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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Fall Dining Room ...

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Happy Saturday !!  For those who may have missed my guest post yesterday at A Stroll Thru Life, I thought I'd post it here as well so that I could share our Fall dining room.

So, please, come on in (you may click on pics to enlarge)...


Since painting all of the furniture in this room earlier this Spring BM White Dove (followed by distressing, sanding and glazing), I decided to do this year's Fall tablescape in mainly neutral tones, but with a few pops of color here and there.  I also added several mercury pieces because I'm loving the look of that right now, too:


You can see that I've incorporated quite a few elements ... pumpkins ... books ... silver/mercury ... raffia ... burlap runner and antlers.  Some of these cute pumpkins USED to be orange.  Rather than buy white pumpkins (as they can be unnecessarily expensive), I simply painted a few cheapie orange ones Annie Sloane's Old White chalk paint! 


My hurricanes hold munchkin pumpkins, acorns and pinecones, along with tapered candles that I placed in candlestick holders (Dollar Tree) to add height:


And, do you want a fun and inexpensive solution to not having to look at glass hurricanes that get *cloudy* from the sun (despite cleaning them once a week!) ... just throw a few book pages (or scrapbook paper) in there, and, voila ... no more cloudiness!  (Of course, either take them out when lighting the candles or just use battery operated tapers, which I need find!)  And, how ironic that the chapter of the book I picked up to rip a few pages from is appropriately titled "The Pilgrim's Progress" ...


As for our table settings ... the silver chargers are from Old Time Pottery, the cream dinner plates are from Wal-Mart, and turkey salad plates are from Home Goods (last year):


Over on our sideboard, I layered a French print with a beautiful mustard floral, just to add more Fall-ish pop of color ... it also ties in with the oversized pillows on the chairs that flank the sideboard:



I love to mix in a few seashells with the "Fall-ness" ... have to stay true to my coastal living!


And, on the shelves, I nestled a mercury pumpkin on raffia.  FYI:  they sell these fabulous pumpkins at Tuesday Morning, too, for only $9.99!  That's wonderful compared to Pottery Barn, where they are $24 for the smallest!


My plate wall remains unchanged ... still have the twine wrapped around select plates, having added a leaf and old photo for Fall.


And, one last thing ... just for fun, let's look at what my dining room looked like a few years ago (pre-blogging)!  From that:


To this!  Quite a difference, isn't it ?!  LOL. 


Now, if I could just put my new blingie chandelier together (which is STILL sitting in the box) !!

I'm linking up to:

BNOTP/Metamorphosis Monday
Dittle Dattle/Amaze Me Monday
Coastal Charm/Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life/Tabletop Tuesday
The Stories of A to Z/Tutorials and Tips
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesdays Treasures
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
DIY by Design/Fall into Fall
No Minimalist Here/Open House Party
Savvy Seasons/Autumn Arrives Party
2805/Potpourri Party
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday
Colours Dekor/Of Spooks and Sparkles
Decor to Adore/Fall in Love
Kristen's Creations/Share Your Creations
Thrifty Decor Chick/Before and After Party

Have a fabulous day,


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87 comments:

sissie said...

Your dining room looks like a photo out of Southern Living! It's so beautiful. Love the dinnerware and all of the pumpkins.

hugs
Sissie

iSavortheWeekend said...

We recently moved in to our home, I painted our dining room cranberry red on top, with off white on the bottom, now you make me want to re-do it all!! It definitely looks like a picture out of a magazine, no, front cover!!!

NanaDiana said...

Becca-It looks beautiful! I did miss it on the guest post so I am glad you posted it here too.

Everything looks so nice-very Fall-but like Fall has been neutralized and prettified! Love it- xo Diana

ps-I do like the original too-it was beautifully formal, wasn't it?

Kimberly said...

I love your dining room NOW~ its so pretty.

Heather'sCottage4-5 said...

I just love your dining room. It is picture perfect. What a difference with all of the shades of white. You make me want to break out the paint!!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Your dining room looks so darn gorgeous Becca! I absolutely love it!

Kristens Creations said...

