With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Dining Room

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dining Room

Decorating my home has always been about working with hand-me-down pieces, antique shops finds, garage sale items and even items found curb-side. I have amazed myself on how inexpensively I have been able to spruce up and give new life to many pieces to create attractive spaces. It has taken many years and I am often switching pieces from one room to another and using things for many different purposes.
Robin's Egg Blue/Aqua Wall Paint from Lowes
Curtains were one sheer panel pulled up with satin ribbon for each window.

This was the original chandelier that came with the house... builders most inexpensive gold, basic, no frills version that had long tarnished into a not-so attractive light. Although I still dream of one day having a gorgeous crystal chandelier sparkling above the table this one will do for now. I spray painted it first with primer and then top coat and hung glass prisms (from Home Depot) and added the glass globes.
I found the ceiling medallion in a clearance bin long ago and after painting it white attached it to the ceiling.
We added brass sconces to either side of the china cabinet when we first moved into our home 25 years ago. As with the chandelier, I painted and added the prisms and found the globes on Ebay.
This pretty pie edge table was found at a local antique shop ages ago. The pitcher and cakes plates are from Home Goods. The lamp was probably found there as well .
My current table centerpiece is a silver urn filled with simple aqua berries. The sweet candlesticks were another Ebay purchase.
The hard wood floor was purchased from Home Depot 5 years ago. My husband installed it in the dining room, kitchen, eating area, foyer, laundry area and powder room.
A ceramic column stands in the corner with a vase of cattails and dried hydrangeas from last years garden.
This cabinet is also from our early years and was purchased unfinished. Made of pine, we stained it with a cherry finish. It is such a useful piece and holds my cherished linens, doilies and hankies as well as Christening outfits and other sweet items.
Our dining room table, chairs and china cabinet were gifts from my husbands parents early in our marriage. This room is used frequently and the pieces have some scratches here and there, but still a beautiful set.
As previously mentioned on my blog, this is my newest acquisition. I love how it looks in this spot and works well as a sideboard. The shelf on the wall above has found a home on many different walls throughout the house. I think it was a garage sale find.

I was not able to find just the right piece of fabric to cover the dining room chairs until I came across this perfect pattern on a shower curtain from Ebay. It is a heavy weave and just what I was looking for. It just covered six chairs with little fabric left over.

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Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your dinning room looks beautiful! I love what you did to the "builder's light fixture." Great idea. And I love the beauty of the wood floors. It looks like a big spacious room to hold tons of family meals there! Great job!!! Enjoy your day!

A Bushel and Peck and Pigtails Paper Trails said...

Lovely Dining room- love the pattern on the chairs!

Lady Farmer said...

Beautiful! And I never would have thought to use a shower curtain for covering chairs! Great idea!

The Nester said...

Great job with the chandy and sconces! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Jen said...

Oh my.... your home is so beautiful! :)
I just love your "pretty pie edge table"
it is SO cute!!!!

Many Blessings~ Jen

The Little Red Shop said...

What a lovely dining room!

: )

Julie M.

ps Your little Noodle Noggin hats are just darling!!!!

Stephanie said...

love your room! :)

Abbie said...

I really like your dining room! My favorite is the crystals on your lighting fixtures. I think every girl needs a bit of sparkle. And I really love your dried flower arrangement. As you know from visiting my blog and my landscape, we just put in a blue hydrangea bush, but I am going to have to wait a few years for blooms to cut. Did you dry your own flowers? If so, how did you get them to be so perfect? And by the way, your blueberry cake looks scrumptious...I am hungry! Abbie

Marie said...

Your dining room is so beautiful! I love the classic feel. That chandelier is fabulous! Thank you for sharing.


Ross said...

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