Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The New Dining room

I am madly in love with farm tables, and I was looking for one for a very long time. When very unexpected the absolutely perfect one (perfect table and price) crossed my path in a Facebook yard sale, I had to get it.
Initially I was planning on getting it for my kitchen, but it was too big for the kitchen eating area. Hubby really assured me of that when we were looking at it, never the less, It came home with me.
The only way to make the table work was in the dining room.
I had a very formal dining room with very traditional furniture. I liked it and I had great memories in that dining room. But deep down, my heart was screaming to let it go and to go for what I really love. I sold my set in another Facebook yard sale and I started redecorating the dining room.



I used Miss Mustard Seed and Peeking Thru the Sunflowers (photo on the right) dining room as my inspiration.

 


This is how it looked before


I painted the walls in a light creamy color. Actually it was pretty much the same color than before I painted it in green. It's Aria Ivory  by Sherwin Williams.

And here is the result:


I'm still looking for a couple of chairs for each end of the table. 




I found this dresser at Savers long time ago. I painted it and stained it to achieve the antique look.
I'm a little obsessed with linens, so I have tons and tons of table cloths and napkins. These drawers came in very handy to storage them!


Most of my silver came from my home in Spain. Good thing my mom is kind of done with stuff. So I always load my suitcase when I visit!! Thanks mom!!  :)




I got the jute area rug at Joss & Main, the hutch at a yard sale, I did painted it, you can see the before and after HERE and the chairs at Marshalls.











The ironstone dishes and the antlers are finds from Brimfield Antique Show.


Hope you enjoyed my new dining room. Thanks for reading and please forgive my spelling and grammar!! ;)

XOXO

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I think you nailed it! So wonderful!
    What is a Facebook garage sale?? What a terrific find....I am still looking....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  2. Your dining room is lovely. I can imagine the wonderful gatherings that take place here! Good job

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  3. Thank you all so much for your sweet comments! They mean the world to me!!

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  4. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I also have great luck on Facebook Garage sales.

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  5. I love what you've done with your dining room! I also love that you decided to follow your heart and get rid of your old furniture and forge ahead!

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  6. Thank you so much Ellen! Yes, I am so glad I did it too!! The memories are still with me and now my dining room makes me smile every time i'm in there!!

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  7. It's a beautiful room and I love the table and chairs. I am decorating our new dining room and this room is great inspiration.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  8. Hi Sherry! Thank you so much for your message. I love your blog and your home!! I am so happy YOU like my dining room and you can find inspiration on it for your new dining room! You are a fabulous designer and I cannot wait to see your dining room when you finish decorating it!!
    Thanks so very much for visiting my blog!
    XOXO

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  9. Beautifully done. What a great job you've done with your own unique touches. Your dining room is wonderful.

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  10. I love Brimfield! After seeing your great finds, I think I will plan a trip there in May.

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  11. Your dining room is beautiful! That table is gorgeous and the perfect contrast to the lovely chairs. That is a great collection of silver from your home country. How lucky you are to have a second language, no need to apologize!

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  12. It's lovely! This is great inspiration! ;)

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  13. What a beautiful transformation. What a fresh new look. I love the table and your silver collection is amazing. ... I hope you'll come by and join our link party sometime!

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  14. Oh course you already joined the party. I meant to say, I hope you come by and join our party again sometime!

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  15. Featured you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  16. I love it! Your dining room looks absolutely fabulous! And, I love the plates on your table -- what pattern are they? Gorgeous - well done!

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  17. Christina your dining room looks fabulous! I love your blog and your beautiful house 😊 Miss Mary

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  18. This room is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I loved the green "before" picture, but this is so peaceful and calm!
    You are fortunate to have so many family items that are perfect for your home. They are a blessing :^)
    You do perfectly well in English, so never apologize...we know what you mean, and your pictures are GREAT!
    Blessings,
    J

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  19. Hi Christina! Just discovered your blog this weekend and am loving it and the ideas it has given me! What is the name of the pattern on your dishes on the table? They're really beautiful. :o)

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