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Monday, March 5, 2012

Home Tour part 2 ~ Dining Room!

As promised, here is part 2 of the tour!  The dining room is off to the right when you come in the front door.  I had this furniture from my old house and I had the chairs redone before I moved because I had 100 yards a lot of this fabric.  Thankfully I still love it!

The walls are good ole Laura Ashley 4, which I had in my old DR too I think, I can't remember, but I know it I had it somewhere.  It's a great medium shade green that really goes with a lot of other greens.   We did the faux molding on the bottom to look like panels to break up the green.   The rug is another Overstock find.  You will find a common theme throughout this tour (if you stick it out, LOL) that I found GREAT wool rugs on Overstock.  Picking colors can be tricky but if you really aren't sure, you can order a small one and send it back if it's not right, just to make sure.

This is what you see when you look to the right at the front door







This is a different shot from the entrance off the Family room




Another shot from that way


Hutch with all my thrift store, consignment store and freebies.  I love vintage, junk and etc, what can I say? 


I have a love/hate relationship with flash on my cameras.  I took this picture with flash and without.  No flash won....   My mom found the lamp at one of our favorite consignment shops and I got the leopard shade at The Christmas Tree shop for $6.99.  I actually bought two, there is another one later on in the tour. ;)


Hutch again



I love tole.  I have some in my kitchen and some in my DR.  I don't think I have ever paid more than $10 for any of them.  Most of my trays were $2.99 at the thrift store.  This is a shot of the whole wall.





This was a china cabinet in my old house.  But I had my open hutch (which is now on the opposite wall) in my parents barn, waiting to be used for literally years.  While I did love the china cabinet, I really needed a buffet.  So I took the top glass part off and donated it.  Voila!  Instant buffet!




Still need a center piece here.  No clue what I want.  I drive myself crazy with these things.  I think I need a leopard chandy chord too!





The "BLANK" wall.  I'm still not sure what I am doing here, but the ideas are a'swirling.  I'm going to leave it with nothing until I decide.  Could be a long, looooonnnngggg time!  Any ideas?  I'd love to hear them!   I am also going to cover the chandy shades with leopard fabric. 




Just a few shots of some of my junkin' treasures!
















A long shot of the panels my dear friend Kathleen made.  She has been a busy bee helping me!  She takes my crazy ideas and makes them a reality.  God bless her.  I really need to learn how to sew......
The rods were all pieces I have collected over the years, brackets, finials, reeded rods and rings.  All at thrift stores and garage sales for literally pennies.   I spray painted them all black so they were uniform.  It's the little things that excite me.



                                                      If you missed Part 1, that is here.


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                                                         Between Naps on the Porch
                                                      Show off your Cottage Monday
                                                 Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
                                                                     
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                                                               No Minimalist here


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21 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful room! I absolutely LOVE your hutch and all the pretties you have displayed on it, and love the toile trays on the wall too!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am sooooo loving the tour!!! Everything is gorgeous...I new it would be;)! I can't wait to see more!!!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

HELLO...I mean knew...silly me!

Rooms by Ann said...

Ok I love your new dining room, It's so my style. I am crazy about that rug amd lamp. I have been looking for a buffet like that for a long time. So glad you are back I look forward to more. thanks for posting. please stop by and visit anytime.

Stacey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the toile, the trays, and that chandelier is heart stopping. Your dining room must be large to fit that many chairs.

Great job decorating and thanks for sharing!

Rooms by Ann said...

Hi I am so sorry I have been making changes , and did realize that word verafication was on I have tuned it off. It can be really annoying thanks.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Thanks for stopping by Kristi! My wall color is Soft Camel by Valspar.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kristi,

Your dining room is gorgeous! Of course you know I love the leopard rug. I love all your toile trays. The hutch is wonderful with your country French collection.

xo,
Dee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristi, gorgeous dining room, too. I love that fabric on the chairs and drapes. Can't go wrong with toile.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness! I'm dying here! I totally love your room...the hutch is gorgeous! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to tour more!!!

XO, Aimee

Kim said...

Kristi!!! I lost ya for a while there girl. I love the new Dining Room and it's got my wanting to see more of your gorgeous new home! I'll be checking back.
xoxo,
Kim

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous dinning room! I love the color of your walls!

Jen Kershner said...

Kristi, I can't believe how finished it all looks. It's like you've been there for years! I'm so impressed that you have known what you really like for years and my taste has evolved so much that I haven't been able to use a lot of my old stuff! Your house is just seamless! Also that hutch you stored for years really wants to come live with me. Sorry.

Shelia said...

Your dining room is so gorgeous! I love your table and chairs and the fabric on your chairs is so pretty. I'm in love with your hutch too! Oh, what lovelies you've poked in it! :)
Be asweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle said...

Hi Kristi! I'm your newest follower. I love your house, the dining room drapes are gorgeous! Stop by and see my blog when you have a chance. I think I found you through No Minimalist Here!

Michelle
New England Style

Becca said...

LOVE your dining room, Kristi! Your chairs are fab and your hutch filled with all things fun, modern and vintage mixed in is fabulous! Love your bunny weather vane!

The Martys said...

I love all your vintage finds. What a shopper you are. Especially love that white rooster!! Your drapes are gorgeous.

Michele Smith said...

Wow! again Kristi, your dining room is fabulous! I love your hutch with all your thrifty finds! I love your tole trays, I have some in my garage but have no idea what to do with them yet..Thank you for an idea!
I just adore your toile drapes and chairs, they are fabulous. This whole room is gorgeous!!

Oh I love the rug too!

natasja said...

im fromt the netherlands, so sorry if my english is not very well, but wow!! what a beautifull life you have!!

Cheri said...

Hi, I am new here- and just wanted to say that I love your dining room! The draperies especially! I am going to read more later! Just wanted to say hi!
Cheri
Curtain Lady Design

Carla Olson Gade said...

I'm enjoying the tour of your home immensely! How lovely! You are such a talented decorator. I love every room. I'm wondering what the dimensions of your dining room and your kitchen are. Any chance you can share that with me please?

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