So the dining room table was a little toooo green. A little toooo bright green. Even I had to agree with my husband. With Dixie May’s help I decided to paint it againnnnnnnnn. This time I used regular paint instead of chalk paint. That meant I had some sanding to do. You don’t have to get all the way down to the bare wood, just knock off the shiny finish.
I also decided to paint the side of the table too instead of just the top.
I stopped by a little boutique in Mooresville, NC called Sweet Grass and picked up this giant S with some birthday money. It was $18.00, a little more than I like to pay for decorating stuff, however I’ve been wanting a large S for some time. The ones I’ve seen at antique stores and flea markets have all been more than $50.00!
My dog is a total stalker.
While I waited for the paint to dry on the table I used the same paint on the S. Then I roughed it up with sand paper and covered it with glaze. I wiped off the excess glaze and added a hanger.
I am sooooooo much happier with this color paint on the table. Also thanks to you guys I got rid of the rug which makes such a huge difference! My friend gave me the rug several years ago and it served it’s purpose but didn’t go with anything in the house. Love the change! It feels so bright and airy!
As I took the photos of my dining room, I realized just how much the room made me happy and was such a reflection of me and my family. It’s full of things I love, beautiful meaningful things. Isn’t it wonderful when a home makes you happy and makes you smile without costing a fortune?
These are a few of my favorite things.
Without even realizing it, I’ve started a new collection. I grabbed the three smaller S’s at an antique store a while ago for $1.00 each. I made the quilt S yesterday and can’t wait to show you how easy it is!
Mason jars from my grandma’s basement. I love them all lit up at night!
A needlepoint created by my grandmother. I painted and distressed the brown frame.
This is one of my favorite paintings of all time. My mom and I saw it in a little gallery in Bristol, VA. I fell in love with it. My mom went back later, bought it, and gave it to me for Christmas that year! I love you mom.
I bought this painting in Portland, OR years ago to remind me of the trip with my college roommates. Just because it’s a painting of bottles does not indicate we drank a lot! Although that was before kids and husbands and real life, so now that I think about it maybe we did do a little drinking!hahaha
I have kept every piece of pottery that my kids have painted and now it’s one of my favorite and largest collections!
One of my favorite photos of all time!
$1.00 yard sale pitcher and a piece of embroidery displayed in a hoop.
$5.00 Yard sale painting and more embroidery.
My boy’s art.
A clock from my parents and more yard sale finds, all under $1.00!
My grandmother’s vase that I can still see sitting on her dining room table.
I found the large brown birdcage at a yard sale for $5.00 and the silver one for $1.00. My father in law bought me the blue cookie pot for my birthday! The man has good taste! I needed something for the space behind the birdcages so I tried my hand at painting. I think I will stick to painting tables!
My husband and I saved our gift certificates from our wedding and were able to buy this cabinet from Pier One almost 13 years ago. It’s so special to me because it’s one of the first “real” pieces of furniture we bought together. I also love that huge pot my kids painted and my $1.00 yard sale bottles.
Another one of my favorite things is this bench I rescued from my neighbors trash and painted green! My grandma’s quilt, some handmade pillows, a couple of Christmas trees I made that never get put away, and this is one of my favorite spots in my house.
My parents gave me this beautiful hutch after my grandmother passed away. It holds all my favorite things.
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make a home beautiful. A beautiful home is a reflection of you and what you love.
The winners of the giveaway are…… KWolff and Sherri S!!! Congratulations!