Dinner is Served

For the most part, our dining room has been complete for the last few months, with the exception of some minor details … like stuff to hang on the walls. But after a few shopping trips I feel like the dirty deed is finally done. Here’s the dining room the way she looks today …

The walls were changed from Sage Green to Steam White by Valspar.
You can see the old dining room in a Christmas post here.
I found the script bamboo mat at a local boutique.
The china cabinet was given a fresh coat of semi-gloss white and the glass doors were stenciled on a whim.
You can read about the cabinet stencil project here.
I found the dry sink at Amazing Grace Antiques, just a few blocks from my house.

The shelf above the dry sink has become my rack for drying flowers.
The flowers drying in this pic are from my daughter Stephanie’s wedding a couple weeks ago.
I pulled them out of the bouquets before they could wilt.
The pillow on the right that says “Farm” is by Stacey at A Sort of Fairytale Girl.
Most of the mirrors are from Carter’s Cottage, which is where I get Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I love my little mirror collection! I have another collection of mirrors in the family room.
The old Victorian light fixture was gold and I painted it white.
I’m still thinking about replacing it. Can’t make up my mind.
Here’s the room from the other angle. The Windsor chairs are painted Graphite, with dark wax.
The smaller chairs from a flea market wear Duck Egg Blue with clear wax – all are Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The tabletop is painted Old White ASCP while its legs are Duck Egg Blue.
An old bookcase is tucked into the corner opposite the china cabinet.
In my opinion, a dining table should have fresh flowers on it.
These were picked from nearby fields and placed inside Ball jars.
Inexpensive and easy to do!
I found the old drawer at the flea market for just $5. 

The vendor had a bunch of these drawers. I should have bought more than just one.
A little burlap tucked inside adds a little texture and softness.
The dining room is all ready for dinner, but now I’m too tired to cook.
Think I’ll go for a walk with hubby instead and enjoy a glass of wine.

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  1. Jennifer, I love your dining room. You’ve done a beautiful job in decorating it. The table and chairs are perfect. I like the long drawer with your pretty flowers in the jars for the centerpiece. Beautiful job! Pamela

  2. Jennifer,
    I love your bright new dining room.The lighter color really shows off your beautiful furniture more.Your mirror collection looks great.Love that dry sink too!

  3. I love your space, it is so farm house. I have to know what the green floor is in the kitchen (am loving it from what I can see)? Also are your dining room floors stained or painted? What is the texture on the ceiling? Talk about 20 questions. Love your whole look:)

  4. Beautiful. And so usable at the same time. You see so many overdone dining rooms and you just know that no one actually uses them. Yours is the perfect mix. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing, liz

  5. You are extremely talented…I love it all. You hit so many details that are not imitations…just so cool!!! It was my pleasure!

    New follower!!

    ~ Julie

  6. Oh my goodness! I’m dying over your dining room!! Charm and character oozes from everything you have in it! I especially love your china cabinet and the stenciling you did. Beautiful! The wild flowers in ball jars are perfect. What a dreamy space you have. You should be very proud! 🙂

  7. Jennifer, your tablescape is so beautiful! I love that the flowers are from a field nearby and that box with the burlap couldn’t make a better setting for them. Did you stencil the rug? I love the look of your dining room now. I clicked over to see the previous version. It’s so light and wonderful the way you have decorated it. I can see some very cool green floor tiles peeking out from your kitchen. I love that color. And I’m with you on the staircase you highlighted at Christmas…the window is a huge plus. I’m a fanatic about stairs (I don’t have any and grew up in Florida where everything is flat) and yours with the little curve are so cool! Thanks for the look into your world. I enjoyed it immensely!

  8. Very pretty and it looks like you get lots of natural light too, lucky you. I especially love the variety of painted and distressed chairs, with the black comb back being my personal favourite. Great vintage mirrors too.

  9. Your dining room is so cute! Love the colors and all your personal touches. I like your idea of putting your jars of flowers in an old drawer for a centerpiece. I’m going to have to tuck that idea away to use someday.
    Mary Alice

  10. The whole room looks great but I really love the flowers on the table. I want some pretty ones like that growing in the fields by my house!


  11. It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to stop by and I’ve missed a lot! Your dining room is perfect! How great to have a finished project. I can’t decide if your fresh flowers or the stenciled glass is my favorite part? Is it ok if I have two favorites in this room? Really, it turned out so nice and I love all the contrast and interest you have added!


  12. What a beautiful home! Loved going through each and every picture. The reflection of the gorgeous flowers in the mirror is simply beautiful!The mason jars filled with flowers in that flea market drawer is looking so beautiful! Nice detailing of the china cabinet glass…love the pretty stenciling:) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful room and for your sweet note. Happily following you back through GFC!Hugs,Poppy

  13. OMGoodness Jennifer, I love your dining room! Everything is just beautiful with all your vintage little touches. Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

  14. Very nice! It’s so open and airy. Your color choices are very calming. It looks like summer in a farmhouse! I can hear the screen door slamming right now. I finally figured out how to add you to my favorite list!

  15. What a lovely room and home! It is so welcoming and it must give you so much satisfaction that you’ve done it all yourself practically. I love the mat with the alphabet! And of course your centerpiece is gorgeous and all your beautiful touches. You did an amazing job in that room.

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    Gostaria que também seguisse o meu espaço que, a partir de hoje torna-se extensão de sua casa, para minha alegria.

    With love to you!

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    I shall not want,
    This supply is!

    This is rest!

    He leadeth me beside the still waters,
    This is refreshing!

    He restores my soul,
    This is healing!

    That’s Guidance!

    This is on purpose!

    That’s Testing!

    I will fear no evil,
    That’s Protection!

    Thou art with me,
    That is fidelity!

    YOUR STICK AND YOUR staff they comfort me,
    This is discipline!

    Prepare a table before ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES,
    This is hope!

    That’s Consecration!

    And my cup runneth over,
    That’s Abundance!

    This is a blessing!

    That’s Security!

    This is eternity!

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  17. This so fresh and beautiful! I love your idea of using a drawer with little glass vases filled with lowers! So creative! Come join Centerpiece Wednesday and link up your post!


  18. Your dining room looks stunning! I love all the beautiful details and I especially love that old drawer that is holding the flowers. You did a great job!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  19. Your dining room is beautiful…but my FAVORITE thing in the whole room is that centerpiece! I absolutely love it…I love the crate…with the fabric…with the 3 vases of the exact flowers…and yes I will copy sometime I’m sure…hope thats ok!
    Found you at “At the Pickett Fence” linky party…I am a new member!

  20. Jennifer – what a sweet and cozy dining room you created! I love the fresh, airy look to it, and all of your farmhouse decor in it makes it just beautiful! 🙂 I can see that you love Duck Egg as much as I do! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  21. What a beautiful room! I am off to read more about the amazing stenciling on your cabinet doors! Wow!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  22. I love your dining room! The rug catches my eye, but there are so many other things that are great. I love the old flea market drawer with the burlap turned planter box, as well as the stenciled china cabinet! I love the contrasting color choices as well. Well done! : )..

  23. Hi Jennifer!
    What a lovely room!
    I love the wall colors and you have such a knack with adding just the perfect accessories. That little frame hanging on your shelf is TOO sweet! (May have to “borrow” that idea!)

    Love the wedding flowers…. simply divine.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Favorites on the First~!


  24. Seriously LOVE your green kitchen floors! (Dining room is nice too, LOL)
    Are those floors tile? They look like my Saltillo tile, but in green glaze?
    Help! I’m in love!