dining room

Before...
I hear nothing but the Golden Girls theme song when I see this picture. The pink, the gold, the brown, the horror. But in all honesty a pretty good blank slate.



...and After.


Read more about the curtains here.





Read more about the church pew restoration here.



Read more about the chandelier here.




25 comments:

  1. What a fabulous before and after of your dining room! I am loving all the punches of color! Gorgeous!

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  2. Love your colorful dining room...what a fun place to gather! Well done!

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  3. I love the off-center. Everything tells you to do it but the bench with the table make it unique and cozy and just lovely!

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  4. Thanks everyone! And @Trish you should have heard the electrician at my house the other day complain about everything being off center. He was not a fan. LOL.

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  5. i'm SOOO inspired!! LOVE THIS ROOM! i have a great collection of plates but am nervous to take the plunge and actually hang them.

    you've gotten me one step closer.

    thanks!
    carolyn

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  6. silly electrician.... usually they are symmetrically challenged.

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  7. Hi again, it's me, your neighbor !! Do you make your pillows and chair covers ?? Everything you've done is fabulous, love it Elizabeth !

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  8. I've been eyeing that dining table at a local grocery store! Yes, our grocery store is that cool! :) Pretty room!

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  9. Just tripped upon your awesome talent here! hi, i'm Renae and our blogs have a bit in common. Actually, very similar in purpose. Did you get those plates at Home Again in Sugarhouse, SLC, Utah? I could have sworn I saw that green rectangle one there last year. My daughter has that exact pink one (closest to the lamp). You are very talented = good eye!

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  10. hey again, this is my second look at this dining room masterpiece and you know what I like this time? the purple walls!!! why didn't i notice them before? Yes, I wrote that comment above in May and now I am back here in June. I changed my picture tho, so now you know what I am looking like.

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  11. Love this room!! Can you tell me the name of the paint color you used?

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  12. Hey! This is my first time here at your blog and I love it! Your spaces look amazing. :)

    I'm visiting from loveolympiajune

    ~Stephanie

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  13. Love this too!!! Okay, so you've got your table off centered, flush against the wall, flanked by a pair of lamps, and I think it looks just fine!... More like wonderful! I'm struggling with a teeny small dining room myself, and your photos make me want to go for it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
    Whitley

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  14. Love your plate collection, all of the different colors, shapes and sizes. I also like that you chose to have it flow, rather than have it symmetrical and centered over the buffet.

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  15. wow, LOVE this room. Love the chandelier and the color you painted the walls. I also love that one side of the table is bench seating with those fabulous accent pillows. Great eye for style!

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  16. Oh, my love this dinning room! Makes me wish I had a real dinning room too!!!! Love the pew! I want one too:)

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  17. I love the plates and the wall color!

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  18. I'm planning on using a church pew for my dining room table too. How long is this one? I'm having a table made for me and am trying to figure out lengths. At what point will a pew be so long that people feel trapped in it?

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    1. Our pew seats four people comfortably. So its not terribly long making getting in and out no worse than sitting in a boot at a restaurant. Good luck with your pew!

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  19. I love it all and how bold this is! Love your plate wall!
    XoNancy

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  20. Total awesomeness!! Then again, I love everything you do. ;-). I think that church pew is fabulous, especially bc it's so meaningful. xo

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  21. A church pew suits perfectly in a dining room because it provides extra seating, especially to those who have a large family. It's a creative and functional piece in your dining area. Adding those fancy cushions were great too, as they make dining more comfortable.

    Earnestine Kettering @ Covenant Church Furniture

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  22. Hi there, Just found you blog and I love it. You have a great eye and I love your writing style. Just curious I was reading the comments and someone asked about the wall color. Is it purple of blue? I think blue.

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