The dining room is coming along…

3 Aug

Slowly but surely I am making strides in the dining room.  This past weekend I was able to unpack some of our sparkly crystal and display it in the china cabinets.  My parents bought us Kate Spade Morago Crystal for our wedding shower; they are just beautiful!

Kate Spade Morago Crystal

Our Crystal Wine Glasses

I still have yet to put the china in the cabinet (even though when we moved in I said I couldn’t wait to fill these delightful built-ins with china); maybe next week!

We do have more furniture than when we started though.  Here is the Before (more here):

"dining room"

Our empty and plain dining room Before

And here is what it looks like now:

wood table and white chairs

We have more than two chairs!

I am really happy with my thrift store chairs; I love them…if you can love a chair.  After my failed attempt at making slip covers for the parsons chairs I ended up buying a McCalls pattern.  I cut out all the fabric, which was extremely time consuming for some reason), now I just have to sew, sew, sew.


A couple of weeks ago I showed everyone a cute green plate from Pier 1 and said I may get the yellow one for the dining room.  Well, I did, and it matches the bird fabric perfectly.  It’s like camouflage.

Pier 1 birdie plate

I also picked up another yellow plate that was on sale:

Pier 1 yellow plates

Yellow plates

My master plan is to find an eclectic mix of white, yellow, and maybe gray plates to hang on the wall.  I really like how a mixture of sizes, shapes, and colors look.

shareski via ninaqinoh's photostream on flickr

via Apartment Therapy

from Pinterest

Two down, fifteen or twenty to go!

Unfortunately before we hang anything on the wall we need to paint and put up our wainscoting.  We haven’t exactly decided on a color so it may be a while.  I suppose I can take my time sewing the slip covers 😉

I also haven’t decided what to do for the windows.

Current window treatments

I have been thinking about shutters.

From Pinterest

Ahhhh…what to do what do to?!  While I think about this, I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!


5 Responses to “The dining room is coming along…”

  1. ange September 23, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Looks like you have a great vision for your dining room! I have been loving that yellow and gray bird fabric for a while now but just can’t fit it in anywhere in my house. 😦 The plate wall will be fun, hopefully you can find some more great plates to add to your collection! Those chairs are a great find, I love when you can hit the jackpot at Goodwill and garage sales! Our last house we had cabinets like those and I loved them!

  2. Jenny September 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    This looks great!


  3. Jena @ Involving Color September 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Those built ins are gorgeous and I am in love with your chandelier! Your dining room is coming along beautifully. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

  4. Courtney September 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Love your fantastic built ins!! They are so charming- you are lucky to have them!! Your room is gorgeous~ I host a decorating party at my blog on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime! 🙂

    • cornerofmain October 6, 2011 at 9:59 am #

      Thanks Courtney! I have linked-up to your site before; I will definitely come back again! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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