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Dining Room Makeover Reveal

Hello Friends,

Welcome to the final week of the One Room Challenge! Yes! It is Week 7 and we are at the finish line! After what seems like a DIY eternity, the dining room is finally done and reveal time is here!

I do hope you enjoy the before and after photos. The change in the room is nothing short of amazing.

Are you ready? 🙂

Dining Room Makeover Reveal

If home decor is your target DIY, then my dining room is what you would call a “target rich” environment. LOL. I’m serious. This room was a top-to-bottom, head-to-toe list of DIYs. And I am proud to say that I did everything myself. That’s right! Other than some help hanging the new chandelier and a few wall accessories, I worked totally and completely alone. All of the construction, painting (ceiling, walls, furniture), upholstery, and sewing. It was me. All me.

And I gotta tell ya! ….It. Was. Great!

Absolutely the most fun ever.

Faux roses are always picture perfect in the dining room | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

Dining Room Reveal View #1

(from the Kitchen)

If you’ve been following over the six weeks of posts, you may remember this BEFORE view from the entrance that comes from the kitchen.

BEFORE photo of the dining room makeover | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

To get this ugly-duckling transformation going all swan-like, over 300 linear feet of picture frame moulding needed to make an appearance. I did a post on how to design the moulding (link is at the bottom of this post) and will follow with my easy installation tips as I do the living room. The living room is on schedule for January.

Dining room makeover DIYs include wooden pieces painted to look like antique brass drapery hardware, custom sewn drapery panels, and furniture makeovers | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

Then the walls were painted a rich, creamy white and the ceiling a fresh, airy blue. From here, about a dozen sewing, upholstering, and furniture refinishing DIYs took center stage.

AFTER: Dining room makeover view from the kitchen entrance | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

All of the DIYs are linked at the end of this post except for the slipcovered bench, the seat covers, and the drapery panels. These will be added as soon as I can get the posts written.

Cherry blossoms in the Fall signal summer's last hoorah | Dining Room Makeover new chandelier show-off | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

The photo below is my son’s favorite photo of the room. He calls it “The Gates of Heaven.” I must tell you that it’s really hard to capture the true beauty of the sun coming through the windows at full strength, but the boy is right. Compared to the before photo, it really does look like heaven.


AFTER: My son's favorite photo after the dining room makeover | He calls the full sun blinding the room "The Gates of Heaven" | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

When the sun isn’t shining quite so brightly, the view allows for more appreciation of the architectural details and colors. Of course, the photo below is my favorite photo because I treasure every single little detail that I so lovingly handmade.

AFTER: The dining room makeover view from the walkway | This is a top-to-bottom DIY | Not one single workman came to help. This said to encourage you that if I can do it, you can, too! | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

Dining Room Reveal #2 Looking Towards the Kitchen 

(from the Foyer)

Behind the wall attached to the staircase is the kitchen. Because of this, we really wanted to add a table of some sort to use as a serving surface for this area.

BEFORE: The dining room makeover wall that hides the kitchen | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

But finding a table that is the right height, depth, and length has turned into a marathon. And after looking for several weeks, I just had to give up shopping (temporarily) and default to Plan B. This meant refinishing a traditional console table that I already owned to use in the interim.

The frame for this oil painting was updated using a creamy-white chalky type paint and a creme gold glaze | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

The table is a little bit short for the space, especially with the oil painting hanging on center, but the length and depth work. So I will use it until the perfect table crosses my path.

An oil painting and console table fill the space just beyond the dining room table | These were mismatched items that were given makeovers to match better until permanent pieces came be located | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

To make the table mesh better with the oil painting frame, the console was refinished in a bronze and silver metallic paint (link at the bottom of this post). Then the frame around the oil painting, which had been previously refinished with a light chalky-type paint, was glazed with a gold creme.

AFTER: The view from the foyer includes the dining room and the wall that hides the kitchen | The foyer was included in the dining room makeover since the dining rrom is so open to this space | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

Dining Room Reveal #3 Looking Left

(from the Foyer)

If you come through the front door and look left, the dining room is in full view. Because of this, I wanted the hutch to become the all-important statement piece for the dining room and foyer.

BEFORE: Dining room makeover from the foyer looking left | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

But, at first, I had no idea how to make this happen.

AFTER: Dining room makeover in soothing neutrals | View from the stairs | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

So I completed everything else in the room and tackled the hutch last. 

AFTER: Dining room makeover in creamy whites, airy-fresh blues, and soothing greiges | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

The way I figured it, this could help me better determine if I really liked the way my wild vision was coming together.

