The dining room is finally finished and ready for Thanksgiving!
I am still completely smitten with the chandelier. It greets me with a smile each morning as I walk down the stairs. The dining room is also the first thing people see when they enter our front door so I am thrilled to finally have this room finished!
The large centerpiece bowl and table runner are my newest finds. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the runner has a nice metallic shimmer to it. It looks beautiful against the deep rich wood on the table.
I filled the centerpiece bowl with a few decorative balls from Hobby Lobby, but I plan to switch up the centerpiece often. The bowl is classic and simple. The centerpiece ideas are endless… mini pumpkins, lemons, apples, floating flowers, etc.
Next to the table is my lovely buffet and sunburst mirror.
On top of the buffet is a hand made table runner, a lamp and a couple of my favorite ruffle bowls.
I found this bowl at an antique store in Minneapolis last year. Isn’t it beautiful? It was my inspiration for bringing some pink into the room.
I always love a good gallery wall. The black and white pictures are hung in three different groupings along the wall.
Even though the pictures are getting quite old, I still love them. It is amazing how quickly the kids grow.
All the photos (except for the “Snow” sign) were taken by my good friend, Teri, from Blue Rock Photos. She lives in Colorado now and does some amazing work.
I originally bought enough of this pink and white fabric to make floor to ceiling curtains, but once the curtains were finished, I immediately realized that the pink was too overwhelming. The curtains drew too much attention away from the star of the room, the chandelier. I still wanted a touch of pink, so I bought some pre-made curtains from Target and sewed a smaller pink panel to the bottom.
Now they have the perfect touch of color without taking away from the rest of the room.
And since everyone loves a good before and after…
Ahh… much better!
Table and chairs- Macy’s Home Store (old)
Chair Recover- DIY here
Centerpiece Bowl- Crate and Barrel
Table Runner-Crate and Barrel
Black Frames- Pottery Barn
Buffet- DIY here
Sunburst Mirror-“Devon” Z-Gallerie
Glass Ball Lamp- Homegoods
Ruffle Bowl- Antique Store
Curtains- Target and DIY
Paint- Rainwashed Sherwin Williams
You are amazing, Tessie. Seriously. This is gorgeous work.
It's truly a beautiful room! You did really great on the color and embellishments! I like the pink bowl very much! It adds so much to the room! The curtains brings the whole thing together and I just love the new look!
Beautiful room transformations. Have you ever thought about wall decals, perhaps to pair them with the pictures and photographs? Decals are gaining in popularity and I believe they are a legitimate venue for creativity!