Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dining Room Update (Once More) + A Couple Other Tweaks


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


Hello Everyone!

Well, this morning I did a little more tweaking in the dining room.

I am wanting to make this space more farmhouse primitive and less colonial primitive.

I love both styles but I’m just in the mood for a change.

So, I decided to replace the coverlet tablecloth with an old quilt I have.

In my opinion, the colors in this quilt go perfectly.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


This is the quilt I have had hanging in the foyer for years.

(Yes, now I have to find something for that space.)

But to be honest, it needed to be moved.

The sun that comes through the front window and has faded a large section of it. 

Plus, I believe that is what is causing the fabric to start to split.

Time to move its location to prevent more damage.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I also did a little tweaking to the top of my red cabinet.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Yes, it may be a little too early for geraniums, but I don’t care. :)


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Don’t worry, my wonderful coverlet, that was a swap goody from my friend Tricia, didn't go too far.

I used it to add another layer to my bed.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


It goes pretty good here and helps pull in the brown from the long pillow case above.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

While we are in my bedroom, I will share another project I finished up.

Remember that barn red paint?

Well, I used it to repaint my fireplace in here…

A Primitive Place ~Tammy 

Originally, I had it solid black but I always thought it needed something.

To me, this looks much better.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

One last quick tweak I will share before signing off is in my laundry.

My mom had made a prim stove board awhile back and since she wasn’t using it for anything, I decided to try it on top of my washer.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I think it helps add a little more prim to this small space.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

The old framed Salvo advertisement is my Grandpa.

He was a coal miner and was picked to appear in the add.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

It is hard to decorate in here because it is approximately the size of a closet.

I do have some plans for this space eventually, when I get the time and the money.

But for now, this will do.

Well, that’s it for me today.

Almost time for work.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

Until Next Time….

Take Care,



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Unknown said...

Never to early for geraniums, i love the quilt you made into a table coverlet

Robin Leuschen said...

Once it all !! I'm going to have to start asking hubbs to build me a nice little mantel like yours...And how cool is that Salvo add with your Grandpa ?? Really awesome !!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Hi Tammy, with the addition of the red geraniums and that beautiful quilt the room really pops! Love it. How nice to have the Salvo ad with your grandfather, a true treasure. Breadboard in the laundry room, great idea! Your home is so warm and cozy! Greetings, Julie.

The Bear's Blog said...

So pretty. You truly have a talent for decorating. Love everything.


Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Tammy, I love your home, I love the farmhouse decor also. I am like you I just need a change sometimes.
Such a beautiful quilt on the table, and love how you have your bed layered with the different coverlets.
Beautiful as always. hugs, Lecia

Becki said...

Hi Tammy - I love your house! The quilt looks great on the table, and I love your laundry area! I love geraniums too, just the nice touch of red for the quilt.

Your bed looks lovely with the layered linens. I love the blues!

I hope you have a great week!

Blessings ~

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Oh Tam, I LOVE your last post and how you painted the hutch and the beautiful new curtains. I have always told you that you have a knack for decorating. I LOVE IT!
I also LOVE the beautiful quilt on your farmhouse table, I POPS and when you painted your hutch with the gray I think you stated and a touch of black coming through, makes your redware and yellow ware
just POPS. You can SEE your beautiful pieces show up SO wonderful!!!!!! DROOLING!

I also love where you put the coverlet that I sent you in your master looks AWESOME!

I have had the winter blahs for sure but today hubby and I clean and got rid of alot of things that we just don't use or need.
I have been a busy bee. I went off decorating and changing things up in our homestead today. It is because of YOU, LOL! It made me see what you did and I went off today and it feels wonderful.

There is SO much more light coming in your dining room and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am also wanting to see what to see what you have been doing to your house that Mom made you, the house for Christmas,she is VERY talented . I remember last year when she made you the pie safe.
I love it. I ask hubby to make me a house because I love it so much and I think he is going to make me one.

I have something to ask you and I am sending you an email!

Happy to see you HAPPY girlie,
Hugs my friend,
Tricia XO

Anne said...

It all looks fabulous! Love the quilt on the table. It's perfect there!

Penny said...

Hi Tammy! Wow! Your dining room looks great! Love the changes you made.... and I am with you... every so often I need to shake things up a bit and change the look! Love the quilt on the table... the colors are perfect in the room.
That is a special ad that your grandfather is in, and wonderful that you have it in your home! I love things like that.... Your bedroom looks fabulous, too! As others have said, you have a knack for decorating!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOOSZERS! Ms. tammy, playing a little catch up!... it's been a week...
Love the painting, I could use some of your engery right now. I would love to get my long list I have done... it time...
OK, what do you think of GH? I have missed a whole bunch this week... but this vampire thing...ugh..this is why I didn't watch port charles... OLM

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Tammy, oh ya, great looking quilt on the table, love it......the geraniums look perfect on the hutch, never to early.......Your home always is so inviting, you do a fabulous job decorating, always fun to see what you do, and the fireplace looks beautiful red.......Blessings Francine.

jennifer768 said...

Hi Tammy,I am loving the changes you are making.The geraniums and the red quilt just make the room come alive.So neat that your grandpa is in the ad.The bedroom,wow love the red on the fireplace.Hugs,Jen

Primsue said...

Tammy, I like the quilt on your table - it looks great with your red and yellow ware. Everything looks awesome.

Cindi said...

Oh Tammy everything looks so great! I love the quilt on your table, love the chairs and your yellow ware is to die for! Love the ad your Grandpa is in and the board looks great on top of your washer.
Thanks for sharing.
Be blessed,

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Using the quilt as a tablecloth is a great idea! Definitely gives it an air of country cottage.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Tammy. The quilt looks so pretty on the table. Love the little red cupboard and the small print wallpaper. Used to have paper like that in my dining room but changed it for flowers. Regret it!..Happy Sunday..Judy

DianeM said...

All your "tweaks" are beautiful! And that is so cool about your Grandpa!
Smiles, DianeM

Ashley said...

Looks awesome! Nice job! I like how you did the laundry area!

Prims By The Water said...

I really love what you did Tammy! Looks prim perfect. Have a great week, Janice

Unknown said...

I love the changes your making...I like a farmhouse much more than colonial...that quilt looks awesome, the colors go together great....I had to laugh about the geraniums, I am like that too, needing some green and flowers....

A Primitive Homestead said...

Beautiful coverlet you had on the table. Perfect layered on your bed. Quilt looks wonderful.Makes the room brighter & bigger. MY geraniums are out year-round. Wonderful pop of red. Blessings! Lara

Tammy said...

Where to begin? I love that hutch in your kitchen! You changes look great! I know I've said this before, but I love your House!!! The fireplace looks great in barn red. I love the all your Prims! Thanks for sharing this at rustic restorations Weekend!

The Charm of Home said...

Lovely room. I always favor this historic look. Very pretty! I enjoyed your family pictures down the side of your blog. So sweet you have a life with a childhood sweetheart! Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


Annesphamily said...

Love your tweeking! I recently saw these cool window coverings that reduce the sun 40 percent! I would love to have those windows in my home! Preventing fading and just adding a new appearance to your windows! Sigh! If I only had won that lotto! LOL!