So I finally got a post up besides Farmhouse Friday! Our growing hobby farm is keeping me busy, which doesn’t lend to getting anything done on the blog. I’m enjoying the heck out of our new fur and feather babies and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But I didn’t forget about you guys and I appreciate your patience with me!
I didn’t really do anything that is specifically summer themed beyond the sunflowers (It finally got hot enough for them to bloom here – yay!) but I did rearrange my decor and I wanted to share it with you all. I also know it isn’t officially summer yet, but now that it’s finally hot as hell, it’s close enough.
I also got a new chandelier! I made over the previous one twice in the almost 10 years we’ve been in the house (has it really been that long already?!?) and it was time for a new one. I looked around for a used one to make over, but never found anything I liked. Then I saw this one on Amazon and fell in love!
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Most of my inspiration for this room went into the shelves above my buffet table, which I’ll show you in a sec. By the time I got to my hutch I was tapped out inspiration-wise. Fortunately I’ve amassed a pretty decent collection of pitchers. I just lined them all up on the buffet shelves and called it good.
Do you like the sign above the hutch? It’s one of my favorite decor pieces. When I hung it above the hutch, it looked like it always belonged there. I love it when that happens because it happens so rarely! If you like the sign too, you can get it at Decor Steals. They are out of stock more times than not, but they always get more in so if you like it, sign up for back in stock alert email so you can get notified when they get more back in.
I ran out of pitchers or you know that I’d have lined them up on the hutch table too. Instead it became a study of vintage scales.
We’re working our way around to the buffet table.
This buffet table used to be my dad’s reloader which I made over a while back. We were using it for a wine bar, but we aren’t big wine drinkers so it was only used when we hosted holiday family dinners. Now I’m using it for a buffet to decorate more than anything else.
Do you like the Ice Cream – Soda sign? I got it at Antique Farm House. I like that it kinda matches the drug store sign and helps tie everything in the room together.
Looking back on it, I don’t know why I made the shelves so narrow width-wise. There’s plenty of room for them to be wider, and if they were I could stack dinner plates and bowls and the like on them too. I did by some wider shelf brackets so I will be working on new shelves (hopefully) soon!
I hope you liked my early summer dining room and it gave you some inspiration for yours!
M Mixon says
Hi! Your blog is one of my very favorites (of the ridiculous amount I read). I love your style and your home is so warm and inviting! Thank you for sharing your great ideas!
You’re very welcome! And thank you so much – I’m flattered to be one of your faves!
Your decor looks lovely, I love your collections. As to buffet shelves, the rule of thumb is that brackets should be 2/3rd of shelf depth. If bracket is 8 inch deep your shelf can be 12 inch deep. I think you can simply use a wider board on those shelves.
Thank you Karlene, and thank you for the tip! I never knew about the 2/3 rule; that’s so helpful!
So pretty. I love how you can put things together.
Thanks so much Cynthia!
Stephanie Boston says
I love this idea. I was wondering what the top piece was. I am thinking of taking down a bulky corner kitchen and go simple and wondering would this work on a kitchen wall and how would I complete this task