Monday, October 8, 2012

Dining Room Spruce Up

We have been busy busy trying to get some unfinished projects done. The dining room has been our main focus for now. We had popcorn ceilings plastered over, molding put up and finally now painted. We took down the crummy looking cabinets hanging on both sides of the china hutch. I said lets just hang plates and boy does that give it a cleaner finished look. We have an odd dining room in the center of our home because of an addition. It has six doorways and little wall space. It is nice and big so I love that for entertaining.

farmhouse dining room decor

Of course the mister had to decorate the top of the cabinet while I was at the store. I approve.


Fresh paint just makes a room feel so much nicer. Nothing like it for a sprucing up.


We still have a mish mash of furniture and a table we would like to replace but for now it will stay. You can see I don't have much wall space.





On my dream list a large harvest table and open shelved hutch. Much less formal than the ones I was given by my mother when she redecorated. I am so much more relaxed and like simpler less fussy furniture but I was thankful to have them and have used them for many years.





It only took us over a year to get all the crown molding painted. Anyone else on the slow track of home improvement like us? We are paying for it today. Both of us saying ooh and ouch when we are walking around the house.



44 comments:

Tracy said...

Looks pretty!

Barbara F. said...

Looks beautiful, I like the paint color very much. xo

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Beautiful! I really love the plates on the walls. I've been dying to do that in our kitchen.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I LOVE it Elaine! Love that color too. I personally like that all of the furniture doesn't match. I just posted my dining room re-do last night, and my goal was to be not formal. I think yours looks great! Oh, and your hubby did great on the decor, please tell him so.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I LOVE it Elaine! Love that color too. I personally like that all of the furniture doesn't match. I just posted my dining room re-do last night, and my goal was to be not formal. I think yours looks great! Oh, and your hubby did great on the decor, please tell him so.

Shelia said...

Hi Elaine! Oh, I just love everything. Love the soft yellow wall color. Looks a lot like the color I used in my kitchen. I like your white hutch, it looks so big and you've dressed her so nicely. Your hubby did a great job decorating the top.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mrs. Sutton said...

Hi Elaine - it looks fabulous! It's been almost three years since I moved into my 'new' home, and I have been planning the decoration of my dining room ever since! The furniture is absolutely fine, and I know how it's going to look inside of my head, but alas, the paint hasn't reached the actual walls yet...sigh!
Good for you for getting it done in double quick (compared to me) time - lol!!
best wishes from England,
Paula x

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Elaine, I think it looks so pretty! I am like you about unfussy furniture. Someday we'll get there! Jean

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Elaine,
Your crown turned out beautifully! and your hutch looks so perfect in your dinning room. The shade of yellow you have is so close to one I had in my last home I love the color, and all your fall decorations are so festive! You and I are for sure on the same track...it also took us 1 year to have all the trim,molding and all the wood work installed and painted in our home. I posted about our crown today too. We must be thinking alike LOL :) It sure is good to be done with all the dust, I think it took me a week to to through every room and clean.
I see a beautiful quilt hanging from a chair by a desk?. Did you make it? Its lovely.
Sending hugs, Elizabeth

Beth Edwards said...

i really love your country flair. so pretty. the colors & mixed match is so lovely. thanks, for sharing. big hugs. (:

Elizabeth said...

I just love your dining room! Everthing is so beautiful!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is gorgeous. I love the space you have and it will easily entertain quite a few. Beautiful color and the moldings are just wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Denise said...

Your dining room looks great, Elaine! I love the colors and the plates on the wall are just perfect. I like your mix of classic furniture; I prefer that to a lot of the new stuff out there. :)

Have a wonderful day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

It looks like a wonderful place to hang out. Love the chairs.

Olive Cooper said...

The plates look wonderful Elaine. We are awful at home improvement. We shall never get the bedroom completed and now it has turned into a storage room for my resell business unfortunately.

Cozy Little House said...

I don't think I've had the pleasure of seeing this room in your home, Elaine. It's a nice big space for your family to entertain and pretty to boot.
Brenda

Lois' Laughlines said...

