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Summer Dining Room Refresh

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Hey there… I’m so glad you are here because I would love to show you my dining room. I made a few changes and added a bit of color for Summer. I get requests all of the time that y’all want to see more of my home and I am definitely happy to oblige. So, come on in and I will show you around…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorBe forewarned – this post is definitely photo heavy. I guess I’m making up for lost time 🙂

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI love the freshness that bright green brings to the room…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of color…I’m always ready to entertain. Remember when I gave this thrifted tray a makeover?

These napkin rings are handcrafted from vintage silverware handles. I love to use them whenever an opportunity presents itself.

IMG_1034The napkins were ordered online and were very inexpensive. They are reminiscent of grain sack fabric.

IMG_1060_2This painted buffet used to be part of a two-piece china cabinet. I felt that it was too formal and stuffy for my taste. I sold the top portion and decided to paint the bottom buffet piece several years ago.

I knew I wanted floating shelves in the alcove above the buffet. I found a carpenter that made my dreams come true. He worked with me on the cost – I just needed to be patient, as he worked on this in his spare time. My patience definitely paid off – I am so very happy with how it turned out! Lots of space to display my treasures…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI painted and stained this buffet to highlight the carved details…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI made the mini-chalkboards on the baskets…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of color

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorThe shelves are a wonderful space to showcase my wares…this giant antique dough bowl is one of my most prized possessions…

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI’m not sure who Edith is…but I like the way she thinks!

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI created this mini bar area in a corner of the dining room. This tray and folding stand were purchased at an estate sale for $2.00! The chalkboard was a DIY project – we used chalkboard paint on a thrifted silverplate tray. I use it to let my guests know what’s being served 🙂

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of colorI created this memo stand from vintage silverware and used them as placecards – you can find the tutorial here.

Summer Dining Room Refresh - moved things around and added a bit of color

PicMonkey Collage

Well, I hope you liked the dining room tour. Stay tuned as I will be showcasing more of my home in the near future! Thanks for coming by…

XO~Vicki

21 Comments

  1. Such a beautiful room Vicki! I agree that the shelves were totally worth being patient for and your styling is gorgeous!
    I am also in love with those napkin rings!
    Thanlks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Karen! The carpenter let me buy the materials and he did the labor for a song…super cheap! I love the napkin rings too…they were a gift from a sweet friend 🙂

    1. Hey Tara – thank you! The napkin rings were a going away gift from a dear friend. If you’re interested in the napkins I can give you the info. Have a great weekend!

  2. Love it all Vicki! There are so many things you need to ship to Florida so the Pod is on its way! So beautiful, great job, Coco

    1. Hey CoCo – I think it might be best for you to come to Atlanta and pick it all up in person 🙂

  3. Beautiful photo tour Vicki 🙂 Searching Etsy right now for similar silver napkin rings. MUST.HAVE.THEM!! You’re definitely a “hostess with the mostess” and can’t wait to see more of your lovely home! Bwg ~~~

    1. I appreciate it Bobbi! The napkin rings were a gift, so I’m not sure where they were from. Stay tuned…more home tours to follow 🙂

  4. Faded velvet says:

    Loved seeing these fresh updates! Bright green is a favorite of mine too, I use it every season – even Christmas. Love the updated buffet and silver spoon napkin rings as well. I’ve been MIA reading all my friend’s blogs due to family responsibilities. I’m just barely able to write my own weekly post!! I’ve missed yours . I had a moment a popped over to see this. Loved it. Thanks for the inspiration. Donna (Faded Velvet$

    1. Donna – you are the sweetest and kindest person! I know we get so busy that we forget to take a moment to breathe. I hope your responsibilities aren’t too deep. Don’t give us a second thought. We are so happy that you came by to visit today.

  5. Vicki, how beautiful your dining room is and I love the pops of green and the buffet is gorgeous with the floating shelves above. It is all beautiful and the accessories and white ironstone are beautiful too. Lisa

    1. Hi Lisa – we can’t thank you enough for your sweet comments. It is our hope that one day you can visit and see it in person 🙂

  6. You did a great job in the living room.

  7. Beautiful room Vicki! Love the fresh pops of green in here. And, $2 for that tray and stand?! I need to do some shopping with you! Your room looks beautiful!!

    1. Hi Angie – We would love to treasure hunt with you! I bet we would find some fab goodies!

  8. Very pretty! Love your style! And that painted Buffet is absolutely gorge!

  9. I just love seeing pictures of your home! It’s always decorated so beautifully. You better lock up those vintage silverware napkin rings if I ever come to visit though or they might come home with me :).

  10. Love your creativity! Wish I had you to work on an old tool box I have with your chalk paint magic! BTW, Edith Wharton is a rather famous author.

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