June 26, 2011

Dining Room Reveal

This room has been naked since we moved in and it was starting to wear on me.  I like things done, finished and homey so this was a bit of a depressing room to see everyday.  When we got back from our long vacation I couldn't take it anymore and started to put stuff up and accessorize and this is what it looks like now.

Thrifted mirrors and frames painted white with green accents fill up the large wall behind the dining table (The print is a Joann's clearance bin find) and our DIY oversized chalkboard fills the wall opposite the french doors.  These doors let in a ton of light, especially around dinner time and it gets HOT!  This curtains are actually tapestry throws I found at Target in the college dorm section on clearance years ago and have traveled with us since.  Hubby mounted the hardware so the drapes would just skim the floor, I am not patient enough nor do I have the math skills to do that so thankfully hubby's strengths are my weaknesses.

Our table was found on Craigslist and after bringing it home and doing a little research we found that it is actually a really expensive table someone put a formica top on.  The plan is to have an oval marble (loveeeeee carrara marble) made for the top so we can fit more that 4 people around it.  The gray chairs we're found at Goodwill in a horrible oak-ish finish (I say oak-ish because it wasn't oak and it wasn't paint but it was bad) and I used some paint we had on had to refinish them (the gray is the color of hubby's office/wildlife preserve).  The wood chairs were found at a hotel liquidation center, recovered in painters drop cloth and trimmed out in black ribbon.

and here's a little peak at my kitchen staff....

I would love to have a settee or bench go along the back wall to add additional seating but I don't know how practical that is with small children...here are some inspirations...any thoughts?

 Have a blessed Sunday!



Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Your kitchen staff is precious, as is your reveal!

If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Ashley said...

Thank You Nicolette!! The staff is very eager to help but often ends up feeding most of the food to the dog :) Checked out your blog and LOVE it!!

Mindy @ Heart Maine Home said...

Very pretty! What a nice, bright space for family meals. I love your arrangement of mirrors and frames.

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Miss Charming said...

Cute transformation! I'm loving the web backed chairs!