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White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
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Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
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Dining Room Makeover small projects and ORC week 3

Good day everyone,

hope you are doing great, I know it’s been a while since my last post but glad to be here today. I’ve been baking a lot these last few days (note to self: pick up more butter this week). I’ve also been meaning to share with you a delicious and super easy “chocolate” dessert but I didn’t take any pictures of it and it didn’t last in our house very long. I might give it a try again soon and if I do I will make sure to share it with you.

I also missed last week’s one room challenge post. I didn’t want to miss it again this week so I took time to write this post after Nate went to bed late in the evening. You might also notice the poor quality of my pictures this week, I didn’t have the camera around when I need it and I used hubby’s damaged old iPhone instead. I promise that the final pictures will be better.

Before I share the pictures of the projects I’ve been working on, let me share what I’ve been up to; I had the idea of switching the former dining room furniture to the living room and vice versa. See, last Monday was Canada’s Thanksgiving and we had my family over for a small lunch. Our old white dining room table seats 12 people, so it was the perfect solution for that day. We also separated the white living room sectional in two. One half of it was moved to our dining room to create a cozy sitting space and the other half was pushed back to the bay window. I also used the old brown dresser to hold the drinks and other items.

I really enjoyed switching the furniture around, I loved the idea of having a small family room next to the kitchen but what I love the most about this switch is how great it feels to have a “sofa” in our dining room. It’s relaxing, cozy and I have Nate and hubby around the kitchen much more now. I think it’s perfect for our little family of 3.

After our Thanksgiving lunch, we didn’t bring the white table back into our dining room, I asked hubby to bring it downstairs to our garage. Instead, we are now using my parents old IKEA round table and I am considering keeping half of the sectional in our dining room as a “banquette” while I’m working on the “one room challenge”. I know that having a sofa in the dining room is not for everyone but I love it. Yet, this doesn’t mean I will keep it here. I still have 3 weeks to decide and hopefully I will be able to show you more pictures next week.

Now, let me show you what went down in the last two weeks:

  • I started by removing my beloved pantry, I do miss it but I will show you how I managed to still keep some of it in our kitchen and where all my baking goodies are now (future post)
  • we removed the white dining room table
  • we removed the old brown dresser
  • we removed the “good moms” wood sign
  • we removed the fabric board 

empty grey and brown living room with brown dresser

ready for makeover empty grey and brown living room with brown dresser

I used to have these old lamps in our master bedroom but I decided to give them a small makeover with gold spray paint and added a black lampshade to them. I’m not sure if I like them yet, I might use the gold ones I have in the basement instead. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

I can’t believe how poor the quality of these pictures is, sorry for that friends even Photoshop could not help me with these this week.

01-old lamp will get makeover soon

Remember the garden stools I spray painted in white for the living room? I decided that I wanted to use them for the dining room instead. Nate, managed to color on them with his crayolas, so this was the perfect opportunity to give them a new life with some gold spray paint too. I hope he won’t be painting on them again:

02-white asian garden stool

I took the picture of the now gold garden stools from behind the patio doors because Nate was being rambunctious while I tried to take a picture. He would try to bolt outside every time I would open the door:

03-gold painted garden stool

This is my parents old IKEA round table, I like it because it’s round but it needed a makeover. Do you remember the dining table with a gold foot from the inspiration pictures of my ORC week 1 post? I loved it so much that I needed to the same to this table: 04-IKEA round black table

Hubby removed the top of the table, so I could spray paint the base only. We used Krylon metallic spray paint for this project, it has great coverage but we had to spray paint it twice to make sure we got everything:

05-IKEA round black table base ready to spray paint

06-IKEA round black table base ready to spray paint for dining room makeover

one of our first IKEA mirrors also got a mini makeover:

07-IKEA MONGSTAD brown mirror

we used the same Krylon metallic spray paint (2 coats) and now I’m considering keeping it in our dining room too:08-IKEA MONGSTAD brown mirror

