Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Garden Themed Dining Room

Hey my friends!
I hope Spring has found it's way to your part of the world!
It is Spring Break here in our little area of the South, 
and it's gorgeous weather :)

Today, I want to share my freshly painted dining room table,
and how I incorporated burlap with various outdoor items,
to create a garden themed dining room.
(Some of these items will be for sale in my shop soon.)

So, come take a peek at what I've been working on...

 The table is now finished!

 My dining table used to look like this:
it was cream with the wooden top. It  looked dingy with all the white.

So, here it is now:
I added two coats of white paint and sanded generously.

I also picked up two old folding chairs from an estate sale.
They both had "honest paint" with chippiness, which matched perfectly.

I used several items from LaurieAnna's Shoppe as decor for my garden
themed table setting...

Such as, the white lace napkins, French clothespins, zinc nameplates, 
bottle drying rack, 

and the French burlap rug, which I used as a table runner.

 Some items which will be for sale in my shop soon are:
chicken wire cloches, monumental garden decor,

vintage bottles and molds,

lavender tinted bottles,

old handwritten letters,

 vintage garden tools,

and a few burlap items, of course :)

I had to add this sweet garden poem on the mega chalkboard 
on my buffet table.

I also added small peat pots to my iron chandelier above the table.

 I found lavender to plant in my garden :)
I will share garden photos in another post.

And lastly, my new favorite find: an old rickety ladder in a gorgeous green.
But I will save those photos for next time, too.

I hope you get a little Spring fever from my garden themed
dining room.

I am joining some of my favorite parties this week:

Thanks for hosting, ladies :)

Thanks for hanging in there through so many photos!
Have a wonderful week!

Becky C


Terry said...

Becky, Your photos are so wonderful to look at. This room just says come on in, sit a spell, have some tea and just enjoy the sweetness of the space.

Petite Michelle Louise said... is just a stunning transformation. really...what a difference it makes in the room. all of your spring touches are so gorgeous! sigh...

Morning T said...

Wow Becky- everything is gorgeous and I'm so excited about your shop! The little pots on your chandy are so creative, love it all.

Lindsey Stephens said...

definitely gives me spring fever! I love looking at your posts! They are always so full of inspiration! Lovely!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your pictures.
There are some sort of cementy looking little posts on there (has silver ware in one).
What are those made of? Did you make them?
Where can I get some?

barbara jean

Cozy Little House said...

Absolutely gorgeous and oh, so cozy! Love the addition of the peat pots. I may just have to have that rack from Laurie Anna's.

nancy huggins said...

Your room looks so inviting and I bet any guests that come will feel more than welcome. I wish I had a bigger dining room (or just a bigger house) It is almost impossible to do anything to make it look welcoming.
Maybe I will get some better ideas when spring actually gets here :)

Deborah said...

Becky what a treat that was to gaze on all your beauties!!
Your table is so beautiful and all your decor is perfect together!
I love everything you've done here!

Deborah xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh, I love this, you've about convinced me to paint my table top too. Let me know what kind of finish you put on the top. Mine takes a lot of abuse, LOVE how it looks. I'd love you to link up with Vintage Inspiration Friday if you have time.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Everything looks amazing...the peat pots on the chandelier is so clever.

Roselle said...

I love it all. I have been dying to paint my oak dining room table top white but don't have the time or nerve! This is gorgeous!
Visiting from WW

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I got the fever! I got it bad! :) Your dining room looks so gorgeous and wonderful!! I love to garden so a garden themed room is dreamy to me!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Swoon! It's all gorgeous! You've got some cool things coming up. I'm especially loving the chicken wire cloche.

~Sheri~ said...

Love it! Great display...looks just like a store..yet homey and cozy too

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh......... I LOVE IT..this is the nicest dining room EVER!!! Every single detail is so perfect...oh have outdone yourself...going back to look again! HATS OFF TO YOU!!!! said...

They are gorgeous!!! I can look at them over and over just like in a good book:) I would gladly "hang in there" with you for more any day:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, everything looks so pretty Becky! I love everything about it...the ladder, that chicken coopy thing on the wall, the folding chairs. The garden theme is great, especially at this time of year :)


Blondie's Journal said...

Your table turned out did a great job, Becky. I love the whole spring theme...just SO pretty!


Pam said...

WOW!!!! I absolutely love your dining room and everything in it! Beautifully done!


Theresa said...