Beautiful Becca!!! And what a difference!! It doesn't even look like the same room...Wow! Love the dinnerware and those pretty sparkly silver pumpkins...the whole room just seems to sparkle now!! Love it! Kristen

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Everything looks beautiful, Becca! I have a very similar dining room set, and have been extremely reluctant to refinish it. Have you ever, even for a moment, been sorry that you painted your furniture? I'm so very tempted (even though my mom would probably disown me!)...
Have a lovely weekend, Becca!
~ Wendi ~

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, just found you via Marty's blog. What a beautiful home you have!

Cindy said...

Georgeous Becca! Such a beautiful room and your fall decor is so pretty!
Blessings,
Cindy

Andrea said...

I used to love red dining rooms, but now I love brighter and lighter rooms. Your is the perfect example, what a change!!! It looks amazing, and I adore all your fall touches. It makes my fall decorating look very lacking lol!

Mari said...

WOW your dinning room looks gorgeous and sooo warm and inviting :)

xo~Mari

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful Becca! I have to do the twine around the white plates, I just love that!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your dining room is GORGEOUS Becca!!! Soo pretty in white!

Melissa Miller said...

Amazing transformation Becca! It's all gorgeous! Your fall decor looks great with the lighter colors. I can't wait to lighten up as well. It will have to be in our next home though....:)

Katherines Corner said...

Wow I love it all!!! I'm a happy new follower Hugs

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

You have been busy decorating for the fall! Your dining room looks wonderful for the fall season. I love the was your mercury pumpkins are scattered over the room!! You know my eye was drawn to the first. The coastal fall look is so refreshing. And a big thank you for your tip on clearing cloudy glass... You're amazing to share your tips with us :)

L said...

Gorgeous fall setting, Becca! Love it. You have quite the eye for all the little details! The mercury pumpkins are so pretty.
I hope you're having a great Saturday~

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your dining room is just gorgeous! Indeed it looks like a magazine spread. I love everything about it.
Before it was kinda off the showroom floor, now it's off the chain FABULOUS!!!
New follower,
Patti

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love your dining room and I see you got an animal skin. I looked at some today, but just can't take the plunge an buy one. I am so afraid it just won't look right.

Jann Olson said...

I LOVE this room! I am so wanting more white in my home. Love the print and the twine wrapped around the plstes. What a darling touch. I love mercury glass and decorate with it for Christmas. Have not seen pumpkins. Probably a good thing. I know I could not resist. Thanks for sharing!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh gosh Becca this is incredible. I am stunned at the before and after. I sometimes wish I could paint my dining room set but it's from my husband's family and he would die if I ever did. :o) I'm going to make slipcovers for the chair backs so that should help lighten things up. Your whole room blends so well. Good job. Happy Sunday!

Michelle @ My Life as a Mrs. said...

Absolutely beautiful!! And your fall tablescape is to die for! **Running off to Tuesday Morning to scoop up some of those amazing pumpkins!**

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Betsy (BB) said...

Oh, Becca, I love your dining room! This is a gorgeous room and you have decorated it perfectly! This is my dream for mine. I have Mahogany furniture, as you did. Your Fall decorations are awesome! I love it all! Thanks for sharing such and inspiring post!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your dining room...actually your whole house! It's beautiful!
Debbie--what kind of paint did you use on your furniture?

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous Becca! Can you come and help me get mine done!?;) It truly is amazingly beautiful and must make you smile each time you come thru the front door.

Marianne said...

This is simply gorgeous...Would you please come over to decorate mine! It really doesn't look anything like the original dining room...amazing what some paint and wonderful creativity can do!
Marianne :)

Jemsmom said...

Woman... that is gorgeous! I love all the mix of textures and neutrals. I love the pop of orange with the pumpkins. You will be so proud of me... I painted my own pumpkins the other day! Gooooo me! Now I need you to come make all the pretty vignettes! :-)

Zoe said...

I love your blog and your beautiful home. Can you tell me the name of the fabric that the pillows are made of in your dining room?

Thanks,

Karol
zoebeck417@yahoo.com

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca,
I can't believe the transformation your room has taken. The before and after pictures are like night and day, complete opposites, both beautiful in there own unique way! I love all the natural elements. I mentioned this on Marty's blog, but Becca, this room is going to end up in a magazine, and remember I told you so! I just can't imagine what you will do at Christmas, but I know it's going to be BIG!! The dinnerware, the pumpkins, the plates, the shelves, and arrangement of everything, well, there's just one word to describe it - PERFECT! Thanks so much for sharing! XO ~Liz

Okie Chic said...

Love it!!! The soft colors are so welcoming.

White Whimsy said...

Your dinning room is gorgeous. I really love the mercury glass pumpkins.

Mallory said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! I love all the white tones! Great take on fall! :)
Mallory
http://mallicious.blogspot.com/

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This looks great--all of it is so beautiful! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party. www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

The Southern Housewife said...

OH my, everything is so beautiful! :) Love it!

Traci said...

GORGEOUS!!!! My dining room is a shade of red/burgundy & EVERYTIME I see yours I think "maybe it's time to paint". Oh but I really don't want to deal with painting over red. I'm loving the mercury glass look too!

Decorating with Cents said...

Your dining room is fabulous. Love the white pumpkins you painted. I'm your newest follower. When you have a chance please drop by. http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

Shannon said...

Hi Becca, I'm over from Decor and Harmony. I love the changes you've made to your dining room, it's just gorgeous.

Sweet Tea said...

Peaceful and calm.
I could sit at that table and eat for hours! YIKES!

Very nicely done.

andrea said...

Wow, what a stunning dining room! I love the transforamtion a real showstopper! andrea@townandprairie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

your dinning room is GORGEOUS girlfiend!!!
I need to find out the name of that paint color, on my way!!!
Love love love those plates!!
XO
kristin

Kathleen said...

Hi Becca! I've given you "The Versatile Blogger" award on my blog today. Come check it out!
http://decoramore.blogspot.com/

Francine said...

Your dinning room looks amazing! I'm working on mine right now ...I just finished painting my chairs ... stop in if you have the chance!

pam {simple details} said...

Absolutely beautiful! What an impressive update!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

So, so pretty. My favorite thing is the zebra runner on your buffet and the twine wrapped around the white plates. Your painted furniture is just such an amazing difference. What a new feel!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey friend I just nominated you for an award see my blog:)

Sandra said...

Becca, as always, A-MAZING! Wonder when this will show up on Southern Living Magazine? IT IS SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL! :)

jen said...

Thanks for visiting me today. I'm following you back, and I love your table. I was a bit shocked when I saw the before/after shots of that dining room.
Also, thanks for a name for my "disorder." Maybe if I get clinically diagnosed with Attention Decorating Disorder, my husband will be a little more patient with it.

Karen said...

Oh my goodness, that is one gorgeous dinning room. It's absolutely stunning. Those mercury glass pumpkins set my heart aflutter.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a beautiful dining room - I love it! My old dining room was so much like your red one - and I loved it at the time....how trends have changed! Your dining set looks really great painted white!

Clydia said...

The difference in before and after pictures is unreal. It was pretty before, but the after looks like a magazine picture! Love it! {Following}

xoxo,
Clydia
threemangoseeds.blogspot.com

Babs said...

So Southern coastal and so gorgeous. Love the turkey plates. Wish I had seen those last year. Nice napkins and just the right amount of color for a bit of Fall. Love it all, and I'm 'following'.
Babs

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love the mercury glass pumpkins! I've never seen them before.
Yes, your salad plates match perfectly with my new platter! Should we have Thanksgiving dinner at your place or mine?
Karee

Gail said...

Hi Becca, your dining room is absolutely gorgeous with all your touches of fall!

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Judy said...

I'm in love with your dining room. My dining room still looks like your before photo. I am so over the dark red walls of my dining room. What color did you use on the walls? Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign. You have truly inspired me.

Tam said...
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Tam said...

Love your room & your style. I am planning to take my red dining room to creams & white, sorta shabby, next month. Thanks for keeping me on track - seeing something as beautiful as your room! Blessings!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your dining room transformation from red to white is stunning! And I am loving your touches of fall...white combined with silver (beautiful pumpkins!) Incorporating the book pages in the candle holders is a wonderful, fabulous idea!

