Spring Dining Room

The snow is still melting and it is cold here but some sunny days have inspired me to lighten our home for Spring. Today I am sharing our dining room and an Easter tablescape.

Our dining room is simple and is starting to reflect the rustic farmhouse/lakeside feel that I am working towards. Our dining room table and chairs are not as orange as they appear in this light. One day I would love to add some white slipcovered chairs and a rug. We recently centered the light over the table and that makes it look much better but we still need to shorten the chain.

Our cabinet is filled with white dishes, some mercury glass and few favourite pieces. I plan to paint my black buffet and hutch for a less distressed look and to cover the more orange tone of the stain. It will be a more solid black. The little boxwood wreath adds a pop of green and inspired the Spring tablescape.

The dining room walls are painted Benjamin Moore Simply White and the far wall that acts as the hall to other rooms is BM Revere Pewter. I like white and grey as backdrops to all the white, wood and black that I use.

I love that the ceilings are smooth since our oldest son stripped the popcorn texture. Blue and turquoise are my normal accent colours but I like the fresh green that I added using items we already own. The only newly purchased items in this room are the boxwood wreath and a bunch of white tulips from the grocery store for $5.99.

The green chargers were on clearance at Michaels for 75 cents each. The simple white plates are caterer's plates that I use for buffets, parties and bbq's. They were very inexpensive, are sturdier than paper or foam and we can put them in the dishwasher after a big crowd, 

I only had four green napkins so I used two white ones on the end settings. The curtains are several years old and I sewed them from simple tone on tone striped cotton. I also sewed the table runner using moire cotton left over from the wedding dress my sister sewed for me.

I bought the tulips yesterday and they are just starting to open. Maybe it's because I was an April baby, but I do love Spring and tulips.

The crown mason jar filled with speckled eggs inspired me to fill some little numbered galvanized pots with faux coloured Easter eggs. I didn't want to go to the store to buy basket filler so I made some from cardstock and burlap.

I sold the white and turquoise jelly cupboard that was in this corner. We would like to make a long buffet-like table for the wall opposite the china cabinet. For now I am using a little pine table that I recently painted.

I still need to add some art or decor to the walls but I haven't figured out what.

The opening in the wall adds light to the basement stairs but the partly open concept with limited wall space in this room makes it a challenge to arrange things on the walls.

Pussy willows, bunnies and a nest add some Spring and Easter touches to the little table.

White tulips are my favourite. In fact white flowers in general are my favourites. Does that make me boring lol ?

Thanks for stopping by! I will be sharing some basement stair way progress and a before and after on the little pine table later in the week. 

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  1. Your table and dining room look lovely Elizabeth. That sure was a steal of a deal on those chargers! I hope you have a wonderful week leading up to Easter. Pam

  2. As the saying goes, you were at the right place at the time! Love those green chargers.
    Very pretty Easter dislpays!
    Love the buffet and hutch! Gorgeous!

  3. I love your dining room and all the 'farmhouse' touches! :)

  4. Your dinning room is looking oh so pretty for spring! I love the cute additions to your table to make it feel so festive.

  5. I have 4 white slipcovered dining chairs that I am thinking about selling. I am currently looking for alternative chairs They are espresso velvet underneath and custom made white denim slips with 5" ruffle.The chairs cost me $180 each and the slips were $65.00 each plus fabric. I am thinking of selling the 4 chairs for $350.00. If you are interested let me know. Here is a link on my blog so you can see them. http://razmatazblog.blogspot.ca/2011/12/festive-dining-room.html


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