Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Dining Room Reveal

I have finally finished most of my dining room! I still have one project left, I am going to sand and refinish the table top to a more gray and weathered tone, the flooring will also be changing this fall.




A couple weekends ago, I painted the table base with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White, I think I am going to sand and distress the legs a tad more before clear waxing.

For the wall I decided to hang some plates, I found the white English ironstone on ebay for a good price, and the two English black toile plates, I bought for very cheap at an antique shop a few years ago. It was one of those things that I had no idea what I was going to do with them, I just knew that I loved them. When I went to figure out which plates I was going to hang, I suddenly remembered that I had them tucked away in a box in my garage. I am so glad they now have a proper place!  Proof to stick by the rule if you really love it, there will be a place for it.

Before I hung the plates, I had them on the table deciding which arrangement I was going to hang them, my seven year old daughter Samantha walked up and said, "Here, can I try it?" She moved the plates around and then said "There, perfect." She was right, it was perfect! I snapped a picture of her design, so I would remember where to hang them on the wall, just like she had them.

I clipped the fresh viburnum branches from my mother's garden, she has two very large bushes. I always look forward to them blooming each year.
The chandelier is from Overstock.com, I had wanted one that looks exactly like it at Pottery Barn, and was excited to find it's look alike for much less at Overstock! The bamboo shade is also from Overstock, the drapes are a $10.00 dropcloth from Lowes. Cheap and easy to make!




Here is a before picture of my dining room a couple years ago,


And a fall picture from when our home was in Country Sampler Magazine back in 2010.

I love the crisp lightness now, it makes me happy! At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep my windsor chairs, but they are a timeless classic, and a reminder of my past and present love of colonial things.



            Just thought I would also share the best way to dispose of large jumping spiders that like to lurk in fresh viburnum.

                                                                           



I have so many projects coming up this summer, and I hope to be blogging about them as I go along. Our washer broke last week, which has led to a much needed laundry room makeover, I hope to be posting the finished product soon! I have also been busy planning and prepping for the kitchen updating, our hallway, and the kids bath.

Here is a sneak peek mood board I made for my kid's coastal bath makeover we will be working on in June. I am so excited to get started on this space!


I have been very touched by all your sweet comments in my previous posts, thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog, it has been very humbling, and truly appreciated. I hope you all have a great week!

God Bless,
                 Kimberlee


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69 comments:

  1. Suzanne of Simply Suzanne's AT Home

    I love your dining room make-over! The white is beautiful, and the black accents add a touch of elegance! Love it!

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  2. Kimberlee your dining room is gorgeous! What a transformation.I have to say your dining room was lovely before.But change is good isn't it.I have made major changes to my home as well.Once I started adding white to my home it felt so cozy and warm.Some people don't get that.They think white is such a cold color.But I think it is the opposite.You did an amazing job.
    xx
    Anne

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  3. Beautiful dining room Kimberlee. Luv the transformation :-)
    Hugs, Gee

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  5. Love your diningroom and the flowers are just beautiful!

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  6. I just found your blog and I have enjoyed scrolling thru all of your wonderful ideas and inspiration!! I joined up so I can follow along. Stop by and see me sometime at livinglaughingandloving-sarah.blogspot.com

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  7. Striking! I love the black and have painted a few of my pieces black. I would love to do the chandelier but haven't figured out how to do it without takeing it down... :)
    Your is beautiful!

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  8. So beautiful. Looks so much cleaner, and I love the black and white!!!

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  9. Oh my good, this is so beautiful. I love your colonial before's,but this is such a stunning and refreshing redo. I have a true, true love for primitives, so this is such a fabulous updated version. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Your dining room is just gorgeous! I agree with Marty, the before was lovely but the after is just gorgeous!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Wow, what a wonderful transformation...I love it!!

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  12. It looks GREAT!!I LOVE the light colors!

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  13. Kimberlee, the new look in your dining room is great! It is quite fresh and uplifting in the lighter colors and accessories. I think you were wise to keep the chairs because they truly are timeless. Great job!

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  14. Your dining room is very pretty, Kimberlee. How sweet that your little one figured out the plate arrangement. I am a fan of Windsor chairs and farmhouse tables too.

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  15. You dining room looks beautiful! I love the white on your dining table. That's what I want to do to mine and I think I've finally worked up the courage to paint it. Great job!!!

    XOXO
    Denyse
    glitterglueandpaint@gmail.com

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  16. Your dining room makeover is absolutely gorgeous! Love the plate arrangement (kudos to your little daughter)and chandelier. Table makeover is great, too - I love how the bottom part is white now.

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  17. Love the transformation! So much light. Great job and I love the plates on the wall. Especially the black and whites.

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  18. LOVE IT! It is so pretty and fresh! No matter what decorating style you pick you always do an amazing job! Jamie

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  19. Your dining room is gorgeous! I am just finishing off my dining room and am looking for the perfect transferware to put on the wall too :)

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  20. It's hard to believe it's the same room! Just gorgeous.

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  21. Love the new look. It is so fresh and light. The blue transfer-ware on the wall looks so pretty and I love all the white. Deb

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  22. So fresh and clean in this simple way of recreating the space. Love the creams, whites, and blacks.

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  23. You've given your dining room a beautiful makeover. It looks so fresh and bright.
    Mary Alice

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  24. Kimberlee,
    Your Dining room transformation is gorgeous. I just love it. It is bright and so pretty.
    Great job. I am a new follower. Love your blog.
    Kris

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  25. So beautiful! I pinned the photo with your darling little dog to our "dining room" board! http://pinterest.com/studio1404/dining-room/

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  26. I love what you did on your dining room. Great makeover! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!

