My Favorite Room....Sew a Fine Seam

5.02.2014

Hello! I'm so excited to be here today - I told Kim I thought it was about the highest honor in blogland to get asked to share on her blog ;)
I'm Jill from Sew a Fine Seam, where I blog about sewing, painting furniture, decorating, photography, and everything that makes up the tapestry of my life. I also have a business called Sew a Fine Seam, as well as the blog.
Today I'm sharing my favorite room, which is - my Dining Room. For so many reasons!

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This area with the four tall windows is the first reason this room is my favorite. We call it the 'Nook' and it makes the whole house feel bigger somehow. It mainly functions as a spot for decor but it also makes a great place to pile finished products when I'm sewing and painting items for an event.

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I love having this spot to decorate. I change things up here often.

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I'd have fresh flowers in my house every day if possible. This pot of alyssum begged to come home with me for Easter so I obliged. It will soon find a new home outside in a bigger pot for the summer, but we have all enjoyed having it in the dining room.

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Our front door opens into our dining room. Our house is over 100 years old so the layout is a bit interesting - like most old houses! The old wood box holds shoes. I love having a spot like this to toss out-of-site all the shoes that pile up on the rug.

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Besides loving the extra bit of space the Nook creates, the lighting in this room is wonderful. I do almost all my photo shoots in this room when photographing products or projects.

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This little table has sat right inside the front door for several years now. I change out the decor on it occasionally but the vintage typewriter fits there so nicely it seems to always find its way back here.

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Across the room from the Nook sits my china cupboard. Old houses are not very well blessed with closets or cupboards for storage. My kitchen is very lacking in cabinetry, so my husband bought me this china cupboard so I would have a place to store things. I want to paint it white now - my husband keeps saying 
NO.

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The door to the right of the china cupboard opens into our laundry and bathroom. To the right of the laundry room door the house opens into our living room.
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To the right of the Nook is another cupboard I've had for several years. It has moved from place to place and now helps hold my pretty dishes and vintage glassware. The doors to the right go into the kitchen and my work space that I've fondly called my sewing/crafting/computer/school room. It has played multiple roles over the years but now functions mainly as Sew a Fine Seam's work space.

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View from the stairway looking towards the Nook with the outside door to the left.

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Probably my favorite thing about this room is that it got completely finished! Everything in this house needed renovated when we moved in almost 17 years ago. We've been at it ever since. This room got the attention first, along with the bedroom above it. The ceiling of this room sagged pretty bad so we took it and the floor above completely out - joists and all - and replaced it. The walls are striped - did you notice? It's subtle but it's there. The first time I painted I used flat paint and followed with glossy stripes in the same color. When we renovated the living room and painted it I repainted the dining room. The second time around I painted with satin finish paint and then used a faux texturing mixture to apply the stripes. I've loved my subtle stripes but it's time to paint again and I don't think I have it in me to paint stripes a third time!

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Another thing I love about my dining room is my table and benches. My Dad made these and this was the dining room table and benches we used when I was a kid. Several years ago I realized all of this was in pieces, languishing in my Dad's barn. I asked if I could have it, had a friend put it all back together and paint it for me. I love it. We use this table all. the. time. I use it for creating, cutting out fabric, designing, and everything else that goes along with my job. My girls use it to do school work, draw pictures, craft and play. We set it up with pretty dishes for special meals.

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Center of the house, center of our lives! It's a well used room and lots of memories have been created here. It was fun to show it off a bit today!
Thanks so much, Kim for having me over today, it was truly an honor!

Jill you are too sweet. Not quite the highest honor in blog land, but thanks for the compliment.

If y'all don't know Jill at Sew a Fine Seam I hope you will pop on over and say hi. Check out her etsy shop, too. She is one fine seamstress and she even made my camera strap that I still love.

Miss any past favorite rooms? Check them out here.

Have a super weekend!

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32 comments:

  1. What a pretty room...love that sweet nook!!

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  2. Two of my favorites here!!! I'm a longtime follower of Jill's work - she is crazy talented! Her poufs are awesome. Awesome house tour! Have a great weekend, Kim and Jill. xo

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    1. Awwww, Loi, what an honor to have you say that! Thanks so much my friend!

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  3. Such a pretty space and decorated beautifully!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  4. What a great tour Jill! Be still my heart, that is one awesome table and the fact that your daddy made it, is so very special! What a wonderful piece to have and to cherish. Thanks Kim for sharing Jill's great home with us!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! I love the table too and it's even more special because my Dad made it! I can't imagine parting with this one :)

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  5. I love how light and airy this room feels! I DID notice the painted stripes, but I was selfishly hoping it was wallpaper so I could duplicate it. I don't think I have it in me to paint stripes ONE time! Truly a beautiful room with lots of wonderful touches! Thanks for sharing, Jill and Kim!