AFTER: Fun photo of the hutch | Dining Room Makeover | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

And truthfully, I felt like I really needed to know where the plan was going because ~~~well ~~~it’s not at all what you might expect.

AFTER: New chandelier and hutch makeover in the dining room refresh | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

To get the ball rolling, I started with the usual accessories.

A little gold gild here …….

Hutch accessories in the dining room makeover | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

……and vintage glam there.

Vintage plates and stemware grace the hutch after the dining room makeover | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

And then these items were set against a color pop that is so strong, you’ll either love it or hate it. 

AFTER: Hutch makeover in hot pink with vintage accessories | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

But either way, it’ll draw strong emotion and likely be one of the most memorable pieces you will see in this challenge.

It's all about PINK in this updated hutch! Smoked mirrors made the hutch look dreary and drab, but hot pink paint brought back the fab! | #orc #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #houselovenetwork | #diningroom #diningroommakeover #traditionaldecor #eclectictraditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

AFTER: This dining room was refreshed from ceiling to floor without buying one single new piece of furniture | It's all about paint and textiles | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

And so, I went for it. Hot pink ~~~ the hottest pink I could find ~~~ on the back of the hutch and four different upholstery fabrics on the chairs. By traditional standards, it’s a total mindboggle. AmIrite? But who says super hot pink, Kate Spade fabric, and buffalo check can’t roll in the same circle?

Fabrics were mixed and matched on the dining room chairs and seating bench | Dining Room Makeover | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

And just like that, the dining room came together.  

AFTER: Dining room makeover photo to feature the dining room table | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

A traditional room in an array of neutrals with a gigantic pop of color! 

AFTER: Dining room makeover photo to feature the hutch refresh | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com

I’m also still shopping for the perfect accessories to go on the walls to the left and right of the hutch. And I’m wondering, what would you use in these spaces?

If you have an idea, please consider leaving a comment. I’d truly love to hear your impressions and thoughts.

AFTER: Except for a few accessories, the dining room makeover is complete | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com 

And if you’d like to refer back to this post for all of the DIYs wrapped into one, please…

All of the before and after photos share how an this outdated room was refreshed without buying one single piece of furniture | It's all about paint and textiles | All of the details are on the blog | #ORC #oneroomchallenge #housebeautiful #diningroommakeover #eclectictraditional #traditional | www.thechelseaproject.com


And as always, many thanks to our wonderful hosts.  

Linda from the blog, Calling It Home and House Beautiful magazine. 

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We appreciate you so much!


The Dining Room Makeover Plan –  Week 1

How to Design Picture Frame Moulding – Week 2

Tips for Perfect Ceiling and Wall Paint – Week 3

Paint Dining Room Furniture – Week 4

How to Paint Faux Antique Brass Hardware – Week 5

How to Paint Super Slick Surfaces – Week 6

Dining Room Reveal – Week 7 – (YOU ARE HERE)

Outdated Bench Refresh – How to Paint the Fabric and Frame

Stationary Bar Cart Refresh – Using a Combo of Paint and Wax

Traditional Meets Trendy – Mahogany Console Table Makeover in Metallic Paint

Easily Add Gold Touches to Furniture and Accessories with Liquid Leaf

Spring 2017 ORC – Great Room Refresh

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  • Reply Toni | Small Home Soul November 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Well my friend, you teased us all when you gave us just a glimpse of that hutch. But I can say it was SO worth the wait 🙂

    Wow, what a lovely space you created. Love love love that chandelier, the table, that hutch, it is all perfect! You really made that hutch come to life by painting just the back that fabulous hot pink. We won’t even talk about your photography, the way you see and take pictures is so artistic. I wish we lived closer so I could glean some of your skill.

    Sit back now and enjoy your new room a bit before you dive into the next one.

    <3 <3 <3

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 14, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Toni! Toni! Toni! I wish you were here, too! What fun we would have!!! Oh what fun! Thanks so much for being my encourager and cheerleader during these long, long weeks of hard work. I cannot wait until you join me doing a room so that we can share the adventure together. But for now, thanks so much. Love you to pieces.

  • Reply Nancy November 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Susie! This is so amazing! I cannot believe the difference the added woodwork and lighter color palette made in this space. The rug alone changed the look. And can I say how much I love that pop of pink?!? Love, love, love!!! You did so much amazing work and I know you are thrilled with this result. It is so good. Now, go put your feet up and relax a bit before you start on the next project.

