Monday, May 19, 2008

Our Dining Room

I'd like to invite you into our dining room. We recently gave it a little facelift. We repainted and gave it more of a primitive decor.

Remember the sideboard/buffet my husband made? Here it is after I was able to add the prim touches. I was so happy when this piece of furniture went from dream in my mind's eye to reality. I had always wanted something like this in that bay window. Jason built it for me back in March when he had a week off work. We had a little trouble finding the right shade of navy for it. The first one we tried was a bit too bright. We found this one and loved it. I was really proud of him distressing it, because if you remember, he's really not a distressed furniture kind of guy. I think he likes it now that he sees it that way. I catch him every once in awhile walking in there and just looking around. (He just thinks he doesn't like the distressed prim look).

This is the sign made for me by Becca of Folkartfromharbor on ebay. It hangs above the dining room side of the door frame.

I bought the shutters from a vendor out of the Country Sampler magazine about a year ago. They added character to the pass through from the kitchen to the dining room. Jason made the peg board above to coordinate. Then I got to have fun adding all the prim touches!

This corner cabinet used to be a medium to dark stained wood. We just gave it an undercoat of barn red, then the navy topcoat, and distressed it to let the red peek through.

For now, my dining room table arrangement is simply a wooden dough bowl of apples on a table runner. I really would love to locate a larger trencher though.

Here's the hutch. I'm still working on adding primitive touches and accessories as I run across things that I love.

Here's an old sled I rescued from a friend's shed that she was just going to throw away!

My "homespun corner" houses my great grandmother's old ironing board and an old chair.

The chandelier was a birthday gift a few years ago.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit. I hope to have pictures real soon to share of our newest project we've been working on...our remodeled sunporch.

Have a great day!


Kindra said...

I just love your dining room!!! Your husband did an excellent job on the buffet table! Blue can be tricky to find the right kind of shade. I think it looks great!! All the prim touches are just lovely. It is hard to pick out a favorite in this room. I do love that light though! So glad you rescued that sled! Great find!

Can't wait to see your sunporch!

LBP said...

Your dining room looks so warm and inviting! Your hubby did a great job on that buffet table, I love the shade of blue you picked out. My kitchen is cobalt blue and white. I love it!



Leslie said...

I'm drooling over here.... Everything looks awesome and it's so much nicer knowing that your hubby made some of your items! How nice!

Love it!

Anonymous said...

your dining room is so cute!! I love everything about it!! My mom has a hutch almost like yours that is stained really dark & she decorated it w/all white dishes.

Yes they are robins that we have & I have a feeling that she will be back next year!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Everything looks so wonderful and I still drool over that stove of yours! The sled is neat too, I have Chris' from when he was about three:) Have a great day!

Blessings Rondell

Mandie said...

Your home is beautiful, and very inviting! Thanks so much for stopping by at my blog! I added you to my blog as a favorite as well ;)

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Pamela said...

Oh... I love your NEW PriM Kitchen redo. Don't you just love PriMiTiVeS!!!

Thank you for stopping by to visit w/ me. Sorry... for not posting lately. I lost my Only Brother last week & then my office computer hard drive crashed yesterday. Hopefully I will be up and running soon.

Please make it back over to visit again... oh and don't forget to visit me at the cottage.

Blessings 2 you, Pamela

Shirlee said...

That first pic, the full on shot of your DR, is picture perfect. Honestly, right out of CS magazine.
You and hubby make a great team putting it all together.

I can't believe your friend was going to throw out the sled. What s score you made that day! :)

Julie said...

Your dining room looks warm and inviting--I'll bet you will create some wonderful memories there. It is beautiful. I love PRIM!! The sled and ironing board are great!! Have a great day Julie

Andrea said...

WOW! You have such a gorgeous home, and definitely have a knack for decorating! I would love to be able to decorate my home with primitive decor.

Oh, and it's Autumn time here. Winter here is quite mild, especially compared to where we used to live. Doesn't snow here at all, but it does rain a bit, and doesn't get as cold as I would like it too.

I miss being back in the US and having snow! LOL!


Wendy said...

Your dining room is so prim and inviting and the piece your hubby made looks awesome in there!! And the peg board matches so well with the shutters!Great job!! Did I see an old cookstove through the pass into the kitchen??!!! ~Wendy

Heather Graves said...

I Adore your Kitchen! Love that color blue and your decorations are just the right amount! I can't wait to see more pics!

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Well look at you! You have quite the primitive touch. It is simply lovely. You and your husband are creating such a warm place to be.

Loved you comment that your hubby just "thinks" he doesn't like prim! LOL My husband "thinks" he doesn't either!

A prim sunroom! Can't wait for those photos.


Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What an amazing dining room you have...looks like it should be in Country Sampler!

Primgal55 said...

HI Tammy,

Thanks for stopping by!

I love what you are doing to your dining room. The darker wall color and black and red touches are my favorites!

And the post of the dance lessons really was sweet. I am not sure if you saw my post about our daughter (You Are So beautiful To Me is the title), but she danced from age 3until college so dance lessons and recitals were a huge part of our lives too. Her daddy was often the only male at competitions and rehearsals.

I am going to add your link to my blog so I don't miss a thing!

hugs, Linda

Katy said...

How absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! :)

Arduous Nincompoop said...

That stove is to die for!
I also LOVE your decor....
Great job!!
Thanks for the tour....

DEB said...

love, love, love your primitive things and distressed furniture. I am currently working on several furniture pieces and looking for a navy paint for a trunk. Would you mind sharing the name of the paint you used for the buffet?
Thanks so much!
Deb Taber

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