Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dining Room Finds

Hey there!  Happy first day of the LOVE month!  Speaking of love, my amazing man brought home more loot this past week from his picking adventures and put it in storage.  I was able to go check it out over the weekend and pick what I wanted out of it.  I came across this huge wood frame that I HAD to have.   As soon as I stumbled across it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Yes, I know, chalkboards are everywhere but I really don't care and this thing makes me so happy.  Plus, I am so inspired by this quote from one of my cookbooks.  I have this quote on another chalkboard at our shop to inspire me while I work on bread boards.
I also picked out this vintage wood cutlery tray and silver tray.  I didn't get a good shot of the silver tray but I love it and that sucker is so heavy.  And it goes perfectly with our vintage silver flatware.
I think this might just be my favorite corner of the house. 
To make the chalkboard, I simply attached a piece of plywood that I had painted with chalkboard paint to the back of the frame and stapled.  Voila.
Getting ready to give the kids rooms an overhaul and I. Can't. Wait.  
Still working on the stairs, too.  I loved all of your suggestions on our stair project, thank you!  I think we've decided to stain the treads a dark color and paint the risers a decorators white.  But that's not a done deal yet.  Stay tuned!
Have a lovely day!

29 comments:

  1. Looks great! The size is perfect!! ;o)

    Mary

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  2. That's a great quote. So often we eat in front of the TV, using paper/plastic plates on TV trays. I love and prefer real plates at the table accompanied by face to face conversation. I'm going to work on changing our routine, you've inspired me :)

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    1. Thanks Coralee! We do the same thing here but I'm trying to change that with the help of that quote. :)

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  3. Love your chalkboard and other finds. I am thinking about creating a chalkboard wall in my kitchen area in my new home.

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  4. Just found your site and love some of your ideas already! I don't have a vintage home, but aspire to one someday. In the meantime I'll have to just try and fill my home with things that have that feel and I think you will inspire me. Love that quote too on the black board...as a chef I really appreciate it! Found out about your bread boards from Jennie's Kitchen. I am gluten intolerant so don't eat or serve a lot of bread at home...but I was thinking of bread boards as placemats...what do you think? I want to order a few from you in different sizes anyway...could definitely use for entertaining or photography for the blog...thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I definitely think they can be used for all kinds of things besides just serving bread. :)

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  5. oh my absolutely LOVE it - so crisp & serene! yum!

    www.northerncottage.net

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  6. Loving your new finds and that chalkboard is AWESOME!
    Such a Beautiful home you have.
    You inspire me!

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  7. I never get tired of those chalk boards.Great frame on that one.Love the cutlery basket.You always have such great and inspirational ideas.

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  8. I always love a nice chalkboard :) That frame is amazing!

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  9. Just lovely! I love your chalkboard. And your corner is divine. I love looking at every detail.

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  10. Lucky you! I have been scouring thrift stores looking for just the right frame to make a chalkboard out of. Yours looks awesome and I love the quote you picked! Love the flatware tray and the vintage flatware. Great finds! Your hubby can pick some good stuff.

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  11. Gorgeous! Wish my hubby would bring me those kinds of goodies! Love the chalkboard frame, it looks great with your other furniture.

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  12. I love your dining room! That chalkboard is lovely, and it sounds like you got it for a bargain :)

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  13. What a great find, and how nice that your hubby lets you grab the fun stuff for yourself! Love it!

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  14. Great finds. I love the chalkboard. Can you believe I still don't have one. I'm soooo behind the times.

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  15. I love your home. I was on Pinterest when I saw your dining table, but couldn't quite make out what your quote said, so I came here to ask you about it & BAM...here it is! I love that quote. You need to pin that sign. Thank you!

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  16. OOPS!! Never mind...I found the sign farther down the page. Sorry!

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  17. your house is just darling...and I love the chalkboard sign!!
    xoxo,
    Shellagh

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  18. I am over here visiting from Eclecitally Vintage blog. Love your cozy and warm home. I am a new follower.

    Danielle

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  19. Just found you and so glad, I'm now a follower but let me know when you get the linky widget I'd like to follow that way too!
    I love your chalkboard now to go read some of your posts! Followed on Pinterest too!

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  20. I love when pinterest leads me to a new blog with style. Love the blackboard and the dining room. Looked at your kitchen and love it, too.

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  21. I love your home and your blog! I found you from Eclectically Vintage. I love this addition to your dining room, the chalkboard is perfect here.
    I'm your newest follower and I off to check out the rest of your gorgeous home!

    ~Shanon

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  22. I have just stumbled across your blog and I am in love!! Your home and blog is amazing, I'm your newest follower and can't wait to have a proper look around :) xo Kirsty

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  23. YOUR HOME IS GOOOOORGEOUS. Wow, just stumbled upon your blog, and so glad I did because your creative style is so inspiring!

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  24. I just love the wall color against the white furniture. Please share what brand and color this is. I love your style and taste. I've added your blog to the right side of my blog so that I can come back often for all your incredible inspiration. Your ideas are to die for!

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  25. Hi! I love your style, so I'm a new follower!
    It's my first visit -
    -Revi

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