before and after dining room

we moved in last spring, and it's almost taken me a year, but it's finally coming together....

here is the before:  not a great picture, but it's the only one i have. 

we did some painting, took off the plantation shutters, added a table, some chandeliers, pictures, etc.

  • paint:  benjamin moore, balboa mist (matched at dunn edwards)
  • table, rug, wall clock, blue pillows and chandeliers:  pottery barn (but since i bought the chandeliers, overstock got the same exact ones (no joke) for a much better price AND when you move into a new house, sign up for a pottery barn catalog through the post office and they send you a coupon for a percent off your total purchase...ballard and west elm do the same thing)
  • lamps and sunburst mirror:  home goods
  • gold frame:  used from goodwill, spray painted gold
  • white frames:  goodwill, spray painted and ikea
  • chairs:  amazon (we thought we were getting a steal because at the time we bought them, they were a knock-off of pottery barns but for 1/4 the price....well, we've had 3 of them break, and we rarely use the dining room. bummer.)
  • vases: target
  • side table: world market
  • 'L': kirkland home