Dining Room | Old is New Again

The dining room is one of my favorite rooms of the house–even though it is missing some key pieces.  I call it The Axis of Evil because it is dark and moody and all the other rooms of the main floor spoke off this space.  But usually I call it The Dining Room.  We eat in here a lot, especially when it’s cold and the fire is blazing.  The room is also where we play our almost-nightly Uno, Skip-Bo, or Phase10 games.  We’re super fun like that.

You can see a dining room progress post here.  Since I wrote that post, my large bird painting flew off to live at the cottage and I repurposed an old cabinet to hold our extra dishes and such.
www.tphblog.comI had the cabinet built back in 2005 to hold our TV in our North Carolina house.  Such good memories at that house…
www.tphblog.comAnd, then, when we moved to Georgia, we used it in the dining room.


www.tphblog.comAnd, then…(do your kids tell “And, Then…” stories, like mine do?) it received a new paint job when I moved it to the loft.

www.tphblog.comIt has served us well through the years.www.tphblog.comAnd, then, for the latest adaptation, Chris transformed it for us into something playful with the oversized knobs and added trim.  It feels great to use something we already had.  I bought the cool lamps from the one and only Sherry Hart at the Atlanta Blogger Tag Sale awhile back.  I love them.  Chris also built the pedestal by the window.  He’s the best!

I hauled in my daughter’s chair cushion to get a feel of yellow artwork here.  It just seems like the art needs to be yellow in this room.


Okay, who wants to sit down and play a game of Uno with me?  We need to do something to celebrate:  I just posted three days in a row!


  1. Laurie says:

    Love all these TPH posts! May the week never end 🙂

  2. You are hands down one of my favorite, if not my favorite blog to follow! Love seeing your design choices!

  3. Michelle says:


  4. The knobs are perfect – they fit the piece. Where did you find them? Love the room!

  5. yes to yellow. i put acid yellow pillows in my black living room and it’s pretty awesome. i clap when i enter the room.
    also fiona says “and then what happened is…” she goes a step further.

  6. i love contrast going on in this room, and its grand scale. i know whatever art you put there is going to be amazing!

  7. Those lamps look great! I want them back:) Love the console makeover….

  8. Looks incredible! Love the oversized knobs and the color!

  9. Love the re-birth of your cabinet! Emily is wondering as I am, where you got those oversized knobs from. Are they wooden circles glued to a flat knob? Just guessing.

  10. I love the changes and those lamps are perfect!

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