Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Dinner Party

The Dining Nook Transformation - episode 14 out of ???

The For-Now Reveal



Before we push that door open, let me tell you that every part of the Cottage you are not seeing on pictures today is covered in boxes or stuff to sort out or stuff for next month's renovation... You can't even imagine the amount of stuff in front of the sideboard to the right of the picture!


Avant que nous ne poussions cette porte, laissez-moi vous avouer que toute partie de Cottage qui n'apparaît pas sur les photos du jour est couverte de cartons, de choses à jeter ou à donner et d'éléments qui attendent d'être utilisés lors des travaux du mois prochain.

And before we push that door open, let me refresh your memory to what the room used to look like.


Et avant que nous poussions cette porte, laissez-moi vous rafraîchir la mémoire. Le coin repas avant, c'était ça...


And this is what it looks like today.


Et nous voilà aujourd'hui.


The best thing about the day I took the pictures is that it was a very grey day. It might seem weird to think that as everybody else is waiting for sunny days to photograph their houses. But I'm so happy that now this part of the house is bright even on a rainy day.


J'ai pris ces photos par un jour très gris et c'est impressionnant de voir combien même ces jours-là, la pièce semble claire maintenant.


I did set a little dinner party for you, but basically, I used the only plates that I hadn't wrapped and packed yet! I wanted the blue ones for the reveal, but they have been packed by my mother who kindly came to help me last weekend.


Je vous ai préparé une petite table... En gros, j'ai utilisé le seul service qui n'est pas encore enveloppé et enfermé dans un carton. Je voulais vous montrer mon service bleu, mais ma Maman l'a déjà mis en carton car mes parents sont très gentiment venus m'aider les week-ends.


I turned the wall lights on just to show you how it looks like.


Les fleurs sur la table viennent de mon jardin, celles sur la console entre la cuisine et la salle-à-manger du jardin de ma Maman.


The flowers on the table are from my garden, the ones on the shelf from my mom's.


How convenient that the flowers block the view on boxes over boxes you could have from the glass door. If you want to picture what the living-room looks like, imagine the last part of Ikea stores where all you can see are cardboxes.


Comme c'est pratique qu'une fleur vienne couper la vue vers mon salon en bazar. Si vous voulez savoir à quoi il ressemble actuellement, imaginez cette dernière partie des magasins Ikea où les cartons s'empilent les uns sur les autres sur plusieurs rangées.

I still have a few projects for the dining-room, but if you don't mind I'll take a break from those during the upstairs renovation.  I have kept a few things in or around Cottage that I haven't shown you, hoping to share them when I won't be able to show anything else, but I'm not sure I'll have actually time to write the posts. I will try to post every week or ten days in June an July, but please be patient!


J'ai encore une ou deux idées à mettre en place dans cette pièce, mais je vais faire une pause le temps de gérer les travaux de l'étage. Je vais essayer de vous tenir au courant de ce qui évolue chaque semaine, mais je ne fais pas de promesse car je ne sais pas vraiment comment cela va se passer!


See you soon,

A bientôt,


PS: I'm linking with the following parties...

The Dedicated House          Dwellings-the Heart of You Home   http://www.remodelaholic.com/2015/06/awesome-room-makeovers/                         
Thoughts from Alice                                        




64 comments:

  1. The color white does brighten up the nook and the flowers, pretty. Is the table painted white? Between the kitchen and dining nook, your hard work is beautifully shown in the love of your cottage. If and when you can post the next few months, don't worry about the contents. You certainly deserve a break. You've given Mr. Cottage good bones and he is very handsomely dressed (on going). Magali, you have a wonderful blog, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Shush, I'm not saying anything about my table... for now!

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  2. What a huge difference! It really is a bright and happy spot. Love it!

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  3. Your place looks darling! So much better than the before!!!!!!! Ay yi yi! ;)

    xo

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  4. Your dining room looks lovely. I know that you are very please and I bet the Cottage is ever so happy. Good luck on the rest of your packing and don't work to hard on your vacation, enjoy yourself.
    Mary

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  5. It looks so pretty, and I know the struggles during remodeling. it's stressful, but in the end you will love it. Don't worry not matter what you post about we'll read it!

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  6. SO beautiful! I would love to come to your charming house for a dinner party! :-)

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  7. What a transformation! You have made Cottage so handsome (beautiful?). I hope your summer project goes well. Whatever you post will be welcome. I love the flowers, too.

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    1. Thanks, Marci! Keeping my fingers crossed for this summer!

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  8. It´s a beautiful place. Looks so clean with the white colour. Good work.

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  9. I am in awe of all the work you have done on "cottage" and have to believe that "cottage" is thrilled that you chose to live there.

