Dining Room

Gorgeous Dining Room Reveal

Dining Room with Planked Wall

I am sure most of you remember the fantastic empire style buffet that I did for my friends and neighbors, Jane and Marty.  They were in the midst of a total house renovation and wow – what a huge deal!  It included gutting the entire main floor and creating a beautiful open floor plan with huge windows, a fantastic new kitchen and great room, plus both a new mud room and laundry room and large porch off the back of the house.  It is finally complete and their home is stunning.

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White Chairs in the Dining Room for Christmas

I have finally painted my dining room chairs white! I say finally because it has been one of those annoying items on my “to do” list that I’ve had for years.  I have only one yet to complete as I ran out of wax and need to go buy more today.  I am using Annie Sloan Old White with her clear and dark wax on them.  In the meantime, I’m sharing a few Christmas pics of our home that I had hoped to share with you yesterday.

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What Would YOU Do? A Traditional Dining Room Set

Dear Readers, please give Laurie some advice!  We are looking forward to your ideas!

I get quite a few readers who ask for a little advice on a decorating or paint project that they are about to embark upon.  I thought, why not share on the blog and have my fantastic viewers add their opinions?  You all rock whenever I am unsure of what to do and I know you have great advice to share!

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A Vintage Farmhouse Table Before and After

The vintage farmhouse table is done!  It went from dirty, dark and drab –

To modern farmhouse fab ♥
The table’s bottom was painted in Annie Sloan’s Old White and distressed to show off its lines.  The top was sanded back and stained in a mixture of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash.  It was sanded again and another coat of stain applied for a super smooth finish.  A final coat of wipe-on poly was added as a sealer.

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Spring Decor – Easter Egg Chandelier

My spring decor continues!  Yesterday, I shared our spring mantel with blue mason jars and daffodils to add a pop of sunshine yellow!  Today is my dining room chandelier.  I have a box of very old Easter eggs that were purchased at an estate sale as well as some beautiful hand painted eggs that my mother-in-law bought for me.  Every year, I hang them from our dining room chandelier.

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Christmas In My Home and a Friday Giveaway

 Here are a few pics to share of my home decorated for Christmas.  It is far from a professionally designed house but it is home!  I know the tablecloth is a little short on length 🙂 but wanted to show you all what I meant about it being super long.  I also am happy to say the Persian dresser (in the corner of my living room) has found a new home in Galveston, TX but it will be in my home over the holidays (yeah!)

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The Dining Room and a Pop of Blue


  Last week, I was able to work a little more on my dining room.  You all know that I wasn’t totally happy with it before.  I had found a fantastic farmhouse table and was contemplating changing the room up by replacing my current table with my new find.  However, my current table has large extensions for holiday dinners (super useful) and was originally quite expensive.  Many said that my new find (farmhouse table) would not complement my china cabinet and I must say, I agree.  Many also said that I should go for it and make the room what I want it to be without regard to the original cost of my table.  Both valid points.  I read all of your comments and took them all to heart.

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