Thursday, January 17, 2013

{dining room update}


Remember awhile back when I blogged about our dining room and the awkward space next to our fireplace that I couldn't figure out how to fill?

Yep...it looked something like that. Of course that was before we removed the fireplace doors and gave the mantel, hearth and brick a fresh coat of white paint.

Well guess what friends? I finally figured out what to add to that awkward little corner...and it is making me smile big time.

I bought Dan a record player for Christmas, and when I saw Elsie's cute record player corner, I knew right away what I wanted to do...


I've had this vintage typewriter table for years...it was a $12 antique shop find. And it is absolutely perfect for the record player. The little shelf is so great for storing our records, and the table is one of my favorite pieces to begin with, so I just love how this little nook has turned out.


The artwork is a free printable you can find here.

And here is the mantel in its current January/Valentine's Day state...


I didn't go overboard with the Valentine's decor, but I did add a cute crocheted heart garland. The hearts are from my friend Jaime's shop Raising Up Rubies.

Hopefully this spring we will finally get this room painted, hang some curtains, and do some much needed work to the kitchen. Always a work in progress. :)

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8 comments:

melanie @nowaqueen said...

it's beautiful! Love your style!

Marlen said...

ooo your dining room is super cute! i like how it's kinda minimalist but has all these adorable nicknacks. and i saw that post from elsie too- don't they always give the perfect inspiration? i think you did an awesome job creating your own cornet- i love the color of the stand!

Shannon said...

I love it!!! Wonderful colors and patterns, and such pretty little details. Beautiful job!
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Danavee said...

I love that hutch AND little green table! You have great style.

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

So cute! I love how your room looks and that garland is just so sweet!

Angela

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This looks awesome. I love the color of the table and the printable is perfect. I have the same one in red. So sweet. I also love the crochet garland.

Jenny Strebe said...

What adorable style you have!! xo

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Danielle Combs said...

This turned out fabulously! Your house is really reminding me of how much I dislike our home. We've lived here several years and have yet to make the changes that I desire to make it more OUR home. I have all of these ideas but I drag my feet because I don't want to put money into it and make this my dream house when I don't even want to be in Ohio in the first place. So, I just continue to loathe the place. Gosh, how miserable is that?

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