Our dining room has changed quite drastically over the last few weeks… first with the new paint, and then with the floor to ceiling addition of built in shelving. And today, I’m sharing how I styled those dining room shelves….
I’ve been amazed at just how much the shelving has completely changed not only the dining room, but the entry way too. Since we have a really open floor plan, the dining room and living room are basically the first rooms your see when you walk into the entry way. And now, those floor to ceiling shelves stand front and center.
Let me just say, these shelves can hold a ton of stuff, but I really didn’t want them to look cluttered…
I’ve always loved the look of white dishes. Whether they’re displayed or stacked, or just sitting, I love them… I found this serving set at the thrift store. It matches my other white dishes in the kitchen…
I also brought back my large “There’s No Place Like Home” sign and used it front and center on the shelves…. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to have two different depths for the shelves…
And, whenever we host a big party, that second shelf is the absolutely perfect height to also serve as a great big buffet for food. I’m already imagining it and I can’t wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
And for storage, I used a few metal milk crates to hold table cloths, runners, place-mats, etc…
I love having everything at my fingertips… and I’m really excited to have a few of my serving pieces out of the cupboard!
But as much as I’m really enjoying the way these shelves look right now, I’m already looking forward to switching everything up for different seasons and the Holiday’s.
I’m also already collecting more white dinnerware/ dishes… I couldn’t make myself pull all of my white dishes from the kitchen shelves and breakfast nook…. 😀
…get ready for another light switcheroo! That’s right, we’ve got a new light for the dining room! Our current one doesn’t fit quite right with everything we’ve done and will do, so I’m anxious to get the new one installed.
And speaking of changes that we will be doing, remember that dining room table I talked about a while back? Well, we’ve finally decided what we’re going to build and I’m really looking forward to it!
I’ll be sure to share more updates as we make them! 😀
- Wall Shelves- DIY
- Dining Room Table
- Table Runner- TJMaxx
- Sugar Mold Centerpiece- Antique Mall
- Wicker End Chairs- TJMaxx, these are similar
- Metal Baskets- From our family farm, but can be found at antique stores
- There’s No Place Like Home Sign- DIY
- Glass Hurricane Vase- Home Interiors, several years ago
- White Platters- TJMaxx
- White Dishware- Thrift Store
- Wicker Serving Bottles- TJMaxx
- Pussy Willow Stems
- Step Stool
- Bamboo Blind