    I loved the peek out to the garden.

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  10. It looks lovely congratulations!AriadnefromGreece!

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  11. Bravo ! Ce post avant/après permet d'admirer votre travail ! Et à nouveau je me dis que vous avez eu une sacrée intuition d'acheter Cottage : bravo ! Bon courage pour la suite des travaux ! Amitiés, Flopsy

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  12. So lovely :) J'adore!! il me manque les mots pour te dire comment c'est jolie chez toi!!! Bisous!

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  13. Oh Magali, votre maison, ça me coupe le souffle!!!!!

    And just when I thought I was out of breath with the gorgeous reveal, I see these unbelievably puffy and perfect white blooms. Oh the work you've put into Cottage; she is happy and is ready for show. The white tablecloth, the perfectly painted door, everything is working together to make ONE lovely scene.

    CONTINUE!

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  14. c'est vraiment une très belle réussite, Magali !
    bon courage pour la suite des travaux

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  15. I love reading your blog, and will look forward to hearing about your upcoming renovations as you are able. Lovely home:)

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  16. Magali voy a tratar de ser paciente pero no lo soy por naturaleza jeje !! tengo curiosidad de ver todo de arriba a abajo me gusta mucho tu cottage y tu personalidad que todo te vaya bien y Dios te bendiga hasta la proxima..

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    1. Muchas gracias por sus palabras de aliento. Voy a tratar de publicar este verano, cuando sea posible de modo que son recompensados ​​de su paciencia!

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  17. Have been catching up with your latest posts, and decided to congratulate you on this current one for your amazing design talent, hard work, and patience!! It all looks so charming, peaceful, and pretty!! You must be elated! Thank for sharing it all with us. I love the contrast of the stone wall with the white ones, and the little bursts of colour with flowers, throughout.

    Happy weekend!
    Poppy

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  18. HI..it's looks so WonderFul..i bet you can't wait to get started on the upstairs..or should i say..get it done..what you get to post over that time i'm sure we'll love..the flowers are such a nice touch..i love having my flowers in the house too..looking forward to whatever comes next..you're the first i always open..i do so enjoy having you visit my inbox..

    hope you have a nice weekend.!

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  19. Je sens que tu es un peu angoissée, respire, c'est une mauvaise période à passer mais tu verras vite le bout du tunnel.
    Ce sont les derniers gros travaux ?
    Courage.
    Caresses aux minous. Bises. Babette

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  20. Coucou Magali
    Tu sais, j'adore ce que tu nous montre, tous ces petits détail de ton charmant cottage et les changements qu'il a subit tout au long de ces mois, ça en valait vraiment le coups... tu as l'art de la déco, je pense que si un jour tu changes de voie professionnelle tu pourras envisager la déco qui te va comme un gant.
    Dans quelques semaines tu retrouveras cottage plus beau encore qu'il ne l'était et tu pourras nous faire de multiples photos des changements, des avant/après... bref, tout nous raconter
    @ bientôt et bon courage pour ce (court) changement dans ta vie

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  21. You really have transformed Cottage into something beautiful. It must be great to walk into the house at the end of the day and see what you've created, it's such a cozy space. I know you have a long way to go with the upstairs but I'm sure it'll end up as amazing as downstairs and I look forward to your before and after posts.

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful! You have worked so hard. Have a lovely weekend. Jo

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  23. YOU SHOULD GIVE YOURSELF A BIG PAT ON THE BACK FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

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  24. Holy moly! What a difference, Magali! It's perfect! You have achieved bright and cozy all in the same room. I hope your renovations go smoothly. Looking forward to whenever it is you do post. Enjoy summer!

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  25. The transformation is astonishing and inspiring Magali. You must be so proud, albeit a bit tired ;).

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  26. Le résultat est très joli, très lumineux.
    J'ai vu que la porte de Cottage avait été mise en avant sur French country cottage, bravo !
    Bon courage à nouveau pour la suite...
    Bon week-end.
    Nathalie

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  27. This is so bright and airy Magali, your hard work and determination have certainly been worth it. Beautiful, just beautiful! xx

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  28. I just love your dining room, it's so light and fresh looking. Love all the whites. It truly has been a total transformation. Your mam's hydrangeas are beautiful, she came to help and brought flowers, she's great!

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  29. Dear Magali,
    With all the work and attention to every detail you have put into your cottage, I am not surprised at all at the beautiful results... It is simply beautiful, and quite Dreamy!
    fondly,
    Penny

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    1. Thank you so much, Penny! I'm so worried something will get damaged downstairs while the upstairs is insulated!