OH I could have gone through even more photos! I love the little feeder? on the wall, that is fabulous! All of it is perfect! xoxo

glimpse of my world said...

didn't know you were going to open an ESTY shop!! Good for you dear!! Follow your dreams!

Vintage Gal said...

Your garden themed dining room is absolutely DEEEEVINE ~ I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it~ I am so ready for spring breezes and gardening ~ thank you sooo much for this taste of spring ;-)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I have spring fever in a bad way and you just kicked it up a notch! I LOVE your dining room area, it is sooooo cute! I can't wait to see your garden photos and more home photos. Love it!


All That Jazz said...

Looks great Becky, I love your attention to detail! You combine so many great elements! ;-) Happy spring!

Amy Kinser said...

Ok girl, I LOVE LOVE that ladder. You know that needs to come to Tennessee, don't you? I also love those peat pots on your chandi. What a great idea. The burlap rug as the table runner is great. I think I need one of those too.

Have I told you what great taste you have? I know I have over and over again, but I feel the need to tell you again....IT'S ALL PERFECT! I love all of the layering.

I CAN'T WAIT for the shop you are going to open. Good grief, how will I restrain myself.

Oh yeah, those chairs are great also and I love your paint job on your table.

I'm done now... :)

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Becky, it looks like something out of a magazine. Going to Canton, 1st Monday on Friday, hopefully can stop by Lauries for the first time.

Faded Charm said...

Your photos make me smile:) Such a wonderfully decorated garden themed all of it, but especially love your chicken coop??? hanging on the wall. That's one of a kind.

Did you make the chicken wire cloches? I tried last year with no luck:(


saltbox treasures said...

WOW, Becky, Your dining room is gorgeous! You have pulled together your garden theme beautifully. Your photos look like magazine shots. Just wonderful! Love all of the details you have put into your theme. A beautiful space! Hope you enjoy many happy family meals at your new table.
~ Julie

Gracefully Vintage said...

Just Beautiful-Picture Perfect.. Love the table as well
happy follower

Susan said...

Now I really DO have spring fever after looking at your gorgeous displays. Fantastic job on the table, and I love all that burlap & your lavender!
Happy WW,

kathee said...

Wow what a beautiful blog you have!! I adore your dining room and all your garden items! I will be back when I have more time to visit. I've added you to my FAV blogs and I'm a new follower! xokathee

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Beautiful, loads of layer to drool over! Thanks for a great spring post today. It's still cold in the midwest... blah!

Vicki said...

Becky this is beautiful! I could look at photos of this room all day!

A Cottage Muse said...

Truly beautiful! So happy to view some Spring pretties as I watch the snow fall outside my window!

Jenny McClain said...

This is so beautiful! LOVE the table redo!! Everything you do is just gorgeous!! Enjoy this beautiful weather


Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your dining room looks beautiful, Becky! Yay... you finally got your table finished... it turned out wonderful! Love all of the garden touches!
Have a great day! :)

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

It's lovely. I feel like I'm looking at a Country Living magazine. Fresh.French Country.Fabulous!

Al said...

Your blog is such a lovely place to visit. I am a new follower now. Your photos are wonderful! And that dining room is stunning. Check out my blog when you have a moment.

Barbara Jean said...

cannot wait to see them in your shop!

barbara jean

Anne said...

So many delightful items! the table looks great painted crisp white. and, what a great shop, was just over there and loved everything!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Becky ~ I just love stopping by your blog. You always share such beautiful and unique decorating ideas! :) I'm looking forward to seeing those treasures in your shop! :)

xoxo laurie

joetterer said...

So much white! That would never go in my house of boys. It's lovely tho.

I love your blog name! please check out my blog,

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Okay, I'm seriously drooling Becky-doodle! Love it all and your photography is amazing! Girl, keep it up and we'll be seeing you in the mags!

Mariaelena said...

OK, loving the pea pots on the chandelier!!!...How creative!!!...happy Monday, Mariaelena

Molly said...

What a lovely room! Makes me long for dry spring days instead of our Pacific Northwest rain springs. I ordered the same bottle rack from LaurieAnna and loooove it. Thanks for sharing your dining room and table makeover, it is great.

Liberty Biberty said...

Oh! That looks gorgeous! I love what you've done to your table.

Anonymous said...

I need to know what that is hanging on the wall. It almost looks like an old chicken coup or something. I need to find one for my mother in law.

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