My Dining Room

Welcome to my dining room. I'm joining Kelly's Korner as we all show our homes room by room.

My dining room has a very open floor plan as you can see. I do like the feel of an open room, the down side is almost no walls to hang pictures on!

I really love the size, shape, and style of my dining room chairs. I do NOT like the fabric. I found the chairs at a furniture outlet for a song and some day I will get around to recovering them (I hope!).

I have a taupe and white paisley runner on table all year around except Christmas. I like that the neutral colors can go with any event or holiday decor.

The wicker charger, plates, and napkins were all from Walmart. The napkin rings I found on clearance at Target. I wrapped the metal ring in some twine for added texture.

I wrapped these candles in raffia and string and then added a push pin from Ballard Designs.

I do love my table. I looked for a dining room table I liked for years and years. When I found this one it was love at first sight! However, I still waited a couple more years before I bought it because I refused to buy it until it went on sale. Does this make me cheap or frugal? I'll leave that up to you to decide. :)

I layered my runner with this cool textured stuff (I don't know what it's called). It's similar to burlap. I have a confession.....the ruffled is just held on with tape!

My china cabinet is a cheapie press board piece I bought at Lowe's years ago. It was white, but when I bought my table I faux painted it to look like dark wood. A new china cabinet or buffet is on my some day wish list.

Here is the top of the cabinet.

I backed the inside of the cabinet with burlap and have fun making little vignettes inside.

I hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. I can't believe you owned up tothe taped-on ruffle!!

    What a gorgeous dining room you have. Really well put together. And I actually think you've decorated round the chair material that you don't like really well! It all ties in beautifully!

  2. So beautiful and inviting. Love the warm colors!

  3. So warm and cozy and beautiful! I love all your pottery an plates displayed in the china cabinet. What a wonderful place to host a dinner party!

  4. Your diningroom is so pretty and you put a great deal of charm into the details and design. I am in love with your place settings and those napkin rings.
    It also looks good, and very clever to line the back of the cabinet with burlap.

    I really like the fabric on the chairs and the table is so pretty.


  5. Just so lovely, and so many creative touches.

  6. The whole room is beautiful! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dining table..worth the wait (i love frugal finds)
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your dining room is lovely. I really like the coziness of the room and how it is open to the other area too.

  8. I love your dining room too! It's beautiful and tastefully decorated. Looks very elegant!


  9. Your dining room is so pretty. Everything looks beautiful. I think everything you do looks great.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous as always, Lisa!! I absolutely love the colour of your walls and the lovely touches of burlap throughout!! Your dining table is beautiful!! Wishing you a lovely weekend sweet friend. Hugs as always ~ Tina xx

  11. Beautiful dining room!! I love the chairs and the table setting, it's gorgeous! The colors are great, so lovely!

  12. I think you might just be the only person I come off my reader to comment for!!! (That sounds awful!!) But I just love your style! Beautiful dining room!! Love all the neutrals...makes all the green look so pronounced!

  13. I love it all! The textures and the colors! Beautiful!

  14. LOVE that table! I can relate to looking for the perfect table for years! We just bought a set this year and now feel so grown up ;)


  15. Hi Lisa...what a beautiful tablescape you have. I love the way you decorated the hutch. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment....

  16. I really like all of your burlap touches from the table runner to the backing in your cabinet. I have a bookshelf that is black and it would look nice if the back was burlap I think. Thanks for the ideas...your dining room is beautiful.

  17. I love your dining room. It is so pretty.

  18. Did you make that table runner? I absolutely LOVE it! I'm looking for ideas for my own dining room and I really appreciate the idea of going neutral for most of the year and then decorating for the holidays in a different color. Thanks for sharing!


  19. Your table and dinning area is beautiful.

    Would you mind telling me the name of the purple flower you have on your side bar?

    These are the same kind of plants I have on my patio in Western KY but I couldn't remember their name.

    Everyone is always asking me what they are.


  20. What a lovely dining area you have!! I agree the runner is just lovely anytime of the year!! Your wall color is very pretty also!

  21. love the china cabinet and white plates hanging on the wall, awesome job!

  22. I LOVE your neutral serene colors. So peaceful. You are a favorite. :)

  23. hello, im a new visitor (from the shabby chic cottage) and im checking out all your nooks and crannies.
    I love what youre doing, i might even try your lamp make over! i have a question... i noticed in a couple different pictures a little white rooster pitcher/creamer, do you have any idea where you got that? its so adorable and i have quite a white pitcher collection.
    anyhoozle.. thanks for sharing your space.

    chris s.