home tour: dining room

This week's home tour room is our dining room.

With our traditional Sears & Robuck kit style bungalow, the living room opens right into the dining room adjacent to the kitchen. The door pictured above leads into our master bedroom that was actually an addition to the home in the 1920's (the bedroom/ 2nd living room, mudroom, and 2nd bathroom were all added at this same time).

When we moved in back in 2010, we were unable to address the awful wallpaper ceiling in the dining room (as pictured below) right away. This made it very difficult pick a paint color that would help down play this eye sore. We painted the room a bluish green first, then repainted with a brighter green which helped to hide the wallpaper ceiling. In autumn 2012 we finally got around to tearing down the wallpaper ceiling and placing beadboard, crown, and lighting. We also repainted the room a nice cool blue at this time.

The crown molding that we used was repurposed. We gathered it from a 1960's style home taken down by Matrka Deconstruction in Upper Arlington, OH. To finish off the ceiling details we used vintage style lighting from Lowe's.

Check out more of the history & details that make it special for us below.

{all photos -except befores- courtesy of Coley & Co. Photography}

dining room before.jpg

Table: Kiel created our custom dining room table as his first piece for Midwest Woods. The table was constructed with oak 2 x 4's deconstructed from a barn in Plain City, OH.


Chairs: the chairs that outfit the table were salvaged finds from all around- the thrift store, a friend's college apartment, and antique markets

Bench: the bench that sits below the windows was a custom puzzle piece bench that Kiel made for me when we first started dating. He had a large piece of walnut from his grandparents' farm that he cut into two puzzle shapes that fit into one another. He welded the legs and custom colored the accents to the bright green color I was coveting at the time. When I moved to North Carolina shortly after we were together, he gave me my piece and kept his at home in Ohio. As 2 parts they are their own bench, and they come together as one <3


A close up of my handmade scrap fabric bunting


Lamp: thrift store find painted in Pantone's 2013 color of the year

Table: second hand from a friend's grandmother

Gulf Candle: tin salvaged from Kiel's grandparents' farm filled with wax by Waxsmith Vintage Vessels


A remaining feedsack from Kiel's grandparents' farm in Elyria, OH that we recovered during a visit a few years back


Our compilation art wall. A collection of items that we have found and gathered throughout the years.

Credenza: antique mall

Chair: handmade by Kiel during his art school days at CCAD