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  1. Laura from Top This Top That
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Julie- don't you just love when chairs can get along! Funny, I just finished my media room in anonymous.


  2. Stuff and Nonsense
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:34 pm


    i'm loving the way
    this room has come together
    to make a gorgeous space

    well done
    on the chairs too!



  3. Allison@FabRehab
    August 30, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    Can you hear me clapping? LOVE it!!!


  4. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    August 30, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    I love how your chairs turned out, Julie! Great buy on them, too!


  5. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    August 30, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    I totally agree, collected over time is the best method! It's hard though when you want your room to be finished RIGHT NOW! I love how this room has come together, Julie, and great technique on the painting!


  6. Katie
    August 30, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

    Beautiful dining room! I love the chairs and the curtains are gorgeous! Where did you find those curtains? Thanks !!


    • Julie
      August 30, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Katie! Those drapes are from I'm not sure if they have that color anymore & unfortunately, I can't think of the name of them, so I guess I'm not much help!


  7. chrissi
    August 30, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    Your room is just lovely. Everything came together so perfectly.


  8. NanaDiana
    August 30, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Julie- I love the finish on your chair and even though they are mis-matched the paint finish ties them all together. I like a room that evolves over time, too. Blessings- xo Diana


  9. k.smith
    August 31, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    i love the chairs. can you PLEASE tell me the wood floors you have? (brand, finish, handscraped?) that is what we are trying to get! thank you


  10. suzyq
    August 31, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    Just gorgeous – perfect transformation!


  11. Miss Char
    August 31, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    I think the mix of styles brought together with a similar finish is perfection for this room. Your time and effort in styling this space is apparent, thanks for sharing.


  12. Becolorful
    August 31, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

    Great post. I was so intrigued by the second dry brush technique. I'm so glad you are linking this up to Motivated Monday. Thank you for posting my button. It is fun to see it on another blog than mine. 😀


  13. michele
    August 31, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    oh julie, these look fabulous. seriously loving and appreciating this sherwin williams anonymous color recommendation.

    smiles to you.


    would love to have you stop by and/or follow!


  14. Diane Hinnant
    August 31, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Your chairs are beautiful! You did a wonderful job; thanks for sharing your technique with us. On my way to visit how you made your pillows and


  15. Rachel @ My Happily Ever After
    September 1, 2012 @ 12:17 am

    omg gorgeous!! i have some old chairs with the table that my mom handed down to me ages ago and i've been wanting to do something with them…may have to pin this to save for when i do!!!


  16. sara @ applestone drive
    September 1, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Wow, I love the way those chairs turned out and what a steal for $5 each! Great job!
    Visiting from the TT&J party!

    sara @


  17. Angela @ Number Fifty-Three
    September 1, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    The chairs look awesome! And I love the technique you used to paint them. I find I am more successful too if I just do a lit bit at a time, rather than trying to plan out an entire room at once. I found you link on Miss Mustard Seed and I'm now following you.

    Have a great weekend!



  18. Jenna
    September 1, 2012 @ 2:26 am

    Love, love, love! Like seriously, I want your dining room! Beautiful chair re-do.


  19. Sherry @ Living in the Rain Garden
    September 1, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    The chairs turned out great. I feel in love with your dining room when you first posted your new RH chairs. Sherwin Williams sample paints are a great resource. They go along way! I painted my stairs using a sample of Modern Grey.


  20. Object of Maya*ffection
    September 2, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    Your dining room looks FAB! Love the garage sale chairs AND their makeover!


  21. The Other Me Is Sane
    September 2, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    putting together a room slowly is satisfying, but it is painful for a "I want it now" girl! Your room turned out really lovely. Can't wait to read more of your blog.


  22. Jan and Colleen
    September 3, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

    Beautiful job! I love the look.


  23. A Little Knick Knack
    September 3, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    I love this! They turned out so great. Your chairs all look spectacular in your beautiful room! Great job!


  24. Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    September 6, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    I realy love this look! I have pinned this so that I can find it again in the future when I'm ready to redo my own dining room chairs!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog


  25. rhonda sexton
    September 6, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Those turned out beautifully! 🙂


  26. A Little Knick Knack
    September 7, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    Just gave you a feature! Thanks so much for sharing!


  27. Debra Kapellakis
    September 19, 2012 @ 8:10 pm



  28. Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs
    October 3, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Love these chairs and the room overall! I did pretty much the same paint technique on a bamboo mirror frame I got thrifting! It made all the difference in our room.

    And….wanna see a little tutorial for bit different look for a table redo? Check it out here.

    It is a.m.a.z.i.n.g what paint can do 🙂


  29. Kathryn
    October 6, 2012 @ 3:37 am

    Okay, my heart just skipped a few beats when I saw the EXACT same dining room table as I have! I've been trying in vain to picture how it would look with light-colored, mismatch-style chairs like I want to do– and you gave me the PERFECT inspiration/goal photo! (I got my table off of Craigslist as well– tho it didn't look anything like that until my dear MIL refinished it for me!) I have wood floors also, and right now it's a sea of wood, between the wood table, wood chairs, and wood floor! I desperately need something to break up the wood-fest (without putting a rug/crumb-and-spill-catcher underneath), and painting my chairs just like this is just what I need! Thanks so much! (Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick, btw)


  30. Pamela
    May 6, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Oh my gosh you have a beautiful dining and home! Glad I just found you over at Thrifty Decor Chick!


  31. Christine Freeman
    July 16, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    Just found your blog and you gave me a big flash of YEAH! I've been wondering if I should try using sample paints on some of the things I want to finish. I knew they would need to be sealed, but I hesitated. Seeing your really beautiful work (and room) has gotten me all excited. Thank you! 🙂


    • Julie
      July 16, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

      Great! So glad I could be of help. I have used samples many times with great results!


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