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    1. Thanks Mimi - I won't lie and tell you painting stripes is easy! It takes patience and a LOT of painters tape!! LOL! I was only 25 the first time I painted it. Now at 40 I'm just not that motivated anymore!

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  6. Jill is so sweet!! I just love the charm of older homes, although I know they often come needing a lot of renovation. Jill and her husband have done a lovely job creating a dining room that truly seems to be the heart of their home.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Love Jill! She is one busy lady! And very talented. I've been following her on instagram for a while.
    Her home is beautiful! Love the decor.

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  8. Jill, I can see why this room is your favorite. You have it done and decorated so wonderfully!!! I really love love love you little nook! The curtains give it a very ethereal look... fabulous! Now I'm off to visit Sew A Fine Seam!

    Thanks Kim! Love that I can get to know bloggers that are new to me through this great series!

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    1. Thanks so much Yvonne! I love my nook too - right now it's getting piled full of stuff for an upcoming event! Nice to have a spot to stash the goodies that is out of the walk space - for a couple weeks at least - I get tired of it being crammed full and not pretty!

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  9. Love Jill's home and her "favorite room"...I love the fact that her dining room table and benches were made by her dad...how so very special to have that in her home...love all the details and her special touches. Jill and her hubby have done a great job in renovating their home...Great feature today Kim...have a great weekend Kim and Jill !!

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  10. Jill made the pillows in our master bedroom- she is beyond talented and just a lovely person all around! Love the tour- gorgeous!!

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  11. I follow Jill's blog. I love her old home! She's done a great job making it pretty. I am in love with her staircase railing though. I love old house architecture.

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  12. Luv that table and benches. The fact that her dad made them and they are her childhood pieces is so heartwarming .

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  13. Great Choice to feature Jill. I love her blog and her style. The little nook is so sweet. I love the way the light comes into that space too. Very pretty Jill.
    Kris

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  14. I just love the table! I like that it folds to make it the size needed for all that you use it for. And that your dad made it makes it even more special! The nook is so cute! I love the pitcher. I also like the box idea for shoes. Ours are piled up in a mess at the back door. Thanks for sharing Jill on your blog, Kim. I love seeing everyone's favorite rooms.

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    1. Thanks so much Jayne! Keep your eyes out for an old wooden box - I paid less than 10 for this one and painted it up! You will love having a specific spot to toss all those shoes and get them out of sight!

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  15. I really enjoyed seeing Jill's favorite room today. The light pouring into that nook makes the room seems open and airy which is hard to achieve in old homes. Love all her special decorating touches such as the grass growing in the basket that is hanging from the shelf. But the most wonderful thing is the table and benches that were made by her dad and continue to be used and enjoyed. That's special!

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  16. Kim, I'm so glad you shared Jill's room today, I've been a follower of hers for a long time and I've enjoyed her genuine, sweet personality as much as her sewing and decorating talents.

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  17. What a treat this was - I adore Jill she's such a sweetheart - and her dining room is simplistically beautiful with treasured memories making the pieces even more special !
    Thanks for sharing Kim ( and Jill )

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  18. It was such a lovely surprise to come here today and to see the favorite room of a lovely lady that I'm pleased to call my friend! I "met" Jill over a year ago but have never seen her dining room until today! The room is beautiful and, of course, is filled with treasured pieces that tell a story and which are as warm and inviting as the lady that they belong to. Thanks, girls...you made my Friday! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Seriously, Kimberly? You've never seen my dining room?! Oh wow - that means I've been really bad about sharing my home! I'll get a home tour on my blog stat! ;)

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  19. This is such a great series as it introduces us to so many new and talented bloggers!!1 I love Jill's dining room and see why she chose it! Love that the table and benches were made by her Dad, that is SO special to have. Now I will run over to see her blog. Both of you have a great weekend!!!

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  20. Thanks for introducing us to Jill. How special to live in a home that is over 100 years old. Beautiful spaces. I love the table and benches. What a special heirloom!

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  21. I have followed Jill for a long time. I love the sweet serenity of her home AND she is a very talented seamstress. xo Diana

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  22. Great feature! Jill's dining room is so pretty. Love that nook and love the story about the dining table!

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  23. A lovely bright and cheerful dining space!

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  24. While I absolutely love all the awesome goodies you have in your dining room and surrounding areas is that your home is so welcoming and warm. Feel like I could come in to chat, have a cup of coffee or tea, feel I'd been there before. You have done such a wonderful job creating a "home". Happy weekend

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  25. I love seeing all these beautiful photos, even though Jill is my sister and I've been in her dining room and eaten many yummy meals there. The nook adds such a fun accent to this room. I love all the detail she uses! {She got all the decor and sewing talent... ;) } {Lucky me~I just let her make things for me!} I love her camera straps too and her ruffled scarves!

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