Sunday, September 27, 2009

Met Monday

Today we join Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphsis Monday. If you remember, my dining room started out looking like this before I vowed to live a more organized life. Even cleaned up the dining room still needed to be "beeutified".
So I changed the plates on the wall to blue spode and added a ginger jar with a plant in the corner.

Then I brought the toile bench from our bedroom in and placed it in the corner (Mr. B thinks I'm crazy).

I added a lamp and a platter onto of the china cabinet, which was brought in from another room. I still had boxed up a set of blue and white Mr. B bought me on a rainy camping weekend about 10 years ago.

Here's the final look. I'm still not sure if I like the bench in there, but decided to give it a few days to walk by and look at it.

The best thing about this room makeover is that it didn't cost a dime!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great week!


  1. Love all the blue plates. The bench is great. What a fabulous piece to have. Laura@the mansion

  2. The bench is great. I think it adds warmth and in my house, when all the grown kids come home for dinner, I'd
    be on the bench with my 6 month old granddaughter, Ellie while everyone was eating! Comfy!!!
    All Things Heart and Home

  3. Any makeover that doesn't cost a dime is worth sharing!! I like the bench a lot.

    I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out!

  4. Love your tranformation! Stop by for a visit sometime!

  5. Great transformation! I think the best rooms evolve. Sometimes I will make small rearrangements and then torment my husband by asking "Notice anything different?"

  6. Looks very cozy for cool weather meals with the family.

  7. The room looks so inviting...Love the plates on the wall, I also am a sucker for plates on the wall, I even have them on the bedroom wall, goofy huh, thanks for sharing, stop by for a visit....Phyllis

  8. I love the bench/chair--keep it there!! I love the homeyness and all of the blue and white

  9. Oh I forgot--I posted my meta thingy on my spindle cottage blog

  10. Lovely makeover - I love the color !

  11. Love the blues that were added to this room! The colors are so serene and soothing.
    ♥, Susan