Dining Room Evolution – Bamboo Blinds

I’m continuing to work on my dining room and have added another layer of detail – bamboo blinds. 

To refresh your memory – my inspiration photo…

As much as I love the drapes in this photo, I have to admit, my Hummingbird-with-A-D-D nature has buzzed over to some more pretty possibilities.

Enter (Vodka) Tonic Living.  Ok, it’s not called Vodka Tonic Living, but that should be a website all on it’s own, don’t you think?  I would definitely be a follower.  And would totally enter their giveaways if they had them.  But Tonic Living is a fab website I discovered ala Rambling Renovators since she’s having a giveaway this week and has some gorgeous drapes that she ordered from their site.

So, I ordered some fabric swatches.  Including this one:

And this:

And this:
And this beauty…
I mean, how is a girl supposed to stay focused, with prettiness like this all around?
So, a quick recap on this Dining Room Evolution to date (apologies for the difference in the look of the paint color – the latest photo was taken on a cold, gray day).
Don’t forget to get your room evolutions ready for the Room Evolution party on January 31st!  Grab a button from my sidebar and join the fun!

Linking up to:

Shine Your LightThrifty Decor Chick – February Before & After Party


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    ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    January 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Jenny your changes look AMAZING!!

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    Coastal Cottage Dreams
    January 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    How do you like your bamboo shades? I am thinking about purchasing them when I move into my home soon….I found some on Overstock.com.

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    Maury Kilgo
    January 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    It's looking great! I love the blinds and the third fabric is my favorite. Not that you were asking, but just saying 🙂

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    Frugal Home Designs
    January 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    It is looking so great. Don't know if you were going to replace your light fixture, but after looking at your inspiration photo it reminded me of a light fixture I saw at Home Depot. Thought I would share, here is the link.


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    Budget Design Girl
    January 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    It is looking great! Love the first fabric you show for drapery. How fun!

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    Lisa Scibilia
    January 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Ahh they're up! The blinds look great in there, Jenny! And the fabrics are so fun…I think Courtney from A Thoughtful Place has that second one, Sweet William I think? I have the coral version fabric swatch from Tonic Living (love that site by the way, they have great fabrics and are so nice.) Your dining room has already evolved so much just from taking down the wallpaper and changing the color scheme!

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    Pine Tree Home
    January 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Now I want bamboo blinds in my living room. It has three windows side by side.

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    The Starr Family
    January 24, 2012 at 2:45 am

    You will LOVE the Sweet William from Tonic! I ordered a few yards for a shower curtain and other projects… still in love with it!

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    Stacy Curran
    January 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Jenny, The blinds look great…I love the dark color. And thank you sooo much for your comment today. It is one of the sweetest comments ever, and meant so much so me, especially coming from you…., your makeovers are amazing and I have such respect for you and your talent!
    Xo Stacy

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    January 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    They look really good! Oh, and those curtain choices are just beautiful. I have SUCH a hard time choosing curtains. They are my hardest design element for sure. Good luck!

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    January 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Love how this room is evolving! Are those outside mount blinds? We've been wanting bamboo blinds for our kitchen but they would have to be outside mounts and I wasn't sure about that.

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    January 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Very pretty! I just love the ceilings in your home, they are so pretty.
    I like the new blinds and the fabric choices, too! I can't wait to see this room when you're finished. =)
    have a great day~

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    January 25, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Wow, you and I have some very similar taste. I currently have dark brown bamboo blinds on my family room, and I love them. I also happen to have the sweet William fabric in my living room, so if you want to see how they look, stop by my blog! I love how you are taking your time with this room, I have noticed that when I do the same, I end up really loving the results. Good luck!


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    Jean @ Flower Hill
    January 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    The bamboo shades look great in this space!

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    Luther E. King
    February 1, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Everything is cool for me… the furniture is good and the lighting looks fine too.

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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    February 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Those shades look great, a lovely addition. And all that fabric…beautiful choices. I'm following along so I see how it all ends up! Thank you so much for linking up to the challenge! Karah

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    February 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Your dining room looks fabulous, Jenny! What a transformation … I love the shades that you added! And, the fabrics are gorgeous … decisiojs, decisions! I look forward to seeing what you do next! *Becca*

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    February 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I love the bamboo blinds! I put them in my whole house! And that first swatch is to DIE for! Love it! Cute blog!

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    May 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

    How cool…Bamboo blinds look so beautiful in the dining room..like it.

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