Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dining Room Update - Fall Reveal




My dining room update is now finished and over the weekend I was able to add a few fall touches to the decor. My goal was to make this room warmer and more cohesive and I did that with a few details, fabric and wood tones throughout. This update cost very little money and I am pleased with the result. It is close to where I started when I wrote my inspiration post, but like all projects took a few turns here and there due to availability of certain fabrics and other items. After the holidays, I will make some changes in the seasonal decor both on the shelves and on the walls.


The chairs were recovered with a pretty, neutral fabric updating them from their tone on tone stripe. They are cleaner, brighter and by doing it myself the only cost was a few yards of fabric. The small gallery wall got new French inspired prints in square, dark woods frames and for the fall season, I added a cheerful metal sunflower.


The centerpiece of the main wall is this oversized clock. I had many choices, but am glad I chose this old world design. The warm tones achieve the look I had hoped and its size makes a statement in itself.


Fall details in warm tones of green, muted orange and gold add to the cohesiveness of the decor. The Pottery Barn shelf is rustic and adds an unexpected touch to the more formal pieces in the room.

Updating this room was a project I very much enjoyed and will enjoy the neutral tones that I easily work with to change both fabric (tabletop and pillows) and decor as the seasons or my mood changes.

Happy Wednesday!


{Linking with these friends}

A Stroll Thru Life

My 1929 Charmer

Savvy Southern Style

The Charm of Home

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Serenity Now

Between Naps on the Porch

Cozy Little House

Craftberry Bush

Live Laugh Rowe

Skip To My Lou

Rooted in Thyme

DIY by Design

Coastal Charm


Thrifty Decor Chick



  1. Vicki, love your fall touches. Nice PB shelf too! Enjoy your week.

  2. Looks lovely! We recovered our chairs after years of use and I could not believe the difference. Like a whole new room. I don't think I realized how dingy they had gotten. We went from a tone on tone to a soft gold and I love them.

  3. So pretty. You dining room is lovely and your fall touches are perfect.

  4. Love your updates to your dining room. Those are my colors too!

  5. Vicki... It looks great. Love all your Fall touches.

  6. Beautiful Vicki. Looks so warm and inviting.

  7. Your dining room looks so pretty! Very warm and cozy, I love how fall decor give that feel. I'm loving the pumpkins and I agree, switching out fabrics is fun and makes a world of difference.

    I'm hoping my mums hang in there. I know they can dry out fast so I'm checking them everyday.

    Jane xx

  8. I love what you did to the dining room. The pumpkin in the wire basket is so cute.

  9. Its lovely!! And by picking neutrals, it will work for all seasons!

  10. Love your dining room. I have frequently used clocks in decorating. I used to have a whole wall full of those kinds of clocks. Good choice!

  11. The room is beautiful. I absolutely love the fabric on the chairs. A perfect example to show that neutral doesn't mean boring.

  12. Great job on lightening up your room Vicki! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  13. Love the neutrals and bold pops of color. The clock is fabulous - and I admired those pumpkins on your curio! A lovely update.

  14. Your fall touches look great! When I ordered my new kitchen chairs I chose a neutral fabric and I'm so I happy I did. So much easier to mix with things and doesn't make a big statement. Your new PB shelf looks great- you'll have lots of fun with it!

  15. Stopping over from Kelly's--such a pretty room and fun to see how it was decked out for fall!


Thanks for reading!
Comments are my favorite, so I can get to know you :-)

I always answer comments via email, but if your settings don't allow that, your reply will be here. (So come back to see my reply or check the box for follow up comments)

Michigan ➡️ Florida
family, books, gardening, palm trees, the beach, golf, up north, msu football, detroit tigers, walking with my dog, trying new recipes, musicals, BBC, martinis, yoga, lilly

Search This Blog

Follow on Bloglovin

about me (12) BBC (25) blog (34) books (171) christmas (90) cocktails (48) Diabetes (68) DIY (100) downsizing (22) empty nest (97) entertaining (68) faith (28) family (162) florida (125) florida house tour (12) food (291) friends (131) gardening (80) health and beauty (13) home (143) Let’s Cook Together (3) life (534) movies (11) my daughters (195) nana time (6) nature (50) pinterest (120) pinterest success (68) puppy (28) quarantine (18) reality tv (37) recipe redo (12) repurpose (2) sewing (4) shopping (23) sports (74) tv and movies (89) walking (50) wedding (27) yoga (14)


Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved