Tag Archive: Dining Room

Christmas Napkin Iron-On DIY (With Printable!)

There are so many things that could be your favorite part of Christmas—the presents, the snowy weather, the…

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DIY Wood Shelving Wall

We’re almost finished with our kitchen renovation, and I’m so excited to share this high-impact shelving project with…

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Mandarin Tower Table Centerpieces

One of the great solaces we have for midwestern winters is the arrival of citrus season! It’s finally…

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Pink + Orange Fall Tablescape

Each year when fall (and then the holidays) roll around, I feel inspired to play with different color…

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Kacey Musgraves’ Dining Room Tour

Earlier this year, we did a living room tour with Kacey Musgraves and we had so much fun…

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Elsie’s BnB Dining Room Reveal

I am overjoyed to be able to share another room from my project house (future Airbnb) with you…

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Elsie’s Dining Room Refresh … Autumn 2017

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share a little refresh with you in my home. The last time I…

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How I Built a Channel Tufted Storage Banquette

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I shared a project here at A Beautiful Mess, because I’ve…

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Mid-Century Slatted Bench DIY

  This project was inspired by the mid-century design of George Nelson’s slatted benches and the user-friendliness of so…

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Elsie’s Spring Refresh with Wayfair

Today we’re teaming up with Wayfair to show you how I refreshed a few rooms in our home…

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Easter Bunny Brunch + Pink Pancakes!

I love that every new holiday brings with it a chance for fun parties and decorations! Easter seems to…

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DIY Mid Century Candlestick Holders

I love the drama of party season—sequin dresses, decadent cocktails, candlelit dinners…. And just like a group of real housewives, candlesticks are always more dramatic in large groupings. I’ll usually toss several matching candlestick holders into my cart at the store before I add up the cost and think, hmmm… I could probably DIY this! The idea for this project arose from just such an occasion last summer when I…

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DIY Wooden Planter

If your homemaking mantra, like mine, is "Never enough houseplants," then you might also be ever on the lookout for fun, new planters to hold your green babies. Am I talking about you? Yeah? Well then, this might be the perfect DIY project for you! Generally I have good luck finding nice pots or vases at thrift stores and flea markets, and I’ll occasionally splurge on something I really like…

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Elsie’s Dining Room Tour (Before & After)

Today I am so excited to share our dining room with you! It’s one of my personal favorite rooms in the whole house. It’s where we love to host parties and dinners and where Laura and I have ABM meetings about interesting topics like soap recipes and jello shot ideas. What’s interesting about this room is that it’s visually bold, but to me it’s the most minimalist room in our…

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DIY Lucite Plant Stand

Lately I’ve been rearranging practically everything in our home, finding new sweet spots for vases, art, and potted plants. When creating new vignettes, I like to vary the heights of objects to add interest. Usually I’ll do this with stacks of books and magazines, boxes, or pedestals, but when it comes to styling plants, I’m always mindful of moisture. Plant stands are really the most practical and stylish way to…

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Progress Report: Dining Room

Just sharing a little progress from my dining room. I feel like this space has really come together! I’m sure I will tweak and change things here and there, but overall this is one of the spaces in my home that I am the most happy with right now. So, I’m excited to share it with you. But first let’s take a walk down ol’ memory lane… Guys, I apologize…

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Progress Report: Dining Room Wallpaper

Thought I’d share a little peek into some of the decor updates I’ve been working on in my dining room. First off let me just say, I LOVE our dining room. It’s not exactly a formal dining room in that it’s not separated into its own space by walls and a door, but is rather part of a big open living area that has our kitchen, a living room, my…

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Laura’s Front/Dining Room (Before + After!)

The front room or entryway of a house is actually one of the most important spaces in your whole home. You want it to be inviting and comfortable for guests as you welcome them into your home, as well as set the tone of your personal design aesthetic. Basically, that first space is your chance to immediately let people know who you are and what you are all about. Before…

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Home Tour: Elsie’s Breakfast Nook

Today I’m very excited to share our first room tour in our new home! We purchased our house ten months ago and moved in five months ago. It’s been a lot of work, and we’ve spent a lot of time living in a "construction zone", but it’s finally starting to REALLY come together! We’ve got a full year of room tours lined up, and today we’re kicking it off with…

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Make an Oversized Frame for a Fraction of the Price!

