house tour {dining room}

welcome to part 2 of my house tour!  today we’ll be in the dining room, since it sits just past our living room.

the dining room is open to the rest of the main living space, and has the same wall color as the living room – silver sage by restoration hardware.

the chandelier has moved with us since our first apartment.  we got it at the rose bowl flea market.  we originally had it white, but white felt too soft here and black was the perfect contrast. (i’m seeing now the chandelier is reeeeeally high.  it isn’t normally so, but i forgot to drop it after gracie’s art party)

the table is one of the few pieces of furniture we bought new.  this is a really large space and we have really large extended families, so we knew we needed something substantial.  we found this table at pottery barn on a massive price break.  i don’t think they even sell this table anymore.  the chairs were an amazing find by my sister-in-law, who spotted them hanging from the rafters in a friend’s garage and asked to buy them for me.  they were practically brand new and i think i paid like $20 a chair?

this has been our table centerpiece for quite awhile now: old coke tray, basket of napkins, straws, s&p, and family devotional.  this area needs this color since it is otherwise so black and white.

our gallery wall holds lots of precious pictures, but hopefully i’ll find time to update them soon.  our most recent pic is of silas when he was 6 months old.  he’s almost 4.  i’m hoping to add more color pics from this photo shoot.

the frames are almost all from aaron brothers and the shelves are from ikea – very reasonable price.

our galvanized buffet is the real workhorse around here.  the glass front cabinets hold all our serving dishes, collections of vintage pieces, and my mason jar obsession.  the drawers hold the kids’ art supplies, linens, platters, bowls and candles.  the box on the left is actually a crate on it’s side, and was a gift from my bff nicole and holds vintage tablecloths and a cute basket filled with junk.

these hooks are on the end of the buffet, just inside the back door, where we always enter from the detached garage.  we have a major clutter issue here and the hooks at least help to get the backpacks and my purse off the floor.  and they’re really pretty (from anthro).

and the sweet little beach sign?  i don’t even remember, which is a rare thing.  i can remember totally useless details, but i can’t remember my children’s birth weights.  *gasp*

again, any questions you have i’ll reply to in the comment form, so check back for your answer!


  1. 1

    This is an amazing space!!! I love EVERYTHING about it. So very beautiful!! Can’t wait to see more.

  2. 2

    I love that paint color! I’ve been trying to come up with inspiration for my {future} home, so I want to keep this color in mind… ;)

    Love the chandelier & the cute hooks!

    Have a lovely day, Lindsey! :)

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  4. 4

    Thanks for sharing – I love your home – you are a whole pinterest board yourself!
    So inspiring.

  5. 5

    Your house is BEAUTIFUL! I don’t often pull my husband into my blogging world, but I told him “You HAVE to see this house!” and he totally agrees with me :)

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    Tiffany Nelson says:

    You pick the coolest vintage pieces. CocaCola tray, the Dr Pepper crate – inspiration galore. Keep it coming.

  7. 7

    The story of how you got your dinig chairs is the best! Theres nothing better than scoring a great find for an even better price. Id just assumed the chairs were from PB too. Your home is beautiful.

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    Christy says:

    I love your house!

  10. 10

    I love your galvanized buffet. I remember when you put the galvanized metal on top….I want to move in…..Please come decorate my house…

  11. 11

    LOVE your dining room! I have been inspired by the way you placed the sofa and buffet to seperate the space as the house I am moving into has a similar layout. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 12

    absolutely love the buffet and those hooks!

  13. 13

    Love it. Love it. LOVE IT ALL! I’ve been a follower for about a year now and have really enjoyed being able to see a glimpse in someone elses world.
    I don’t mean to sound super creepy here- but would you ever have pics of the front of your house? I’ve seen pics in the past of what you’ve done with the porch and also the back yard. But I’ve very curious too see a street view pic. What do you think???

    • 14

      i have only shown a few pics of the front of my house – i need to do it again. my main reason for not doing it is because we still have yet to landscape our front yard so its really ugly!


  14. 15

    Ha! I am the same way! I can remember tons of useless information and tons of useful information…but canNOT remember my children’s birth weight either! I always have to ask my husband! I am loving your house tour!!!

  15. 16

    Hey, where’s my quilt? :)

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    By the way, I do love your dining room, of course. I just love the way you make it yours. It’s so pretty and functional. I still want to know where my quilt is though. Have you seen the children’s books where there is an item (like a frog, for instance) that manages to show up on every page. I think you should do that with my quilt. :)

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    I can’t remember my kids’ birth weights either! I’m due any moment with #3, and I had to input their birth weights into an app on my phone just so that I can compare after this one comes out. But I can remember pretty much any lyric to any song I’ve heard. Lovely the way the brain works…

  18. 19

    Breezy and beautiful. Thanks for sharing! I love how fresh and crisp everything is and all the vintage pieces that are uniquely you! Makes me want to find a yard sale, now! Be blessed!

  19. 20

    soo so pretty! i love the colors and how neutral yet pops of color are everywhere! you have an amazing knack for decorating!

  20. 21

    I just love your home. the peaked ceilings, the light and bright feel…. :) gorgeous. I recently bought a chandelier, and I think it looks like yours? is it a 1960’s spanish- originally with a brassy finish? I was considering painting ours too…

  21. 23

    I love your house. Love the big table, the photos and teh hooks. Love those hooks. I checked out your photos and they are so cute. What an adorable family. That little guy looks like alot of fun. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  22. 24

    What a great room! I’d love to have family and friends over all the time with a dining table like that. Love it!

  23. 25

    i love your galvanized counter top – we’ve been investigating stainless and i’ve not considered going galvanized. how has it worked for you so far? are you pleased with the results and the practicality?

    • 26

      we really don’t use that counter all that much, other than for piling things, but its been great. it is also much less expensive than stainless, but it has a very different look – not as polished. we wanted something that could ding and we’d be ok with it.

  24. 27

    What an awesome table! And now I’m suffering from buffet envy. :)

  25. 28

    Your dining room is fabulous! I LOVE everything about it. The centerpiece is such a fun touch of color & vintage!

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    Trina Miner says:

    Hi! I love your house…so open with all the cleanliness (i’m sure not always) of the gods. Just wondering why you don’t have curtains? I am trying to rethink my curtains in my dining room right now and am a little stuck. I do like the clean lines in your house, but I don’t think it would work in mine. Happy Summer!

  27. 30

    I absolutely love your space. It has the best of life included! And so neatly arranged. Thank you for sharing. You are very gifted. I love the color. Thank you for sharing, I too am going to keep it in mind in my next home!

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    We have a huge black table as well. Ours also has two leaves so we can have a bunch of people over. I really like your pictures on the shelves and your table centerpiece. You know how to make functional pretty!

  29. 32

    I absolutely LOVE your gallery wall! And your table! :)
    And where did you get the glass straw holder? I’ve been looking for one for forever.

  30. 33

    Do you mind sharing which Ikea shelves those are? I am looking for something just like that for our living room!

  31. 35

    What a great space! Love your chandelier and buffet!

  32. 36

    beautiful!! my family had that devotional when i was a kid. now i read it to my son! ;)
    (see you at blog sugar!)

  33. 37

    Your home is just fab! I like that it’s light, airy, and colorful. But NOT cheesy and overdone looking! It looks relaxing, casual, and has a little bit of a whimsy feel to it. The colors energize it.

    So, my question is…………. What paint finish do you find to be best for you furniture? Satin, semi or high gloss, matte?

    Thank you!

    • 38
      lindsey says:

      i use satin. i know semi or high gloss wears better, but i don’t prefer the look unless i’m going for something super modern.

  34. 39

    i have your photo shelves in my inspiration folder!
    love the space and the chandelier!

  35. 40

    Gorgeous house and gorgeous family(thanks for the link to the photo shoot). You are an incredibly talented and inspiring individual. I just wish my house was bigger so that I could copy some of your decor. Love the yellow dresser and the new canvas art you did! LOVE it all! And I just painted my hall table Mermaid net thanks to you (it has been unfinished wood for over a decade).

  36. 41

    Can I please have your house?!! Can’t wait to finally meet at Blog Sugar!

  37. 42

    Is it weird that I want to make out with your floors? Dreamy!!!

    Can’t wait to see ya at Blog Sugar!!!

  38. 43

    You have the most beautiful house and your taste is so lovely! I wish I could buy your house decorated the way it is.

  39. 44

    Lovin your house!

  40. 45

    Of course your home is beautiful but I just had to tell you (after viewing the photo shoot link), your family is too!! :)

  41. 46

    Sigh… I just love your home!!

  42. 47

    Your house just makes me want to move in … or have you redecorate my house. :)

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    Lisa C. says:

    I love your home and your taste! Very inspiring! I LOVE your family rules board. Did you make it yourself or was it a find from somewhere? I love following your blogs you have a beautiful family.

  44. 49

    I have the same question as #36 above. What paint finish do you find works best or prefer?

  45. 51

    Can you share where your napkin basket is from? It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, and cannot find! :)

  46. 53

    what paint shade is that? I have been through two greys testing them on our walls, and am not happy with either!

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    love your buffet – just a great use of space and so functional :) le xox

  48. 55

    Hi I have the same question as #33.
    Which Ikea shelves did you buy? I am doing this in my kitchen and I would love to get those shelves! They seem like the perfect width!

  49. 56

    Hi I have the same question as #33.
    Which Ikea shelves did you buy? I am doing this in my kitchen and I would love to get those shelves! They seem like the perfect width!

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