Simple Summer Dining Room

6.27.2018

It is officially summer and I am finally getting in the mood to update rooms around the house to showcase summer in a simple way with simple accessories and adding the colors of summer.

Today I'm sharing simple summer style in the dining room.




A whitewashed dough bowl filled with vintage Japanese fishing floats, a grain sack runner with the perfect French blue stripes, lighter brighter drapes and changing out the art refreshes this room for summer.

This vintage grain sack was found on our trip last week. We were pretty close to Charles S. Phillips antiques, that I had heard so much about from other bloggers, so we made the drive. What should have taken about forty five minutes to get to took two hours due to very heavy traffic on the bridge that crosses Mobile Bay. We got there only an hour before they closed and it was so hot that I was literally melting. I was wanting another grain sack and I had no clue how much they were selling them for as there was no sign. There were shelves stacked with them.When I went to pay for it I found out that they are only twenty dollars and should have gone and grabbed some more, but I was just too hot and tired.
If I ever get back there it will be when it's much cooler.

The darker peacock painting has been replaced with my pastoral pulled from another spot in the house. Actually I just swapped the two paintings.

I whitewashed this dough bowl a couple of weeks ago. I simply mixed some white paint I had with some water and brushed it on.

The whitewashing shows all the nooks and crannies. The vintage floats had were wrapped in string, but I cut all that off and ordered another set of the floats on ebay.

I moved the lamp to the hutch and love the way it looks on at night.

The wicker chairs still work well as host and hostess chairs and I replaced the gold colored check pillows with blue gingham pillows as I add more blue through the house.

I still plan on painting the ceiling as soon as I have time. I want the yellow weeded out.

As you can see I replaced the yellow/gold color checked drapes with some fresh blue striped linen drapes and love the lighter casual look.





You can check out how this room looked last time I shared it in February here.

Have a great day!

12 comments:

  1. It looks very fresh Kim! Love your new grain sack.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love seeing your dining room in every season! Love the lamp on the hutch and I bet is does look wonderful at night! Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. i love the incorporation of blue and how casual and pretty the room looks.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kim, I love the refreshed summer look in your dining room. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The wicker chairs give it that casual summer vibe. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the dough bowl of fishing floats! If you were happy with the seller can you share which e bay seller you got them from? Want to do the same idea mixed in with seashells. Thanks! Love the look of the whitewashed dough bowl too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Joanne, I got them from the seller "thenauticalplace". Good prices on the sets of floats and very quick shipping. Thanks

      Delete
  7. Hi Kim,
    That really is a fresh, "cool" look for summer. I know how hot it gets where you are so anything that takes away that "warm" look is great.
    Hope you have a great Wednesday- xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm so happy you have not painted your hutch and chairs. They are beautiful and it would be a shame to cover the color and grain of the wood.The blues you are bringing into the room is lovely. I'm inspired to add blue too. Right now I have a smokey purple in my dining room. It is a great color, but after 15 years I'm ready for a change don't you think?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your rug. Where did you find it and are you happy with it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's from Pottery Barn and yes I'm happy with it. Bought one for the great room, too.

      Delete
  10. Have you thought of painting your ceiling a blue color?

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS