Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Little Dining Room Update...



We have been very busy with house projects, as always! We have slowly added more furniture to our dining room and it is beginning to look somewhat complete. We still need to paint the crown molding and replace it on one wall.  











I am still working on styling the buffet.  I haven't quite decided what I want it to look like yet. I did paint some blue to the drawer fronts though.  I think it helps break up the white.  Although, the blue is light, it adds some dimension to the piece.  This buffet was given to me by my parents. It was actually in my room when I was a baby.  It has been with me every place I have ever lived (except Germany). :) 




I framed a piece of a vintage, crocheted table cloth and hung it above the buffet. I love it there. Although, not hers, it reminds me of my grandmother for some reason.




This is the view into the front entryway. I am working on a sign that will hang on the blank wall next to the kitchen.  It is currently leaning against the wall...






Here is a little glimpse of the kitchen.  We are still working on it.  I added a beadboard blacksplash, but still want to beadboard the entire kitchen, floor to ceiling.  I really wish we had stainless steel appliances but these were brand new when we bought the house, and we just can't justify replacing them right now. 




I would love to paint our cabinets, but my husband is totally against it.  He doesn't request much, so I figure, he wins on this one...for now. ;)


This is looking down the hallway.  Our living room is at the end.  We still have quit a bit to do in there, so more on that later. I still need to paint that closet door so ignore that....while your at it, ignore the mess in the living room.




Just a reminder of what these spaces looked like when we moved in...







  

This is actually after I painted the stairs, but it's the only before photo I have of the hallway. 

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28 comments:

  1. I love your dining room, and your buffet is beautiful. What a wonderful heirloom to have. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! It is always encouraging to receive positive comments! You have a wonderful weekend as well!

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  2. Beautiful home you have there, love your diningroom. I'm your newest follower and on pinterest too!

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  3. LOVE your style! Newest follower here...and pinterest. Love your dining room SO much!!!

    ♥Linsey

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    1. Thanks so much, Linsey! Love your blog!

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  4. Hi,
    It looks so beautiful!! Your home is just lovely!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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    1. Hi, Melinda! Thanks for the visit! I hope your week was wonderful as well.

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  5. You've really done alot with your home! It looks great, I love your style. My husband was against me painting my oak kitchen cabintes white but he likes it better now. Isn't paint great?!

    Becky @small-simplethings

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    1. Becky- Paint is wonderful! Good thing you went with your instincts! They usually end up seeing it our way. ;)

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  6. What a gorgeous dining room! I love the wall color and the bead board! It's a totally magazine worthy room. I like the wicker chairs a lot, too.
    I kind of like your cabinets~they play off the other colors really well. White would be cool, but they really are pretty just the way they are.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I struggle with whether to paint them or not so I appreciate the compliment. I am sure they will remain unpainted for a while!

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  7. Gorgeous makeover! I love the chair at the head of your table. I never would have thought to pair them all up. Looks like you guys have done a ton of work. Awesome job!

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  8. Oh-PS. I am IN LOVE with the frame bulls head! So amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Becca! He is vintage and I scored him off Ebay!!

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  9. Beautiful! I am inspired to do the wainscoating wall I LOVE IT!!! And I love the framed bulls head!!! Came over from your feature on Jennifer Rizzo.com & following you now, can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you, Jen! I am your newest follower too! You blog is great!

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  10. Hopping over from Jennifer's. Wow! Love what you've done with the place, much more fresh & airy! Especially the wainscoting & pendants....LOVE!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and the visit, Rebecca!

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  11. just came over from Jen's party, love your dining room and house photos, come visit when you can. xo

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    1. Thank you, Debra! Off to visit your blog now!

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  12. Love the dining room! How neat that you have had that sideboard since you were a baby, love pieces like that. I have also been wanting to paint my dark wood kitchen cabinets but hubby wants to keep them dark which makes me second guess myself. But white kitchens are so fresh and bright so we'll see ;)
    I am a new follower, found you through Jennifer Rizzo's link party. Off to search your past posts.

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! To paint or not to paint...the constant dilemma! Good luck! :)

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  13. What a nice dining room... you have a lovely, inspiring blog!

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  14. What color is about the wainscoating? It's beautiful. Is it blue or grey or ....what? I have to know.

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  15. Thanks! The color is Sherwin Williams-Comfort Gray. It is a bluish-gray that really does look different as the light in the room changes. Just the right amount of gray in it.

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  16. Looks so cute! I LOVE the style. Over here from Freckle Face Girl. New follower!

    Britta @ TheHandmadeHouse.net

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