Our dining room used to be red.
Like for over 12 years.
And I loved it……except when I wanted to change the decor in there Seasonally. The last probably three of those years I was absolutely Sick-To-Death of that color. Big Daddy always says, ‘Why is it that you are all of a sudden Sick- To- Death? Why can’t you give a man some warning first?’. What he means he to say is the phrase ‘Sick-To Death’ denotes urgency. Urgency in the sense that he better go straight out in the garage and dig out every piece of painting equipment that we have ever owned before I have one more WOBBLER of a fit!!! We painted our dining room a medium value gray a few years ago and honestly I have yet to regret it. The color is very soothing. Plus, and this is an extra bonus for a nut like me, the shade of gray is neutral enough to look good with any color that I throw in there.
Or the ever popular Seasonal Decor 🙂
To sort of quietly usher in any season or holiday I have three areas that I change in here.
Chest of Drawers.
For the centerpiece on the dining table fresh cuttings of Magnolia fill the bill perfectly. I love how the olive green of the Magnolia leaves goes with the pine wood top. To save the table’s finish I placed a thrifted antique silver serving tray under the arrangement and simply added a pair of antler sheds.
For the antique dresser we use as a buffet in here I added my little DIY chalkboard . I made this thing from a picture frame that found in a pile of outgoing trash at my office. I have had more fun changing this thing up for different occasions and holiday that just about anything I have ever made.
Please notice the wooden chest under that chalkboard. It is quite special to me. My Mama made this out of an old, OLD tool chest. She decoupaged the image of the ship on to the wooden lid and lined the entire thing with red felt. As a child I kept my coin collection in it.
I love the words on the chalkboard.
They are used often in this room. I got the idea and font styles off Pinterest. Lord, what did we used to do before Pinterest?
The Chest of drawers in our dining room is where I store table linens and seasonal decor. Plus it’s a good spot for tea pitchers and wine that is waiting to refill glasses at dinner.
People I will tuck Magnolia in anywhere….. fact.
Lastly, I did change out the large white platter in the center of my plate wall in the dining room for my turkey platter. Not as subtle as the other changes but I like him.
Thank you so much for dropping by today and checking out the changes I’ve made as I look toward Fall. I hope I’ve inspired ya’ll a bit with these easy ideas.
Have a great week ahead.
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