Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dining Room and Wren mini-makeovers

I am such a proud mama this week! Wren announced to the world last Monday that she was going to go get her hair cut, which was news to me since she barely lets me wash it. On Wednesday, our first day back home, I got us all loaded up into the car and drove over to a local kids salon. I decided not to book an actual appointment, thinking it would be better for her to just get a feel for the whole thing first before I commit to it specially since I knew she was having a somewhat diva-ish day (the fact she insisted on toting her favorite purple purse during the whole ride there was another dead giveaway). But as soon as we walked through the doors and she spied several kids sitting in cars while getting their hair cuts she was totally game and the salon was nice enough to squeeze us in. Fast forward 10 minutes later when they are putting the smock on her and I was wishing we would have drove straight on to the park! She wanted nothing to do with anyone touching her hair, but with a few bribes, a sucker and a promise of a new coloring book she caved.






And I am so happy she did! There isn't a whole lot of hair on that smart little head yet, but I think it needed a little style and she is beyond smitten with it now along with letting me wash it and style it. So much so that she has been hijacking all my attempts at taking blog photos in order to model for me.









And speaking of makeovers, our dining room was due for one. I was so dead tired of the situation around here that I felt I needed to jazz something/anything up. You may or may not remember our dining room of last spring (if you are wondering were my pink table is, I'm saving it for an upcoming birthday party *wink*). Fairly muted, a few pops of black with linen drapes and slipcovers.






While I still have a massive metal rack serving as my pantry along the wall formerly situated with a dresser/buffet, I spiffied up the room by pulling it together with the living room a tad more. In the living room we have all white slipcovers so I went back to my white Ikea dining chairs for a little more modern feel. I also switched back to our OLD pedestal table because I think I am digging round tables just a tad more these days.






Once the replacement cabinets arrive and all the dust FINALLY settles I look forward to using my $10 HomeSense urn for holding fresh fruit. Until then it looks more like an architectural element.






The only things I actually purchased for our mini-makeover were these two trees ($39.99 each). I had a bit of a blonde moment and threw out the buckets they came in on trash day before I remembered to check what kind they were. All I know is the garden associate assured me they would be fine in low light so I hope they live for at least a year or two! I like how they add a lushness to the room and add some height and scale at the same time.






My model hijacking another shot!






Does the change in seasons have you itching to make a few small changes of your own?

22 comments:

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Love all the changes! The round table and addition of the trees look great!! Yes, I've been changing things up around here as well. It's always an adventure!

Amy

P.S. Your little photo hijacker cracks me up! :)

Jen said...

Love the changes and you deserve a pick me up during renovation. I wish I had $80 to spend on some plants, they have huge impact. Can't wait to see the kitchen when it's done!

Wye said...

Your dinning room is lovely + dressed in white + how do you keep it white...I love it.

Wyetha

Anna said...

So pretty! Yes, change in season prompts changes everywhere for me, too. Love those dark floors. Gorgeous.
Anna
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bloominganne said...

Your dining room looks fabulous! Wren is adorable with her hairdo. I've been making changes which has a ripple effect - things start moving all over the house. Love it.

Paint Me White said...

Holly I cannot believe how much Wren is growing up. She has gone from a little toddler into a real little girl now. Just gorgeous. Sandy x

Theresa said...

Love the changes...your plant is a ficus!

Suzanne said...

Love the kitchen update!! Can't wait to see it all complete :) And Wren's hair looks super cute. Love those pig tails!

m said...

hey holly!

glad to see you back to your regular blogging routine!

ash just looked at your latest post and is now jumping up and down shouting "holly & wren, holly & wren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!".

i too am itching to make some change of season updates to my house, but until this baby is evicted from my belly, i doubt i'll have the energy to do much more than hang the art in the new nursery. instead, i'll live vicariously through you!!!

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely hair! And such a divine dining area. Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

the industrial cottage said...

I am dying to rearrange the whole house! I love the fall, and the cooler weather makes me want to paint and finish all my projects. I love the round table. The trees look great!

Leslie G said...

I love Wren's pictures. She's just too stinkin' cute!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Your home is stunning.
Yes, I am in the mood to change everything!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

designchic said...

It looks fabulous - isn't it amazing what a difference a few changes can make. Your scene stealer is precious!!

Stacy Curran said...

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The Captain's Daughter said...

Beautiful changes! Your daughter is precious!

erin said...

OMG! I love the skirt you have on in this photo! Could you please tell me where you got it?

::little projects in style:: said...

so adorable that you guys are matching in the last shop! :)

your home is amazing!!

Debbie Tibbs said...

Omg, your house is beautiful and that baby girl is just precious!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love all the changes you did. What a deal on the trees. Looks great.

Miranda Wiebe said...

Absolutely gorgeous home! I was wondering if u could tell me where you got your large mirror in the dining room from. Was it a find, or did you get it at a store. I would love to find something like it. Thank you!
-Miranda

Holly Baker said...

Thank you Miranda!! I bought it a few years ago at HomeSense~

I see them pop up there from time to time still ;)

 
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