You're home is lovely. i love the hutch.
blessings to you.

martinealison said...

Merci pour le partage de ces belles photos...
gros bisous

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

It looks beautiful Elaine. Can't wait to see you on Friday!

The Boston Lady said...

Elaine, your dining room looks just lovely. The colors and windows make it so light and inviting. I know you got the hutch from your mom, I love it - was it always white? I ask because I have one similar that is very dated and wood and I've often thought of painting it. Everything happens slowly around here! Ann

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Very pretty dining room and the wall color is such a nice shade of yellow.

Lottie said...

Beautiful dining room! The word HOME keeps coming to mind as I look at the photos.

Kris said...

Love the fresh paint and crown molding! That is a nice big room! But having so many doors does make it hard to place furniture. I have that problem in both my living, and family room.
I know that thing about having more wants than money too!!!
: ( Kris

Sharing Shadymont said...

Your home looks so warm and comfortable! It gives the feeling of family and love! Enjoy your finished room.

Merlesworld said...

Look very pretty, I like rooms with lots of doors and windows let in lots of light and always feels fresh.
Merle....

Angela said...

So cozy. I love it all!

Cheapchick said...

If your hubby ever gives up the powerman gig he should take up staging! Your dining room looks very cozy and inviting.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Ohhh and ouch seems to be a regular sound out of my mouth. I try not to, but then I move, and it just slips out....we still haven't finished all the molding...and the last door knob is bought but sitting nicely on the table, not in the door!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Your home looks lovely! it should inspire me to paint and make a few nice touches here and there.

Chenille Cottage said...

Home Sweet Home....It's so welcoming...so peaceful. Ahhhh.....You've created a safe place filled with love for your family.
Blessings, my friend,
Carolynn

acorn hollow said...

It looks great and oh so neat an clean.
Cathy

Melanie said...

What a beautiful dining room, Elaine. Love the wall color, the crown moulding, and the plates beside the hutch. How did you hang them?

Tania @ Out Back said...

Looks like all those oohs and ouch's have been worth it though Elaine. It all looks lovely!

Love those thrifted chairs :)

x

Karie's Chic Creations said...

I love the look. And I love the white china hutch. You have decorated your home beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the hutch and plates are always one of my favorite thing to decorate with. Very pretty! Thanks for stopping by, Laura

Jeannee said...

Very homey and comfortable! In fact I can easily picture (a) having a nice hot meal in here! (b) my former kitchen table fitting in here nicely - it was a library table I bought @ secondhand spot called "Feather Your Nest" :)

ImSoVintage said...

I love your eclectic mix of furniture, Elaine. I think it gives it a very homey look. The paint color really adds to the feel.

Hugs,
Laura

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your dining room looks lovely, Elaine!!! I think it's so cute how Mr. Sunny decorates. He really did a great job on the top of the china cabinet! :D

We have a list of repairs we need to make around the house, and I would love to install crown molding upstairs in the bedrooms. We only have it in the hallway for some reason. :/

Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend!

xo,
RJ

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That looks very fresh and inviting...

you did a great job.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Debra said...

It looks absolutely WONDERFUL!

lulumusing said...

Your kids are sure to like the changes going on in your house. All the Halloween things are such fun. Your paint color looks very similar to my bedroom. Is it a Benjamin Moore?

nancy said...

You could de-formalize the table by changing the legs? Take off the doors to the china hutch and/or paint, take out the lights? Sometimes it just takes time to get where you want to be. We still have a thrift store dining table. I want to upgarde too to something nicer...

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I can't believe I've missed a few of your posts this week!
I love this make over in your dining room Elaine.
The yellow is happy. I love it. Your table and hutch look lovely. I don't suppose you could take the doors off your hutch...to open it up?
I guess you've probably already thought of that... I like it. I love the lights on it.
The chairs and your table...beautiful. All nice homey touches.

Pat

beautyandcharminlife said...

I love this post, your house is so pretty. You should invite me sometime! ;D

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