I am all about oversized art and prints. Hanging a large scale photo is one of the fastest ways to transform the feel of a space, but depending on how you do it, it can also be a pretty expensive way as well. I love that more and more sites are selling reasonable large scale prints (and you can’t beat the price of printing out a photo as an engineer…

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How to Make a Fancy Balloon Arch

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays! I mean, who doesn’t love a day devoted to all things pink, red and chocolate? But going out on Valentine’s Day… NOPE. It’s a mess! Even if you make reservations, it’s insanely busy at every restaurant with "special" (translation—smaller) menus and higher prices… I’m not into it. Early in our relationship, we started a tradition of staying in on Valentine’s…

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Progress Report: Dining Room Wallpaper

I am soooo excited to share today’s progress report! Especially since the last time you saw this room it looked like this! BEFORE: And….. PROGRESS: Well, well, well… How the turn tables have turned. We knew all along that we wanted to do a wallpaper in the dining room. I debated long and hard between a more neutral, subtle design (easier to change up, dress for holidays, parties etc.) or…

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Shibori Tie-Dye Cloth Napkin Tutorial

Shibori is a much more exciting and ancient version of the tie-dye fun we all had at summer camp. It’s the process of binding your fabric with twine, rope, clips, and clamps as well as cardboard, rocks, poles, etc. and hand-dyeing it for a beautiful dye-resist pattern. The end result is a unique, one-of-a-kind patterned textile that you can then turn into a beautiful bolster pillow for your bed, a…

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Metal Edge Marquee DIY

One of my favorite things to DIY are light-up marquee signs. We’ve certainly done our fair share of glowing signs here on ABM (from Christmas marquees and light up boxes to emoji and happy hour signs), but I’ve never had the chance to do a more traditional looking marquee with the thin raised metal edge. The best thing about making your own marquee from scratch (rather than starting with letters…

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Lengthen Your Curtains Without Sewing

My family and I recently moved into a lovely new home. Okay, okay… so a lot of you already know that the old ABM studio house has now become the Skunkboy house. Guys, we are absolutely loving transforming this former workspace into a cozy home. It feels like such a good fit for our family. We’re in love. Anyway, our last home, which was a little bungalow built in the…

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A Gift for YOU From ABM x Canon

We truly appreciate you reading A Beautiful Mess and supporting what we do! Today we’re teaming up with our longtime partner, Canon USA, to bring you a special gift…four downloadable art prints that you can print at home! These could make great last minute gifts, or just be a fun gift to yourself.♥ Download our wine o’clock, winking eye, coffee addict, or a beautiful mess print (right click to download)….

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Dress Up Your Dinner Napkins

I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I’ve grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I’m not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give…

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Elsie’s Dining Room (BEFORE)

Hello! It’s time to talk about the dining room. This room has so much potential. I really REALLY love it. These photos were taken on the day we bought the house in May. Some of the major changes we want to make are restaining the floors a light color (so you can really see the herringbone pattern in the wood). I want to do a bolder wallpaper (more thoughts on…

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Try This: Update Simple Frames With Gold Hardware

I am so freaking excited to share today’s project with you! Not only is it the first wall art I’ve put up in my new home, but I think it’s my favorite wall art project EVER. Start by watching my video– We teamed up with our longest supporters and friends over at Canon USA for this post. Specifically, we used the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer on their Pro Luster…

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Try This: Update Simple Frames With Gold Hardware

I am so freaking excited to share today’s project with you! Not only is it the first wall art I’ve put up in my new home, but I think it’s my favorite wall art project EVER. Start by watching my video– We teamed up with our longest supporters and friends over at Canon USA for this post. Specifically, we used the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer on their Pro Luster…

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