    Kuddos my friend.


    • Reply theChelseaProject November 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Oh Nancy! Your kind words mean the world! Of all people, you know how long and difficult the days were. You know how many times I was whacked in the head by that moulding. LOL… Funny…not funny. 🙁 I can’t thank you enough for being a cheerleader, encourager, and super shopper! Thanks for everything dear friend. XOXO

  • Reply Susanne November 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Bravo my sweet friend! Bravo!! This space embodies class, grace, elegance, and that hutch…OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!! I love it!!!! Such a transformation, I am in awe of your talent! It really is hard to find the words to compliment you and this room, because no words could do it justice!! Love and hugs on a job well done!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Dearest Susanne! How I cherish you and your loving support during this challenge. Thanks just doesn’t embody how much your encouragment meant to me — especially during the long days and nights in the hospital with mom. The fact that you would drive there to meet me brings tears of joy to my eyes. I’m so thrilled that we could share this adventure together! Thank you dear friend! And now…time to exhale. LOL..

  • Reply Melissa Woods November 14, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I love the chandelier and the way you highlighted the gorgeous windows is amazing! The extra molding on the walls really amplifies the architectural interest, just like you said! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and inspiring us all to DIY!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Thanks so much, Melissa! It was such a joy to get this room refreshed for my home and family. We are truly loving it! XO

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  • Reply Tee November 15, 2017 at 11:07 am

    What a labor of love, Susie! You are just so talented and it shows with all the heart you’ve put into each DIY project in this space. Your dining room came out beautifully and I love the hot pink that you chose for the backing of your hutch! Oh, I can’t tell you much I love that rug and chandelier! Congrats on completing the ORC!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thanks so much, Tee! Sharing this journey with you has been my great joy! Hope to see you in the Spring challenge. XOXO

  • Reply Mary Hunnicutt November 15, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    The pop of pink in the hutch is amazing and really makes the space! And the chandelier with the light streaming through the windows is truly heavenly! Kuddos to you to doing everything yourself…so many great DIY projects in this room!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Mary! It was a long road and I had lots of cut fingers and whacks on the head, but so happy I stayed with it. XO

  • Reply Ruthie November 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    The room turned out great! Love the panel moulding and the light fixture is gorg!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Ruthie!! So good to have you stop by! XO

  • Reply Cristina November 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Oh Susie, you nailed it once again!! This room is stunning! You should feel very proud of yourself for tackling all those projects by yourself and in such short amount of time. Wow!
    If I have to pick a favorite, you know it! 😀 yes, the molding. I think you don’t need accessories on the wall, that’s the beauty with those frames they fill those empty walls so nicely.
    I love LOVE that hot pink color you gave the back of the hutch, it balances the entire palette and gives the room so much energy! And hey, the chandelier, the rug, the window treatment and the pretty fabrics work so well together. Well done my friend!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      YAY!!!! Thanks Cristina! Your thoughts mean so much to me! I was especially excited to share the moulding with you! I mean, com’on….you are the Queen of Moulding. Yea. You know it!! And I’m also thrilled to hear that I can leave the walls left and right of the hutch empty. I ran out of time to find something…so it really works out. THANKS for stopping by!!!

  • Reply heyfitzy November 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Chelsea! Ok…I would love to know where you got your drapes! They look amazing. Plus…that chandelier is stunning. But the molding…it truly transformed this space. This room is fabulous! Well done!

    • Reply heyfitzy November 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Sorry Susie! You had me so excited I was thinking about the Chelsea Project and typed Chelsea! Seriously I am gaga over this room transformation!

      • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm

        Lol… it’s ok. I am called Chelsea all the time. In fact, this is why I always sign my name “Susie from The Chelsea Project”… LOL>.. And I’m thrilled to hear you like the room. With that hot pink,I worried that it could go either way with the folks. LOL… Loved sharing this challenge with you! Hope to connect again in the Spring.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Hey Tammy,
      Thanks so much, but I made the drapes.

  • Reply Diane Rath November 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Wow!!!! This. is. stunning. The moulding, the paint, the chandelier, the accessories! Congratulations on creating a gorgeously chic and sophisticated space- you out did yourself Chelsea!

    • Reply Diane Rath November 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Shoot! I called you Chelsea too, sorry Sue!

      • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

        LOL>… it’s ok!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks girl! I can’t wait to hop over and see your room.

  • Reply Sherry Cole November 15, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I really have enjoyed watching the transformation of this room. Girl, you deserve a prize for doing the work mostly by yourself. I’m so impressed. Your room is stunning!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Sherry and thanks a million for your sweet words!

