Welcome all to Swoon Style & Home and to top it off, a dining room reveal!

Shanna and I would like to welcome all of you to our pride and joy, Swoon Style & Home.  Our new site has been in the works for quite some time so today is a very proud moment for us!  We have a totally different look as you can see but will still be bringing you all things swoon-worthy in style, fashion and home.  Our hope is that you all enjoy this new blog as much as we do, send us your stories and ideas and we would love to feature you on here too!

Today, my beloved dining room table.  I bought this table and six chairs from Craigslist for $250.00 right after we moved into our new house.  I jumped on this purchase the second I saw it but knew it would need some TLC and it did not quite match my decor for the dining room so a remodel was in order.  Originally I wanted a Pottery Barn table in an antique white finish but it was serious $$$, even at the outlet so I had to come up with my own plan and that is where my dining room table reveal comes in.

First the color, Dover White by Sherwin Williams.  Shanna recommended this because it has the antique look I wanted but still a nice, fresh, crispness that white can bring into a room.  I know this color may be tough to see on the white background but you get the idea.

Here is the dining room table before, nice and sturdy just a little more blonde wood than I wanted to have in this room.  I know it sounds a bit crazy but when I saw this table I could actually see my family sitting around it for holidays and enjoying good old fashioned family meals for years to come, and with that,  and I knew I had to have it.

Off to the basement we went, chairs, table and me...for the next 3 weeks!  Somehow I thought I could get this done in a weekend but that clearly did not happen.  After emerging from the basement with this masterpiece, I can now say it was all worth it.

And then a little distressing:

Ta Da!!!!!!

So there you have it, a beautiful, dover white dining room set to stand the test of time and create beautiful memories around.  I will have more on how I painted this set and recovered the chairs soon. 

Did you start or finish any projects over the weekend?  Are there any projects in your near future that you need help with?  We want to hear from you!

See you swoon,


  1. It looks great Jamie! I will look forward to your post about distressing. I am in the process of painting a buffet for my kitchen white, and am trying to decide whether or not to distress it.
    Love the new blog too :)

  2. yay! the blog (and dining room!) look amazing. and i'm so excited to see my little blog over there on the right :) thank you!!

  3. Hi all! I am so glad you all love the blog and hope you will continue to enjoy it!

    Heather, I plan on doing a tutorial on the table soon and will show how I did the distressing. I was scared at first but it ended up being so easy and really fun, I would say go for it!

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