Sunday, May 15, 2011

Farmhouse Dining Room

My Dining Room is finished...

The room just needed a little step up. I painted the cabinet and re papered the back. I thought I wanted a black background floral, but I realized this would be too dark. Also all the wallpaper I loved started at $50/roll. I only needed a small piece, so I didn't want to spend that much. I was at the Habitat for Humanity resale store looking at their paper, when the sales lady told me the store up the street was having a big sale...wallpaper on sale for $7/roll!! They didn't have a lot I liked, but I love this gold/cream damask print.

I was inspired to change my window coverings from this dining room picture I found in Country Living Magazine.

The home owner said she felt like these were "party dresses" for the windows.

I also painted the clock, someday I will find the perfect antique, but now I am in no hurry.

I like how the wall stripes and the plaid fabric relate, also one can never have enough pillows...

I did a little rearranging

 added a couple of new thrift finds

and fresh flowers.

I am enjoying the updates, I still may add or change a couple of know a room is never completely done;)


  1. Oh I love them! Love your entire dining colorful yet elegant! Thanks for sharing at my newbie party.

  2. Gayle I just love your dining room!! Martina

  3. Your room looks gorgeous! I LOVE the colors of your dresser! Yoy have done a beautiful job!!!! X

  4. What a refreshing room, love those stripes on the walls too!

  5. You've really pulled this together nicely. And how about that $7/roll versus $50/roll. That's the kind of deal I enjoy, lol.

  6. Love the room and the cabinet!

  7. LOVE your dinning room! It is looking lovely!!

  8. Your dining room looks great - love the striped wall, the wallpaper backing to your china cabinet, and the hits of blue.

  9. Your dining room looks so lovely. You did a great job.

  10. Im loving the pew!and the fabric for the windows in the dining area.

  11. It's a beautiful did a fabulous job with every detail, it will be the perfect place to create wonderful memories...well done!
    xo J~

  12. Very lovely! I like the painted clock! Beautiful painting jobs all around! Did you also paint the wall hutch/shelf witht he cups hanging off of it?

    Popping over from Debbiedoo's!

  13. The room looks so charming. The plaid valances are perfect. I really like your blend of furniture that you like -- that's what creates the charm. I'm a new follower ( just visiting Debbie's Newbie Party to see all the talent) & hope you might follow back.

  14. LOVE the wall color! The whole room looks fantastic.


  15. Hey Gayle...thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my porch. I'm now one of your followers. Your dining room is lovely. My favorite touch is the striping on the wall. LOVE that! I agree that no room is ever really "finished!" Have a great week...~Ann

  16. you've done a nice job - this is a pretty room and I adore the combination of your old/antique furniture and tabletop items (particularly the pewter candlesticks!). Being finished would take away all the fun, right? :) We demonstrate love through what we do, imho.

  17. I LOVE your dining room! It's gorgeous! Visiting from Roomspiration.

    Jocelyn @

  18. Gayle, your dining room is beautiful! I love the wall color and stripes, and the curtains are just like party dresses! Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

  19. Hi Gayle...

    Oooh...I love the style of your dining room, my friend! It's beautiful! My favorite thing...that gorgeous china hutch. I love the color and finish! I also like the pretty vignette...the transferware platters that you used on the buffet! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely dining room with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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