  • Reply Lisa November 15, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Everything thing looks lovely and is truly a representation of your personal style!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 9:53 pm

      Hey Sweet Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Debbie Wallace November 15, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Wow Susie! So beautiful. What a transformation. And your photography! You are so talented!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 15, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      Hey Deb…thanks so much for your wonderful friendship! Love you, girl.

  • Reply Jen@ Jenron Designs November 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Pretty, Pretty!!! Susie it all turned out so good! I really love the wainscot and lighter paint color it opened up the room and made it feel so large. I feel like all your hard work came together perfectly, good job!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 12:34 am

      Thanks a million, Jen!! XO

  • Reply Christina November 15, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    beautiful job – so timeless!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Hi Christina and thanks so much!!

  • Reply Libbie November 15, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Susie, this transformation is GORGEOUS! It must have been so much work. Love the pops of color and those beautiful walls. Congratulations on your beautiful space.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 12:36 am

      Hey Sweet Libbie and thanks a million! Yes! LOTS of work, but worth it all. XO

  • Reply Jessica | Petal + Ply November 15, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Girl you DIY’d the heck out of this space! Our space was a complete DIY overhaul too. Me and my paintbrush were besties for 6 weeks . You rocked it!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Hey Jessica! Thanks a bushel and a peck! And you are right ~~ I did DIY the heck out of this room. I thought it would never end. LOL. I’ll be by to see your room in the am ~~ coffee in hand so I can savor all the special touches you added. XOXO

  • Reply Nomadic Decorator November 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Wow, what a bright space! The color makes all the difference. Love the gates of heaven, like floodgates of light. And yes, isn’t it fun! This is such a beautiful room you created.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 8:31 am

      Thanks so much! Appreciate your visit and kind words!

  • Reply Patti @ Garden Matter November 16, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hi Susie,

    Your dining room turned out fabulous! Such a nice change of pace from the typical farmhouse decor or super modern I usually see. Love the sparkle and vintage glam. All the things you’d want for your dining room. Well done.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Hi Patti and thanks a million. It means so much coming from you! Thanks so much for stopping by. XO

  • Reply Jeanie November 16, 2017 at 7:26 am

    You have every right to be proud! This room is stunning and all of your DIY hard work paid off! I for one adore that hot pink!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 8:35 am

      Hi Jeanie and thanks so much. I know you truly appreciate how disciplined you have to be to get all of the DIYs finished. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Colette @ restyle it wright November 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

    It turned out beautiful! I love the trim detail on the wall, the pink backed china cabinet, and the simple white curtains! Great job!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Hi Colette! How kind you are to leave such an encouraging comment. Thank you so much. It’s been such a joy to journey with you through the Fall Challenge.

  • Reply Emy November 16, 2017 at 8:37 am

    It turned out so beautiful! I love the fabric mix! The hot pink back for the hutch is so cool! I’m redoing mine soon, so this inspiration is helpful. You did such a great job!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Thanks Emy! It’s always good to hear that your hard work is helpful to others. I will be so excited to see your hutch and dining room. Maybe in the Spring? XOXO ~~Now to hop over and see your garage!

  • Reply dannyellenicolle November 16, 2017 at 8:49 am

    wow what a great transformation. Everything turned out beautifully. Great job, beautiful makeover!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thanks so much Sweet Friend! So thrilled to have it finished for the holidays!

  • Reply cassie bustamante November 16, 2017 at 9:18 am

    beautiful job, susie! i love the table SO much and it looks stunning painted!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Hi Cassie! Thanks so much for stopping by. I totally agree about the table. It seems to be kind of unique and the paint made it even more special. I just know that I totally love it in the space.

  • Reply Kelly November 16, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Susie! You have knocked this outtaaaa the park! I am in love with the transformation. Everything looks so lustrous and beautiful. You should feel so proud at the finished space and hopefully eating all the meals in here to get as much use out of it as possible 🙂 And that chandelier is ah-mazing!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Hey Kelly and thanks a million! I am so pleased that we now have a fresh and fully-functioning dining room. And P.S. —- the tablescape will be on this table so I’m doubly excited. LOL..

  • Reply Jillian November 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Very pretty! I am a big fan of using what you have! The hutch color is great! I really like the walls and the curtains! Good job!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Hi Jillian and thanks so much! So sweet of you to stop by!

