Spring Dining Room

My husband brought me a pot filled with blooming tulips today. Sweet? Yes. Maybe it was to make up for not getting around to hanging my kitchen blinds. But in any case, it was a nice gesture! I LOVE seeing tulips, they are my favorite. The pretty white tulips inspired me to freshen up the dining room this afternoon with a few simple touches of spring.

Spring Dining Room

I took the table runners off and just let the table be bare with the exception of the tulips, some wheatgrass I had picked up at the grocery store the other day and a little bird and nest.

Yes, the leaves are still unpainted. I realize this. But I kind of like the funkiness of it, so I’m alright leaving it that way for now. The whole table needs to be repainted so that it is a project for another day!

*Update: I’ve had many questions about my dining room light fixture! It’s an outdoor lantern from Pottery Barn, here is the link!

Spring Dining Room

Around Christmas time I brought the new console table in from the “gathering space” formerly known as our living room. Please disregard the little green Easter grass that fell on the chair. Just noticed that. Eh hem.

Anyway, the table is nice and narrow so it fit nicely in the dining room even with the chairs pulled out. It is a perfect surface for a lamp, setting up buffets and even just for display. Right now, my Easter bunnies are hanging out there! I love seeing those bunnies. And I love seeing little touches of spring around the house.

Spring Dining Room

Spring Dining Room

Spring Dining Room

Spring Dining Room

Spring Dining Room

Have you brought in any touches of spring, yet?

Paint color: Studio Taupe, Behr All in One

Dining Room Lantern: Pottery Barn

51 Comments

  1. Gee

    Pretty touches of spring.. Hmm, I think I like the painted/unpainted table :-) Agreed… it looks funky and different.
    Cheers, gee

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  2. Kathy Sigmon

    This is beautiful! I’m so ready for spring!
    Can you tell me where you got the lantern pendant?
    Thanks!

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    • Melissa

      Yes, it is an outdoor lantern from Pottery Barn!

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  3. Nicki

    OMG, I love every single thing about that! Seriously, table love!

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    • Melissa

      Thank you Nicki!! :-) Yay!

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  4. Emily A. Clark

    I LOVE the table leaves unpainted. Wouldn’t touch them! :)

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    • Melissa

      YAY! Thanks Emily!! I’m glad you approve. It was a happy accident, but I like them too!

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    • Laura

      I agree!!

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  5. Barbara (WA)

    I am with the others – the unpainted table leaves look fun! Such pretty spring touches around the room. I’ve added my favorite spring tablecloth and some white ceramic bunnies here and there. Bought a couple bunches of daffodils today that should open quickly.

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  6. Kathryn

    Your decor reminds me of Holland. Lots of delft and tulips! As a dutchie, I love it!! But who doesn’t get happy with spring flowers!

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  7. Jen {at home in the northwest}

    I was at the Design Bloggers Conference in LA this weekend and met Michaela, who I believe is good friends with your daughter?! She mentioned your blog when I said I was from Washington as well. And I follow your blog! Just wanted to say hi to a fellow NW blogger!!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  8. Anne

    I thought you had left the leaves unpainted on purpose. I really like the table that way.
    :-) and I love tulips … !

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  9. Lucinda

    I apologize if you’ve given the source before but I’d love to know about your gorgeous curtains. It all looks great!

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  10. Melissa

    This is beautiful. What color are your walls???? Been pondering a new color for diningroom and love love love your choice!

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  11. Helene

    I put a wreath of faux forsythia on the front door to welcome spring….and then we promptly got a foot more of snow…..

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  12. Lauren

    Love your dining room! So light and airy!

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  13. Lisa

    Beautiful, clean, fresh…those are the words that come to mind while looking at this room.

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  14. Cathy

    I LOVE your table with the leaves left unpainted!

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  15. Esther

    i love those unpainted leaves and totally thought that was the look you were going for – it the space beautiful, imperfect character. My vote is that you keep it that way – and spend time on another project!

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  16. Tanya

    I got tulips for Valentines day! They add such a great freshness to the room. They are so pretty.

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  17. Diane

    Melissa…your dining room has come together perfectly. I love the clean look…and yet there is lots of visual and textural interest. And your Springy look is so serene in white and blue & white. Inspiring!

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  18. Kristin

    I love your dining room. It looks like you love World Market as much as I do. :) Looks great!

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  19. Sara Silver

    I love your dining room…I hate to repeat the comment above but it’s true…it’s just lovely. The contrast of the curtains against the stain glass and the wicker chair are perfect. So are the tulips!