Remember my fabric covered plywood, I had removed it from our kitchen but brought it back two weeks ago because I had a new idea. By the way, hubby says it’s not plywood but he doesn’t know the name of this type of wood, so I can’t tell you what it is but I can tell you that I decided to transform it into a chalkboard for Nate and it was really easy with 2 cans of chalkboard spray paint:

09-fabric wrapped around piece of wood

the picture below is of the chalkboard after I spray painted it with 1 can of spray paint. I took a picture of it when we brought it back inside because it started raining a little bit in the middle of the project and I was only able to continue working on it the next day after hubby came back from work. I don’t have a picture of how it looks right now but I will try to have one for you next week. The chalkboard I really want to keep it in the dining room for Nate but again it’s not something I have decided it yet: 11- chalkboard for dining room

From the picture below, you can see how I started to set things up. Unfortunately, this is another picture that was taken with the old damaged iPhone, it’s blurry but you can see the spray painted lamps, the black mirror I decided to use for this space, the spray painted chandelier (future post) and the IKEA glossy white desk. I’m still trying to figure out the layout of this room and haven’t decided where everything will go. Hope by next week I will have something better to show you and better pictures too:

dining room soon getting a makeover

Here is Nate watching TV in the living room, it took a while for me to take a picture of him in his Spiderman pyjamas. He’s not interested in me taking pictures of him, I can’t even get a smile for the camera anymore. He’s growing up too fast (I love his eyes):

10-Nate not listening to mommy

see the picture below, I took it at the grocery store last week?

I just had to share it with you. Guess, I wasn’t the only person having a bad day:13-what is going on with these prices at the grocery store

Hope you have a great week friends & don’t forget to visit the ORC link party to see what the others have been up to, it should be live Thursday morning over at Linda’s blog

In case you missed it, go check out week1 of the ORC challenge

Thanks again for stopping by!

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Ingrid

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  • Amy Mayen says:

    Ingrid, it’s going to be lovely! I like the idea of a sitting area in the dining room! Can’t wait to see, and btw; Nate has your beautiful eyes!

    October 17, 2013 at 12:29 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh thank you so much Amy :-) & so happy to know that I’m not the only opened to the idea of a sofa in the dining room ;-)
      thanks again Amy!

      October 17, 2013 at 10:55 am
  • Nice piece of work says:

    I think Nate is getting worried that, if he stands still long enough, you’ll spray him gold as well :-)
    Love your white owl in the mirror xxx

    October 17, 2013 at 12:46 am
    • now at home mom says:

      ha!ha! Jill, you are hilarious :-) but I agree with you he should be careful not to get sprayed painted in gold ha!ha! I just might! ok, ok, just kidding ;-)
      love that owl too, it was supposed to go in the living room but kept it here instead (told you I like owls) :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 10:58 am
  • cassie says:

    loving where this is going with all the gold!!!

    October 17, 2013 at 6:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you Cassie, you know I love it that there is a lot of gold going on here too & (because of my inspiration pictures) :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 11:00 am
  • gentlestitches says:

    Looking good. Nate really is growing up quick.

    October 17, 2013 at 6:58 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Sharon :-) & yes, I can’t believe how much he’s changing … too fast for me! :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 11:01 am
  • Julia @ cuckoo4design says:

    First of all I have been wanting a sofa in my dining room ;)
    Love what I’m seeing…Gold gold gold! And I have been eyeing that Ikea desk for a long time now.

    October 17, 2013 at 7:19 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! didn’t know that Julia, I thought I was one of the only people out there that would love a sofa in their dining room but now I know even my friend Amy loves the idea :-)
      loving the gold very much too and if I keep the other half of the sectional here, I know it will all balance out :-)
      that desk used to be in my craft room but was taking too much space, I put my sewing machine in my bedroom temporarily now! (I don’t have a sewing machine table) :-(

      October 17, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • ohlidia says:

    You are quite impressive Ingrid with all that you do! I get tired just thinking of all that moving around!! I cannot wait to see the final result. Take care!

