Friday, October 1, 2010

SUYL-10.1- Dining Room

Today I am participating in Show Us Your Life from Kelly's Korner. We don't really have a formal dining room. Our dining area is adjoined to our kitchen. It's small, but I love it. My husband says it's "cozy". 

Here is the view from our living room. The china cabinet was actually from Jeffry's mom and dad. I'd really love to paint it black but it's technically not mine. I've already set out my pilgrims and indians on the top of the cabinet. The small buffet on the right was Jeffry's grandmother's. I have it covered with a fall-ish tablecloth for now, but I'm thinking of painting it in the near future. It's a great storage piece. 

 I took this photo while standing beside the china cabinet. You can see into our living room from here. I forgot to take a picture, but that white cased opening is actually sliding french doors. I saw them in a door catalog at our store and told Jeffry that we had to figure out how to work them into the house! They are one of my favorite features. The boys' artwork on the wall is displayed on decorative racks from Southern Living at Home. The kids love having their artwork where everyone can see it. 
And please ignore my table. It's in the middle of being distressed and painted. Remember those chairs I was working on? 3 down, 3 to go. Who knew it was so much effort to spray paint with 3 kids around?

This is the view of the dining area as a whole from the kitchen. Those black french doors lead out onto our screened in porch (with outdoor fireplace!). Ballard Designs used to carry black and white large checked silk drapes that I want to hang from the floor to ceiling on either side of these doors. I can't find them any more! :( If anyone knows a place I could find well-priced silk drapes, please comment and let me know!

 Hope you enjoyed the tour of our Farmhouse Dining Area! Thanks for stopping by!
Come back Monday for my first-ever giveaway!

Here's last week's Master Bedroom post that I missed. 


  1. i love your home!!! and i LOVE your fall decor! :) have a wonderful weekend!

  2. love the chairs and french doors!