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  20. Krystin

    I really like the unpainted leaves! I think they look really different and cool! Great dining room :)

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  21. Debbie reFresh

    You are a trend setter! The moment I saw the table, I loved it. I thought wow, and original idea and it’s amazing. Then I read that it’s the unpainted leaves…I love it just as it is. Your spring decor is awesome too! I may leave something unpainted, totally inspired :)
    Debbie

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  22. Christina

    Spring has sprung at your house. It looks beautiful and tranquil. I’m still surrounded by snow so not feeling spring right now! Hopefully it comes soon.

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  23. Kathryn C

    I LOVE the table as is – I think it looks awesome!

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    • Charlotte Orth

      me too!

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  24. ashley

    I love the table with the leaves unpainted. I never would have believed it if i hadn’t seen it myself. i might try that one day

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  25. Charlotte Orth

    I love the table just like that too! How did you hang the plates on the wall? What is holding them?

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  26. Heather

    Paint color?

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  27. Patricia Torres

    I love.. love.. how it looks.. as is… The colour.. the table.. the wall.. all sooooooooooooooo impressive..

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  28. Breanna Duncan

    I totally LOVE the table as is! I thought that was intentional at first too, and I love the look. I’m in the process of making a new leaf for an antique dining room table I found (whew…fun times, thank goodness I have a wood craftsman helping!)…I just may leave that leaf different ON PURPOSE now! Awesome.
    Bre

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  29. debbie booth

    Loving the tour of your home. Its all very “fresh” and warm at the same time. Just wondering about your wicker chairs in the D.R. are they a little lower than the other seating and the table ? Obviously its okay as you have it, but this is something I’m wanting to do. I’m in Canada and Lowes has a similar chair. Nice to “chat” with you !

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      My chairs are a good height for the table! Might be worth measuring the ones you are thinking about (floor to seat) to make sure they will work!

      Thanks so much!

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      • Angela

        I love this room! May I ask where the rattan chairs are from? I’m in love with them.

        thanks!

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  30. Tiffany

    Simply gorgeous! I’m in the process of redoing out kitchen/dining room and would love wicker/rattan chairs for our kitchen table. Where did you find these?

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  31. Andrea

    I got a glimpse if your dining room table on your paint colors post. I’m frantically rummaging around your blog trying to find the diy only to realize you just inserted the leaves. I love it!!!

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  32. Remi

    Hi Melissa! So happy to have found your site. I was wondering how you hung the white dishes and platters on the wall of yor dining room?

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I use plate hangers, which you can find sometimes at home improvement stores! The clamp around the plate and then have a hook for hanging! :-)

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  33. jessica

    Hi Melissa. Thanks for the tour, I love the dining room. I have unpainted leaves in my table as well and most people love it. I didn’t like it at first but i have come around. I absolutely love the chairs. May I ask where you got them?

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Jessica, thanks! The chairs are from overstock (the gray ones are) and the wicker ones are from World Market! :-)

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  34. Maura

    Hi Melissa, So glad I found your website……………..love it! Crazy about your living area paint colors. If you were to introduce another color to that palette, what would it be? Any suggestions?

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  35. Janice Hebert

    Hi Melissa, I can’t seem to find anything in your blog about those beautiful panels in your dining room – the blue and white ones. Did you make those? I love the pattern…

    Jan

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  36. courtney

    Hi Melissa, how have I not come across your site before? I was going through my “home” pinterest board and found one of my pins was from your blog (assuming it was a re-pin). Anyway, I’ve been enjoying everything and although this is an older post, I’m wondering if you could tell me where your dining room hanging lantern is from? I’m in love with it!! Thanks so much!

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Welcome!

      The light is from Pottery Barn, an outdoor lantern! Sorry I didn’t answer this earlier, it somehow got lost in my spam folder :-)!

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  37. Sarah

    Hi Melissa,
    Your entire home is just beautiful. I’m really enjoying the tour!

    I was just wondering if you could share how you end up painting & finishing your table? I’ve had an awful time with ours. I went for the distressed chalk paint look and first finished with polycrylic (which bubbled up), and then refinished with a couple coats of furniture wax. It still doesn’t hold up to my kids very well. I would love to know if you’ve found a solution for putting a hard protective finish on a heavily used painted table.

    Thanks!
    Sarah

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  38. gina

    Love the table. We just relocated so we plan to get a new dining room table and I’m in love with yours. Where is it from? Also, any posts on how you painted/refinished it as asked above. Before/after pics? Thanks!!

    Reply

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