one room challenge: week 5

is it really week 5 already?  i'm gonna have to buckle down, roll up my sleeves, pull my hair back (unwashed), go sans makeup and get this room done in the final week.  no primping allowed my dear friends.  

last week was my diy time.  i tackled painting those diamonds in the rough cane backed dining room chairs. all six of them!  never again.  after getting it in my hair, and walking through the drips on the sheet used to protect my carpet, it took all my might to not throw those chairs off the balcony.  i am. over. painting. projects. forever.  it took much perseverance and endless trips to the fridge to eat off my frustration to get them done.  here's what they look like now.  


so happy to be done with those babies!  


my coffee table landed this week and i'm really starting to love it.  that's a mirrored top, not so fun to keep clean but it sure is pretty.  the candle my sis gave me and the magnificent (the feel of the fur on skin is amazing) mongolian fur throw pillows are in.  there's lots of white space in my living because the sofa is still not in,  they assure me it will be here on november 5.  living on the edge is always fun folks. 

keep up with the 20 uber talented designers here and the talented linking participants here.  xx, dana

afterthought.  added this for visual impact and i love this artist.





  


15 comments:

  1. LOVE your coffee table. I am so exhausted from this challenge, I just want to lay my head on those fabulous furry pillows !!

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    1. thank you. the 6 week challenge can be exhaustive and makes one appreciate designers for sure! here's to rest after next week, dana

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  2. The coffee table is just fabulous and those chairs look great!! Can't wait to see more!! :)

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  3. OMG Dana those cane back chairs are fab! BRAVO on your paint job! Loving that gold glass coffee table! I have a silver antique one in our living room, and despite little hands getting all over it, it is still one of my favorite pieces. Can't wait for your BIG reveal next week! You can do this!

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    1. oh my gosh, this comment was waiting in que in blogger and i never got the email on it and others too. thanks for the awesome pep talk. dana

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  4. OMG Dana those cane backed chairs are stunning! Bravo on your paint job! And I love the gold glass coffee table! I have an antiqued iron one in our living room, and despite little handprint on it all the time, it's still one of my favorite pieces! Can't wait for your big reveal next week! You can do this!

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  5. Chairs are awesome...but I am with you....painting sucks:) Your almost there.

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  6. i definitely appreciate your words jennifer, and the encouragement as well. looking forward to seeing that great custom pagoda lantern designed for you in place! dana

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  7. I love the Aestate too- that art is fabulous. Your coffee table is also gorgeous and I can't wait to see the chairs set agains that beautiful table.

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    1. you have great art choices on your site too. it may just be chairs against the table, sans a sofa! cutting it close to thursday guarantee that it will be here on wednesday. dana

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  8. Kudos to you for finishing the chairs - they look fab! Can't wait to see the reveal this week.

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    1. it was a journey. thank you vanessa, dana

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  9. The chairs are lovely and worth the trouble! Also loving that gorgeous coffee table! Looking forward to seeing the entire space on Thursday!

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  10. thank you kim! i've pretty much decided i'm not adept to diy projects...my skills lie else where but i do it out of necessity when needed. looking forward to styling the space, that's the fun part. dana

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