Dining Room Set

WhiteBerry Reinvented August 31, 2009

This is the dining room set I purchased along with the coffee table last week. One thing that really drew me to it was the surface of the dining table. I like the rustic quality of the planks versus a large, smooth surface.

I used a cream colored paint that has an ever so slight hint of greeny-grey.

There are four chairs, but I wanted to mix it up with the bench in there so 2 are on either side of an armoire also in the room.

The surface of the table was the only area I distressed so that the planks would still be visible.

The bench just so happens to fit perfectly on one side.

Comments 45

  1. Suzy says on September 1, 2009

    I have a thing for planked table tops, I actually had my Dad make me a planked bench out of a forklift pallet.

    The grey 2 seater looks so nice with it.


  2. Krystal Wight Armstrong says on September 1, 2009

    Is it ok to say my favorite parts are your beautiful flower clippings? The colors make it all so fun, pretty, bright, and springy!
    (not that I don't love the whole room…they just accentuate it!)


  3. Judy says on September 1, 2009

    I found your blog several weeks ago and fell in love with your style (and Wren!). You have an amazing eye for “trash to treasure” and do a beautiful job on restoring/refinishing your pieces. I love doing that as well but have put my “creative juices” on hold for a while. Please visit my blog if you get a chance at http://www.graciossouthernliving.blogspot.com.



  4. smhinckley says on September 1, 2009

    You are simply amazing! I wish I lived close then I'd have my whole house furnished with your beautiful pieces. I checked out your website…very cool! I have to ask, how do you advertise your furniture for sale?


  5. Britney says on September 1, 2009

    I agree with all that was said before me…amazing. You have such a great eye and such great vision. I love all of it. I especially love the grey color of that bench. So pretty.


  6. Rebecca says on September 1, 2009

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I love the mixed seating and the charcoal grey bench! So much to look at and I LOVE everything I see! I really like how you distressed the planks on top of the table! I agree with Sa-Sea Boutique and think you definitely should write a book about your style!!!


  7. ♥Amber Filkins♥ says on September 1, 2009

    Are you freaking kidding me!? I NEVER would have thought that table could turn out so good. And I feel like I have a pretty good 'trash to treasure' eye. I ♥ that bench too! I think I'm going to do that as well! It is FAB!

    I love every single thing about every single thing in your rooms, home, etc.


  8. Alison says on September 1, 2009

    As always, Holly, your stuff is amazing! I'm getting to re-finish a table and 4 chairs I got for only $10 and I'm just wondering what you use to finish your table. I want it to have a high gloss finish, but I'm not sure exactly what to use on it after I paint it. Any suggestions?? Thanks!


  9. Katie Bug says on September 1, 2009

    As always, great job! Your home is so beautiful. I am in the midst of my first sand and repaint job (a changing table) and am finding that it is not nearly as easy as you make it look!


  10. Courtnee says on September 1, 2009

    I am usually all about color but your blog has me rethinking everything! I love the dinig room..the bench, the chandelier, the slipcovered chairs all of it positively swoon- worthy!


  11. Susan says on September 1, 2009

    Hey there, I've been reading your blog for some time now, and it makes me excited to design and decorate my own home someday This is absolutely beautiful, I love the idea of having a bench as part of your seating! Is this set up going to be permanent on your home, or is this another piece you were planning on selling? I am just curious to see your final dining room design!


  12. Marla says on September 2, 2009

    I love your style girl. Just found your blog, look forward to exploring it and look forward to see what you post in the future. Marla


  13. Tiffany says on September 2, 2009

    Holly – I love all of your before and afters. I just posted my sister's house on my blog – take a look – it's all white, as well.


  14. Ariel says on September 2, 2009

    I love it! I have been looking for a bench for my dining room but just can't come to grips with the price tags – ughhhhhh. Which shade of gray did you use? I've been thinking about using a charcoal gray but i'm not sure if it will work well with my cream table. Any advice?

    ps. I just love your blog. I wish I live closer so that you could help me find those great deals.



  15. SAB says on September 3, 2009

    I love all of your painted furniture. It is good inspiration for the future! Keep the great pictures coming.


  16. pve design says on September 3, 2009

    Really nice…Do you have a magic wand?
    It seems like I see it wood, and then it is magically painted a fresh new life in it!


  17. PinkBalloons&Macaroons says on September 5, 2009

    Hi!! I just found your blog and LOVE it!! You are so talented!! I adore your style!! I borrowed a pic from your blog today for my post. I hope that is ok!(linked back to you of course )Please tell me if that isn't ok and I will take it down :-)I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! huge hugs!! Britt :-)


  18. Elizabeth (blue clear sky) says on September 12, 2009

    Hi, I found you via Suzy's Sanctuary via The Shabby Nest. I am so glad I did. Your dining set makeover is awesome. I love how you mixed up the painted chairs with covered chairs and then the bench. I became a follower so I can have your blog on my sidebar and keep up with your posts. Stop by anytime, I love to receive comments.


  19. DesignTies says on September 18, 2009

    Beautiful!! The combination of the different chair styles around the table is a great look. And the creamy white throughout the room is so fresh and crisp :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies


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