Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Dining Room Is Finished!

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Hi everyone! I have one project totally done and ready to show off. Yep, the dining room is finished! I took a lot of photos (warning – lots of pictures in this post) so here’s the tour.
chairrail
I decided on painting the white on the bottom because I originally had wanted to do beadboard wallpaper on the bottom in white. So I kind of had that image in my head and couldn't get rid of it :) I love how it turned out!
curtains
People always ask me if I made the curtains. The answer is yes and no! I took store bought toile panels and added the pom pom fringe and red gingham to the top. I’m by no stretch of imagination a “sewer”. But it was easy enough to do since it was just sewing in a straight line.
hutch
The tray with the lemons and black and white checkerboard was hanging in my kitchen. The other two are new.
lemontray
This is always everyone’s favorite tray.
roostertray
Mine too! 
IntoLR
I still have my book page wreath up cause I love it!
trays
This white three tiered stand is from Goodwill. I bought it a few years ago and it’s one of my favorite purchases since it’s so versatile.
stand
For those of you who are new, this used to be a pine table and chairs.
tablechairs
I always wanted a white table but couldn’t afford a new one so one day I decided to paint it and I’m glad I did! Painted the chairs black and recently re-upholstered the seats in a yummy red toile.
porch
One of the things I love about this room is that we can open the door into the screened porch and get all that wonderful fresh air in the house without the bugs!  It was 74 today - amazing isn't it!!
DR
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Next on my list is to finish the downstairs bathroom.
mums
Happy Weekend, Friends!

95 comments:

Shelia said...

Oh, Manuela! You should be so proud, your dining room is gorgeous! I love all your trays, your gorgeous curtains, your painted table and chairs, seat cushions, page wreath...man, just everything is wonderful. What pretty light coming in too.
You did a good job!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

My Mother's Daughter said...

It all looks beautiful!!!
Love the curtains and the dining table and chairs, and the white pitchers, well, actually I love it all!

La Table De Nana said...

Your tray collection is showcased beautifully! Everything looks wonderful.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Manuela! This is GORGEOUS!!! Those trays!!! Oh my goodness!! They perfect addition to those walls!! Love the curtains!

It is just PERFECT!!

Lou Cinda

Get Your Martha On said...

Gorgeous! And I have "screen porch envy." :)

I'm just Chris said...

I'm litterly drooling! Your dining room is amazing! You did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing with all of us =)

allisamazing said...

You did an amazing job. It is absolutely beautiful. ~Alana~

mizdarlin said...

I cannot believe that you would do such a fabulous job, with such a glorious setting, and want to talk about moving!..it's wonderful! I'll just win the lottery here and come down and buy it for my "winter" place..can't wait to see the rest of it!

Susan said...

Just beautiful! All of it!

Christa said...

Gorgeous! I love how it flows with the adjoining rooms. Beautiful colors...

Blessings...Christa

Diana said...

That is so beautiful! I have screen porch envy also -- we actually have a screen porch, but it looks more like the "attic annex". Your photos make me inspired to take action myself!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just beautiful! I love the yellow and I also love all the black/white touches here and there. And don't get me started on your chicken wire cabinet. Love it all!

Shilo said...

It looks so beautiful, Manuela. All that natural light flooding in from your screened in porch is a total DREAM! You did a great job!

Julie Harward said...

WOW, it looks so fresh and clean and new! Love what you have done with it..and if it's still for sale, I would imagine it will go fast! :D

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful - Great job!

Cindy said...

Hello dear Manuela,
Your dining room looks fabulous! I love all of the trays on the wall and the white on the bottom is just the touch you needed in there. I'm sure you are loving it. Everything looks so beautiful.
Hugs, Cindy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is gorgeous. I love the colors and all of your trays are fabulous. The drapes are so pretty. What a great idea to add the red check. Fantastic that you can open the doors. It is such a lovely room. Hugs, Marty

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

It is absolutely gorgeous Manuella! What a beautiful room. I love that you can open it up to your porch. That is so great!

I hope things are going well with you! Your home is so lovely!

xox
Jen

Pamela Gordon said...

Your dining room looks beautiful. I love your collection of toile trays - very nice! It is great that you can open your doors to your screen porch and let the 'outdoors' in. Plus the fact that it was 74 there today is super! It was 8 celsius here today but sunny and very nice when bundled in a heavy jacket, a hat and gloves ;-)
Pamela

Sandra said...

A beautiful room and I love how it extends to the screened porch...I am jealous. I love all our decorative trays and how you have displayed them...you have done a wonderful job on this room!

Sammy said...

It looks beautiful. I love the chandelier.
Simply Divine.

Love,

-Samya ;-)

Rose H (UK) said...

Love, love, love what you've done with your dining room Marty!
Toile is fabulous - and your table and chairs are great. Everything looks so beautiful together :o)

wetoilpaint said...

Great job!
It's a beautiful dinning room!

Rebekah said...

So lovely, Manuela! I am sorely envious of your screened in porch...

