Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dining Room Redesign~Team Work Together

Here we go again. Another home project in the new year and enjoying the process. As I mentioned in a post a few ago, my newest redo in our dining room has begun, and is now, finished. Oh we are so thrilled with the look and style of the room.

My Best Guy worked with me for 3 days over the long weekend to complete all the painting from ceiling to floor. He is so talented in all he can do in our improvements all through our cottage.
I am so thankful for all his help and cooperation when it comes to my interior design projects and God knows they are many! LOL

Working on the sconces and preparing for the paint.

Finally I think we have the wall colors with a nice flow one room to another. And, I am so happy to see sage green go!! I remember how we loved it some 8/9 years ago, but those days are gone and change is good and a new look refreshing.
My biggest challenge was to create all the living areas or common rooms, neutral in color and the bedrooms with a chosen color.

This new color choice is "Acapulco Sand" and runs through the entry way, dining room and to the kitchen. Opens up the whole area and ties the look together. Soft, light and fresh! This paint color is an ACE hardware custom color that I made up about 15 years ago for our kitchen. We still loved it and is perfect in the dining room. It goes with everything.

My Best Guy's painting tradition, writing on the wall before painting, "He plus Me" with a heart! We have fun and laugh alot while we work.

Miss B looking on and not happy with me on the ladder 8 foot high working on a decorators ceiling ledge with a pretty French stencil design.

Painting furniture pieces like our 30 year old hutch and curio cabinet, kept me really busy while my guy painted the walls, ceiling and accents.
Here is a little first peek of the hutch before and after. It sure was ready for a new look and update. This whole project cost under 60 dollars, using items I already had and shopping the house!

Now the hutch was not complete when this pic was taken. I added carved wood details and it then really took on a new and updated style. The new hardware is gorgeous ceramic knobs in ivory. On the glass doors were grid panels that I removed and it went from a country style to a new Frenchy Chic look.

Lace, vintage treasures, burlap, ivory/white dishes, roses and more brought this room together. I'll be back with the finished room next time. Thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful winter day.

See you soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie


Draffin Bears said...

hi Celestina Marie,

Well done on such a wonderful job!
Everything looks very beautiful and you have been busy and completed the project so quickly.
Love the heart paintwork, we do the same thing.
The new sand paint colour is fabulous as is the new look to the dresser.

Have a happy weekend and now all the hard work is over, hope you can relax and take things easy.

Createology said...

Celestina Marie your room redo is looking magnificent. It is good to see the actual do it yourselves process. Happy Finishing...

Unknown said...

Beautiful my friend , I stopped by to say Hi and happy New year before january gets away from us. Love going to yiur blog and seeing your "beautiful smile" Hugs and love Marilou

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That hutch changed almost beyond recognition! What a great job. You are a POWER TEAM in painting together for your perfect nest.
Love to you,


Anonymous said...

Oh C, It's all so beautiful. I can't wait for you to share the after pics when all set up. I'm loving your wall color!! Nicely done. Hugs. T

Unknown said...

Turned out well. Miss. B does look vexed!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the color of your walls. And your hutch turned out beautifully. You would never know it is the same piece.

Your Craft Book said...

The room is going to be beautiful I can just tell. Also what a difference to the hutch after its paint color. It does look very French now and a lot more current. Great work, Maureen.

Anna said...

Che meraviglia cara Celestina...i colori, il mobile, gli stencil..tutto..anche il tenerissimo "ladro peloso" che si affaccia alla finestra! Complimenti, alla fine sarĂ  un incanto! Buon week-end, Anna

1CardCreator said...

Wow, love the before and after on your hutch, it is gorgeous! The paint looks beautiful too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Betty said...

The hutch looks lovely. I cannot wait to see the whole room. Looks like you all are working hard at it.

Mari said...

