Farmhouse dining room

Progress on the Farmhouse-meets-New Orleans dining room

Summertime and the living is BUSY! “New” old house, design work, kids, dogs, fencing contractors, painting, stove delivery, stove return, new stove delivery, garage door installation…OY VEY! Lots going on, not all photo-worthy. That said, I’m really excited to show some progress on the dining room. Now be warned, this is very much a work-in-progress. There’s still odds and ends sitting around, no art has been hung, I need to wax the table, and I’m still flip-flopping about the need for a rug.

What do you think so far?


Beverly loves that all the windows are at snout level.


A little raw cotton just for something different.


Looking from the living room into the dining room. More on that étagère later.


Gulf coast old house vibes require appropriate foliage.


Now…this table. This table. I bought it from an old picker I used to get stuff from for the shop for $85. The thing is that it was apparently a handmade/homemade project and it was just a little too wide and a little too tall to fit through any of the doors in our house. We walked around this thing for 3 weeks before taking a saw to it in order to get it in the house! Dave’s my hero. He made it happen. Steaks will be served here tonight.


Because you know I’m all about that base.


Paint: “Seaworthy” by Sherwin Williams
Chairs: World Market
Table: Antique
Palm fronds: Z Gallerie
Chandelier: Overstock
Vase: West Elm
Buffet lamps: Antique
Buffet: Handmade from repurposed barn windows (Vendor is usually at the Kane County Flea Market)