I have talked before about my love for my dining room. I am slowly making changes, and I have another one to share with you today. When we sold our last house, we sold some of our furniture to the new owners. One thing they were interested in was the hutch that mom and I painted. It was our first chalk paint project, and we were so proud of it. I didn’t want to sell it because I thought it would be great in my new dining room.
Once it was set up in our new place, the hutch just wasn’t doing it for me. I tried to figure out if there was another room where I could put it, and I wasn’t coming up with anything, so I just sold it on Craigslist. The dining room has very tall ceilings and a long wall that needed a buffet rather than a hutch. I also needed an extra surface to use when we are entertaining. And by the way, if you would like to see the light we bought to replace the one in the photo, you can read that blog post here. To read about the silver trays on the wall, go here.
When I was in DC visiting my brother and sister-in-law over Thanksgiving, they told me that they were getting rid of their buffet. They wanted to know if we would like it for our new dining room. Ahh…. yes, please! We weren’t prepared to bring it home with us then, but we recently picked it up. Plus, just to be sure it would fit, I wanted to measure first.
When we went to Iceland, we flew out of the BWI airport, and we brought the buffet home with us after that trip. Our dog Gracie was happy about it. Since the buffet took up all of the space in the back, she sat beside me in the front seat on the way home.
The curves, the style and even the wood color are just what I was looking for. Yankee is shocked that I am not going to paint this piece of furniture. Never say, never, but I am enjoying the wood look. I originally thought I would do some colorful lamps. However, I found these lamps at World Market and loved the style, the texture, and the vibe they give to the wood piece. You can mix and match their shades, and these had a tad of color so I opted for these shades.
My smaller Amazon dough bowl works great filled with lemons for this time of year. I like to rotate items on my dough bowls according to the seasons.
The botanical prints were from this book, and I ended up framing them. The book has a huge selection of great botanicals and colors.
The mirror was actually in our bedroom, and I moved it to this space. It works for now, but I have been on the search for something with more pizazz.
Gracie is giving you a sneak peak of what else has changed in this room. Stayed tuned for more updates in our dining room.
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