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« on: July 07, 2008 10:03:14 AM »

OK, so I am not interior decorator and this is my first attempt to make my house look more like a home and less like a dorm room with a bunch of mismatch hand me downs...How did I do?

Brutal Honesty would be greatly appreciated seeing as how visitors to my home will be seeing this as well.

This is what the chairs and table looked like before


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Heres the vintage hutch I bought at the flea market for $90.00.  I had to strip it and paint it.  The original finish was UUUUUGGGLLYY!!


Here are my curtains


and everything together


Please let me know if you have any suggestions

Next...the bedroom!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 10:10:10 AM »

I think it looks great! BTW I just bought that same jar from Walmart! Did you get it for $5 clearance too?
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 10:10:45 AM »

Great job! Love that hutch - its charming.  The toile valance really pics up the French country feel of the furniture Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 10:13:58 AM »

I think you did a great job! And I love your doggies! They really bring the look together! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 10:16:46 AM »

I think it looks great! BTW I just bought that same jar from Walmart! Did you get it for $5 clearance too?

No, I must have missed that sale. Darn!!!  I think it was on sale though, from 20.00 to 13.00.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008 10:21:11 AM »

I think it looks great! BTW I just bought that same jar from Walmart! Did you get it for $5 clearance too?

No, I must have missed that sale. Darn!!!  I think it was on sale though, from 20.00 to 13.00.

It's a nice jar but the lid is a little wobbly...
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008 10:37:07 AM »

It looks great, you did a terrific job!  If you have any of the chair fabric leftover, you could frame a couple of pieces to hang on either side of the hutch; it would pull that wall in with the rest very nicely I think.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 10:42:51 AM »

Brutal honesty, huh? Well I think it's all very charming, and the fact that you can see the potential, when the piece is super ugly to begin with, show that you have some promise at being an interior decorator someday.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008 10:53:42 AM »

It looks great, you did a terrific job!  If you have any of the chair fabric leftover, you could frame a couple of pieces to hang on either side of the hutch; it would pull that wall in with the rest very nicely I think.

Thanks everyone for the nice comments...If makes me feel better.  I'm always afraid that things always look like a 3 year old just threw them together.

Grendelsmom, I actually took the transferware plates off the hutch and put them on the wall on either side of the hutch.  I did that after the pictures obviously.  Then I put some very convincing looking fake apples into the bowl on the hutch and had my fiances neice actually try to take a bite into one.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2008 11:24:44 AM »

Love your choices and especially that curtain fabric.  How about wrapping fabric around a piece of foam core and popping it in the back wall of the hutch?  Easy punch of color and easy to remove.  Plus your display items will really pop against the background. 
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