I am so excited to be sharing today’s room with you! This is one of the last rooms on my Fall Home Tour. This has been a big blog dream of mine and I am overjoyed that it has been going to well! Thank you so much for following along with me!
Let’s start with the buffet. Originally this was in my entryway. I had put it there because it didn’t really match any of my other furniture. I was too fixated on everything matching that I couldn’t appreciate it’s beauty. Once I came to the realization that not everything has to match, I moved it to the dining room and fell in love with it all over again. You won’t find this piece at Ikea! It was my great-grandmother’s and I will cherish it for years to come.
The chalkboard was actually a mirror that I found at the thrift store. I was going to paint the mirror part with chalkboard paint, but the mirror was much too heavy to hang on the wall. I took the mirror out and uses the backing for the chalkboard. I used chalkboard spray paint and so far its held up really well.
I love having fresh flowers in the house, and I bought these for Autumn for her birthday. I really like that it even has a lily in it, which is her middle name. Fresh flowers are such a treat! Autumn loved the big red gerber daisies too.
I moved the white pillars from the living room mantle into the dining room. It was feeling pretty dark in there with no white accessories. Two gourds on top added the finishing touch to the buffet!
On the opposite side of the room is my Grandma’s china cabinet turned bar. I gave it a coat of blue paint to make it more of a “statement” piece. Above the cabinet is a plywood sign I made. The plates were old china I bought from the thrift store, spray painted them white, and gave them a tribal sort of print.
Now to the best part – the table! I didn’t want to have the typical table scape with burlap and pinecones and place cards. Nor did I want the typical fall colours. Since I am on the “blue obsession”, I felt the dining room could use more blue than just the bar. Using fabric from my “collection”, I made a navy runner as the starting point.
The gold charge plates I bought from the dollar store a few years ago, and have been able to use them for many occasions. The gold flatware was given to me by my Grandma when I was a kid. I use it for every special occasion and family supper.
The bowls with the blue leaves I found at the thrift store, and I like how they match the runner and tie everything together. The orange pumpkins are from the dollar store. The have a bit of gold paint brushed on them and I like the way they go with everything else on the table.
I really wanted gold geometric candlesticks that I had seen at Walmart for the table, but these vintage gold ones I found a the thrift store seemed to fit my home better. And they were more in the budget Lol. They’re a nice height for the table and aren’t overpowering.
Not sure why but I was fixated on finding amber coloured glasses for the table. Nothing felt more appropriate for fall then those warm coloured glassed. I like how low they are even though they have a stem, and they add a bit more visual interest to the table. Honestly, it looked naked without them. I found those at the thrift store too.
My Mom gave me her old dining room chairs – the orange ones at the back of the room. I love the rust colour and they add a pop of colour to the otherwise bare corners.
Thank you so much for joining me on my Fall Home Tour! You can find the rest of the tour here.