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COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

As my townhouse has an open living/dining area, I like to have a cohesive flow, so I tend to stick with the same colors & decorating scheme throughout. I am amazed at how popular the coastal look is this year & not just for home decorating. My daughter works at Ann Taylor & that beautiful blue color is the color of the season. Not sure what it is called, some say seafoam or aqua, whatever it is, I just love it! I showed my beach themed bathroom here:
https://ourcraftymom.blogspot.com/2015/05/beach-inspired-bathroom.html & my coastal mantel here:
https://ourcraftymom.blogspot.com/2015/06/summer-coastal-mantel.html
I previously refinished my dining room table using chalk paint by Americana in Serenity, so it was easy & inexpensive to incorporate a coastal/beach theme. I have a bakers rack in the corner, so I just updated this with various beach decor like this beautiful coral piece I found at Kohl’s for a steal! I picked up a bag of white rocks from
The Dollar Tree & used gorilla glue to make a heart on a scrap
piece of wood that I painted blue. A few candle holders, along with this gorgeous blue bottle from Michaels. I wanted some beach themed mugs to hang from the hooks on the bakers rack but didn’t want to spend a lot, so I made my own! I just did a tutorial on these if you want to make your own. I picked up sea glass also at Michaels & made a hanging wind chime for the large window. I also just posted a tutorial on this as I just loved how it turned out! I drive by Michaels on my way home from work everyday, so it is a little dangerous, lol, but I never pay full price. I always have either
a 40% or 50% off coupon and will run in & grab an item with it. It
is amazing the deals you can get. You see the cool ampersand?  I have had my eye on this for weeks. Last week it was 60% off plus I had a coupon for 15% off sale items! I am so in love with it. I also updated the old window I have hanging in the dining room with blue mason jars & fresh flowers. I saw this on an episode of Fixer Upper (my favorite show) & loved it! I like that I can change out the flowers for the different seasons. I made a quick paper banner to hang along the top of the window.  I am still loving the curtains
that I bought at Target, as well as the burlap ruffled runner I
showed here:
https://ourcraftymom.blogspot.com/2015/03/no-sew-burlap-runner.html
I used this old silver serving piece that I found at a thrift store for $3 to hold shells & added a cloche filled with larger shells to the top centerpiece.  A couple of glass candle holders filled with sand
& rocks complete the simple table centerpiece. I don’t like anything too fussy on the table, because this is our main eating area & I don’t want to have to take things off to sit down to dinner! Have a great week!

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM
COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM
COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM
COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

 

COASTAL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM

Linking to these great parties:

https://www.thepainteddrawer.com/2015/06/the-painted-drawer-link-party-4.html
https://www.craftywife.com/the-wednesday-roundup-79/06/2015
https://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2015/06/catch-as-catch-can-217.html
https://justagirlandherblog.com/hit-me-with-your-best-shot-71/
https://www.thepinjunkie.com/2015/06/pin-junkie-pin-party-121.html
https://www.blueistyleblog.com/2015/06/TheCreativeCircleWeek19
https://www.karensuponthehill.com/something-to-talk-about-link-party-20/
https://sandandsisal.com/2015/06/inspire-me-monday-62.html
https://mypinterventures.com/merry-monday-link-party-57/
https://www.threekidsandafish.com/2015/04/making-memories-mondays-5.html#more
https://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party-3.html
https://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-2/
https://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/01/29/home-matters-linky-party-22/#
https://timeforseason.blogspot.com/2014/09/my-favorite-things-saturdays-43-913.html
https://www.thecookiepuzzle.com/2014/08/party-in-your-pj-16.html
https://www.hopeineveryseason.com/2014/08/the-homemaking-party-new-writing.html
https://cityofcreativedreams.blogspot.com/2014/06/city-of-links-22.html
https://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-22/
https://too-much-time.com
https://piecedpastimes.blogspot.com/2014/06/saturday-sparks-link-
party-66.html
https://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2014/06/unique-feature-walls-interior-decorating.html
https://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/06/best-diy-projects-and-recipe-party.html
https://www.iheartnaptime.net/link-party-palooza-44/
https://www.shakentogetherlife.com/2014/06/creativity-unleashed-link-party-23.html
https://thecottagemarket.com/2015/04/fabulous-diy-projects-recipes-and-linky-party-with-a-morning-cup-of-joe.html
https://www.craftsalamode.com/2014/06/what-to-do-weekends-75.html
https://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/2014/06/frugal-friday.html
https://www.craftberrybush.com/2014/06/the-inspiration-gallery.html
https://cherishedbliss.com/moonlight-mason-jars-link-party-58/
https://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca/2014/06/feathered-nest-friday.html
https://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2014/06/whatever-goes-wednesday-225.html
https://craftdictator.com/2014/06/05/craft-frenzy-friday-42/
https://www.thehappyscraps.com/2014/06/creative-exchange-link-party-4.html
https://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2014/06/wildly-original-link-party-109.html
https://www.craft-o-maniac.com/2014/06/creative-collection-link-party-7.html
https://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/06/wow-us-wednesdays-174.html
https://akadesign.ca/weekend-re-treat-link-party-72/
https://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no-52/

https://www.creativelylivingblog.com/2014/11/monday-funday-78.html

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elaine @cookinandcraftin.com

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Very Pretty!! Great Job!! Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! I love having You!! Pinned!!

Michelle James

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Thanks Elaine. I will see you tomorrow. Have a great day! Michelle

Christine Graves

Sunday 21st of June 2015

Your dining room is so sweet, love it! And the view you get to enjoy....Wow!!

Michelle James

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Hi Christine! I love your blog & actually linked up to your great party. I found it through G+. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a great week! Michelle

Erlene A

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Your dining room looks great. Being from Hawaii, I love all things coastal/beachy. I love how you decorated your shelf unit.

Michelle James

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to comment & visit! Yes, I do link up to all those parties every week. I am on a pretty good system & it actually only breaks down to about 7 or 8 a day. You are able to set an automatic post for certain posts also. Have a great day! Michelle

bj

Friday 19th of June 2015

Everything looks great...it's my favorite color, too. and I am using it all thru the house.My goodness, do you link with ALL those parties every time? whew...:)

Michelle James

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Thanks for taking the time to comment Erlene! I love linking up to your great party! Have a good week. Michelle

Kammy Wielenga

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

your ampersand is my fave!! :)

Michelle James

Tuesday 16th of June 2015

Thank you so much Kammy! I bet you could make your own, lol! I love your blog and am so inspired by your beautiful projects. Have a great day! Michelle