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A Dining Room Tour



Our humble dining room. It's not tremendously fancy, but we like our dining room of random collected things. 10 year old curtains, a hand me down buffet table, a "here, I don't want this rug", a diy coat rack, and pictures that have been sitting in our closets--- well, for who knows how long. But either way, it works. It's a bright, cheery, and clean space.

We'd love to see the popcorn ceiling removed and never in this home again--- but I don't know if you guys have ever had to deal with it--- what a mess that would be. Ideally it's something that would have happened before moving in, but when Marlowe and I moved in, I was in no position to handle such a big or expensive job--- so it stayed. And now it seems like more work than it's worth. Maybe one day, maybe not ;)

Details:  
yellow/green rug
blue runner
table: custom built
buffet table: hand me down
curtains (10 dollars! 10 years ago)
blue/green chairs: local mexican import shop
bench and wood chairs: ikea
fabrics: thrifted except pom pom tablecloth and embroidered one is from mexico
table runner: gift from cuba
salt and pepper mill: gift (similar)
bunny on table (in first photo-- it's on clearance. I just bought it for myself as a "hey you deserve a cookie {jar}"-- also sale things are an additional 20% off this week, what a "try not to buy useless things" party it has been)
coat rack: alex made
bench under coat rack: from a local salvaged wood store.

If I didn't list something you want to know about, just ask!

all vertical photos by: hannah mayo photography.

And before, of course:

So pretty..... ha.

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! We had a successful and mostly rain free party. Apocalyptic clouds the whole time--- but no rain! Hoooray! Can wait to share it with you! As well as another fun natural living post! 

24 comments:

  1. I adore the photo frame display. It's like an art gallery. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼

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  2. Gorgeous! I wish people gave me beautiful furniture!

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  3. Love it! SO bright and cheerful. =) You could possibly just attach beadboard to the ceiling, right over the popcorn. I've seen it done before and it's gorgeous, and much easier than scraping popcorn ceilings!

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    1. I will absolutely look into this! Thanks for the advice!

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  4. Love it!! I love how real it feels and that I could reasonably achieve something like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Your dinning room is so magical, Andrea! LOVE the photo wall!

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  6. We've got one of those popcorn ceilings in my parents' house. You just kinda learn to embrace it! Personally I always imagined what it would be like to have a popcorn floor (ouch), or when I was really little, I pretended to see little people trying to climb the "mountains". You definitely don't get that with a regular ceiling ;)
    ~ Samantha

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  7. I love this...what I find interesting...is even though you have little knick knacks...and lots of pictures on the wall...it doesn't look cluttered but there's a really clean line....I like how you've achieved this.

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love your dining room Drea! It's so beautiful and very "you." I know you had a post somewhere about buying artwork (I LOVE all the artwork on your walls!) but when I started clicking back through the archives I couldn't remember when exactly it was posted. Could you please point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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    1. Hmmm. I've done a few sponsored post for print companies and one for an artwork company--- is that what you mean? I'm not sure which post you mean, but I'm happy to help! Do you remember more about it?

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  9. Your dining room is fantastic. I really like its aesthetics, its beautiful and very inviting. How long did it take you to get to where it is now?

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    1. this room has been very slow. It looked so boring and plain until one day I decided to tack up all those prints!

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  10. your home is so colourful and fun, plus I love all the little details in it. It's nice to see a home that isn't beige and looks like it came strait out of big box store display :) Keep these home tour posts coming!!

    Emmett - Hippie Lace

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  11. Do you often brush up against that plant when entering through the front door? I feel like that'd be such a happy little quark! Bright natural light and lots of color. My kind of place!

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    1. haha no! I do maybe once a month when I open up the blinds and theres always water drops on the tip of the leaves that startle me though, haha!

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  12. It is so amazing to me how much potential you saw in the space, and how lovely you've made it! We've just moved into our first home, and I wish you would come help me envision such lovely, bright spaces for it :) It isn't the style I was expecting at all! Love your home tours.

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  13. You've made it a really lovely colourful and lively space. Beautifully done Drea. CJ xx

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  14. Such a lovely dining space! Love your little house tours!

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  15. We have benches at our dining table and I love that guests have to work together to get in and out of the table! It's always a conversation starter!

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  16. Such an eclectic, relaxed space! Oh and that gallery wall...perfection.

    x

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  17. Where oh where did you get the beautiful wood salt and pepper grinder? So pretty!

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    1. it was a gift but there's a link to a similar set in the post.

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  18. Where oh where did you get the beautiful wood salt and pepper grinder set? So pretty!

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