I am sharing my before and after pictures of my dining room which has been a difficult room to decorate.
I’ve changed our dining room many times over but I think it’s done (well almost done…is any room ever really done??). It’s been a difficult room to decorate as it’s so large and I feel that a dining room should feel a bit cozy. If it’s cozy, I believe guests will want to stay and linger longer rather than be uncomfortable and feel the need to leave.
Anyway, I love all my neutral colored walls in the house but I recently had it painted a darker, cozy color – Nantucket Grey by Benjamin Moore. It reads a soft green but I guess it’s a grey/green.
We had this table made for us. It has a wax finish which gives it a rustic look. The chairs are from Home Sense.
A silhouette picture of my son and an old wicker chair.
An old crock with dried hydrangas, old Pepsi box and some vintage sap buckets.
Liquor cabinet I painted white. The art is from Lahaina, Maui.
The scrolly piece of wood is actually an old weathered hanging basket arm found at a yard sale for $1. I have two flanking the bay window.
The tabletop has a burlap runner, a chicken wire basket with old glass fishing buoys and some mercury votive holders.
The bay window area is kind of bare. I made those linen curtains and painted the bench. Maybe I should make some pillows for the bench.
The driftwood mirror is new from Crate and Barrel. The old vintage scale I’ve had for years! Some candles, seaglass, a platter and a burlap covered tin container complete the cabinet look.
Hope you have a great week!!