Dining Room!

Next up is the dining room!  We didn't want anything really formal and it still opens up to the kitchen and living room so very open.  The main light is a globe made of driftwood, when it's dark and the light is on it casts a really cool shadow on the ceiling and walls.  My favorite piece in this room is the china cabinet.  I love it because it's that shabby chic white with glass doors and the 2 knobs on the bottom are different glass knobs so it has lots of character.  The dishes inside are also very special!  I don't have really anything else from my family that is a family heirloom but the story behind this china is that my grandparents gave it to my mom as a wedding gift, they had purchased it at an antique auction.  It's Homer Laughlin Georgian china, which was made somewhere between 1930-1950 actually in Ohio where we're from.  It's so pretty and the colors match perfectly.  The shelf in the corner I got from a consignment shop in Amelia Island in North Florida, it's made out of old white shutters.  The table and chairs I purchased separately but all from the Missing Piece in South Tampa. I couldn't find gray chairs anywhere so I actually painted them myself, I'm not a crafty person so that's an accomplishment for me.  Just next to the dining room is a little space before you go out the back door and I also found this huge coat rack with door knobs for hooks at a consignment shop in north Florida.  It use to be in an old plantation house on Amelia Plantation.  I also painted the bench underneath to match the chairs.  That's just a little find from Home Goods:-)