Saturday, August 16, 2008
WELCOME TO MY TEA ROOM
Welcome To My Tea Room
Well really it is my formal living room area. It is a large room with a combined living and dining area. I wanted to fill this space with vintage things that I love and to do it in a cost effective way. For my dining room I found a beautiful vintage table and chairs for only $100.00. I brought it home and striped it and sanded it and painted it white. I reupholstered the chairs using a Rachel Ashwell shabby chic fabric in blue with pink hydrangeas . I added a beautiful vintage china cabinet that I also repainted white. Inside I placed my collection of vintage porcelain. To top it all off I added a beautiful inexpensive crystal chandelier.
In the living area I found a beautiful vintage fireplace mantel for just a few dollars that I made the focal point of the room. I added lots of vintage furniture that I painted white and a pink slipcover to my sofa. I also added lots of blue fabric with touches of pink and many pink accents to bring it all together. Most of the items in this room are vintage things I picked up for very little money. I spent my time in thrift shops searching for those special pieces. Many I had to clean and paint and make beautiful again. Over time I decorated my formal areas and I am happy with the outcome.