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

It is gorgeous!!!

You are so talented. :)

Richella said...

Way to go, Manuela! It looks so beautiful--fresh and fun, but sophisticated and lovely--lots of beauty and just a touch of whimsy. JUST RIGHT for a dining room, if you ask me! Congratulations on getting this room finished. I'm thinking that realtor's photos will never do your home justice--you might need to make a realty book yourself featuring your own photos!

Rhonda said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the white, black, red, gold combo...so pretty!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Manuela,
If I've said it before, I will say it again..."you've got a gift". I bet your family loves coming home to this warm and inviting home.
Now please come to the west coast and help me with some decorating items here in my lil cottage.

Take care, Viola
www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

Mari said...

I know you have mentioned the trays before, but I don't remember what they are called? They are beautiful. Could you share what they are called again and where you have found some.

Everything looks beautiful !!!

Terri said...

Manuela, Not only did you use my favorite color of yellow, but the room looks so fresh! You did a terrific job and the photo with the room open to the porch just looks awesome.

I can't wait to see other pictures...I'm in the midst of projects of various degrees in my home, too. Isn't it FUN? Hard work yes, but oh so fun!

Adrienne said...

I love the way your room turned out! It's gorgeous!! You did a great job - you should be proud!
~Adrienne~

Theresa said...

TWO thumbs up! Love it all! The yellow and white looks perfect! The trays are so pretty and the chicken one is my favorite too! Enjoy your beautiful home my friend! HUGS!

Mrs.Rabe said...

It is fantastic, Manuela!

Kathleen Grace said...

It's just beautiful Manuela! I don't know why, but I never realized the screen porch was attached tothe dining room. I would love the versatility and the fresh air and sunshine that woulsd bring.

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Everything looks soooo pretty! The only problem is it looks like you have too many of those pretty white pitchers, so I can take one off your hands to help that problem! hehehe

Kelly said...

The re-do is beautiful! The colors are so crisp and classic.

Anonymous said...

Manuela: The room is gorgeous! Edited perfectly. And ... I was disappointed when I got to the end of the post I wanted MORE PICTURES! Destiny

sewingseedscraftylife said...

You must be falling more in love with your house even as you prepare to leave it. The dining room looks spectacular!

Mimi Sue said...

ADORABLE!! I love it! My bedroom looks very similar. Yellow walls, black and cream toile. You and I must have the same taste. It's good taste for sure. Love that book wreath. Did you show us how to make it? Tell me where I can find it in your blog if you did. I need to make one for Christmas. I've been looking everywhere for something unique and inexpensive. Should have known you'd have just the thing! Mimi

diXymiss said...

Gorgeous! I think you've struck the perfect balance ~ it's refreshed and edited just enough to show beautifully, while maintaining it's warmth, charm and whimsy. Well done!

Debbie said...

I love everything about it. Of course, I am such a huge fan of yellow with black toile anyway. The white lower wall is clean and crisp.

What a draw for potential buyers. They are going to love it.

Gracie said...

You did a really great job! Can't wait to see what else you've in store for us...

Paula said...

Your dining room looks terrific! I know that you are glad to check this project off of your list.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a great job, Manuela! What a nice feature to point out, too, that the screened porch is right there. I like the white on the bottom and the room looks good!

Kay said...

You had me at yellow walls with chair rail over white and kept me with the doors opening into the screen porch. Everything else is just more jewels in this crown of a room. Love it!

Lee Laurie said...

It looks amazing! I love it all. Once again you have motivated me. I wish that I didn't have to go into work today. I would stay home and paint my kitchen table and chairs!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Laurie Anne said...

Oh,Manuela! It looks fabulous, I love it!
They wall of trays is just spectacular, the colours, textures...WOW!
Question: Was your furniture naked pine or did you have to sand and prime first?

Jen said...

Looks very inviting. Great job!

Jeannette

The Working Home Keeper said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!!!

Mary Ellen

Vee said...

It just looks so fresh and beautiful. I really like the white on the bottom and the yellow on top and I'm glad that you didn't leave the walls naked to satisfy the new trend of keeping everything off the walls. Fantastic job, Manuela!

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela this room is stunning in every way! :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Manuela, you did an amazing job! The room is so pretty! I am in love of all of the trays. Yes, the rooster one is MY favorite, too.

I do think that you need a burlap runner for your table. What do you think? Well, you should stop over to read my blog......

because you WON one! **smile!**

I will need your address now....
just email me at sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net

Congrats!

xo
Becky

PS: kidding about where to put it...it was a good segway....

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

It's beautiful. The yellow is such a lovely color against the touches of red, the dark wood and the white painted furniture. Just the right balance. Good job.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I love it! It looks like you and it is so beautiful! You do such a great job decorating. I always enjoy seeing pictures of your home!
Blessings,
Debbie

Angie said...

I always knew your dining room was beautiful, but I thing you have made it look even better. It is gorgeous! I am so jealous of that screened in porch and how the dining room opens up to it. I'd buy your house if I lived up there!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

The room is perfect, just perfect!!!

