As you can see it is more of a keeping room and definitely the warmest room in the house with the wood pellet stove running all winter long.
This room is perfect for entertaining, we have a big long table (that we so graciously inherited) that every one sits at. Before we had this table I rearranged this room multiple times, never liking the results, but once we got the table the room really started to come together. It was like it was built for this space (thank you Pete and Sandy).
Above you can see how the keeping room leads into the kitchen. That island is where I spend a lot of my day:)
This is the piece my husband built me for Christmas. I love it, and I found the perfect antique drawer pulls for it at Romantique Boutique. I love how rustic the piece is but it's size demanded a big rustic table underneath it. So I showed my husband lots of pictures of rustic work tables, gave him the dimensions and one day later he had built me an awesome rustic sideboard. When we have guests I always like to set up a drink or deserts bar and our new table is the perfect place for that.
I have always wanted a big long shelf in our dining room and adding the big long table along the wall created the perfect space for a shelf. Once again I showed my husband lots of pictures of shelves I love and he built me this shelf in less than a couple of hours. I bought the cubby with the wine in it at the Country Living Fair and I had my husband make the bottom shelf just the right size so that it would fit. Antique crocks and an old toolbox, some of my favorite things, also fit nicely on the shelf.
The old trunk that I bought for $10 at the flea market is one of my favorite things in this room. It has such a great look but also serves as storage. I keep magazines in the old tote on top. This couch is the perfect spot to read because of all the sunshine and the warmth of the stove.
I hope you enjoyed part one of the dining room reveal, in my next post I will show you the other end of the room!
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