Friday, October 1, 2010

Show Us Your Life Fridays

It's my favorite time of the week.  Show Us Your Life Friday's at Kelly's Korner.  This week is Dining Rooms.  Let me just for warn you, my dining room is nothing exciting.  As a matter of fact, it's the most neglected area of my house currently.   I have been working on an entire post on my plans for it.  I still wanted to participate in hopes I would get some ideas for my own room.  I can't wait to see what everyone else's Dining Rooms look like. 

and now it looks like this
It is almost impossible to get a picture straight on in this room because it is kind of small.  I need so much in this room. A new china cabinet/buffet for storage, a rug, window treatments and new art.
Our table is from West Elm and our dining chairs are from Ikea.

This is my Fall Centerpiece.  I have a ton of random candle sticks so I put a bunch together, put a few candles in some, put a few mini pumpkins on others and I painted the white pumpkin tonight in about 15 minutes and added it. 
{I have a tutorial on the white pumpkin coming up in a couple of days. It was so easy.}

Close up of my pumpkin project. I think it turned out so well!
View from the other side of the room. 
The buffet on the left side used to be on the far wall of the dining room. When we removed the wall between the two rooms, I moved it there behind the sofa.
On the wall behind the dining table I have an antique drop leaf table. I do love the picture that everyone signed at our wedding but that has to be moved.  
This is the cabinet I am hoping to get in the coming weeks to add some color to the room.
Crate & Barrel
I just recently bought some burlap to make small pillow covers for the end chairs.
 It is purely coincidental this pillow has an "H" on in. I will most likely stamp a design on the center but I am not sure about our monogram.
 I plan on purchasing some chocolate velvet drapes for the dining room as well. 
I am dying for a new chandelier.  As a matter of fact, Adam just asked me as I was typing this if I wanted to finally buy a new one this weekend!  These are the two that I really like.

Pottery Barn
Crate & Barrel

And this is the rug I black.
I like the idea that it's not a pattern. I didn't want to have to try to hard to match the rug in my living area.

So that's it! It's not that exciting! I have a lot of work to do! Thanks for stopping by anyways and I hope I have made some progress to show you in the upcoming weeks! Happy blogging and TGIF! xoxo

I am also linking up to Show & Tell Friday and Frugal Friday,  


Hootin' Anni said...

I love all the 'halloween' touches!!

Here is my Show n Tell link

caycee said...

Love the slipcoverd chairs and pumpkins beautiful!

Melanie said...

The halloween stuff is really cute. Great job. Thanks for stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life.

Jocelyn said...

Ooh, I love the cabinet and the candlesticks!

Heather said...

Beautiful room! I love the slip cover chairs! Your centerpiece on the table is so pretty, love the way you have it decorated!

~SHO~ said...

Both spaces are so pretty! Love that red hutch too :)


Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Everything looks soo good now I can't wait to see what is coming!!

I'm your newest follower =)

The Whitakers said...

April, I love your dining room! That centerpiece is great, as is the rug you have your eyes on! Where is it from? We need a new area rug for the living room & one for the DR as well...

Cheryl said...

I love your style! I think I will make those burlap pillows, too. :)
The red hutch will be striking.
This is my first time reading your blog . . . I like it. :)

Mommy said...

Gorgeous room!!! I love the personalized pumpking and all the candle holders!! You have great taste!

Brittany said...

love the centerpiece & all your ideas to purchase

Robin said...

LOVE your dining room! You are so creative!!

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!

aka: Alabama Slacker Mamam

Terrell said...

Such beautiful touches!! I just love your blog! I'm happy to be your newest follower here and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link you your sweet creations every Friday at my party! Hope to see you there!!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

Joanna said...

Found you AGAIN but this time through Kelly's Korner! You're so creative!!! I love the living room!

Unknown said...

Looks like we like the same stores...especially Ikea!
Is the HOME a wall decal or a wood sign?
Your craft project turned terrific.