Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dining Room Progress

Do you ever get so far with updating a room and then just let it sit until the next creative idea strikes you?  That's where I am with our dining room.  I've made some changes, but it doesn't quite feel complete.  I think most good designers tell you a room shouldn't look like you pulled it all together at once, a room should look like it was developed over time, right??? 

This is a before (please excuse my daughter's bday decorations)

 And after...
As you can see I went with lighter walls and lighter curtains that I posted about here.  
(Sorry for all the light from the window, but we don't dare complain about sun shining in the NW :)

  This is my moms silver.  I like having it out on display.
 I got this mirror last week at Joann's.  It was on clearance, marked down to $20 from $69.99! 
There's a tiny scratch on it.  Can you see it?  I couldn't either.
 This is the side of the room that's bothering me.  It's a little too plain.

The tablescape needs a little love too.  Since I introduced some blue into the room with 
the curtains, I also want to incorporate some blue into the tablescape eventually.

I bought these plates at the Goodwill for $1 each (set of 8).

Hope you enjoyed the tour of my incomplete dining room.  

My in-laws are coming to visit in a couple of weeks, so I've moved on to sprucing up the guest room. 

Have a great week!


  1. I love your dining room. Your center piece is amazing!

  2. Lovin' the lighter color and that ladder is awesome. Try hanging some white ironstone plates and platters on the wall with the mirror. Come by and share your neat GW finds.


  3. I love the way you are displaying your moms silver-so creative.I like Linda's idea about the white plates around the mirror.

  4. Hello fellow NW lady! No, we definitely don't complain about the sunshine, that is for sure! :-) I think your dining room is looking gorgeous and I love your sideboard. I'm kind of stuck in my own dining room too so I completely relate although yours looks WAAAYYY more done than mine. I love how you displayed the silver and may try that myself and I think your tablescape is gorgeous!

  5. Your dining room looks beautiful I love the new color!! Beautiful tablescape and I love that little ladder you have in the corner!! Martina

  6. Sooo pretty! Your new wall color is beautiful. Love how you've displayed your silver, and the ladder in the corner is awesome! *Becca*


  7. I am a new follower! And just finished my own dining room re-do of sorts! Seems like it's spring fever. Love your dining room.

  8. Incomplete? I don't think so! It looks great-- I really love the curtains and the pop that pretty print has at the top of them. Great job.

  9. I think it is beautiful! So bright! Your curtains look lovely! It has really come together so beautifully!

  10. Great tablescape! I love the silver in the apothocary jars!

  11. Your dining room looks great -- love your Mom's silver and I love the decorative ladder in the corner! And NOW I remember you! I visited you and commented on your drapes a day or two ago! Once again, they look great!
    Oh, and enjoy your in-laws visit! Make sure you are nice to your MIL! ;)