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:

diy banquette

$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.

18 Responses to My Nursery Board on Bijou and Boheme and The Banquette Reveal!
  1. christine{bijouandboheme} Reply

    Thank you so so much for your beautiful nursery board- absolutely LOVE what you put together. And wow, on the eating area make-over…that banquette is fabulous!

  2. Anh Reply

    OMG AMES…I am so proud of you, the nursery board is amazing. Awesome work! It’s even more exciting that Christine Dovey published your piece on her blog. That’s great news, I’m so happy for you. Your parents dining turned out good, what a big difference. It looks so much more roomier and brighter. I can’t believe they only spent $533, it looks a lot more expensive. Awesome job Ames….keep it up! xoxoxo

  3. elle Reply

    their dining room looks AMAZING! impeccable makeover… it’s like a whole new space. love it!!
    also, congrats on your nursery board being posted on Bijou & Boheme! fashion friendly & adorable at the same time :) go girl!

  4. nuha Reply

    wow! you did an incredible job! where is that chandelier from? it’s gorgeous!

  5. Mommarazzi Reply

    First of all, congrats on your Nursery board being published on Bijou and Boheme, great job. Secondly, thanks for all the ideas for the dining room, turned out good. The project is so inspiring that we’re looking forward to the next one, but of course with your guidance. So proud of you!

  6. Rosita Reply

    Congrats AnneMarie on your nursery board post on Bijou and Boheme! And what a difference on your parent’s dining space – it’s GORGEOUS! I love, love those two reupholstered chairs and the pretty pillows. Great job!

  7. Tracey Reply

    aaammaazing work cuz!!! super proud of you! keep it up..xo

  8. Hollie {thepinkzipper} Reply

    I want to start off by saying this is my first read of your blog, I linked over after seeing your nursery over at B&B – it’s beautiful! Also the banquette is awesome, I’m a big mixer off fabrics and it looks great.

  9. Jen Reply

    It all looks so great! Keep up the fabulous job!

    Jen

  10. Amy Reply

    Thanks everyone for your comments!

    Nuha, the chandelier is from Home Depot!

    Have a great weekend all! xoxo

  11. trish Reply

    lady, u r crazy good at this.

  12. Kristen Reply

    WOW such a difference! Great job.

  13. Carm Reply

    Beautiful!! You guys did an awesome job!

  14. Fleur Reply

    Oooooh! Great job on the nursery board, I LOVE the chest of drawers. Congrats on being featured on Bijou and Boheme!

    Your parents’ banquette looks amazing. It really turned their kitchen around.

  15. Cat Reply

    Congrats on a job well done! I love it all. Very inspiring. Do you recall which paint you used? Thanks.

    • Amy Reply

      Hi Cat, thanks for the kind words! The paint we used was BEHR 780F – Sparrow.

  16. Cait Reply

    I love that table!! Where did they find it?

    • Amy Reply

      Hi Cait, the table was such a score – amazing quality! It was found at a Habitat for Humanity Re-store!

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