We've lived in our home for 15 years and my favorite room - the dining room - has been through many changes over those years. When we first moved in country decor was all the rage - picture hunter green and red apples (it's like looking back at a bad perm from the 80's!) From there the dining room was a pale yellow - which really wasn't bad. But, I was ready for a change and wanted to lighten and brighten up the space.
I'm all about saving money and the ceiling light fixture that hangs above the table is one of my favorite finds from the Pottery Barn Outlet. It was $45 and I'm pretty sure it retailed for over $200. When lit at night, it casts an amazing pattern on the ceiling.
The dining room table and chairs were a yard sale find - they were also a steal at just $45! Both the table and the chairs were in really bad shape, but they got an amazing makeover with some chalk paint and new seat covers for the chairs. The legs on the trestle table had me at hello!
Over the holidays, the chair seats were covered in a beautiful red and white buffalo check fabric - a tablecloth I found in the clearance section at Home Goods.
I have searched for a while to find something neutral that I loved to replace the red buffalo check seat covers and finally found it in this typography print fabric with botanical references. It's called Papiro Letras and the color is parchment.
I used a stencil that I won from a blog giveaway to stencil a focal wall in the dining room. The background color is Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and the damask stencil color is BM Revere Pewter. Since we have a combined kitchen/dining area, I like that this stenciled wall helps set the dining room apart from the kitchen.
This buffet is my latest DIY project. It was a dresser that I picked up for $25 and I added the back architectural piece.
A good cleaning, sanding, chalk paint, and new mercury glass pulls were all this old dresser needed to give it new life as a buffet.
The corner cabinet has been in my family for around 100 years. My earliest memory of this corner cabinet was in my grandmother's kitchen and it was painted white with black trim. When the cabinet was passed on to my mother, she had the paint removed down to the original pine. For the longest time, I didn't think I should paint it. But, then I thought - if my grandmother liked it painted, why shouldn't I have the look I wanted too! Again, I used chalk paint and clear wax. I did leave the shelves the natural wood.
This next project is one of my favorites. It's an old door that I turned into a family message center. A place for hats, scarves, key lanyards, and mail.
Of course, it's also fun to decorate too!
I'm still looking for the perfect rug for under my dining room table, but other than that, I think this room is done - if there is such a thing! Thanks again, Kim, for having me over to share my dining room with your readers! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you, Doreen for sharing your fun dining room with us.
If y'all haven't visited Hymns and Verses I hope you will take the time to say hello to Doreen and tour more of her pretty home and find out the story behind the dresser.
I hope y'all enjoy a super weekend!
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