French style furniture and chandelier updates were what my weekend was about over here. You might think I’m a bit nuts with the changes I’ve been making but I tend to work at things until I’m fully satisfied that it looks great! Do you notice some changes? I’ll share a photo below of what it looked like before and the changes are quite dramatic.
I have a LOT of chairs, in fact far too many and I need to scale back. Some are vintage and those tend to be my favorites. Some are new because I’ve worked with companies in the past like Kirklands, Birch Lane, Hayneedle and more that were quite generous. The chairs above are a French style reproduction and I’ve had them for a few years now.
Above is how they looked before and you can find them at my link here… Cost Plus World Market . While I love them like this…I’m going for a cleaner and whiter look and decided to paint them. I don’t use chalky paint and have a secret method to share with you for painting furniture that is fast and inexpensive! I’ll be doing a tutorial in the next couple of days for you who love to DIY, as I do.
I still have and use the x-back chairs below, but decided to switch things out and store those in the garage for now. Do you notice anything different besides the french style furniture?
For the 3rd time this month I changed out the dining area chandelier and thank you to my husband for putting up with me! I have to be honest that although I love the modern coastal vibe of the tole chandelier above, I was missing the crystals of the previous look. See that (and more chairs!) in THIS POST. So musical chandeliers was played and I’m going to totally confuse you now.
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The vintage tole chandelier was moved into the master bedroom that is getting some updates. The previous antique crystal chandelier was moved into the living room. This chandelier WAS in the living room and I thought it would look better with the NEW MIRROR and the old French sconces that surround it. Totally confusing, I know…lol, and my husband just rolls with it and rolls his eyes.
Changes keep it interesting and I’m still going for a light coastal French inspired feel. I see lots of trends out there and one design mantra that I will ALWAYS follow is YOU BE YOU! I think that this is made so much easier by having VINTAGE pieces that you love, mixed with new and a few things on trend…but not what everyone else is doing. Are you with me on that? And…change is a good thing and makes your decor look fresh!
Watch for my furniture painting tutorial on the french style furniture coming your way soon and happy decorating!
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