Thursday, June 21, 2012

Show Us Your Life: Our Dining Room

I had good intentions of getting this room totally finished before this week's Show Us Your Life link-up, but I didn't quite make it.  Oh well... it's pretty close, anyway... :)


Here's our dining room, y'all!  (Don't mind those naked windows.  I actually already bought the curtains [a creamy white linen] and the rod [antiqued bronze] but haven't had the chance to hang them yet.  So use your imagination. :))


Raise your hand if you can guess where our dining room table and chairs came from.  (I told you guys I had a slight obsession with Pottery Barn... if you're curious, the dining room table is here, and the chairs are here.)  But, in my defense, I didn't pay full price for either the table or chairs.  We scored the table at the PB Outlet in San Marcos, TX (or, as I like to call it, heaven) and had a coupon for the chairs.


I found this buffet from a local, family owned furniture refinishing shop, and I'm pretty crazy about it.  It has great lines, and the paint job and distressing was impeccable. 


There's a little too much white on this wall, but I'm pretty okay with it.  I think the pictures of our cute niece and nephew make up for it. :) (Oversized gallery frames from here.)


See that empty nook over there behind the dining table?


This was my great-grandmother's piano, and I love it so much because I learned to play on it, and it definitely has sentimental value.  However it's clearly a little beat up, and I've been toying with the idea of painting it for awhile now but haven't been able to commit to a color.  As I'm not quite sure what's going to become of the piano, I've had a hard time figuring out what to hang above it.  The obvious choice would probably be a mirror, but I think I want to do something a little more personal/quirky.  I feel like Pinterest probably holds the answer, but I haven't stumbled across the perfect thing yet.  (Although that's definitely not for lack of trying...)


Here's the staircase nook that I think is technically part of the dining room (although I also showed it during the tour of our living room).  And if that chair looks familiar, it's because, up until a week or so ago, I had it in our master bedroom.  We brought it into the living room the other night to see what size chair we needed to try and buy to go next to the bookcase, and ended up really liking it there.  I'm not sure if this will end up being the chair's permanent home, but I'm enjoying it here for now. :)


I told you guys about my "grace" wall hanging here, and I'm still loving it.


Last, but not least, here's a closer look at our tablescape (if you can even call it that, it's so simple).


These cloches are super simple, but I didn't want to overwhelm the beauty of the table, itself, with too much stuff. 

And that's our dining room.  I've had a lot of fun with this room, and I'll be excited when I can finally declare it DONE! :)

32 comments:

Sugarr2518 said...

Wow! Your dining room area is just gorgeous! I love the high ceilings and all:) Your decorations are simple, but they make such an impact. I think that is so sweet that you kept your grandmothers piano, especially because of the sentiment it holds:)

Established: 2008 said...

Love that you have that piano! What a cool piece of history. The whole room is beautiful!

Becca Christensen said...

Ohmygosh! I'm in love with your dining room!

Emily said...

I love love love your dining room! The decor, the colors, the pictures-it's all so beautiful!

Lauren & Eddie said...

LOVE your runner and buffet!

Danielle said...

Love!! Where did you get the runner? I'm obsessed and need one!

Liz said...

Holy cow I love looking at your house!

Susie @ Step inside my home said...

What a lovely dining room you have. Ilove the G-r-a-c-e letters you created. Perfect for a Dining area. So clever! Susie

Heather said...

I loooooove your dining room!! I love Noteworthy's Home stuff, too! They inspired me to paint my own!! I painted my family piano last week and it was SO easy!! You should use Annie Sloan's paint... I did mine in an afternoon! Go check out my blog for pictures of it!!

Annabelle said...

I loved the Grace idea and have been contemplating a similar idea since you first talked about it! Beautiful dining room!

Savvy Seasons said...

Love it all, great job, girl! Love the cloches, great touch! Have a great weekend! xo ~Liz

Cristi Atchley said...

I love the simplicity of your table! The centerpiece is perfect! And your white buffet is so lovely and classy!

Allena said...

Wow! It looks great! I am jealous of your wood floors and lightness of the room. The 'GRACE' sign is my favorite. :)

Pamela said...

Your space look great and I too love that runner!

Jenny said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!! I love how open your space is! And, the table and chairs...and the hutch...and the awesome "Grace" sign...wow. SO gorgeous!!

Tiffanie BV said...

Love your room! Newest follower here.

Anonymous said...

what is the paint color on the walls?

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

You have a very pretty dining room. I love the runner and cloches on the table.

Dee

momMYsliceoflife said...

Another beautiful room in your house!! Do you know what paint color is used in this room? We are wanting to lighten our walls and I LOVE yours.

Amanda said...

Beautiful dining room. simply Stated but so nicely put together. Glad to have found your blog! Amanda @ http://thelittlelilypad.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Gorgeous!! Love the dining room set and the touches of green. Beautiful!

I am so jealous you have PB outlet. We don't and I wish we did as I have an addiction to PB myself!

Cathy's World said...

Love your DR. Love, love your chairs. Beautiful room!

Faith said...

You are so cute and you crack me up with way you say/write things! I just love it! And you!

And everything in your house looks beautiful!!

Jessica said...

Your home is so beautiful! I love your table set, and the runner is too cute. :-)

ean said...

PB Outlet in San Marcos takes coupons?? Where do you get the coupons from?? Please share! I will be heading there soon- it's around the corner from me.

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Stopping for a visit from Kelly's Korner!
I'm sure you've already heard this but your dining room space is absolutely beautiful!
This is how my dream dining space would look.
My favorites are your buffet, table runner and the white walls!
I'm a fan of Pinterest too!

Debra said...

So Pretty! I LOVE your 'Grace' wall hanging. Such a neat idea!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Very pretty! I love all the simple touches, like the table runner (I've been wanting to make one like that for a while now!) and the Grace wall art! The staircase is gorgeous as well!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Your dining room is beautiful! Great job :)

Ashley Davis said...

Love your table decor!!! Where did you get the centerpieces from?

Ashley Davis said...

Love your table decor!!! Where did you get the centerpieces from?

Kari said...

what is the paint color on the walls?

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