glaze in my life. I just might have to try it. Happy Weekend Shenita!

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  47. GASP! The photo of the centerpiece took my breath away! Absolutely stunning! Your whole dining room is just gorgeous. Elegant but warm too. Thanks for stopping by for a visit :)

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  48. This is absolutely LOVELY! I would love to sit at that table and just admire every little detail you have added.

    Love it!

    Smiles

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  49. Love this room. It is truly a delight to see all your wonderful details..

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  50. What a gorgeous room! So warm and inviting! So pretty!
    -Shelley

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  51. Beautiful dining room. I love all the glazing you did and the stencil are FAB! Love the bronze color of the stencils with your paint color. I'm your newest follower.

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  52. Shenita this is so beautiful, wonderful place to gather. Big Hugs ♥

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  53. Shenita, this is just lovely! You have done a beautiful job of creating a warm, inviting dining area! I had to laugh...because I so well know how one "little" project leads to another and another...etc.!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm so glad to meet you!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    ;-D Kathleen

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  54. How gorgeous - what a beautiful room, you did a great job!

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  55. Lovely dining room...I was just scrolling back thru some of your posts and I just LOVE the entryway to your home - I'll be back!

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  56. I need to write a book about this dining room and all you did honey, suc a none ending energy! I'm back to thank you so much for your lovely and generous comments! Love,
    FABBY

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  57. What a gorgeous dining room Shenita!! So many rich tones and colors and so very warm. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  58. A beautiful, warm and inviting dining room and your tabletop is just wondeful! The colors are deep and luxurious! And, I love the drapes!!
    Thank you for visiting my blog!
    Linda

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  59. Just a delightful place....I love the deep, rich colors...

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  60. What a great look for fall!

    Perhaps you'd like to add your post to the Linky Party this week too?

    You are very welcome, any time!

    Pam Hoffman
    http://conservationofeggs.blogspot.com/2011/11/4th-conservation-linky-share-your-best.html

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  61. Hi Shenita,

    My goodness, you are so talented!! I must re-visit your blog when I have lots more time to look at your other posts. :) I love to decorate, too. Our budget is fairly tight at the moment because we have a son in college, but we have still been able to do several small projects this year.

    Thanks so much for following on my blog and for your kind comments. I'm also your newest follower. Happy Seasonal Sunday to you!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  62. Your dinning room looks lovely. I love your colors, mostly what I use to! And yes, one small change leads to many small changes.

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  63. Hi, Shenita,

    Thank you so much for your kind words:) Love this space, it so warm and inviting! Following you as well! Have a wonderful week!

    Jodie

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  64. Thanks for sharing Shenita...always nice to see your gorgeous home.

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  65. Your dining room is so beautiful! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  66. WOW, I ♥ your gorgeous dining room! The glaze looks great on the frame Ÿ

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  67. I love the Tuscan look of your dining room. I have my grandmother's dining room furniture from Europe. Antique and quite ornate. Probably would not have been my taste but as I've "grown up", I've found that I am quite fond of the furniture (I used to have to dust every nook and cranny of the carved legs.)
    So, I think your chandelier would look beautiful in our dining room. I think I'll hunt one down. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
    Enjoyed your visit and your stenciling and glazing. You are a decorator par excellance. I saw your picture as a new follower and then it disappeared. I wonder if Blogger is having difficulties?
    Hope to see you around again.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  68. WOW, You packed in so many wonderful ideas in just one post!!! The frame is so much nicer now with the glaze. I think I need to try this on some old frames that I have laying around. The wall detail is amazing, too. You really out did yourself with this room. It's wonderful!!

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  69. You did a fabulous job. I love the new look, especially the frame on your picture.

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  70. Beautiful dining room. I have this dining room set and I love it. The only thing is that my table is long. It is a beautiful set. Love the colors you have chosen to decorate the space.
    TFS.

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  71. Wow! Beautiful! You did a great job!

    Thanks for stopping by to link up.

    ~Angela
    The Not So Functional Housewife

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  72. Shenita I do not have as much time to stop and visit these days but wanted to make sure to pay you a visit!! I love your dining room! It is zoo pretty! Also lady you and your Goodwill finds!! They rock! Hope your week is going well and be sure to come by and enter the giveaway!

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  73. It is beautiful! Thank you for linking it up with Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  74. Your stencils and antique glazes really add a depth to your walls and art. Your dining room looks ready for the holidays!

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  75. Shenita, I just love it. I love that you have COLOR!!! I love that you glazed dark. I love the warm feel that you have achieved so beautifully. I really like the glazing on the walls, and I love the stenciling especially. Beautiful, and thanks for stopping by!!

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  76. beautiful! love it, especially the wall details.

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  77. THIS IS awesome. LOVE IT..So creative.. I would LOVE for you to please share it at my Pin'Inspirational Party please.. ;)) LOVE it.. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party_09.html ..Wishing ya an amazing start to your Thursday .:))

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  78. Soooooooooooo beautiful.. and inviting.. and creative.. This is simply awesome.. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit me at Colours Dekor too.. And join in the weekly linky on Mondays..

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  79. Such a gorgeous room. I love the glazing too.

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  80. Your room is just BEAUTIFUL! Well done! Thanks for sharing your lovely home at the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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