Dining Room Reveal

Welcome to our new home's first "tour". The formal dining is probably the most finished of all our spaces. There are some things I would like to tweak, as always. For sure I'm on the lookout for the perfect new light fixture, I just haven't found the one that says "I'm yours!!" So for the moment were sticking with the builder grade fixture the house came with.

Here is what we started with-White walls and no window coverings-brand spank-in new.

Now it looks like this-
I painted this room myself, I love the richness of the brown in a more formal room. I don't really see this room being used as a diningroom often. With kids I tend to avoid carpet combined with food. I think it will be more of a "have some wine and chat room" or "play board games room" or a "Daddy brought some work home and needs a spot to use his laptop room" The view from the kitchen.
Looking towards the kitchen at the nook space. I'm at a loss as to what exactly I'm doing with it. I think if we didn't have small kids, It would make a neat little bar space. Maybe come Christmas I'll tuck a Christmas tree in here.
The dining set is a Craigslist find. I painted and distressed the chairs using Anne Sloan Chalk Paint in Antique White. The table I had planned to do white legs and re stain the top a darker wood.. but I'm actually liking this color with the bamboo we put on the windows.

 Things purchased new-Bike canvas (TJ Max), Wall Mirror (HomeDepot) The wall greenery cones (Hobby Lobby 60%off) The two wood wall right of the kitchen entrance (ross, the candles (ross), Scentsy warmer, grain sack (Uberchic home via Farm Chicks Show)and the bamboo blinds (Lowes)The bird cage was from our wedding (don't remember what store)The decorative jars on the buffet (Real Deals)Candle holders in the two windows (Ross) and area rug (Ross)

 The table, buffet, black bookshelf, Vintage white curtains, wall candle holder, Glass candle holder on the table and various nic-naks in the black shelf including the garden box with the recently broken handle, lamp with shade and candle tray are secondhand finds.



  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Loving the wall colour and the wall greenery, you did a brilliant job :)

  2. Love it! It looks amazing. I love the window treatments.

  3. Love the color scheme...so relaxing and inviting!

  4. Looks great. I love the bamboo blind/curtain combo...and that ceiling! It's to die for!