Oh Celeste, looks like your room is going to be just gorgeous my friend.....
Love how your hutch is turning out....
Looking forward to viewing the completed room ;)
Miss Beazy looks sooo adorable watching you and your hubby work


Red Rose Alley said...

Hi Celestina,
A fresh coat of paint always makes a room so cheerful. I loved the French stencils that you worked with. That was so sweet of your husband to draw a heart before painting. It reminds me of the time when my husband wrote our names right after he poured concrete on our front porch of our old house. I'm sure it's still there today. Your hutch is beautiful now. I'm so glad to know that there is someone that still likes dark wood. I enjoyed looking at your remodel, and it only took a few days to do. I can't wait to see what it all looks like when you're finished. Have a lovely weekend, my dear.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Celestina Marie...I am just popping in to say "Hi." I see you are very busy! I love new projects, and as with you, I am blessed to have a hubby that is so talented in the fix anything department. My favorite times are when we are working on a project together. Somehow, it is always blissful and a close time.
We are looking for used bricks, right now, to lay a small patio in our small yard when spring arrives. We will have aching backs, but when we get it finished we will love it and the fact we did it together!
I love your cove ceiling! We have them in our upstairs bedrooms.
A late Happy New Year!
♥ Jil

lilybets said...

Hi Celestina,your home looks fabulous, because you are a natural talent to make nice something.Your dog is sweet!!!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... everything is looking just beautiful... how sweet Larry puts your initials in a heart... too cute!... your hutch looks beautiful, I can't wait to see the finished rooms... much love to you my friend, xoxo Julie Marie

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Celeste it's going to be fabulous! You and Larry are such a great team and have accomplished such terrific makeovers all through your beautiful home. I can hardly wait to see more!!

Love & big hugs to you and your great painter!! Sherry

Unknown said...

How gorgeous a transformation. You truly know how to add the smallest details to capture ones eyes. Just beautiful. Love the color ...

Hope you both are doing well. Things are getting back on track here. Have missed you.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs & love,

Unknown said...

BTW blogger had dumped me from your follower ... I'm back on. What a mess blogger is.
Hugs, M

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
I have had a hard time posting with something technical that I couldn't figure out on the new interface on blogger! Got it straight and am relived to blog again! I heard others had trouble as well. Did you have any problems?
I can't wait to see your redo! I'm sure it will look fabulous!
Isn't nice to have a hubby who you can work with and is so willing to help? We are lucky ladies!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And what a team! :-)

We find with our projects that the most difficult part is anything low to the floor. Ladders, not so bad! lol! Getting down on hands and knees...ouch!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

XO Diane

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Celeste, thank you so much for letting people know about the book! It matches your blog!
I LOVE your new color and your hutch--Your home is gorgeous and I think you'll love having this color as it's so cheerful!!!! Love, Cindy

Jillayne said...

So far so good - I love it! And I really like what you did with the cabinet Celeste - it's gorgeous.
You've inspired me to get cracking n my next home reno project - the kitchen... lots of work there!
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos and makeovers.
Hugs from Jillayne

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour and Merci! We appreciate your kind comments regarding The French Charmed News. What a fabulous piece of furniture. Tres Chic! Love the pic of Miss B. We have a sweet "golden girl" as well. She is the surrogate grand child, as we wait patiently for our daughters to provide some, lol! Have a beautiful Sunday! Chelle


You look so pretty in your new pic Celestina are so pretty in all your pics, anyway! Wow, what a job and you completed it so fast, my goodness! Love your 30 yr. old hutch, such great piece! Have a wonderful week. Hugs,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Can't wait to see more of this perfect dining room! Love how you redid the china hutch. I'm sooo loving black furniture ever since I redid Autumn's desk/hutch! Cute Beaz really did look worried about you. Hug her for me!!

~CC Catherine said...

Everything is looking so beautiful Celeste! Love the initials on the wall with the heart in white. My husband does things like this too. So cute...but to do it on EVERY wall; that's AWESOME!

Have a blessed and productive day! ;)

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..