Thursday, June 16, 2016

{SUYL Home Tour: Dining Rooms}

Today's link up on Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life Home Tour is dining rooms!  Unfortunately I do not have a "formal" dining room, only a breakfast room that serves a dual purpose.  But quite honestly, I am not even sure if I would ever use a formal dining room if I had one...because I rarely use the breakfast room!  I have a large island with bar stools & 9 out of 10 times, that's where I eat or people gather. 

But here it is!  It's not a large space, but it's perfect for what I need.
As soon as I moved in, I switched out the builder basic light for something with a little more sparkle & weight.  I found this chandelier on Overstock for around $150 {I see the price has gone up since}.  It is nearly identical to one Pottery Barn sells for more than double the price.  It was brown so I did spray paint it black & love how it turned out!

My table was a hand me down that used to be my parents that then went to college with my younger brother...needless to say, it was a little beat up.  A LOT of sanding & a fresh coat of stain & paint and it's as good as new!
The black metal chairs are from World Market {don't tell anyone, but they were actually meant to be outdoor patio chairs!}
I would really, really like a buffet of some sort in there, but unfortunately I do not have the room.  I found this shelf from Ikea for $15 bucks & it works perfect in the corner.  It's both decorative & functional!
I would never "set" my table on a daily basis, but after having it like that during Christmas - I decided it needed to stay like that all the time!  I love the finished look.  It's pretty simple right now, but I love to change it up for the different seasons/holidays.
My black & white buffalo plaid plates?  From the Dollar Spot at Target back at Christmas! Best purchase ever...I LOVE them!!

You can see here how my living room, dining room & kitchen are one open space.  {and here's a sneak peak at my kitchen...that tour is coming up in a few weeks!}
Of course, my dining room would not be complete with a peak at Nola's "dining space" as well. {complete with food on the floor...just keeping it real folks!}
Thanks for stopping by!  If you can see my living room tour here & follow me on instagram here.  Be sure to come back next week for a tour of my master bedroom...and my new shiplap wall!


  1. I LOVE your table! You have a beautiful home!

  2. Casey - this is so cute! I have a shelf for a buffet too and target plates as part of my centerpiece. Now I'm kicking myself for not getting those buffalo check ones! My table is years and years old and you've inspired me to one day sand it and fix it up, looks so pretty!!

  3. this dining room is so cute! you inspired me to paint my dining room table. and i love the plaid plates. i may need to find them as well. :)

  4. It's beautiful! Your plates are gorgeous, and I love the table runner. Where did you find it?

    1. Thanks! I got it from this Etsy shop:

  5. Stopping in from Kelly's Korner! Love the table makeover! So cute!

  6. Found you through Kelly's Korner. I love this! I have a round oak pedestal table that needs to be refinished. I would love to do something like this, including the metal chairs.

  7. Stopping in from KK--I just love everything and am kicking myself for not knowing about the plates!!! I would have bought a whole bunch!!!

  8. What a gorgeous space. I love the colors and how well you've decorated it all. Especially that side shelf.

  9. We have a lot in common. We do not have a dining room and use our breakfast room. Very nice. I love the chandy!




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