  • Reply Tina November 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    It’s gorgeous!! You absolutely nailed every single detail. I especially love the color pop in the hutch behind the dishes and that oil painting! Oh my! Fantastic job!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Hi Tina and thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so happy to hear you like the hot pink pop! I’m totally in a pink phase right now, but trying not to overdo. LOL…

  • Reply Ariel November 16, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    what a great space. I love the light fixture and the pops of colours! Well done friend!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Ariel and thanks a million! It’s great to have the room ready for the holidays! XOXO

  • Reply Joy November 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    What a gorgeous room for amazing dinner parties! I am so impressed by all the work you did yourself – the space is just beautiful and I love the pop of color against the sophisticated paneled walls. Well done, well done my friend.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      Oh Joy ~~ thanks so much! You’ve just made my day! So happy to share this journey with you. Hope to see you at the Spring challenge.

  • Reply Michaela @MichaelaGravesDesigns November 16, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Great job with all the DIY! The molding on the walls is beautiful!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 17, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Hi Michaela and thanks so much!

  • Reply Jenny November 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    That hutch is GORGEOUS! Well, everything about the room is gorgeous! Job well done!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Hi Jenny and thanks so much!

  • Reply Vel November 17, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Wow Susie, such a classy and beautiful room! I seriously want to shop everything in it! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Vel. Your sweet comment means so much. I wish I had a shopping list, but I already had all of the furniture, the three oil paintings, and all of the vintage plates and glassware. The furniture was just updated with paint. The two lamps came from TJMaxx and I painted the chinoiserie one gold (it was silver). And I made all of the textils from discounted or remnant fabrics. This includes the drapery panels. If there is something specific, please let me know and if it is new, I’ll surely share where I bought it. Thanks again.

  • Reply Joan November 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Love this! So gorgeous! Especially the china cabinet and mix of fabrics!

  • Reply notinggrace November 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    That chandelier and the paneling! I’m swooning over this room reveal! You knocked it out of the park! Congrats – I’m honored to have been in this ORC with you!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Oh my goodness, Jen. Thank you for your kind words and amazing encouragement. But trust me, friend, the pleasure was all mine. I do hope to see you in the Spring challenge. Thanks again. This means the world. XOXO

  • Reply Sue Purdy November 18, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Wow! This is like a work of art. It’s beautifully done and I love how you mixed modern colours with the old-world style of the frames and mouldings. You have such a unique and wonderful style. I love everything.

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 18, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Hi Sue and thanks a million…no…thanks a gazillion! I do feel like I’m out on a style ledge on my own. Sometimes it makes me worry if…..rut roh….What am I doing? LOL.. Thanks for helping see that it’s ok to lay out the room the way the vision hits. And guess what….the living room is coming up next. Wonder what will happen there?

  • Reply Lynne November 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Wow! What an amazing transformation! From the detailed molding to the chandelier and the fun pops of hot pink…it is beautiful! What a great mix of styles! This room is so unique and fun. I love it!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 20, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi Lynne and thanks so much! I’m so thrilled to have this room ready for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

  • Reply Jessica Vanderveen November 20, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I love it. The pop of pink fits in perfectly and makes the whole room look dramatic yet fun

  • Reply IrisNacole.com November 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Such a beautiful space! There’s nothing like a sun-filled room, right? Enjoy!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Iris and thanks so much! Looking forward to the Spring Challenge. See you there! XOXO

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  • Reply cynthiafinger November 29, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Susie, I love your new dining room, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hot pink pop of color! Did you see the garage sale Flora & Fauna calendar pages I framed for my dining room? The botanical prints brought the outside in, and you sure can’t beat the price. Congrats on a job well done, friend!

    • Reply theChelseaProject November 30, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Hi Cynthia and thanks!! I’ll check out your prints. Thanks for the heads up! Happy holidays XOXO

  • Reply Marie December 1, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Oh my word Susie, it is absolutely stunning! That pink…oh that pink…the icing on the cake. You should be so proud of yourself. Every detail is perfect. Swooning over the gorgeous light fixture! Girl, your DIY savvy skills have me bowing at your feet…the trim, the sewing skills, the eye for design. Don’t even get me started on your magazine worthy photography! You rocked this challenge.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 2, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Hi Marie and thanks so much. You just made my day. XOXO

      • Reply Marie December 2, 2017 at 10:26 am

        I meant every single word – gorgeous room makeover! Oh and I also forgot to add my two cents about what to hang on either side of the hutch. Personally, I’m liking the white space – it show cases that gorgeous pop of pink and the lovely trim detail. Just say’n!

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