Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mason Lit Dining

I have had this room done for a while now, but I felt like it was still missing something. I am not sure what it is. Maybe a really stellar burlap table runner? Maybe something shnazzy for the table or something more on the shelves? I am not sure, so how about you let me know if you have an idea?!

So for the longest while I had been wanting a round pedestal table. I had swooned after them in magazines and on websites. And then one day the stars aligned and I found one on Craigslist for $35! SOLD! After borrowing a friends truck to pick it up (THANKS CODY)! I had the little lovely in my home. But I wanted to paint it and I wasn't sure what color I wanted to paint it. sat in our living room, waiting for orders. Two weeks later I had time and an idea so I went to work. Here is what I came up with. Let me know what you think!

I painted the table a robins egg blue color. Then did some distressing to it. It has such a wonderful farm kitchen feel to it and I LOVE it!

The curtains are made out of painters drop. I put the stripes across them using textile medium and an acrylic paint color of your choice. I used painters tape to tape of where I wanted the stripes. (My stripes are not straight or perfect and I am okay with that. I think it adds to the vintage feel.) (This idea was borrowed from Diana, you should visit her blog!)

The chairs were black and I painted them "Almond". Then did the same distressing to them. The cushions are recovered using coffee sacks. They all have a different pattern on them.

The shelf on the wall is just an old book shelf that I found at the Goodwill for 10 bucks and then added baseboard to it and then painted white. Then hung on the wall using brackets. Make sure when you get the bracket you know the test weight that it is supposed to hold. This shelf isn't heavy, but I played it safe and go a 100 lb. test weight bracket. You can find the brackets at Home Depot or Lowe's in the hard wear department. (Diana gave me this inspiration, you should visit her blog)

The bushel in the corner with the red reed sticking out of it is one of my finds from the swap meet it was just $2. I LOVE the color don't you?

Found at the swap meet for $3 each. I love the blue glass Mason Jars!

Napkins that I already owned and wrapped with packaging string for napkin rings to add some color on my all white shelf.

The oar in the opposite corner is from the swap meet as well, it was $10. I love how it brings summer into the room. The black box behind it is an old type writer case. I found it in the storage shed clean out. The crate that is underneath this is very special. Throughout my whole life it has been called the camping box. It was the box my family took camping that had the plates and cups that we used for camping. My parents have had it since they got married and I feel totally honored that they let me have it!

The big project for the room was the light. I saw something similar to this at Anthropologie and loved it. So, I tried recreating it. Apparently after googling it, so have quite a few other people. So google mason jar light and you can find tons of tutorials. I took 5 pendant lights that were on sale at Lowe's for $5 each and got rid of the light cover. Then drilled a hole in the top of mason jar lids. The pendent the just screwed onto the Mason jar (perfect!). That was total of the design the next is the technical...The ceiling mount cord hole needed to be enlarged to hold all the wires so my dad helped me drill a hole bigger in that. Then, my dad helped again by wiring it all together. Now he progressively wired it, meaning he didn't wire it all together in one clump but more like braided all the pendents in one-by-one. I love it and I am forever more indebted to my pops.

We are loving the new room. It is much more comfortable than before...Oh, I guess you might want to see the before. I am not good at taking these so here is one that kind of gives you an idea of what we had to do.

See the black chairs? The plum curtains? This just didn't flow with the rest of our style! It needed a redo! Oh and by the way this glass table is for sale, if interested shoot me an email!

Do you like my redo? Do you think it needs anything else? Let me know! I would love to hear your comments!


  1. Love it! I personally love the chairs with the coffee sacks...

  2. I am so happy to see our old camping box being treasured by the next generation. Love it and you. Mama

  3. love the robins egg blue color! great job... the mason jar lighting is fab :)

  4. You have a very lovely room, that lighting is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  5. Thank you everyone! Sarah from A Beach Cottage, I am honored! Thanks everyone for stopping by!

  6. Cute room. Love the curtains, the table color.... All so fun! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Loving the mason jar light! I hope you don't mind me "borrowing" this idea :)