Friday, January 30, 2009

Chez Moi - My Dining Room Completed

Well here finally is a completed room in my house. I say completed very loosely because I am constantly tweaking and I'm sure I'll redo that hutch any day now. But the paint, Svelte Sage by Sherwin-Williams is not changing any time soon. The curtains are ticking inspired, the hutch, table and chairs are all vintage or antique, as is the chandelier. I have vintage and new dishes and silver displayed in my hutch. The botanicals are repro from Ross and were a gift. The shag rug is from Target. The corner chairs are borrowed from a friend {who doesn't want them back} and everything else was bought second-hand, at Ross, thrifted, or found. Hope you enjoy!






My vintage farmhouse chairs



Centerpiece - books on entertaining and a cookbook/memoir of Van Gogh combined with topiaries (faux of course) and a great finial and vintage transferware covered bowl.




My teastained upholstered corner chairs. For instructions on tea-staining, click here



A little French Gilt.... a vintage frame from a cast-off oil painting and a vintage french postcard turned backward to see the french handwriting... circa 1920's



Ironstone platters on the wall
A shot looking into the kitchen

39 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Oh, It looks so.so pretty. Don't you just love walking into that room and walking back into that room????? You've done a great job, and I love it all. Are you considering painting the back of the hutch....Rhoda at Southern Hospitality did beadboard in the back of a bookcase and it looked great. I'm thinking all your lovely white ware would show up better against a darker background. Just my thoughts out loud, but I do love it all....thanks for sharing!!
suzanne

Reese & Marie said...

Hey Suzanne,
Thanks for the compliments! I have tried putting dark scrapbook paper in the back {less permanent than paint} but it seemed like so much brown, green, and white. I need to try a different scrapbook paper... another excuse to go shopping! I agree though - I will maybe try that and post pics next week! Thanks again for visiting!

Kelly said...

so very beautiful! everything came together SO nicely. I lobe the vintage farmhouse chairs!!

Reese & Marie said...

Thank you so much Kelly!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The chairs and the table look just lovely together! I think that the overall effect is charming! Beautiful room.

Tracy said...

Amazing job! I really couldn't picture your oak table with the white chairs, but you had the vision and it turned out beautifully! Love the wall color too.

Joy said...

Beeeeeautiful!

Simplicity Cottage said...

love, love, love your dining room! very charming...looks like a photo in a magazine!

hugs
donna

Laura said...

This takes my breath away! Everything is beautiful - perfect!!!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Love it! Such a clean, crisp but inviting look you have created.

Of course I love the faux topiaries...;)

I'm in the midst of decorating my dining room too. I am really noticing your svelte sage paint. Do you like it in person? I'm thinking of something similar (lemon verbena) for my kitchen.

Thanks for showing us your beautiful room.

Donna

Jill said...

Beautiful! What color would you paint your hutch? It looks great the way it is. Love the plates/platters above the hutch.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

This room is amazing! You did a wonderful job and I love, love the chairs! Beautiful fabrics and they look so good with that gorgeous table. Lovely color on the walls too - very soothing!

Good job!

Hugs,
Kathleen

The Scooper said...

Girl, I am dying here. Dying! Your dining room is gorgeous. It came together beautifully and perfectly. And of course I love that you were super frugal about all of it. Thanks for sharing.

I totally want to avoid the 10 piles of laundry and messy bedroom today and decorate something instead. Sigh.

As for the award, THANK YOU! What fun to get an award. This is my first.

Keep up the loveliness!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Kari, it turned out just fabulous! I do love your new table & I think those chairs are perfect. Your hutch filled with the ironstone and platters on the wall really finish it off. I do love it all, I don't think it could have come together any better.

I'm gonna get to working on my DR too & the red is going soon!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Absolutely stunning!

Renee

Simplicity Cottage said...

Thanks so much for the nice comment. I will post some pics of my little cottage soon. It is informal and very comfortable. You are welcome to visit anytime...for a chat and a nice cup of tea!

I must tell you once again, I really love your dining rooom. It is stunning. I don't have a dining room in my tiny cottage...looking at yours makes me wish I did!

Kelly said...

Oh I love it! It all looks so great. Love the white dishes in the hutch and the way you arranged the top of the hutch etc. Your centerpiece on your table is very unique. I love the soft colors and vintage feel of the room. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing your pretty room!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Your dining room is beautiful! You pulled it together is such a classic way and kept it personal, too. Just lovely.

Thank you for the award. I have been working for hours on a new post and on passing on the award, and now I can't get it to publish! So frustrating.......I will try again tomorrow.

Reese & Marie said...

Thank you all so much for your kind words and for all the encouragement, inspiration and creativity you inspire in me. I appreciate so much your input and am glad you find the room pretty. I am already wanting to tweak with the centerpiece feeling it's too heavy with the topiaries but then I read comments like the ones you've left and I feel so wonderful and lucky. Thank you again so very much!

Shabby Mama said...

it looks soo so sooo so GOOD..awesome job! so fresh! such attention to detail..FAB!

Kasey said...

Kari,
everything looks wonderful!
I love it all.....
xxoo

Amber said...

I LOVE IT! The chairs look beautiful, and I love the fabric! Where did you find it? Also love the table runner, the rug, everything.

Reese & Marie said...

Thank you all. Amber, I got the chairs complete with the fabric at a local shabby antique collective called Room With A Past (you can visit their website). I got the rug at Target and the table runner on super clearance at Pier 1.

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Jeanneoli said...

The room turned out amazing! Love the table and the chairs look perfect. My favorite part is the gilded frame and the framed postcard.

Jen Kershner said...

Your dining room is sheer perfection! You did a wonderful job. I'm going to go look at the pics again so I can try and take it all in.

Lisa said...

You did a wonderful job. I love how beautiful all the white dinnerware looks.
Blessings
Lisa

Meg said...

This looks lovely! You did such a great job. Now if I can just get my dining room started, let alone finished. Thanks for such a great blog!

Meg

Momovthree said...

I'm blown away! I think this is absolutely gorgeous. You did such an amazing job, it's cozy and inviting. I imagine you are having trouble leaving the room and want to sit and stare! The chairs are so pretty, you have me wondering if I should paint mine.
~Michelle

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Abigail said...

HI, I'm new to your blog.

Your Dining Room is beautiful! A job well done!

I'll be back often : o )

Abigail

Melissa Miller said...

Just gorgeous!
Love the room. :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

The room is really lovely! I'm working on my dining room right now, and yours has inspired me. Thank you! :-)

Chris said...

I am loving the look of your blog , great design.
Chris

C Maisy said...

Just stunning. I love how you used the table. I'm sure you are so happy with the way it turned out.
OK...now can you come to my house??
:)

Inspired Kara said...

The room looks GREAT! I love the chairs!!!

Stephanie H. said...

What a pretty room. I love your farmhouse chairs and the empty frame and french postcard. I really love the paint color too. Great job.

Coastal Nest. said...

WOWEE!!!

now that turned out wonderfully!
Isnt it grand when things go your way? I love the chairs with the table, great job-girlfriend!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a charming room you've put together, I love it !!!

I came over via Rhoda, nice to meet you.

All the best,
Kathy :)