Dining Room Tour – Fun Art & Five Vintage Collections!
Before Dining Room
After Dining Room!
I love using these invisible plate hangers too.
There are also five vintage collections in this room (I know, I have collecting issues). Glass demijohns (large, narrow-necked bottles made of glass or earthenware) are showcased on a table by the front window to let the light shine through. Then there’s my collection of plates, some new but mostly vintage, that hang on another wall. Bought from an interior designer who was downsizing, voila, instant collection! I laid them on the floor until I found a pattern I liked, then hung by eyeballing them. Milk glass is the third collection. Pretty easy to find, I spotted these at different places and grew a collection quickly. Massed together like this against the dark hutch, they really pop. Collections are rounded out with mason jars with zinc lids, old white porcelain doorknobs that were in the house when we bought it and a variety of corkscrews in a silver bowl on the table.
The dining table was custom made. It’s a solid piece and so heavy (no taking the legs off this thing!) and although it’s not an antique, it’s built like one with mortise and tenon joinery and no nails. This thing will be with in the family forever and it didn’t cost much more than a catalog table. The rug was an eBay score! There was so much wood going on with the floor, table and hutch, I wanted to break it up with some color.
The black hand painted table under the plate collection is actually a tea table that I once had in my living room in place of a coffee table. Although I love the table, I thought it made the living room much too formal (which I am definitely not). Using it as a bar table in here works so much better.
Under the wall of art is an old bench on casters that I found at a store closing sale. It was one of their display pieces and I loved it’s crusty charm. It’s only been in the dining room a short time. Before that, it was in my sun room and before that in the kitchen of my former house. I love being able to move my things from room to room.
I hope you enjoyed the dining room and keep your eyes peeled for the next room (the kitchen!) of my House Tour (click My House at the top of the page to see more) .
I adore your room! I am a big fan of color and this room has it in all the right places. Possibly my favorite section is the plate wall! love the color and mix of textures! How did you hang your plates???
Thanks so much for liking my dining room!
I used Disc hangers to hang my plates. They are adhesive patches with rings on them that you attach to the back of the plate and use the ring for hanging. Check out Amazon – they sell them!
ooooh sweet! love the chairs love your milk glass collection love it all!
Seriously in love with your plate wall. The green is gorgeous.
i’m so loving your ideas and creations! 😉
Thanks Sheryl – very sweet of you to say!
What a great room! I love love love the plate wall; its so colorful and has such great movement. Love it. Thanks for linking up!
love those coloring book pages so so much. the plate wall and milk glass collection are fabulous too. love your dining room.
It looks amazing Kelly. I have a wall of plates in my dining room too and I love it. Your prints and lighting are awesome. What a great job!!
Wow! Now that is a transformation. I love your collection of plates…gorgeous!
kelly- that art wall is amazeballs! i love it! so dynamic!
Thanks Cassie! Maybe that should have been our blog name – “Amazeballs”!! Got a great ring to it!
Love the plate wall! So bright and fun! Thanks so much for linking up! I’ll be featuring you tomorrow!
Yippie – thanks Maury!
Just wanted you to know I featured your dining room as one of my favorites from the Color My World Challenge Link Party! http://www.birdandbranchredesign.com/2012/05/few-favorites.html
I love this so much! Would you share what coloring book you used and how you did your art? Best dining room I have seen in a while!
I found the coloring book at Anthropologie years ago. It had the coloring pages in black and white with colorful overlays over each one. Then I just had the mats cut to fit ready made black frames.
Fabulous fabulous fabulous!
I love how you have taken risks by adding colour. There are far too many bland rooms out there. You rocked it.
LOVE your plate collection, I just posted mine (and a Free plate hanging tutorial) I don’t know how you hung your plates but this will be a cheap way to do it next time…..
Wow! What a happy, bright space! You’re so creative. 🙂
I just saw your dining room on remodelaholic and I had to come on over! You’ve done such a beautiful job – I don’t know what I like best – the dining chairs, artwork, plate collection, sideboard…. the list goes on. Just amazing!
OK, how did I miss this post. Oh well better late than never. I love the color and your plate wall is great. I couldn’t stop loo,in at it.
First time tonight to find your blog. Love this dining room especially the rustic pieces, the lighting and the collection of large bottles.
Sorry to get in late in the game, but aren’t those animals the Chinese zodiac signs? I can’t tell exactly but they look that way to me. Love them and the whole dining room, by the way!
Wow Love the Dining Room but the plate Collection really looks wonderful Excellent job
Am so in love with demijohns but find them a little steep in price for me. Do you have a source to recommend that sells these at a resonable price? Love your fishing floats too. I’d be dancing in the aisles if I found some in a thrift shop.
WOW! What a transformation!!! Adore this room and the lanterns! Where did you find them?
Your house is gorgeous. I love the table and the plate collection. I’ve always wanted to restore or live in a restored home. We keep ending up in new builds though. While it is nice to know everything (should) work perfect, it’s lacking the charm that I love!
Just found you … love your style.
Where did you get the dining room lanterns? Love, love, love.
Hi Sharon – thanks so much and I got the lanterns at Shades of Light – you can find them online.
Very nice room, can you tell me the name of green paint you used. would be perfect in my living room.
I know this if off topic but I’m lookinjg into starting my own blog and was curious what all is required too
get setup? I’massuming having a blog like yours woul cost a pretty penny?
I’m not very internet smarrt so I’m not 100% positive.
Any suggestions or advice would be greztly appreciated.
I am getting so many ideas from you. My husband and I sold our home and currently are apartment dwellers. But…..in a couple months will move to our new home, which needs renovation and can’t wait to use some of your ideas!!!!
How exciting Jeanette – enjoy your new home!