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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Few Vintage Updates in The Dining Room


On Monday I shared 5 inexpensive ways to update and decorate your home and today I'm sharing a few new decorative updates in our dining room.   This room has seen some major changes in the 8 year's that we have lived in our home, including tearing out the window, adding an atrium door, replacing all the molding, adding crown, board and batten, replacing the light fixture and painting the walls not once, not twice, but three times.   Since then, the room has pretty much remained the same with the exception of the blue server.  

Vintage window

I love the vintage vibe it adds to the room, but I've always felt like the room was missing something.  I loved the idea of adding an old window above the server and have been on the hunt for one ever since.  Determined not to spend an arm and a leg, I was thrilled to snag one for $30 this past weekend from Sweet Clover,  a local vintage shop co owned by fellow blogger Cassie from Primitive and Proper.   


Vintage inspired dining room
They had windows that were more expensive, but I loved the flaws and price tag of this particular window.  After cleaning off some extra caulk and making a few adjustments, I was able to hang it above the server and instantly loved the way it looked.  

Another fun addition to the space is an old prune box that was my grandmothers.  I think I stole it from my mom's garage one day when she wasn't home (thanks mom!).  I paired it with an inexpensive vase and flowers and I now have a new spring centerpiece. 
Spring flowers in vintage box

Spring flowers in vintage box

Spring flowers in vintage box

vintage dining room
The last addition to the room is the new "Eat, Drink and be Merry" sign.  I found it at the same local vintage market where I bought the server.
Vintage dining room

It's amazing how a few fake flowers and minor tweaks can make you fall in love with a room all over again.  I tend to get tired of the same old decor, but spending just a few dollars and shopping your house (or in this case your mother's house) can sometimes be all you need to update a space. 

9 comments:

  1. LOVE the window, especially for that price!!! And the vintage box makes for the perfect centerpiece! SUCH a beautiful space Katie!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristi! I was pretty excited about the window. I still can't believe I found one for so cheap.

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  2. I love your server such a pretty blue! I have a window that I usually have above my potting bench or I'll use on the mantle, if I had a server I'd do the same as you!
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure your window looks beautiful over your mantel. If I had room on our mantel I would probably have ours there too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  3. I love everything you did, especially the window. Beautiful!

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  4. I love the updates especially that prunes box - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board

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    1. I used Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore on the door.

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