    Jody

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  27. Oh I love the transformation! What I love so much about the light colors is that it opens a space up so much and makes it look so clean and fresh. By the way I got a kick out of your spider snatcher :)

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  28. One more beautiful transformation to white that encourages me to include more and more white in my own house. I kept scrolling back and forth between the before and after photos to note all the differences. Yes, I agree with your instinct to keep the Windsor chairs just as they are. Love the photo of you taking care of a jumping spider in the flowers. :0 Hahahahahah!

    Like mother, like daughter. Your daughter is already developing an outstanding sense of home decor. The plate arrangement is wonderful.

    I am a new follower visiting from Common Ground's Be Inspired link party.

    Judith

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  29. Wow Kimberlee! This transformation is amazing!!! The entire look is so fresh and balanced. Love the sweet puppy too! :-)

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  30. Love the changes to your dining room...and I appreciate the way it looked before. It is nice to make things fresh and change them as décor changes.

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  31. Love the transformation. It seems to have opened up the room, so airy and light-filled. Great job! Jo @ Let's Face the Music

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  32. Popped over from MMM. WOW what a transformation in your dining room. So clean and fresh! Love it. And, I love your farmhouse table look too.

    I just finished a farmhouse table myself...kind of into farmhouse tables at this moment!
    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    blog: http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

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  33. your dining room is just beautiful, and equally as deserving of a magazine spread. The viburnum centerpiece is fabulous. jumping spiders..?

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  34. How funny the way you got rid of your spider. I think that as it jumped I would jump and there would be a whole lot of jumping.
    Beautiful dining room. You did a remarkable job.

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  35. This is one beautiful transformation...just let me say...I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. Kimberlee,
    I looked for an e-mail address for you but didn't see one on your blog...my address is coastal.charm@yahoo.com Wanted to send you some info about real estate in my area.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  38. Your dining room has turned out amazing!

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  40. It looks absolutely fantastic!! I love everything about it :)

    Fotini

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  41. Beautiful! I love that gorgeous bouquet of flowers on the table...

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  42. I am in awe of this BEAUTIFUL space!!! The table, wall color, floral arrangement, lighting, and ADORABLE yellow labby make for a picture perfect dining room♥

    Linsey

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  43. Love the transformation!!! I looks just beautiful now.
    Suzyq

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  44. Beautiful, lovely. I love the color of your walls. Do you happen to remember your paint color?

    Signed up by email to follow you. ♥

    Lisa

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  45. Although I love the first look, the transformation is wonderful :-)
    Very pretty.

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  46. Wow that was some transformation!! Going from primitive to shabby chic!!

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  47. What a gorgeous makeover, Kimberlee! What a change!!! LOVE the soft new colors and the breezy feel of your room. This is certainly a total makeover! Please come and share your transformation at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS! Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Just stunning!

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  48. Your dining room turned out great! Such a lighter mood and brighter!
    You should take a look at my several posts about flooring! We just finished doing that and it is not an easy adventure...but oh so worth it.....It changed the mood and feel of our house. We went from 20 yr old carpet and a old oak engineered floor...Flooring really is something else.
    Love what you have done! (you can ask me questions about floors if you want)
    Nancy

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  49. Your dining room is so bright and beautiful! Little Samantha hit it out the ballpark on this! I love the plate arrangment and have been struggling with one myself! I'm a new follower! Stop by for a visit when you have time! Now I'm off to see that adorable vintage Barbie room!

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  50. Your dining room is just stunning!! I love the chandelier and the plate arrangement on the wall. Not to mention that mirror. You did such a great job on that table! I am a new follower, I discovered your blog from Kim at Savvy Southern Style on Facebook. I hope you will stop by and take a look around at Cloches and Lavender.

    Cynthia

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  51. Love your dining room...it is beautiful!! I used to decorate primitive before too and have been changing my style to a farmhouse feel with a lot more whites.
    I just became a new follower of your blog.
    ~Cindy

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  52. So gorgeous~ love the room and love the viburnum too- favorites!! Sharing at the party~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  53. Featuring you at The Scoop link party tomorrow night!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!! This! Reveal!

    ♥Linsey

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  54. Your dinning room looks just perfect. I love the mix of the light walls against the black chairs. I have those chairs too. They were originally dark green but many years ago I painted them white to light up the dinning room and I haven't looked back. Can't wait to see more of your house. Alaina

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  55. This design is wicked! You obviously know how to keep a
    reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost.
    ..HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and
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  56. Wow - your dining room is stunning! Love the after - it's light, bright and fresh (except for the spider)!

    I am a big fan of plate walls - your daughter has the eye!!
    Kelly

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  57. Just gorgeous! Love the centerpiece and the plates! Saw you at Thrifty Decor Chic.
    Sherry

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  58. Very nice....I am noticing you did not center the cabinet on the back wall and that is inspiring me and giving me ideas about a dilemna I have with a similar cabinet in my dinette area. So glad I found you via Thrifty Decor Chick.

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  59. Beautiful! Would you mind sharing what paint color you used in the dining room? Maybe you said it somewhere and I missed it! :)

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  60. Any idea where the windsor chairs came from? Love them!

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  61. Your dining room is gorgeous, when I saw it on pinterest a month or more ago I saved the pic in an inspiration folder on my desktop. Our table is the same style (though mine needs restained, going darker, and the white repainted) I had originally wanted to do the table legs black and the chairs two tone as well but absolutely fell in love with the look of yours and changed my mind. My table and chairs will look like this soon, bought the black paint a few days ago. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration :)

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  62. Gorgeous dining room! I love the light and dark contrasts. Your plate wall was such an inspiration for me to design my own :) You can check out my finished project here: http://themooninmae.blogspot.com/2016/02/diy-plate-wall.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jennifer
    www.themooninmae.blogspot.com

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  63. Are you growing the Snowball Viburnum indoors? How long do you get blooms? It looks lovely.

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