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Dining Room Complete

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I realized after showing you my table makeover that I haven't shown you my completed dining room...

I have given you the low down on every project in this room, but now you can get the completed look :)

First we have the tea light wall art that I paired with a photo that was taken from our wedding {lemon drop martinis YUM}


On the same wall I have my gate turned herb garden and I am so excited to show you this most recent picture because my herbs are growing!!





Here is the completed look...



A far cry from this!  The black table, green curtains and white walls are GONE!!  Whoo Hoo!!




This post will be featured at Mom's Fun Money this week.

I will be linking up to here...


Thrifty Decor Chick






135 comments:

Laurie said...

SO many creative ideas! I love the planter thing you did, such a smart idea. We are currently smack in the middle of renovating a house we just bought so I can imagine the thrill of actually having something done and completed. Good for you! :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very cute, Brooke. Love your creative touches.

dee dee said...

Great job! Love your tea light holder! How creative.
dee dee

Shantalle@lifestylesofthestayathomemom.com said...

I love the orange table legs, they just pop!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Wow, love the herbs! Your dining room is gorgeous. Found you at Meet Me Monday

chateau chic said...

Your room turned out so cute. So many great ideas. I'm loving that gate with the pails of herbs.
Mary Alice

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Anna Williams said...

It looks much better and I love the herb pots. I definately need to do something like that for my eat-in kitchen! :) (Just found you through the Everything Under the Moon blog hop by the way).

Sugarr2518 said...

Everything you worked looks fabulous! I really liked how put the herbs in pails and hung them:)

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! love the open spaces you have.

Abby said...

love your herb garden! What a cute idea!

The Stuff of Success said...

Very cute dining room makeover. Feel free to link to the Success U Party at TheStuffofSuccess. I am your newest follower. Thanks and have a terrific week. Athena

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Nice!! Love your herb garden. Very creative!!

Adventures of a DIY Dork said...

Great job!

Natasha Mairs said...

your home is lovely

Natasha xxxx

www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Jessica Bruno said...

Looks great and I love those little spoon tea lights :)

Chelsea said...

You're very creative! I found your link on the Thrifty Decorating linky party and I am now following you for inspiration!

Angie Nelson said...

Great work. What an accomplishment!

Making Our Life Matter said...

Wow, what a gorgeous room, and a terrific layout! How would you like some house guests? Thanks so much for sharing. Maybe I can get hubby to do a makeover sometime soon!

Deedra Hickman said...

Ooh...I hope you keep posting about your herbs! I'm tempted to grow my own, but I always forget to water.

Rahul Kuntala said...

Really awesome, nice work. The room looks wonderful, what a creative work skils you have :)

Glenda said...

I Love the room now that it has been redone. I also Love the way you have the Herbs growing. So cute and fun.

Lyndsy said...

Hi Brooke,

Your home is lovely and the touches of black always cement a home. Keep up the good work!

Shannon said...

I Love the plants on the wall! How did you do that?

About JollyJilly said...

Oooo how nice you place looks well done. Thanks for sharing

The Cookinglady said...

Wow Brooke, your place is really cute. You have a lot of good ideas and I really love the gate and growing your herbs in the buckets. I will be starting my herbs hopefully real soon.

Sherry said...

Brooke, what an adorable herb garden! Very creative. I discovered you on Artsy Girl Linky Party and I’m now a follower; I would appreciate you following me back.

Kerry said...

I really like the garden gate with the buckets and herbs. Very very cool. I would think this would work outside too-- I might have to give it a try as my current herb garden gets neglected since it is so far from the kitchen! I need to find a gate though-- hmmmm

Just Jaime said...

The herb garden looks so cool! I totally want to do something similar. Great room!

Sarah@ropeknits said...

I'm also really impressed with the herb planter! The room looks lovely, very spacious and light.

Britni @ Our Eventual Homestead said...

So beautiful! I love the herb planter, what a neat idea :)
I love how open and spacious your room feels!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous home you have! This is a blog I will definitely be following - it's very inspiring. And wow, holy linky parties!

Eleni Poulakou said...

Painting the black table and chairs was the neatest idea! It gave the room a totally different look.

