Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our Dining Room Reveal

I will be posting Our Christmas Room Reveal's soon..  So I wanted to make sure you got to see the way our home looks on a everyday basis first. Here is our Dining room Reveal. We fell in love with our new house for the backyard, the round arched doorways throughout and the fact that we finally had a separate dining area again! Even though it's our least used room in our house :( ..I'm working on changing that! The above before picture shows what it looked like when we purchased, with the previous owners decorating.. It showed very nicely when we saw it for the first time, it just wasn't our style.. As I have said before in previous posts.. We had professionals refinish all the hardwood flooring to a dark 'Ebony' tone. We actually didn't paint the walls in here, just added lots of our painted furniture for a softer, lighter look. To make the room appear bigger we switched the table direction to come out from the window. And changed out the old chandelier and all the window hardware and curtains to new, natural linen light weight curtains with white cotton sheers underneath. See more below.

In the corner of our dining room we have a mini bar cart set up. It is a metal stand with a marble top. It features a silver tray and a mix of empty vintage decanters and a glass ice bucket which I got from Homesense a few years ago. I'm not a true drinker.. so I always get flack for the decanters being EMPTY! For me it's just for looks ;)
On either side of the window we hung 2 Antique architectural drawings, framed in simple black Ikea Ribba Frames
Our Current Centrepiece is a wooden box filled with dried hydrangeas and vanilla scented candles. My favourite vanilla candles are the pillar ones from Ikea. Here I used two Hurricane glass vases to hold the ivory coloured candles. And for a little added french flair I wrapped the outside of the candles in a black striped jute webbing.
Our Dining hutch provides tons of much needed storage and display space.. currently it holds my granny's dishware set.. I just love the simple floral detail around the edge of the dishes.
I need all the display space I can get.. So I used the top of our hutch to display a few decor items.. A neutral vignette made up of Hydrangeas in a burlap wrapped vase, a wooden bunny and a white soup tureen. With a empty weathered chicken wire garden terrarium on the right side. 
Our Dining hutch was a Kijiji online find for only $75.. I absolutely love the metal grill detail over the glass. It was originally a darker wood, So to make it more my style I painted it Benjamin Moore Natural Linen and changed out the hardware.
See the full transformation here.
 We have 3 different types chairs in this space. I know it sounds like a lot of chairs for one room but because of the material and the colouring of them, they all play nicely together. The head chair's are made from a linen fabric with large metal studs, they were originally used in our previous home's kitchen. They are from Restoration Hardware. The X-back chairs were a Kijiji find that I painted BM Natural Linen to match our hutch and added white linen ruffled slipcovers. You can see the full X-back chair transformation here. Lastly the captain chair's on either side of our hutch are my latest kijiji find!! I fell in love with the french provincial look and the cane back detail .. I will be sharing more info on that amazing transformation coming soon...
Some of our Dining decor... Under one of the shutters I have a Wrought iron urn filled with simple moss balls from Restoration Hardware, displayed with a vintage demijohn jug.
This is our view from our hall into our dining room
Our White dining chandelier wasn't always white.. It used to be gold.. I spray painted it last year. And added the ornate ceiling Medallion for a vintage feel.
Here is Our Dining Chandelier 'Before' when it was Gold.. The white just freshens it up a bit!
See our Previous Dining Room HERE
We hung two wooden clover detail mirrors on either side of our hutch for balance and symmetry. The mirrors were a lucky Homesense find earlier this year.
This is our view from our attached, yet slightly separated Living room. 
Our Dining table is a Mahogany Duncan Phyfe style. Ideally I would love a more farm house style table in here, so for now I added this neutral ticking stripe table runner for a more casual look. The runner is from a great Etsy shop.. I make and sew a lot of items myself but when things are reasonable priced as this one was, sometimes it just easier just to purchase. The runner is a Khaki and Natural tone ticking stripe with a natural ruffle.. It just goes perfect with everything!!
Here is the view from our dining room into our Living room.
Full Living Room Reveal coming soon...
See our Dining Room all dressed up for the Holidays HERE
Thanks for looking.. If you liked this you may like our current Kitchen Reveal

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  1. Your dining room makeover is just so stunning!!! Thank you for sharing it at my party (please be sure to add my party name with a link back to my blog at the bottom of your post...thank you).


  2. Thank you Linda!! I'm sorry about not having the link originally.. I thought I did it, It must not have saved?? I Added it now :) Thanks again for hosting such a great link party!

    Best wishes,