Monday, January 12, 2015

Dining Room Reveal

Happy New Week.  I have my dining room reveal for you today.  After I took down all my Christmas decor I took it a step further and took everything out of the dining room!!!

So now with some fresh paint and a new decor look I will show you the new dining room. 


This was my dining room before.  Basically cream and whites throughout.  See that old chippy cabinet door with the candle chandelier hanging on it.  You will see what Terry made that into later in this post.



Here is a wide shot of the after.  I painted the walls  Stone White.  It is white with a hint of grey.  I also added back my creams and whites and a lot of my architectural pieces I love.






The best part of this re love of this room is that the only money I spent was on the paint and having my curtains made for this room.  Everything else I had already.  More about the curtain seamstress later.


I think the best way to tour this new dining room is to go by sections.  This is the back corner of my dining room that I put my reading chair.  The beautiful curtains were made for me by Karen Harmon at Designer Stitching.  If you do not sew like me and need any sewing please check her out on her Etsy shop.  She is very reasonable and quick.  Karen is a sewing angel.
I got the fabric from Ikea to cover my chairs and I  sent some to Karen to make these panels for me.  Karen also made me a gorgeous bedspread that I will show soon.

Remember these old porch posts that I framed the coffee bar with well.......

They now adorn my dining room window as a chippy header.

Hung my chippy white cage with love birds in front of this window.  They look like they are looking out to the garden in the back.

Moved this old vintage mannequin I found at my fave store Vintage in Morris  awhile back.  Hung a chippy window behind her.  She adds a little vintage whimsy to this room.

I put my chippy mantel back up on this wall where I use to have the coffee bar and shelves.  Hung my old vintage angel on an old chippy window for the top of the mantel.

I love the simplicity and beauty my angel gives to the mantel area.


This is my other corner of the back dining room.  This area is still a work in progress.  I did hang back up my old door and the birdhouses.  I am still tweaking this corner.




Kept my old blue skates out from my Christmas decor.  Love the pop of light blue  color the skates add for some winter decor.

It keeps that corner of the dining room light and brings in my love of the garden that is outside the french doors of this room.

  Here are the french doors that go out to our back deck and where all my flowers are in the summer months.  I love that I have this vintage garden sign to hang over the french doors going out to my garden area.  As most of you know I love to incorporate old vintage pieces of furniture and architectural pieces in my garden decor.  



Terry made me this old bench out of that old chippy cabinet door in the above before dining room picture.  The old legs he had in the shed.  Love that man and his use of tools lol!  
I painted my chalkboard hanger white that was made out of an old headboard and rehung it back up over the bench.
More little love birds in this wreath on the door going out to the flower garden and deck area.

I love my flowers and deck in the summer months so it was fun to add the vintage garden pieces to my dining room decor.   Right now those french doors lead to snow and freezing cold!!!!

Remember the cabinet I inherited from Terry's Nana.  This is the piece re loved with some new paint and a new cabinet door.  I was really close with Terry's grandmother so I treasure this piece and all the memories.
Here is the cabinet open with some of my vintage clocks and iron stone and some old silverware pieces.  The door we made out of an old church window I had. The door that was on this piece was cracked and the glass broken out.   So I was so excited when we saw this church window would fit where the old cabinet door once hung.
I have some of my Madonna collection and old rosaries up on the top of this cabinet.  The rosary on the half Madonna is actually Terry's grandmother's too.  Nana gave me that rosary before my daughter Jen got married.  She said just in case it might rain on Jen's special day you hang the rosary in the window and the sun will come out.  I just loved this women and all her fun rituals she would share.  Guess what it was sunny and beautiful on the day my daughter got married!!!!
Remember those old french doors I had out in the garden this summer with plants hanging on them.  I decided to bring those wonderful doors inside for the dining room.  So happy when Terry told me he could make them fit.  Again love that man and his tools!!!


They hinged up nicely to the old side light windows I had already hanging in this space between the kitchen and dining room.

Whew!!!! last area.  Are you still with me and not on picture over load lol!  This is where my mantel use to be and now I have this old picket fence and old rusty garden bench here.







So there you have it.  My new Vintage Garden/ Nordic French Cottage dining room.  




I found this rug at Home Depot for $80 for a 9X12 size.   I am going to give it a try.  I was thinking more of a gray rug but I have not been able to find anything that looks good with the cottage/chippy style in here.   So since this was was pretty reasonable I thought I would give it a try.    It looks white but it is really is a cream.




Thanks for hanging in there with my loooong post on the dining room reveal.
Have a wonderful start to the new week.
Kris
:)

92 comments:

  1. Kris, I didn't think your room could get any prettier...I was wrong. I adore the transformation. It's so clean, bright and yet cozy. Is is really winter there, because I feel like I could step out of that sunny room into your garden of flowers! Fabulous!!

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  2. So beautiful!!!!!! I am so envious of all those fabulous doors and windows... keep your fingers crossed that I find some narrow ones this summer - I need em for a project. :)

    xo

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  3. So fresh and bright, Kris. Pretty and shabby chic!

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  4. So pretty and light Kris-love all the chippiness that you use!

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  5. W-O-W! You have so many beautiful details in this room. I bet you had ablast putting it all together. Looks like a big space and I love that your french door leads to a garden. Great job, Kris!

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  6. Great new re-loves Kris. Terry is a magician. One thing you didn't mention was that floor lamp I noticed - with all the hanging utensils - cute! Have I seen that before, I don't think so. I love the new rug, but I certainly won't question your need to change should you so decide. Great new looks (plural, as always, for you) overall!

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  7. So much gorgeous-ness in these pictures, Kris! I am going to go back and look at the pictures again because there was so much to see. I love all of your meaningful details. How awesome that you could use those amazing doors inside. The new paint color is so fresh and clean. Love the "gatherings" sentiment too. Great job! Have a wonderful week!!

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  8. Hi Kris, wow what a beautiful job you and your husband did with transforming everything! I loved it before and I love it after. I hope you enjoy living and using the dining room and kitchen for the new year. Everything just looks so clean and neat. Enjoy your day and week.
    Julie

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  9. Sooooooooo beautiful.....every last detail is amazing!!! I LOVE the doors you installed, I can't believe they fit perfectly too. I would love to have a set between my living room and dining room but have yet to find any that would work.
    ~Des

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I've been looking at paint colors and couldn't find a gray that I liked until now. Who makes stone white? Thanks for all the lovely photos - you've inspired me to jump in and paint my kitchen and cabinets!

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    1. Monica the paint color is stone white and is made by Glidden. I got it at Home Depot. Hope that helps.
      It is a pretty color. Very very light grey.
      Kris

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    2. Thanks - I see Benjamin Moore also has a stone white so I wanted to be sure.

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  11. Kris, this is so pretty...how fun to totally re-do a space using what you had! The natural light is so beautiful in here...with all of your wonderful white pieces, it turned out perfectly! I love the way you and Terry re-used pieces and the curtains are great! I'll bet you just love walking into the room...

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  12. I so admire you with going all-white. I think it makes for a very peaceful, restful space. Every once in awhile I think I want to try it, but I always chicken out. Our new bathroom will be all gray and white, and I'm going to see how I like it. If I do, the kitchen is next and I may go all white there, with the exception of butcher block countertops and the wood floors that are already there.

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  13. Beautiful. Gorgeous! I really love it. Did you make the little flower bud pillow on your bench? Cuz, I gotta get me one of those!!

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  14. Kris,
    First I want to say something to your hubby with the tools .... Terry you rock and your reuse of salvage is amazing! Cool new bench! Kris this is a beautifully edited, thought out, refreshed and visually exciting room. I love your use of angels and Madonna's. I too have a collection of rosaries all from my favorite relatives that have passed. I find peaceful energy in the rosaries.
    I love that your pieces have been collected over time, altered with love for your lifestyle and a self expression of your kind sharing heart shines throughout your home. Your captivating design flows as well as the beauty of your home filled with love.
    xoxo,
    Vera


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  15. I'm really loving your transformation of your dining room, Kris. The new wall color is beautiful and really shows off your chippy whites wonderfully!
    Mary Alice

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  16. Gorgeous. Wow, you have accomplished so much already. I am still picking paint colors. Such a beautiful room.

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  17. Wow, Kris.. It's so beautiful.. You always amaze and inspire me. Though I like it all, the garden bench is my favorite.. All that rusty, chippy goodness with a stack of lovely books ...and the soft throw.. it look so inviting! Thank you for sharing..Happy Monday.

    Tamara

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  18. BEAUTIFUL Kris!! You have so many pretty architectural pieces and I love the way you have them displayed...especially your mantel!!

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  19. Wow Kris...the dining room is so beautiful and elegant...there is so much to see and take in....so many incredible details that you and Terry so creatively integrated into the room...I love that you have re-purposed so many beautiful architectural elements. Have to say that I love the hutch and how you placed that arched iron piece in it!...and another favorite area is the "gathering place" a place where you can change up on a whim!...

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  20. The wall color is the perfect backdrop for your all-white decor, Kris! It looks so bright and cheerful in the room that you probably never want to leave it!! Gorgeous!! I especially love your queen chair with the three rows of ruffles and the checked fabric you had made into curtains. Enjoy!
    Vickie

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  21. OMG girl you have been working like crazy and of course it's perfect and beautiful in every way, and I know it always feels so clean and refreshed when you paint and move things around. Could you drop by my place and work your magic?

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  22. I love the clean open look of your room, Kris. Maybe it can make you forget all the cold and snow outside. xo Laura

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  23. Very nice!! You are a woman on the decorating go!
    warmly,
    deb

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  24. I do believe that your gorgeous dining room is larger than my entire home :) Just beautiful, Kris! I can't even pick a space that I love the most, but I definitely love the re-love on the cabinet! I need to share a few of these photos with my employer. I purchased a vintage rosary for her for Christmas and told her about using it as a décor piece, I think she thought I was nuts! I hope you are enjoying your new DR and that the weather has warmed just a bit for you! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

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  25. I love how big & open your dining room is & still feels cozy & stylish!! Such a great space!!

    Paige.Rose

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  26. Beautiful redecorating of your dining room. My favorite is the mantle with the vintage angel.

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  27. Beautiful!!! I love the new look of your dining room. Everything so fresh, so bright. I like especially the cage and the manequin.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  28. LOVE your room! The love birds wreath and the birdhouses are making me swoon. All the chippy pieces and french doors are just lovely. It's all so pretty and interesting too. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  29. I love what you have done! I also love where you put the chair and all the little details, especially the angel wings. xoox

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  30. This is gorgeous Kris!!!!!!!! I will be going over and over these photos to take it all in. am crazy about the french doors your hubs made to fit in the doorway. AMAZING!
    sending hugs...

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  31. Kris, Your dining room is wonderful. I love how your sweet husband helps you get things like you want them. He is pretty sharp on fitting those things together. I loved the old garden gate with the nest of eggs. So darn cute. I just love it all. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  32. WOW!! Everything is just gorgeous! Love everything you have done.

    Judy

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  33. You made some great updates, Kris! I love the French doors you (Terry) added to the doorway. How great he got them to fit. Love that he made that other door into a bench. It caught my eye as soon as I saw it.

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  34. Those French doors - with the side lights? OMG - just gorgeous - I love that it's not multi panels actually !
    Beautiful room Kris - truly beautiful !
    xoxo

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  35. Oh my goodness Kris! There is so many adorable things to look at! I love it all! You sure have the touch for decorating! Sweetness wherever I look! xox Maryjane

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  36. The most beautiful room I've ever seen! Every single detail Kris! This was worth waiting for. You are amazing and that husband! Hang on to that man!

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  37. Yay! It's done and we can all see it now. Well it was worth the wait. It's very pretty! I love the new wall color and all of your grey and white checks used on the windows and chairs. I think my favorite thing though is the glass French doors that your husband installed. You have a very roomy dining room! No wonder you're able to entertain so often.

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  38. Hi Kris, The wall color is gorgeous! My favorite is the family heirloom cabinet ~~~it turned out beautiful!! That door is perfect for it! I also collect old clocks too so I was drawn to that immediately~~~ Your home is a warmth of sunshine, always bright and cheery and of course, decorated in impeccable taste. I love a light, bright home....it cheers the soul! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  39. Dreamy, Kris. It all came together beautifully. You were right on with the wall color. It's just so neat the way paint can change a room so dramatically for relatively little money. Your Vintage Garden/Nordic French dining room is uniquely YOU. Love it. xxx ~ Nancy

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  40. So serene and shabby chic, your specialty:) I just love all the architectural pieces, too. I also love the ruffles on the ottoman and the matching ruffles on the dinging room chairs. That angel is spectacular.
    xoKathleen

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  41. Your dining room is fabulous. I love the new wall color. All your painted pieces are beautiful against the white. I love the repurposed window and doors. So pretty.

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  42. It looks just beautiful! So bright and fresh! Everything is lovely!
    Jennelise

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  43. Simply gorgeous Kris! I still can't figure out how where you find all of this creativity! It just amazes me. I'm lucky to spit out a new paint color here and there but YOU, you totally transform entire rooms from beautiful befores to even more beautiful afters!!! It must be fun being in your head lol. Send some of that creativity my way will ya?

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  44. I don't know how you keep making things whiter and brighter, but you do and I love it! Those porch posts as a window header is a genius idea. One of my sisters lives down by Morris, so I'm wondering what the name of that shop is so I can visit it the next time I go see my sister.

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  45. What a pretty room! It must be such a pleasure to sit there and enjoy all those wonderful vignettes. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Very pretty! I think any way you rearrange would be beautiful with this pretty room and all your décor items!

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  49. Wow! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the stone grey paint. It's the perfect backdrop for all of your pretties. I adore the wreath and it looks great with the birds inside. I have never seen a valance made from chippy wood and I LOVE it! The table is wonderful. It's good to have a man that knows how to use his um tools. I have never heard about the wedding day ritual and I am glad your daughter's wedding was sunny and bright. The only thing I ever heard regarding the weather and marriage is that if it rains on your wedding day it's good luck. It rained on mine and I have pictures of me being carried over the threshold with raindrops on both of us that I treasure. So far the luck has been good! Enjoy your beautiful room, love it all!

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  50. Kris love what you have done with this room. The back wall with the bird houses and skates is a great touch. The bench Terry made is another super addition. Love what you did with the birdcage too. What is there not to like about t his room? Another super transformation.

    Cindy

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  51. Kris, your home is always such a fun place to visit! I love all of the new changes that you have made and "do tell"....do you use nails or command hooks to hang all of your wall displays or do you do paint touch ups when changes are made?
    JP

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    1. Hi JP,
      I just screws and nails. My hubby is one of those that likes to anchor things. We just use spackle and paint when we do change ups.
      Kris

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  52. Everything looks wonderful! I love the new paint and all your decor. Love the size of the room too! I bet you can host a ton of people in there. You sure have a talented hubby! Everything came together beautifully and you did a fantastic job on this room!

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  53. You have such a gorgeous home Kris and the knack for beautiful decorating!! Such wonderful lovelies for us. I loved each photo! No overload for me. :)
    Blessings~
    PS Got my data back today...lol!!

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  54. It all looks so lovely and I adore that hanging angel between the 2 wings.

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  55. Lovely Kris! I just love your use of old doors, shutters, and windows throughout your home.

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  56. It looks bright and cheerful, but you managed to make it cosy as well thanks to all your personal touches.

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  57. What a beautiful room Kris! You are a genius at making am almost all white room so warm and welcoming. I love how you use architectural items in your decor. There's so much to look at and enjoy. Just gorgeous!

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  58. I'm swooning...how delightful, Kris! Everything looks so fresh, and pretty. I love the way you incorporate all those architectural pieces into your living spaces, and make them look so cute, and cozy.
    Debbie
    xo

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  59. excuseeeee me.......while I sit in the reading chair, peruse Romantic Homes magazine and stare at Nana's absolutely gawgeous china cabinet!!!!!!!

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  60. Kris, if this is not magazine worthy, I don't know what is! I have oohed and ahhed over every photo and have shown my husband many of them. Of course, I was asking if he could make me something like that! I'm pinning and sharing this gorgeousness!!!

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  61. Absolutely beautiful? Did you recreate your beverage bar elsewhere or did you nix it? I loved it and am in the process of creating my own. Did you use it much or did you prefer it in the kitchen? You are very blessed to have such a talented husband. You two together are a pair of Dynamos! Your home looks so tranquil and peaceful. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration.

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    1. Hi Teah,
      Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I did recreate the coffee bar into my kitchen. If you scroll down a few posts you will see it. Have a great day.
      Kris

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  62. kris, i have paid for magazines that didn't have 1/2 as much inspiration or pretty pictures in them! love your posts used as curtain headers esp! g-mom's cabinet turned out just precious! fabulous find on the rug, and LOVE that you brought in those awesome doors from the garden! yay for terry hard work:) just beautiful!

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  63. A fresh approach. Love the way how you have put everything together.
    Thanks for sharing

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  64. I was wondering what was to come of your reveal after the coffee bar was relocated :)
    The white walls really brightened it up, and even thought I have white walls your new whiteness makes me want to paint mine.
    Everything delights your space right down to the snow outside the French doors, you couldn't get an more whiteness if you tried, and truly I think I need a little more white after my visit with you.

    It's a dinning room to love, and it would make me want to throw luncheons with my girlies if I had such a room.

    See you soon dear.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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  65. Just popping in to tell you what a wonderful, wonderful job you did there, Kris. With your vision and Terry's talents you are able to accomplish more than most people. The room looks fresh and new and I think it feels larger. That cabinet that belonged to Terry's Nana is perfect with the new door in it. Love it. Great job all the way around, Kris. xo Diana

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  66. Hi Kris, I just adore your re love of your dining room. It is simply gorgeous and I love the whites and the curtains are so pretty. Every detail is perfect. It looks so fresh and pretty and what a big room it is too. Love the new rug. The doors your hubby added are wonderful.
    Everything is beautiful and ready for a magazine feature. You did an amazing job!! Must look at everything again.
    Thanks for sharing and always the inspiration.
    Hugs

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  67. I love how everything is so bright. I could just sit for hours studying every little detail. That vintage angel statue is truly beautiful. I am going to be dreaming about it.

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  68. Kris, it is really all so gorgeous. The new paint color really brightens everything up. A fantastic job and I love the french doors hung between the kitchen and dining room. The curtains look like they have a small design in them other than the checks. I think the grey just off sets all the white and makes everything just sparkle and the little touch of pink from the roses is wonderful.. So pretty..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  69. Oh...my friend!! You worked your magic again. I simply love everything! As I scrolled down I wanted to remember to remark on so many things and now I've lost count!! Most of all...the bench and doors that Terry made/made fit for you, my heart is so touched. He truly supports you in all that you do!. As always, you did a wonderful job. I hope I get to see it in person soon! :)

    Jane x

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  70. Just gorgeous. I love the brightness in the roon. So refreshing. Nicely done and for a minimal cost.

    Enjoy your beautiful space.

    Janet

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  71. Gorgeous!!! I love everything! I think my favorite part is the corner with the bench and chalkboard you made from a headboard.

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  72. Kris, girl you have out done yourself! I have always loved your dinning room, but this is over the top!
    Love it all.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  73. OMG it's beautiful - you really out did yourself. I don't know where you come up with these ideas, but they are terrific. Everything and I mean everything is wonderful and flows so well together.
    Now can you come t my house and decorate? LOL Enjoy your beautiful dining room.
    Have a great weekend.
    Mary

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  74. I've been waiting for this post! Gorgeous, as I knew it would be. Love, love the garden theme! Hubby is a keeper. . .him and his tools! lol! Love everything about this room Kris. I think the new rug really looks nice.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  75. GORGEOUS! I am in love! Esp. With the blue ice skates!

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  76. Kris,
    Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room makeover at my Show and share Party...it will be featured at the party on Monday.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  77. Kris, this looks fabulous! It's so pretty and bright and super inviting, filled with all the special touches that make your decorating so beautiful! Great job! Hugs, Leena

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  78. there are no words that can convey this feeling of utter beauty in your home, you are amazing and so is that husband of yours you lucky girl..

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  79. Amazing, Kris! Just amazing! It's so bright and welcoming and oh so lovely shabby chic! You and Terry make quite a team! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  80. I'm at the tail end of things as usual, but I love what you have done here! You and your dining room are such an inspiration. And you and Terry are such a great team! A lot of work, but you must have had so much fun putting this all together. Just lovely!

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  81. Kris, your dining room is spectacular! I love the new paint choice. It really sets off all of your pretty things so nicely! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/01/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_19.html I hope to see you a little later on for Make it Pretty Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  82. Everything is so beautiful Kris! Wish I could pop on over for a visit. Thank you for partying at my place my friend!

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  83. Wonderful makeover Kris! The word that comes to mind as I pore over your gorgeous photos is 'refreshing'. It feels so light, sunny and refreshing in here. I adore the Ikea fabric on the windows & chairs and your architectural pieces just make the room. The church door on Nana's cabinet is perfect and Terry is so talented with everything he made in here. Of course YOU put it all together wonderfully. The lovely mannequin by the chair is the icing on the cake!

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  84. OMG!!!! I love your before and after room. I love the white, it is so clean and crisp. Where do you get your flowers at??? Great job, love it!!

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