Saturday, March 6, 2010
My husband got some major brownie points when he walked in the door the other day with a big bunch of pink cherry blossom branches for me! He also happened to have 2 new chalkboard erasers (that I'd been searching for since I'd painted the kitchen chalkboard wall!) and a delivery slip for a new stainless steel stove!! I did say *major* brownie points, right? :) It wasn't even my birthday!
I couldn't wait to get these beautiful flowering branches into my mercury glass vase, and onto my dining room table! The beautiful scent is so cheerful and "springy", and don't they just look so gorgeous?
I ordered these $14 dining room chair slipcovers from Walmart.com, but was so disappointed when they arrived because they were beige! Not the white I had imagined. So...off I went to the bleach bottle, and it worked its magic :) They're now a lovely ivory colour!
The two end chairs were a $3 thrift shop purchase and I'm in love! I had originally planned on painting them, but I decided I like them the way they are. I might rough them up a little bit, to give them a more faded look, but I just like how they add a little height to the table.
ps...I am not a fan of this IKEA glass-top table, but until something fabulously wooden comes along, I'm making do :)
This is my BLAH dining room before the mini-makeover....ugh.
Linked up at Frugalicious Friday, Beyond the Picket Fence, Slip Cover Party, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Tater Tots and Jello, Silly Little Sparrow, Poppies at Play, Southern Hospitality, Spring Fling Party