August 7, 2013

Farmhouse Dining Area

 When we built our home we opted out of having a formal dining room.  It was a room that used up square footage in our last house and only got used twice a year.  We decided to create a large eating area in our kitchen.  No regrets so far!

It has been a  challenge to make it feel homey because it is in the middle of the living area.

 I decided a pop of color would awaken the space.  Giant buffalo check has always been a favorite of mine.

I played around with my happy wall until it fit with the feel of the dining area.  I have a feeling this wall will be a continuous playground.  By the end of September, I'm sure it will have a "fall feel."

I wanted to keep it light and airy, so I added the pop of color to the bottom of our existing white sheers.  The sheers are Matilda from Ikea.  These are the best gauzy sheers in the whole world.  I love their long length and great price: $20 for a pair!
I ordered three yards of the buffalo check from Fabric.com.  I love their return policy!

We've had this old desk forever.  I decided to tackle it with the leftover paint from our pantry door.

After:


I found this free printable online at Creative Cain Cabin.  She offers so many fun, free printables!  This one fits my color scheme perfectly!  The burlap matted frame was a TJMaxx score.

 The dining area is finally coming together.  It took 10 months, but I now feel at home in this room.

8 comments:

snoodlings.com said...

Found the printable: http://www.scribd.com/doc/144987704/Mason-Jar-Garden-Theme-Printable

Next time in N.C., may I please come over and hang out with you in your beautiful home? You've done a great job! I LOVE every single picture!!!

snoodlings.com said...

Found the printable: http://www.scribd.com/doc/144987704/Mason-Jar-Garden-Theme-Printable

Next time in N.C., may I please come over and hang out with you in your beautiful home? You've done a great job! I LOVE every single picture!!!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

It looks gorgeous. I adore buffalo check!!!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

It looks gorgeous. I adore buffalo check!!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I love the dining area. It looks like a comfortable and happy space.

Kellie said...

You are beyond uber talented. I am jealous in the best way possible. haha!! Love you for it!!!!!

Sandy said...

It has felt homey to me with every change you have made, but as always you just keep making it better.

Linda said...

Your wall is so cheerful...and so is the whole room! Great job! It is warm, friendly...and inviting!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits