Dining Room Reveal!

My dining room is done! What a project it was. It’s very simply decorated:  Shutters, curtains, table, and chairs.  My clock is actually in there too but I couldn’t fit it in the picture, it was kinda far away.

Isn’t is fun? It works well for little kids. NO carpet or rug under the table. I like the look of them but it is NOT practical with kids. Life is a million times easier with a wood floor in the dining room.  The chairs for the kids are wood and the chairs for me and Daddy are upholstered and soft.

I love this.  I was afraid of color last year and everything was white, black, and tan.  But this year my colors are green and aqua and it’s been so fun!  The challenge will be holiday decorating and making it work.  We’ll see, we’ll see…

I didn’t take a full BEFORE picture but here’s what it looked like…

I have lots of tutorials that go along with this post, although some have not been posted yet.  I’ll update this post once they are all up.

Ombre Windsor Chairs Tutorial

Distressed Shutters with Candle Wax

Distressed Shutters

How to Remove Paint

Painting a Dining Room Table

Linking up here: Tatertots & Jello, Whipperberry, Flamingo Toes, Craft-O-Maniac

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  1. turned out great!

  2. I love how it turned out. The colors look so fun and I love the shutters.

  3. I *love* how the table and chairs turned out. I’m not usually a big fan of the distressed look I keep seeing on furniture everywhere, but your set looks so good. The ombre chairs were a total stroke of genius with their simple shapes. The table looks so much better white. Great job, Heidi!

  4. so fresh, fun and inviting! I agree, no rug under my kitchen table either. if i had one, there would probably be something growing on it:).

  5. It looks fabulous, Heidi!! I love the color. Its subtle yet really makes an impact in the room. Looking good!

  6. I’m seriously in love and SO inspired!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I may just have to do this to my ugly dining chairs. SO perfect!

    I’ve pinned this!

  7. It looks fabulous! I love the colors.

  8. It’s all beautiful!! You did a wonderful job and the colors are great. There are lots of Christmas colors that will be beautiful!


  9. Are the shutters attached to anything? Are they functional in any way or simply decorative? I love this look.

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      They are just leaning against the wall. I’ve toyed with the idea of putting hinges on them to keep them together but I like the fact that I can move them as I please. Thanks!

  10. It looks beautiful! Well done 🙂

  11. LOVE IT. Those ombré chairs are perfection! And your painted table looks awesome white!

  12. Looooove! Can you please come to my house and decorate it? Or at least invite me over for brunch? 😉

  13. I love the soft colors!!! So pretty!

  14. cute!

  15. I love.love.love your dining room and you have so inspired me! What pattern is the fabric on your chairs and where did you get it from?

  16. I love your table makeover. I need to know the colors you used. This exact look is what I have had in my head for about a year now—going to make it happen soon . I found you through All Things Thrifty.

  17. The chairs … the shutters … the tablescape … it all adds up to a fabulous dining room!

  18. Heidi, I love the table & color of the chairs, it’s beautiful! I also like the color of your dining room. Do you happen to remember what color you painted it? Thanks!

  19. Oh my word! I love it! The different colored chairs is such a fun detail. Little Bit from http://www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks for visiting! I still love the colored chairs and they look good in any room, wherever they are.

  20. Your blog is just getting me today! Seriously, come decorate my house. For real … it needs some help. I spend all my time snapping photos of people and making art that when it comes to my own space, it’s a little bit of a wreck. You could say I’m that typical artist. I only think straight when my creative space is a mess, apparently.

    • Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      You are too sweet. Get those photos organized and you can make your decorating ideas come to life! 🙂 xoxo

  21. I love love love the pastel colored chairs…. Yo are so amazing!
    The white table….. Oh, I’m drooling again……

    hugs x

  22. I love it! Where did you find those shutters? And how tall are those! I want to make them for my own place!

  23. That looks amazing! I love the colors you choose. I am in the process of painting my chairs!!

  24. nice


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