    October 17, 2013 at 8:52 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) hi!hi! thank you so much Lidia, I get tired too but I always have hubby helping me move the furniture around the house & he’s the one that moves the furniture outside too for the spray painting. Hubby, is not always happy with me moving things around so much but I just can’t help it ha!ha!
      hope you are feeling better Lidia and that you are taking good care of yourself too! :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 11:09 am
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    Ok, first of all I laughed so much when you said “pick up more butter”. Because I immediately went to my grocery list to add butter to it so I wouldn’t forget! :-)
    Really love how things are going with the dining room and can’t wait to see the further progress!
    Kenley

    October 17, 2013 at 11:39 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you so much Kenley
      very happy to hear from you, it’s been so long :-)
      also happy I made you laugh, in winter we always need butter over here ha!ha!
      I only have 3 weeks left to finish this challenge & I really hope it will turn out great :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm
  • craftivitydesigns says:

    You’ve gotten a lot done, Ingrid! Can’t wait to see more :)

    October 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you very much, now I hope I finish everything I want to do (only 3 weeks left) but I’m very happy to be participating to this challenge; it’s fun and it motivates me to update this space :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm
  • mtetar says:

    You’re always so busy with great projects. Blessings, Mtetar

    October 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you Mtetar
      hope you are doing well! :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Wait, wait, wait. I wanted to hear more about that chocolate dessert. You mentioned something to me about it before.

    October 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) ha!ha! yes, true, it was a chocolate hazelnut pave with nutella :-) it’s really good, I got the recipe from a TV show and I just had to try it! If I prepare it again I will make sure to post some pictures of it :-)

      October 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm
      • memyselfandkids.com says:

        Anything chocolate sounds good to me.

        October 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm
        • now at home mom says:

          :-) to me too! I love that it also has nutella

          October 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  • Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says:

    You’ve been a busy bee, Ingrid! And it’s paying off. I love where this is going – - and it’s the power of paint (and the creative woman behind it who knows that gold is where it’s at). Those lamps and that owl are to die for! So elegant. Thanks for giving us this glimpse into your dining room makeover! It’s coming along so well, friend. Keep it up!

    October 17, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thank you Lauren
      you are always supportive and your comments always put a smile in my face :-)
      thanks so much & yes, I am loving everything gold, I need to stop spray painting
      I hope next week I will be able to share better pictures of the dining room, now I always feel rushed to take the pictures in the morning because our days are getting shorter and I have less light to work with
      thanks again Lauren & wish you a beautiful weekend!

      October 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    You are always so busy. Your son is so adorable, I could look at that cute face all day long. It looks as though you may have it almost all figured out…of course you do :) . Good luck this week.

    October 18, 2013 at 8:38 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Linda :-) now, I just need to figure out the layout and if yes or no I will be keeping the sofa around (I love it here, so I think I will) :-)
      thanks again Linda :-)

      October 18, 2013 at 11:31 am
  • Vel says:

    It’s looking fabulous dear!!!!! Can’t wait to see more!

    October 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Vel :-) & just read how well you are also doing for your tween bedroom challenge! love the navy color on the walls too :-) thank you so much for stopping by!

      October 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Nate is adorable Ingrid, such beautiful eyes !! :-) And you have been so busy, everything will look amazing when you finish !!

    October 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Izabel :-) I really hope it will look good, I’m having doubts about the small round table now, I hope I won’t be changing my mind again ;-)

      October 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    Oh my gosh – I LOVE the gold! I have a garden stool like yours but I never thought of painting it – now I am thinking of doing it too! I love all your choices – nice job Ingrid!

    October 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you Kelli!
      yeah, these garden stools have been through a lot, they used to be black, then white but Nate had to go and paint them so now they are gold, it would be too funny if one day I paint them black again :-) but yes, I really think you should paint yours if you want to update the look of them for a specific room (you might need to spray paint them with 3 coats of paint) :-)
      thanks again Kelli :-)

      October 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm
  • Cristina@remodelandolacasac says:

    Wow, I just saw the after and what a transformation! You have been busy girl!

    October 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) ha!ha! thank you so much Cristina :-)

      October 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm

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