Helen said...

Oh, my goodness! I love it!!

Carla said...

It's gorgeous! Love the yellow, white, and black together.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Janet said...

It looks stunning Manuela...great job!

Joyce said...

Manuela, Love the new white bottom, love the curtains, love everything about it! Hugs, Joyce

hip-chick said...

I love it. I think you made the right choice with the white on the bottom. I love the deep yellow on the walls also. It looks perfect with all your other things. And, how nice to be able to open the doors to the screen porch. That must be nice for entertaining a large crowd as well.

Kim said...

Great job! Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous & inviting.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my goodness, Manuela! Your dining rom is just gorgeous! I love it! You have such a nice collection of tole trays! And I don't blame you for leaving your wreath up...it's so pretty. That's on my list of things to try. No, I have never washed burlap. I didn't know you could! You don't have fibers all over the machine after? Do you zig zag the ends first? This is before you sew it, right? That would solve the smell! UI am full of questions! lol Thanks for telling me about that! I hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Manuela,

Oh, what a beautiful dining room you have!

Kathy

Garden Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Loved all of the pictures. You really get a sense of the space that way.

Debra from Bungalow said...

Gorgeous! Seriously gorgeous! I love it all....so fresh an bright.


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Crafty Sue said...

Oh, Manuela, this is just gorgeous. Love the red toile seats. And the trim on the curtains is just the right touch. You should be so proud. TFS

Merrie said...

Manuela, it is a beautiful transformation. You did a wonderful job. I have a question for you- did any of your trays have plastic tabs on the back from having been TV trays? I have one that I want to hang before thanksgiving and the spot that it is to go in leaves those plastic tabs visible. Being cheap metal, Im afraid trying to break them off will bend the metal or damage it. Can you share if you have dealt with this issue when trying to hang a tray? Thanks! Your home is always an inspiration~

Melanie said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the curtains, I want the trays, and the view is to die for:)

Brenda Kula said...

I don't think you're going to have any trouble selling that beautiful home of yours. The hard part will be to leave it. Fortunately, we take our "things" with us. The house is just the canvas.
Brenda

Gayla said...

this is beautiful! Great job!

Storybook Woods said...

Love it. You have been a busy girl and I know your house will sell soo fast xoxo Clarice

Sandy said...

Everything is beautiful. Love the curtain panels and you added so many unique and wonderful details. I love it all. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Gumbo Lily said...

It's truly lovely! You'll get all this work done and realize you really don't want to move after all!

Jody

Chook said...

Oh....WOW!!Im speechless...*gives a round of applause*

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

Yes, I loved the tour. Everything looks so beautiful.

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Manuela!! I love your decorating style!

Dena said...

Oh my gosh I love it all! The curtains, the white table, the trays...ALL so yummy!

Hugs,
Dena

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Just stunning! I love that you used the red toile on the chairs. I love toile ~ used pink/green on my kitchen chairs. The white wainscoting is beautiful!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Judith said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you painted the half&half. Very inspiring and budget friendly. Can't wait to see the rest of the renovations.

Kathy said...

Your diningroom is beautiful Wow you and your husband put a lot of work and time into that room -that is so nice it is right off the screened in porch --I am so glad you decided to continue to post

Susie Q said...

Manuela! Truly gorgeous! What a beautiful room...I can not imagine anyone NOT loving this!!
You have the gift.
Love,
Sue

Peach said...

Manuela, you are truly an ORIGINAL! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us - when will you start giving tours? ;)

Amanda said...

Beautiful! I love it! :-)

Kristin said...

Wow! What a great job you did on this project. I love the print on your drapes and I saw in your side bar that you like Mary Janes Farm. Love it too!
Good luck with the sale of your house!

DanainDFW said...

So pretty! I absolutely love your drapes and the way that french door opens to the screened porch.

Camille said...

Gorgeous Manuela!! SO pretty!! I like the look of the white and yellow. And you are so brave painting your furniture like you do! That table and chairs are lovely. :)

Blessings to you!
Camille

Lallee said...

Your dining room looks wonderful. I know all your hard work will pay off in dividends for you. Your paper wreath reminded me I STILL want to make one!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Manuela~

The dining room turned out simply smashing! It should be a nice selling point for the house. But for now, you get to enjoy it, too!
How fabulous to have the screen porch right off of this room.
Donna

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

oh la la! That room came out so nicely. I was amazed at all of the trays you have collected! Love the way you did the curtains and the chairs and table---everything looks great!

Melanie said...

Manuela, your dining room is gorgeous! I love the color scheme and how the curtains drape onto the floor. Your tray collection is so pretty too, and looks great in the dining room.

Miss Janice said...

Being a lover of toile, gingham, roosters, and tole trays, I LOVE it! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Lesa's Life said...

Beautiful!

Dolly said...

Ouuu two thumbs up!
It looks so warm and welcoming!
I love the color combo....and the toile!

Hugz, Dolly