While we were making over Luke’s room, (that I talked about on the blog Monday) I wandered around to the rest of the home (naturally) and noticed how great their kitchen was! They recently made it over in April, with all Ikea cabinets. It looked great. But the dining space was just missing the finishing touches. They had built-in an awesome sideboard, but Rachel (homeowner) hadn’t decorated it at all, it was empty. As soon as I saw it I knew shelves would be PERFECT in the dining space. I had literally styled the shelves in my head in the 2 minutes of her showing me the space.
Rachel had asked me what pillows I would do in the dining banquette area, and I gave her some ideas. She had also asked if I would do a mirror over the sideboard, because that is what a lot of people suggested to her. A mirror is a big no for me in a dining space- who wants to watch themselves eat?? Not me. I guess it is a good way to not want to eat in your dining room!
Later I text her and asked “do you care if I just finish that space for you? You don’t have to buy or do anything. I got you covered!” She was onboard. And she is SO deserving. Rachel has a special needs son, who is the cutest thing ever, but can be hard at times, bless his heart. Rachel also works full-time. I wanted to give this to Rachel, a space that she is in often serving her family.
I actually had a partnership with Walmart this month, and I can really feature anything I want (the reason why I LOVE working with them). I spotted some great pieces on Walmart.com that were “Loved by Elle Decor and Domino Magazine”. I ordered several items, not knowing exactly what I was going to do with them, just that I loved them. Well, when I saw Rachels space and it was like I had bought all of the pieces JUST for her. It was meant to be.
That is little reminders from God that I am doing exactly and serving exactly who I should be.
Let’s first take a look at the Loved by Elle Decor and Domino Magazine Items from Walmart-
1- Better Homes & Gardens Outdoor Melamine Salad Serving Set HERE (what a great piece to have for parties)
2- Better Homes & Gardens 16″ x 12″ x 2.5″ Tabletop Wooden Tray, Gray Wash HERE (I forgot I had this in my basement- I will use somewhere!)
3- Blue Coral Coastal Wall Art, Set of 2 HERE (I had ordered these for another project and they didn’t come in time- they are so much better in person)
4- Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter , 17 Oz., Cork HERE (I am thinking of using this for My Crio Bru, it didn’t come in yet)
5- Melange Home Plaid Wool Throw HERE (what a great gift idea!!)
6- Belham Living Raeburn Wood and Rope Outdoor Bench HERE (ok- this is sooooo good!!)
7- MoDRN Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow – 22L x 22W – Gray/Ivory HERE (these are REALLY nice!!! Didn’t order, but love them)
8- Riegel Premier Hotel Quality Striped Bistro Napkins HERE (Really nice quality and loved how they looked folded on the shelf)
9- The Pioneer Woman Adeline 16-Ounce Emboss Glass Tumblers, Set of 4 HERE (These are super thick and REALLY nice! I am going to re-order for us!)
10- MoDRN Braided Texture Lumbar Outdoor Throw Pillow – Grey 14 in. x 24 in. HERE (the texture on this is everything!!)
11- Manor Park Modern Patio Rattan Rocking Chair – Light Grey/Grey HERE (I LOVED this- I did order it for our back deck)
Now look at some of the pieces I was able to use in the mini dining/kitchen area below-
Kitchen Dining Area BEFORE and AFTER-
Do you spot some of the Walmart pieces? Also I brought some items from my home to give her that would look better in her space. And my sweet friend Diane Rath from @therathproject saw me sharing in stores what I was working on today for Rachel. She text me and offered some items that she had and wasn’t using! I seriously could not have finished this space without her pieces. The large FAIRFIELD graphic art was from her (the frame was damaged, so Luke and Rachel did some repairs to it!) the pink pot I put the maiden hair fern in, the tray the coffee maker is on, the blue pot with the other fern and the art with the wood frame. It is a collaboration of love for Rachel. From one mom to the other.
PS- Walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Light French Gray
It all started with the Dining/Kitchen Shelves-
This morning I was at our local home improvement store looking for some things to finish up Luke’s Room and spotted brackets and shelves to makeover this dining space. I was thinking we were going to have to make something. I was thrilled that I could buy it all for under $50!!! I used THESE brackets and spray painted them in my favorite gold spray paint- Rust-Oleum Satin Bronze. And then I found THIS Laminate Wood Shelf (no painting!).
I will just let the pictures do the talking…..
Just want to point out how I try to balance out the colors and textures. You will see the glass cups repeated, the blues, the pinks, wood tones, and plants! It is a great way to visually tell a story.
PS- the art on the left came from Diane too! And I gave her some plants and things to finish off the dining table!
Dining Space BEFORE and AFTER-
See the texture on THIS pillow?? So good right?
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