Julie said...

Good job. Now can you come do my house? Promise you it's a blank canvas! LOL

Anjanette said...

Love repurposing items like you did for your herb garden! We're doing a raised bed garden outdoors this year and using repurposed items to build it and save money. So nice to have a community full of inspiring bloggers to draw from!

Hopkins family said...

I like your herb garden- very cute. The spoons holding the tea light were also inventive.

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Hi Brooke - Some great ideas here - especially like the tea light wall art, which I gather you created yourself - fantastic!

(Visiting from Blogelina)

Eschelle said...

That is just great i love those ideas!!! I have seen a couple of them around and I have wanted to try them out, but if i did everything i see my house would look very odd lol!! You did a GREAT job at tying everything together!

{Adventuresindinner} said...

I love it all! Thank-you so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration party. You are def. going to be a feature next week!

Layne said...

I love it all - the orange legs on a white table, the silverware holding tea lights, and the herbs in metal buckets! It would be so nice to have all the herbs I wants for cooking right there and handy!

Wendy @ AMFT said...

What a beautiful space! I wish I was more crafty! Let's swap...I'll make you supper, you help me decorate! LOL!

Carrie Sharpe said...

Oh, my goodness, you are so creative! I am totally inept when it comes to being crafty. Very beautiful project!

I also liked your Facebook page so I can keep following!

team keraus said...

Love the herb gate...am going to steal that idea for sure!

Nikki said...

It looks great! I love that gate-turned-garden, very creative! It's so fun to see other's makeover posts.

Lisa said...

The lighter table really makes the room seem so open!

I love the lemon drop martini picture. I am going to remember to take a picture like that at my cousin's wedding!

:)
Lisa

Julie said...

I love the planter! And I love the rustic elements added in.

Mariah @ Formula Mom said...

I just discovered your blog and am in love! I just moved into a new house a few months ago and we are working on redoing some things. Your dining room is great inspiration for me and my kitchen/breakfast nook area! I love the tea light wall!

Tiffany HealthynBalanced said...

Great ideas..I really really like the herb garden! what a creative way to have fresh herbs at your fingertips :)

Erin O'Riordan said...

I love your wall art! And where on earth did you find that hutch? It looks like an antique - if it's not, it's a really good reproduction.

Dianna @ practicingfrugal said...

Love the herb planter. Great idea. The orange tables legs really make the table. I'm not very creative myself so i love looking at other's ideas.

Krystle said...

I love the herbs idea! I'd love to do that but I don't think I have a good wall for it. I wonder if you could do that outside somehow? Like on the side of the house?

Jacqui Gonzales said...

Wow! That looks amazing! I always wished I had that type of creativity. Or cleanliness!

Khairy said...

Very cute and very Zen. Love the creativity, it's actually given me great ideas.

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

That herb garden rocks! I think I might steal that idea and use some of the new colorful tin buckets that are out for spring right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary @ The Mommy Job said...

Seriously, can you come over and spruce my nest?!?! Such creativity! LOVE the pots! Thanks for the ideas!

Mrs. M said...

I absolutely love the table and the tea light wall art! You just inspired me! Thank you so much.

marye~ said...

Very creative! I'm afraid I've gotten very lax in decorating over our numerous moves, but I think I might just be able to have my husband help me make that herb garden.

Erin @ My Mommy World said...

I love that herb-wall-hanging-thingie! Super cute and useful too :)

Also have to tell you that I love your little hutch...so pretty!

Samantha said...

how fun and creative! i love love love the table! so pretty and light and airy. the room is absolutely perfect!

andrea said...

i want that dining room! seriously - it's simple enough that I could do it too..... :D

life...just saying said...

So many cute ideas. Love the pics. Thanks for sharing.

clarissa danielle said...

First, I have to say I LOVE your blog!!! I really love what you did with the kitchen, it really brightened up the room!

Allison said...

Those are great ideas.. I love the indoor herb garden. I also love the upcycling of the spoons for the tea light art piece!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

The room look really nice. This spring I will be re-doing our bedroom. It really needs help. What a nice idea posting all the projects and the completed pictures. Really nice job.

mammamilk said...

Ooh! I like it! I have trouble being creative and thinking of thrifty ways to redecorate. We're about to redo our living room and I've been searching pinterest for inspiration!

mammamilk said...

Ooh! I like it! I have trouble being creative and thinking of thrifty ways to redecorate. We're about to redo our living room and I've been searching pinterest for inspiration!

See You In The Garden said...

Love the new look.

I have a question about the herbs. Being that they are newer, you may not have had this problem yet, though. How do you control the moisture of the soil? I'm assuming there is no drainage. Has this been an issue?

Nancy Stewart said...

Gorgeous ideas. I love your herb wall, which is so inventive. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

kelley said...

I love the herb wall!!! I am going to have borrow that idea.

Julee said...

So I totally have fallen in love with the herb wall. My husband is going to love having it on his "to do" list for me! Your home is beautiful!

April said...

I just love that herb garden! That's a wonderful idea!

Emily said...

I am in love with the herb garden too!! I have seen some on pinterest, but I think this is my new fav. I am pinning it now! :)

Becca@CreatingFamilyConnections said...

That herb garden is sweet! Very cool idea.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh my gosh! I love everything about your dining room! Following you now via GFC.

Maura said...

ok, I NEED to copy those herb buckets. Love it!!!

kirstin & tricia said...

Ummm, I love (lo-ove) your hanging herb garden. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! How do you make sure they get enough light in the winter? Do you have a grow light?
And what a great dining room table!
Love your room redo!

Kecia said...

Great job! I love the tea light wall art, and good job getting your herbs to grow!

Clarinda Olenslager said...

I so need to update my kitchen and I love the tea light idea and the hanging herb garden.

How to Nest for Less said...

ohmigoodness! Your house is adorable!! you have such a great sense of style. Thanks for linking up again. I always look forward to your projects :)

Laurie said...

I love this site. I am not a decorator, I am a cook. I love seeing ideas what to do with my home. My walls are bare. We just bought our house last summer and I am still puzzled as to what I want up on the walls. I will keep checking out your ideas so I can make my home look as great as yours. Thanks for sharing!!

Katie said...

Beautiful! I love your style.

Yannie said...

I love the herb garden. It will look best especially if it will fully grown

Marian said...

You're very creative.

You gave me idea of giving my stool a makeover. This will add to my to do list... :-)

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

That herb garden looks great. I love fresh herbs. Thanks for sharing with us!

Jing Jing said...

wow! what a great idea with the herbs. i love planting and i think i might have to take that idea. and your living is to die for! very zen very simple very cute

Suzy Myers said...

Your dining room looks fabulous! I love the idea of growing herbs there. It makes it fun and adds a nice spot of color!

suzy

The Rooster and The Hen said...

What a beautiful space! This project would be perfect for our linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

-Whitney @ TheRoosterAndTheHen

Starlene said...

LOL, my husband liked the black table before. Very creative ideas! I really love the pails with the plants in them. That would work out great for me because my cats couldn't reach them! Thanks for sharing your dining room with us!

Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns said...

What a neat, creative thought to hang the plants on the wall from an old fence. It definitely gives it a country garden feel. Do they grow all right without direct sunlight?

Johnnie said...

So pretty! Your herbs are looking great too.

Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures said...

What great ideas! You are very talented.

Michelle said...

I have no decorating skills! I really love the simplicity of your dining area! Very attractive!

Stacey said...

Very nice Brooke! Would love if you linked up to my party! Come over as the party is happening now!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

AMBER EDWARDS said...

Wow, that is quite brilliant! I love the hanging herb garden! I wish i had a wall with that much open space that I could create an herb garden like that!

Jeanette said...

Great ideas! It's amazing how small changes can completely turn around the look of a room!

Jessica, The Debt Princess said...

I LOVE the herb garden idea! I am adding "gate" or something similar to my list of items to seek out during my yard sales/thrift store/flea market shopping!

Becky Fisher said...

I love that herb gate! That's a idea for me here in TX where the heat kills every.living.thing. You've done a great job!

Carrie said...

I love the bright and airy look you gave your dining room.

Dawn Storey said...

Your dining room is very pretty - lots of great ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely job on your dining room! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Jenivieve said...

Love it! I love the planter. I am just getting back into plants and gardening. After I had my first baby they ALL died. I forgot to water them. Hoping to be better this time around.

penguinsandladybugs said...

Very nice dining room! I like the photo art on the wall! Now, can you come decorate my house :)

Deidre said...

Very current and fresh! Love that you added abit of nature to your make-over as well:)Great job! Deidre http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

brett said...

i LOVE your herb garden! love it!! nice fresh look.

Amanda said...

So cute! I love the indoor herb garden!

Renee @ Rustic Crafts and Chic Decor said...

Oh wow! I love your ideas. I really like the tea light wall....and the herb garden gate :)

I have a new themed link party just for rustic, recycled and shabby chic projects and I would love to have you share this - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=5878

keepitthimble.com said...

It looks great! I will have to go back and check out your other projects. You have some great ideas!

becky said...

Nicely done! Very creative.

I love the "rustic" style. The hanging herb garden is my favorite. Lovely work.

Katie said...

This room looks great! So creative. Great job.

Brenda said...

Reading makes me want to makeover my house! I love the idea with the planters in the buckets. That is a really cute idea and great for this time of year! I love that spring is almost here!

My SoCal Life said...

wow, it looks amazing and I love , love , love the herb gate. I am in the process of growing some of my own! I cannot wait for them to sprout!!

Millie said...

VERY nice! I love the herb garden.

Judith said...

Very nice! Your dining set looks much more friendly this way. I love your herb garden too.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your place looks fabulous and you've done a lovely job with the details - beautiful!

113tidbits said...

The herb garden is very inspirational. How do I find out how to find what can grow in my soil?

Mrs. Accountability said...

What a difference some paint can make! That room looks like it could qualify for Better Homes and Gardens and the herb garden is inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us.

SalemMomma said...

Wow, your room (and the rest of the house that I could see) is GORGEOUS! I love your herbs on the wall, such a clever idea!

Jamie Northrup said...

Nice! It has such a homey and unique feel to it :)

Dominique@Dominique's Desk said...

Love the pictures of your dining room. Ours is still a mess as there are more books on it which need to be cleared away and the kids keep on forgetting to do so after doing their homework.

Elaine said...

The herb garden gate is such a creative idea! I love it!

Daily Citron said...

I really like your herb garden gate. You must get a lot of sun coming in the window for those herbs to grow well indoors.
-Viva recently posted Homemade Pizza Dough

Lindsay Downs said...

Very cute! Neat ideas that look simple to do.

sarah said...

fun ideas

Jill said...

LOVE that tealight wall art! Just beautiful!

Melanie said...

I love your herb garden. I've been planning on planting some lavender. I've heard it's supposed to be calming.

-Melanie from Melanie's Musings

Andie said...

I love the herbs hanging in buckets. That is so cute. You have a super cute blog.

Karren said...

I too love the hanging herb buckets great idea!!I am a new followers from Blogalina Event

Janet K said...

I wish I had this type of decorating ability!! I have a splattering of frames, knick knacks, and mirrors and a cute couch, but none of it flows and there is no theme or color scheme. Very beautiful!!

Tracy @ usingtimewisely.com said...

Love the clean, organized, and clutter-free space you have created, Brooke! Now to keep it that way.

kristin said...

I love the tealight wall art. So unique!

Katy said...

I like the tea light and herb garden wall art, too. All very cool and neat.

Kate a.k.a. Gwenelle said...

First of all, you have a beautiful blog! And these ideas are fantastic. Thanks for sharing :)

My Little Bit of Life said...

Very nice! Love the herb garden!

Kangaroo Mama said...

Your herb garden is super cute, congrats on getting them to grow! I need to spruce up our nest too, it's got lots of white walls for the past 6 years and it's starting to look boring! I'm gonna have to surf your blog for inspiration! Thanks for sharing your space, it looks great!

Zummi@dmci homes for sale said...

I love your post and for me you did a great job. Thank you for bringing this with us.

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