My Nursery Board on Bijou and Boheme and The Banquette Reveal!

This is turning out to be a great week. First, I'm super excited to have my nursery board featured on Christine Dovey's Blog, Bijou and Boheme. For those of you who haven't visited her blog yet, now is your chance so check out my board here. I absolutely love her style. Also, I just couldn't wait for Friday to share the much anticipated reveal of my parents banquette and dining area. So I'm sharing them now! Do you remember what it looked like before? Here's a reminder...

Talk about dark and dreary, right? It was just wrong in SO MANY WAYS. When my parents first mentioned they wanted to update their dining area and build a banquette my imagination ran wild! We researched inspiration photos, looked at fabric options and I even did a small 'in progress' update here. My parents did a fantastic job with the banquette and scored an AMAZING solid wood table that needed just a little bit of refinishing. The original colour of the table was a hideous orange so it was sanded and stained with Miniwax Dark Walnut. The 2 chairs were a Value Village steal for $6 each and they managed to quickly reupholster those with some great fabric. Here's a rundown of the costs:

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$533 for a banquette AND a dining room update? That's pretty amazing! I'm so happy with the way this turned out, it's now my favourite spot in my parents house.