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a kind comment! Adding you to my blog roster, as well! Can't wait to come back over and see what you've created anew! :)

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful! Looks wonderful!Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, this dining room is simply stunning!! What a transformation from your previous style! Definitely magazine worthy!! Love all of the sparkle against the purity of the neutrals. Just gorgeous!

Town and Country Gals said...

Becca,
Wow, now that's how you decorate with white! It's gorgeous! I love mercury glass and the turkey plates are fabulous! The before pic was lovely but the after, amazing! Love your style!
Rebecca

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! This is my first time to your blog. Your dining room is stunning! just amazing!, and it was so fun that you showed the "before" photo. Wow, what a difference!

Cindy

Robin said...

Stunning! You have styled it so beautifully. It's amazing.

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

Oh MY goodness! that is beautiful! Can I borrow you to come decorate my house for fall?! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today AND for becoming a new follower of mine! So fun to have a new face and hope to see more of it. I will be following you too. You are so talented!

The Girlie Blog said...

Love the clean, crisp look.

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, This room should be on the cover of Romantic Homes! I always love seeing pictures of your gorgeous home. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and take care.
xo,
Sherry

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! All of the Fall tablescape is gorgeous. But, that last before and after of your dining room is simply amazing! I'm a new follower as of NOW! Visiting from Decor & Harmony @ 4290.

Tina said...

Your dining room looks stunning. I really love the table and chairs white! Beautiful!

Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

Very pretty! I think my faovorite part is the creamy plate vignette with the twine! I love that! :)

~Liz

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! Lots of lovely Fall accents, all blended together, great job! Visiting from At the Picket Fence

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Your decorating expertise is very evident in the re-do of your dining area...beautifully done. Love your blog and have picked up your blog button. I am following you and invite you to join my new blog's followers list at A Tasteful Touch and please grab a blog button as well. http://atastefultouch.com. I look forward to returning to your blog.
Hugs, Gayle

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The difference in your dining room is amazing! Thanks for posting the before blogging picture:) The mercury glass is so pretty--love it all!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous! Your transformation is a real show stopper! The difference is amazing and you are so talented!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

Emreen said...

Love the photo of your dining room - it's stunning...!!! Love the open shelves and the crockery on display !!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh I am in love with those turkey plates! You know how to make a girl drool!

Judy said...

Absolutely love this room. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Robin said...

So beautiful. I think it is just stunning and magazine worthy for sure. Very inspiring and I especially love the jute on the plates hung on the wall. Just cannot say how much I love it.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

I am crazy obsessed with this makeover!!! Pinned it and am dying to show it to someone with a current dining room much like your before. Love love love!!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. looks like a magazine layout! Love your wall color! xo

Custom Comforts said...

Your home is so cozy and inviting. Everything looks like it should be in a magazine. Just beautiful. Following back ~ Cindy

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room is so pretty. Love all the white and especially the china on the little shelves.

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness what a difference a few years makes. I absolutely adore the simple addition of twine to the plates on your walls. I may have to steal the look. :)

Thank you SO much for linking this gem up!

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh I just found your blog and I am in amazement! Your dining room is beautiful--Now you may have answered this hundereds of times But what color is the wall paint? and the plates on the wall did you paint them all the same color and what did you use? :-) Thanks so much
sharingink@gmail.com

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Well gee whiz...can I just sit and drool awhile? Bring me some refreshments after a bit. This is gorgeous! The transformation is amazing! Great job!

Sophia's said...

Hi there! I just found your blog at 2805 and I just love your style and this dining room took my breath away. I just love the layering rugs and everything else! What a transformation!

Kristen
http://sophiasdecor.blogspot.com

Patricia Torres said...

oh my gosh.. What lovely decor.. Your dining room looks stunning.. Like a picture out of a decor magazine.. :-) wow!!

thanks for linking into Colours Dekor.. :-)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love everything - especially the plate wall. The twine is a great extra touch.

I have a plate wall too and would love you to check it out at:
http://www.eclecticallyvintage.com/4/post/2011/11/dining-room-tour-fun-art-five-vintage-collections.html

By the way, both of our plate walls are being featured today at Addicted 2 Decorating
http://addicted2decorating.com/how-to-arrange-a-decorative-plate-wall.html#comment-10882

Newest follower.
Kelly