January Dining Room + A New Table


Every January seems to bring a clean and clutter free home after the holidays.  I used empty walls as a chance to change up my old gallery walls.  All the art and frames I already had, just mix and matched in new ways. 

We were recently given a new table from a family member which also gives the room a new updated look.  I am quite in love with the new table which also has two leaves!  But even more, I am just thankful for a sturdy table.  Our white one was hanging on it's last leg.


I decided to go with a corner gallery wall on the opposite side of the room.  I like that it draws the eye to our chair.  I have a few empty frames waiting for the right art find.


I kept the mirror where it was after I moved it back here for Christmas.  This wall used to hold my old gallery wall while the mirror hung on the opposite wall.  I cannot believe I kept these walls the same way for almost a year!  I must be growing into my own design taste!


Bringing in a few leaves from the yard gets me excited for spring.  This little vignette is also pretty identical to last January.  It is nice to recreate a familiar January scene.


The house feels fresh, clean, and tidy.  It feels good to have the house in order at the beginning of a new year.  My heart is still as I set goals and feed off of the new year's motivation.  Having a restful home helps me be more productive.


// Is your house back in order after the holidays?  Do you like to change things up or does your home remain the same come the new year?

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7 comments:

  1. I love your corner gallery wall. Unfortunately, I don't have a place for one myself, but yours looks great!

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  2. Thanks Heidi! The chairs are either thrift store of side of the road! Just collected over time! Hope you find some soon! But your table is coming out beautifully!

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  3. Thanks Laura! I have always liked corner galleries as well! Not sure why I didn't try it in this spot until now! :)

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  4. We are in the process of redoing our floors and I want to add new dining room chairs . I LOVE. LOVE, LOVE your mismatched chairs! I am going to start collecting now- I frequently see one or two chairs on my thrift store runs, but never a full set - so now I'm off to create a set of loners!!

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  5. Yes, give those lonely mismatched chairs a happy home! :)

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  6. Didn't I see a pic of some hardwood floor project underway? Love the table. Can't wait to see what your guys are working on.

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  7. Yes you did! These pictures were taken actually just a few days before we uncovered the wood! We are currently in our second weekend of repairing a few spots before we sand and refinish. It is taking a lot longer than we expected but we are slowly getting there! I will be blogging all the details when we finish it! :)

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