Kitchen and Dining Room

Dale and I have settled into our new home and are enjoying it very much! We are slowly but surely getting the place organize. Let me tell you about a few things we have done. When we purchased our home the kitchen came with black appliances. We exchanged the stove, air vent and dishwasher with the white appliances we already had. We haven’t replaced the refrigerator yet.

In the kitchen area you will see a beautiful white island that Dale and I found while on a road trip to Wimberley, Texas over the summer! We put this beautiful piece in the breakfast area. I wanted to have an extra serving space and an area I could work on projects.

We also found a beautiful rosewood dining room table on our road trip! We both love the rustic, farmhouse style and scored a good deal! We purchased the chairs from Hermann Furniture in Brenham Texas, one of my favorite places to shop because they have a wonderful antique mall!

Okay now when you see the pictures of the dining room, keep in mind the room was intended to be the living room. Ha-ha! Yes! We are using that space for the dining room! Dale and I really don’t watch much television, but do watch movies. Dale is using the third bedroom for his little media room. I plan to show pictures at a later date.

It’s okay to think out of the box when it comes to your home! Use your space to your advantage! When we have company over they don’t even miss the living room. The kitchen, dining room has become our gathering place. I do plan to make a little sitting area behind the bar later, but for now we are enjoying our space.

We don’t want to do any major projects to our home at this time. I feel we need to live in our home for a while to get a feel for it first. We are working on a small project which I will share later. I hope this was fun! Enjoy the pictures of the kitchen and dining room, till next time!



Dining Room


Before Breakfast Area and Buffet








White appliances looks better with the white farmhouse sink.






Home Sweet Home


View from the dining room.


Rosewood Farmhouse Table


Originally for the TV, using this space for shelving.


Built in shelves.


Handmade ceramic pitcher housewarming gift.


Before Transom Windows






Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

14 thoughts on “Kitchen and Dining Room

  1. Wow Elizabeth your home looks so beautiful! You and Dale have done a wonderful job in transferring this home into your own! Wishing you both a Merry Christmas! God bless you two!


  2. Love your kitchen/dining room plan! We used our open kitchen and family room that way for 20 years and it worked beautifully. We built a desk and shelving on one wall and kept the fireplace and TV. Our small home felt large when several people could be doing different activities and still be together in one space. I have wonderful memories of family and friends gathered in that space. I have recently gone back to using the space as a sitting area because I’m alone now and my friends and I craved a warm, cozy place to relax and enjoy one another…….and a new decorating challenge has certainly been fun!


  3. Totally love the island and what you have done to personalize your new space. Wishing you and your family the Merriest Christmas and a Joyous New Year filled with many blessings!


  4. Love what you have done to your home, thinking outside the box is always fun. I agree the white appliances look much better and brighten up the space, never been a fan of black ones. the island is beautiful and looks great in the space. Thank you for sharing pictures of your home, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


  5. I just discovered your blog and it is so inspirational! We are in the process of a complete renovation on our singlewide. Our open kitchen/living is configured almost identical to yours (except one window centered in the room instead of two), and I am having so much trouble figuring out where to put the couch! If you were to use the space here as a living room instead of a dining room, where do you think you would you place it? Any advice welcomed!


    • Hello Kristal! I’ve had thoughts about what I might do if we were to change it to the living room. I would either have a sofa facing the shelves which is suppose to be the entertainment anyway. Then I would place two upholstery chairs on the right facing the windows making an L Shape. Another option, switch the sofa and chairs or recliners, keeping the L Shape, which, defines the living room space. I hope this helps you in some way! I’m glad you stopped by! 🙂 Good luck with your space!


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