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.
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.
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.
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.