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  30. Gorgeous! Cottage has come so far, and I know there is more you want to do. It's a process, and you will have a wonderful home in the end...exactly how you want it! How nice. We will buy a house some day, but we will have two people and at least 5 cats to work around. I'm not sure how we will manage, but if we want it done, we will do it! So happy for you that Cottage is coming along. Best wishes.

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  31. Magali,
    Bravo well done. You are reloving this cottage so beautifully. Everything is looking great.
    Kris

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  32. Your home is such a picture, Magali. And I must say that the dinner party looks very inviting! Good luck with all the work you have ahead; I know the outcome will be perfect.

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  33. Your home is such a picture, Magali. And I must say that the dinner party looks very inviting! Good luck with all the work you have ahead; I know the outcome will be perfect.

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  34. How happy you and Cottage must be. Everything is lovely. Best of luck with the next stage of your renovation.

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  35. Cottage has come a long way and now it is just stunning. Magail, cottage should be patting you on the back and thanking you for the facelift. You've done an amazing job, the dining nook and kitchen looks like a magazine layout. I really love what you've done. Wish I could sit and talk to you about how you did it while sipping tea at the table. I loved this project and look forward to those to come.

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  36. It's beautiful, Magali, and now it looks like a magazine. (except that it's all packed again!)
    That room sure was ugly; ugly like my bathroom was. The funny thing was that my spouse never saw the place I picked out until it was ours, because he trusted my vision. You have a special trait to see what something can become.
    xoxo Su

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  37. being a home owner, there are always projects to do. But it's also exciting to see the progress and how different the before and after pictures looks like

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  38. Once again I admire the size of the project you've taken on. Best of luck with the upstairs - the dining room looks so fresh and bright and inviting. You really are creating something wonderful here.
    Amalia
    xo

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  39. So very pretty, all along it has been very nice in the progress pics, but this, when it is all fixed up and very personal, it really has very special aura to it, more than just a combination of paint and furniture. Love the wooden furniture, it keeps it from looking too strict. It is very personal but I do not feel "home" if everything is too correct and thought through. Good that you let cottage weigh in on the decisions as well!

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  40. I love all the renovation you do so well. All the white. The open beams in the ceiling. It's all so fresh and clean looking. I need to paint!

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  41. What a transformation! The entire character of the rooms is changed, for the better I might add. Great vision, great follow through. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  42. Magali, I love your dining space! It's such a light and happy place now! Wonderful job! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/the-round-up-from-before-after-wednesday.html Hope to see you tomorrow at the Before & After bash! Have a lovely day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  43. Magali, this is awesome! What a humongous transformation...simply gorgeous all in white. I love the chairs in your dining set. The table setting is lovely too, so warm and inviting like the whole room is.
    FABBY

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  44. So impressive how you have transformed the dining nook. I also like the "hats" you created for Cottage. No yearning for those old mirrors on previous dining nook? :>)))

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  45. So beautiful, Magali! I'm loving the warm honey look of the wood against the white, it's so inviting!
    Fabulous reveal, every room you transform get more fabulous than the last!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  46. Ah revoir les photos d'avant... c'était quand même bien avant... je sais pas ce qui te plaisait pas ;)
    Trève de plaisanteries le résultat est superbe... le jeu en valait la chandelle !
    Bon courage pour la suite !

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  47. Wow, what a great transformation! Your dining nook really looks light and bright, and the flowers are the perfect finishing touch - plus very clever to use the hydrangea bloom to block the view through the door :-)

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  48. A happy transformation indeed! I hope your enjoying this lovely space.
    Happy June and have a wonderful weekend.

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  49. Magali, it's light and bright and I love the pine mixed with the white.

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  50. Hi Magali! I wanted to let you know that I have a new series that is a compilation of all of the weekly features of all of the parties at The Dedicated House. You of course, were one of those features. Here is the link to the Weekly Feature Series. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/features-from-week.html Pop on over and check out all of the features. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  51. Chère Magali, thank you for visiting! Yes, I am back. I can't stay away from making connections by being a PART of the connection!

    Oh that room of yours; such an inspiration! Anita

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  52. It is so pretty and calming. I can see you enjoying tea in there.

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  53. Oh my, it is an absolute beauty! What a transformation Magali. I love the architectural pieces and the little nook windows for displaying some of your fun pieces. Don't worry about those boxes. What we can't see doesn't matter. lol! Take your time and enjoy putting everything in it's place!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. Beautiful, just beautiful....I need to go read some of your older posts. I love watching houses transform into homes that reflect the owners distinct interests, tastes and personalities. Very well done!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

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  55. Absolutely lovely Magali!!!! All the choices, decision, were all worth it!!!!

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