More Pictures of the New Dining Room

Okay, I’ve worked on the dining room some more and here are the pictures.
The doors came out really nice.
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I’ve always wanted doors between the dining room and the family room. Well, I am not disappointed. They came out great!
Then I wanted to spruce up the curtains since I’ve had these curtains for a few years and wanted to have the feeling that they are somehow new. So I bought some pretty green/pink plaid fabric and made these bows.
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Okay, then I redid the cushions on all the dining room chairs. (The whole dining set needs to be refinished – it was my Mom’s and I got it when she bought a new dining room set.)
I tried all kinds of fabrics from my own stash and finally settled on polka dots. I love polka dots but I didn’t have enough of one color of polka dots so each chair is graced with a different color polka dot cushion. I saw a tutorial online about how to cover cushions. It was easy.
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I covered the stools that are at the kitchen counter in polka dots, too.
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That’s a Snippets picture on the wall. I bought a book by cindy Walter called “Snippet Sensations”. I bought her second book, “Snippet Sensations2” also. I planned to do more than just this one picture but it didn’t happen.
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Would you believe I bought this rooster for $3. at a tag sale? It originally came from Homegoods and had a price of $29. on it. It’s large.
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I learned about making “feathers” at well, somewhere. I tried find the blog I saw this in but can’t find it. I did want to share this “feather” though. I just love it. Tomorrow I’ll seriously try to find out where I saw this. They have the patterns there also. Cut the pattern out of  pretty paper. Then take a pipe cleaner and sandwich it in between the two papers. Glue the whole thing together. Then cut diagonal lines all the way up the “feather”. Then I sorta pulled them to give them character.
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I hung one of the turkey to see if he’d like that…
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I think I have everything that I wanted to put in this post.  I’m SO tired! It’s midnight – uh, oh After midnight…falling asleep…
Happy weekend everyone!
Linda

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I am the crafter extraordinaire (on this blog anyway.) I live with my husband, my son, David, in a cozy cape cod style house in Connecticut.

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