Happy Friday! As promised, I am in sharing the next room in my home tour. . . the dining room. This room is in the heart of the home, as it should be. It is flanked by the living room and kitchen, which together make one large great room. This room has many new things that I either found or created to finish the look I was wanting to create. You may recognize the grey painted buffet, the large yellow painting and the Ikea étagère from my loft tour. Take a look at the photo tour and room details and I will share my sources and details at the end of the post.
DINING ROOM TABLE: The Emmerson table from West Elm is made from reclaimed pine and is something that literally pined over for at least a year before I finally purchased it. You may recognize it from most of my new tutorials, as I use it for the textured background. DINING ROOM CHAIRS: The farm house captain chairs are era 70-80’s and were gifted to me with the rest of the set. I painted them in this buttery yellow Chalk Paint which you can read more about in yesterday’s post. The Chippendale chairs I found on Craigslist and are vintage 60’s. They are metal, made originally for outdoor use. I added the ikat fabric to the cushions to give them a spash of yellow.
SHELVES: This is straight from Ikea. I like the visual lightness of the thin metal and glass piece to hold some of my collections and add interest to the room. ON & AROUND THE SHELVES: You may recognize the fall leaf wreath from this post and the mini chalkboard from this post. The owl figurines are from West Elm. The small painting is one that I purchased from a street painter in Paris last November and the framed print was found on Etsy by artist Leah Duncan.
BENCH: I purchased this at Home Goods. PILLOW: These are pillow covers from this tutorial. The floor pillows make a perfect bed for Enzo to enjoy the afternoon sun. STUMP STAND: I moved this from my living room to this window to hold the Christmas cactus that was passed down from my grandmother.
BUFFET: This is a very modern piece that I have had for years. It was originally chocolate brown wood, but after too many scratches and water stains, I painted it in a dark blue grey. YELLOW PAINTING: Though I am not a fine artist, I will whip up a painting when I need to fill a space. This one is quite simple with a solid yellow background under the white poppy sketch. METAL ANTLER CANDLE HOLDER: They have a good selection at Pottery Barn but I found this one on Amazon. PRINTING BLOCKS: These are something I have been collecting for a few years, finding them in various places. MERCURY GLASS VASES & BOWLS: Most were purchased from West Elm’s collection.
VINTAGE INDUSTRIAL CHANDELIER: This is my favorite piece in this room (other than the table of course). The wood header was a roadside freebie, formerly a coffee table. I found my vintage hardware on Etsy from a shop called Snake Head Vintage. The 25 watt tubular light bulbs were found at Home Depot as a close second to the Edison bulbs which were three times the price. Though I planned to share this as a tutorial, the photos for each step were accidentally deleted so I am now planning a second piece with 5 bulbs for my kitchen bar. I will share it as a step-by-step.
Let me know if I missed anything! I will continue the home tour next week with the bathroom. Cheers! ~ Lia
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