Condo Update: Dining Space....almost done

 I finally feel like I have landed....somewhere
It feels very cozy and bright, especially when the sun is shining!
Like today
 I managed to convince the buyer of our previous house that this huge faux bamboo cabinet was too big and that she would be much happier with it it came home to my new  "temporary home"...with me!
The lack of storage in the kitchen has made this cabinet even more important.
 The dining chairs are a favorite...from Mainly Baskets called the
Eastern Shore Boardwalk Chair

The cushions are done in a pretty linen floral, called Tokyo Rose from Bennison
 Bennison florals  have a tea stained, vintage look to them and they layer beautifully with other fabrics, especially English and vintage inspired stripes

 The blue shutters came from Capital Salvage  another favorite e-bay-er
(Is that a word?)
I love to use salvage as art and here it really draws you away from all of the beige shutters, walls,  etc
 A very cool dining table,
from Noir Furniture
It consists of two big steel slabs, with bolts and screws,
 that sandwich a  heavy piece of salvaged wood.

 It took three guys and a girl (me) to bring in and set up
 I doubt I was much fact I was no help at all! 
The base is an adjustable "screw thingy"
 And is also heavy steel.

 I put my toaster lamps in the cabinet and found another interesting floor lamp to add some ambient light for working or for  dinner.
And yes those are old shovels in the corner...
A new collection...yep shovels!
 An old french bottle rack...this one found on eBay through a great resource in France...
 A few little cafe chairs and some of the old firkins I kept...
 A nice little splash of color. 
 Here is the bare bones "before"....just in case you forgot.
And I might add that this is a really long narrow room...
Think bowling alley! 
 And here we are "after"
almost done

I will take a few more photos of the completed first floor area
 as soon as I finish up all of the details...

Hope you like it so far!

Thank you so much

  1. that table. The whole place is looking good.

  2. hi kelley,

    that cabinet is to die for and i'm so happy you took it w/you. love the fabric too. shovels, huh. well who knew?


  3. Hi Kelley, The dining area is looking fabulous. I love the cabinet and the table is amazing. I can't wait to see what you do next.

  4. Wow Kelley it really is coming together so cozy and beautiful!!!;) Cant wait to see more! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  5. Loving the DR...duh! I see in the last picture off to the right your wall of botanicals. I have that exact wall of the exact framed ones [old...mine date to 1913] in my LR!

  6. Hi Kelley,

    I don't know why I'm so glad that you kept the bamboo cabinet, but I am!!!! I also noticed the tea lights in the cabinet and they look nice.

    I really like the table to the left of the table and chairs facing the's all coming together so beautifully. Good to see you kept your botanical prints from your last dining area....

    There is just enough interesting pieces to pack a punch and keep it interesting.....the good make it look so easy, but that's not always the case. I think an interior is best when it has some 'guts' (excuse the expression) to it, you know when you are in the room and you feel yourself getting excited and you want to stay there and just 'drink' in all the details...that's what it's all about!!!! Me thinks!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing Kelley, can't wait to see the end result.
    Take care
    Tasmania, Australia

  7. There is no way on earth I would have left that bamboo cabinet
    behind! It makes your place.

    I am also moving to a small condo and trying to fit everything
    in....and I am NOT leaving behind my HUGE bamboo linen

    I would rather not eat!

  8. You always have that gift of warming up a space Kelley. Looks so cozy....ready to pop over for a cup of tea!
    Love the new table & chairs and I'm a huge fan of Bennison fabric ,although I don't own any yet. The china cabinet is gorgeous!!

  9. That's the table that I would have picked from Noir. I'm really digging industrial things lately. I'm hoping my custom table comes out as nicely. I'm glad to see you kept that cabinet too. That's a beauty!

  10. Hi there...I realized this morning that the link to Bennison Fabrics was not working so I think I got that fixed!

    And yes that cabinet is really quite has been with me for a while now and I always seem to find a spot for it!

    Thanks for commenting and I'm glad you approve....k

  11. Kelley- It is looking great. Love that you kept the fast talker,you;>) And that table is amazing...not everyone could get away with it but it is perfect for your space. Can't wait to see the rest when you are finished. Hugs-Diana

  12. I LOVE the table, Kelley! I'm going to need a round table soon. Hmmm. . .
    So glad you kept the bamboo cabinet. It's definitely a statement piece, that's for sure. I bet the new owner of your home wondered what hit her.

  13. Kelley, it looks great. I especially love that cabinet and the chair fabric. Beautiful. It is warm and cozy. That old lamp is gorgeous too.

  14. Kelley I adore what you have created. It all works beautifully!! LOve the Bennison Fabric on the chairs!

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  15. The cabinet is great but you really have a knack for pulling the whole room together. Sherron

  16. Looks great. Can't wait to see more!

  17. Great space! I love the steel table. What a great find! I am a new decor blogger (2 weeks!) and I love seeing so much design creativity. This is so much fun!

  18. beige? what beige? I don't see any beige.
    The place looks great, comfortable and totally custom!

  19. Lookin good Kelley! I am in love with the faux bamboo cabinet! I would kill for that! Talk about storage! Anyway, I like what you have done with the long narrow space. Keep sending pictures. ~Delores

  20. I love everything Kelley, but that cabinet...oh my, simply gorgeous!

    Kat :)

  21. Delighted to come across your blog! It's lovely. You have an amazing eye and the most spectacular pieces. Happy to have found you. :) Erica

  22. Thanks for all of the is so nice to finally feel like I can put my feet up somewhere!

    xo kelley

  23. LOVE every bit of it!! That table is amazing and the hutch??!?! Gorgeous!


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