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Ok - I have worked my fingers to the bone on this one this weekend. Here it is - the new dining area with a before and after shot! 

Dontcha just LOVE it!  I do!  So here is the breakdown on what I did
  -  Spray painted the metal from the hammered grey to black
  -  Reupholstered the chairs in a bright green chenille
  -  Made the cute pillows out of some fabric I have had forever
  -  Got some new placemats, linens, and a vase

Love it!  Oh and the roses were a special today!  Ran into to Food Lion to get some other things real quick and they had "Rainbow Rose" dozens 2 for 1 at $8.89!  I love getting fresh flowers on the cheap. 

I also am "tying" in the look to the kitchen with some new dish towels!  Of course, my favorite bird plates are in the background there along with my Mod Podged Wine Bottle (next to that gigantic pile of papers I need to file)!

Here is a close up of the chair transformation. The black looks SO much better than than hammered grey look and I LOVE my new fabrics!  My goal is to switch out the pillow covers between seasons to give the room a different look.  These paisley beauties are my "spring" ones! 

So there you go - my new dining room!  Total cost of this redo was $74.91!  Here is a breakdown of the costs:

Paint - $9.98
Chenille - $29.99
Pillow Forms - $13.98
Placemats - $7.99
Dish Towels - $7.98
Vase - $5.00

Stay tuned this week for my tips and tricks on how I got this done on the cheap! 

Linking this up to 
Met Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch

And because this was my FAVORITE project that I did in April I am linking it up to The Best DIY Project of April Party with Traci @ Beneath My Heart. Head over and check out everyone else's favorite projects.

28 frugal friends said ...

Paula said... @ April 18, 2010 at 9:18 PM

great job!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said... @ April 18, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Love the fresh green and cut pillows. And what a fantastic deal on the roses! Looks great Jess.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said... @ April 18, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Uh, that would be "cute" pillows. Not cut. Sorry :).

Tempest Ahoy said... @ April 18, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Such simple changes but they make a big difference to the room. Lovely.

The kids said... @ April 18, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

ClassyGal said... @ April 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM

The look is very elegant, great job girl!

"Yeah, that works..!" said... @ April 19, 2010 at 5:46 AM

Wonderful! You are certainly making your house a home :)

Mhel said... @ April 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM

wow! great makeover without spending too much. Love the olive green chair... Dropping by from SITS!

Scribbler said... @ April 19, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Great improvement -- really gave it pizzazz!

Queenie Jeannie said... @ April 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Looks beautiful! Bravo!!!

Kelli W said... @ April 19, 2010 at 10:37 AM

So pretty! I love the recovered chairs! So easy, but it makes such a big difference!

Jane B. said... @ April 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Oh wow...I love those fresh blue and green color together! Your space really looks great! Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous today! I hope you'll link these up to Frugalicious Friday this week!


Unknown said... @ April 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM

This is darling! You did a great job.


Wendy said... @ April 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Ooohhh, I LOVE the green!

Holly Lefevre said... @ April 20, 2010 at 1:38 AM

That is a lot of bang for the buck for sure. Great transformation!

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS Day. Stop by on Wednesday for a DIY/Crafty announcement.

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Suzanne said... @ April 20, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Great makeover. Love the color you brought in when you transformed the area!

Danielle said... @ April 20, 2010 at 10:06 AM

I love it! Can I hire you to come to my house and help. I am at such a loss for what to do to liven things up!

Stoppin' by from SITS!

Anonymous said... @ April 20, 2010 at 1:09 PM

I absolutely love the pillows.

Little Lovables said... @ April 20, 2010 at 9:46 PM

love it! the colors are perfect! a large rug in the kitchen in matching colors would really tie it all together.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said... @ April 20, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Wow, Jess...this is awesome! I love it! The fabrics are beautiful...and I do love the black vs the gray...great choice! Such a beautiful transformation! And you have a tablescape post, too! :-)
Love the idea of swapping out the pillows with the seasons!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said... @ April 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM

I love the new color scheme, and I agree that the black is a definite -- albeit subtle -- improvement. Great job!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... @ May 22, 2010 at 7:26 AM

Jess, your chairs look fabulous! I love that fabric. Great re-do! Thanks for linking it to my party.

paige. said... @ July 16, 2011 at 11:21 PM

this is a really great reno! it definitely takes work to make a space go from just 'fine' to being Fantastic! good job! I also wanted to comment on your chandelier it's lovely and I just picked up the same one for my bedroom, just wondering where you got it and for how much if you don't mind me asking! thanks so much


Anonymous said... @ February 25, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Nice transformation - great color choice for the chairs. I too like to design on a dime; the one thing I might have tried is spray painting the chandelier to either match the chairs or done it a dark bronze maybe. Great room!

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