Thursday, February 16, 2012

Switcheroo Number Two



Hello my decorating friends!

A few months ago my good friend Jen casually asked me if I'd ever considered switching my family room and dining room...

Hmmm...

No I told her, but of course the seed was planted and the damage done!  You just can't make a statement like that to a self professed changeaholic...once she mentioned the switcheroo, I couldn't get it out of my head :)  

So, here we are in my new dining room {which used to be the family room}...




{BTW, the first switcheroo happened a couple of years ago when I switched my living room and dining room and decided to forgo the living room so that I could have a studio}

I went a little snap happy with my camera, so I best get started showing you around...



I love how my grandparent's table and chairs look in here with the painted floor!  It is such a cherished family heirloom and I feel blessed to have it.











{I dug this mirror out of storage...it was a flea market find from over a year ago}




I was thrilled at how nicely the pallet table my husband made me last year looked in here!



we added some vintage hooks to the side so that I could hang a few things...




Except for the fresh flowers, everything in this room is stuff that I already had, just shuffled around a bit...it's amazing how fresh changing a few rooms around can make your home feel!






Who knows, maybe in 6 months I will change the rooms back, but for now I am loving this new switch! :))

I want to freshen up the mantel in this room as well, so I will have to save the pictures from that corner of the room for another post when I have that finished.  And, I am still working on some finishing touches in the new family room...

Thank you for visiting!  



:) Tracey

67 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I commend your bravery! This is something I would think about doing, but then get to scared. It looks amazing!

Le Chat de Sucre said...

It's gorgeous!! I love it!!

sissie said...

Hi Tracey,
Everytime I come here I feel so good. I love looking at your soft and pretty decor. Change is always good and if it lasts six months then I'd say it was worth it.

hugs
Sissie

LoeLaLoep (Heidi) said...

I loooove your dining room! Everything fits together so well. Thanks for sharing (and the inspiration ;))

WendyW said...

I totally love this look!!!!!!! I love all the elements - loved the blackboard, milk crate and cup holder! Thanks as always, for the inspiration. JUST LOVE IT !!

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful!!!

paige said...

so very beautiful!!

Susan said...

Very pretty!

traci said...

it looks great tracey. i think the dining room table and chairs fit so nicely in this room. i love switcheroos.

Dizzy Lizzie said...

This looks so so so amazing! I would give anything to live in your house!

Alice said...

It looks beautiful! I love that mirror, and all the extra touches that make it look so inviting.

Urban Farmgirl said...

Gorgeous! And I love that mirror! ;o)

Mary

Kelly said...

Gorgeous!

Anne said...

Looks great.I have too much heavy furniture to make that move.Lucky for you it can be done.

Ironstone and Pine said...

Beautiful photos Tracey, would love to sit in there for a meal, anytime! :)

Cynthia said...

Very pretty I like the mirror a lot. Looks fantastic good job.

IMPRESSION "ein lebensgefühl-emotion of life said...

Soooo beautiful!!!
Elvira

Sarah said...

Beautiful as always! I could spend hours around that table. :)

I especially love the pallet table with the bucket hanging from it. So simple but so elegant.

Can't wait to see what you have done with the mantle. I have one in the dining room and love to change it all the time.

xo Sarah

chateau chic said...

Your new dining room is fabulous. You must feel like you have a new home. I'll always love those arched windows you have propped on the buffet. The pallet tale looks great, love the way you have it styled. I could sit here with my coffee all morning gazing at your pics.
Can you tell I love your style?? :-))
Mary Alice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is a beautiful room, Tracey! I love your table and chairs ~ how wonderful that it is something that has a history. Love the pallet table! I may need to do something {or get hubby to do it} along these lines for my sunroom. I'd like a console table that looks a bit like a potting bench and what I'm seeing is just too much money. You've got great details throughout in here!

Svenja said...

hello tracey,
looks really beautiful, i also changed my bedroom and living room a while ago, even if its a lot of work, it makes so much fun :)
i adore all your chairs, theyre so beautiful.
have a nice day you decorating queen :)

svenja

Tinas vita bo said...

Looks fantastic!!
Just gorgeous!! Love it!!

Hugs Tina

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That looks fabulous! You are smart to do it (and you must have an agreeable husband)! In my last house there was a fireplace in the family room and I always wanted to make it my dining room....everyone thought I was crazy...now we moved so oh well....good for you!!
Lorraine

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks amazing T.! You did a wonderful job. I can't wait to see the next room.

Beach House Living said...

Looks great. We have an odd layout in the house but I have often thought of switching the living room and dining room up which would mean less furniture in old dining area but the living room would still have a comfy over sized chair.

Brenda said...

Incredibly beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a lovely inspiration

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

One word.....GORGEOUS!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Amazing and so inviting! Love it!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Isn't it so much fun to change things around?!! I love your new changes, it looks so fresh and pretty Tracey!~
I really like the table setting with the grain sack runner and the pretty glasses and bottle filled with pink lemonade.
And oh, that bottle rack, I have been looking for one forever, but they are so pricey.
Beautifully done.
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Tracey~~
It looks so beautiful as always, but I have always loved your style. So funny, in my latest post I focus on my newly bought and placed white chippy shutter. Mmmm... I think our are very similar:) Love them. The bottle rack is so great. I would love to find one and I would love to have the space for one too:)
Have a great day.
~~Cheryl

Wendy said...

Love the switch, Tracey! Everything looks wonderful. ♥

Burlap Luxe said...

Pure Beauty!

Thank you for sharing the best.
xx
Dore

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Judith said...

Owh, this really looks great! Enjoy the switch!

X Judith

Jill Elaine said...

Lovely! Absolutely lovely. I want a painted floor someday!

Anna said...

Che meraviglia queste immagini...adorabili! Saluti dall'Italia....Anna

Sandi said...

This is beautiful Tracey!! Great switch! :)
Blessings~

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Tracey!

I'm in love with beautiful blog...amazed of the stunning photos <3
I don't want to leave ;)

Thankyou sweetest friend
xoxo
Mia

AntiqueChase said...

how awesome that you have a new dining room!! I love changes like these!!

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Tracey
WOW what a transformation love your new space I think my favourite pics are the ones with the reflection of the mirror....I invite you to stop by and visit my new blog ...Like yourself I enjoy sharing my faith in my pictures...Blessings Lori...Looking for followers!!!

Rhonda said...

Your pallet table is incredible! I'd love one made for me - thank you for sharing, your home is gorgeous!

Danette said...

Beautiful! Lots of hard work I'd say, but worth it.

Heaven's Walk said...

How FUN, Tracey!!! I wish my rooms were larger so that I could do that, too! Your switcheroo turned out just beautifully! Love it all!!!!!

xoxo laurie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Love the mirror...love the drying rack(I so want one of those) Love it all!!! Lots of work I bet..but well worth it! xo

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

change is as good as a holiday...so they say!

Judy said...

Change is good for the soul...it keeps us from ever getting stuck in the ordinary. Your change is very inviting, I like it so much.
I especially love your wonderful table and chairs.

Skye from Skye Loves... said...

Stunning. I love how light and airy everything looks.
And your attention to detail - the pretty cups, the tulips, the pink lemonade... - is truly admirable.

Eli crea shabby said...

Bellissima casa
Saluti dall'Italia
Elisa

NikAntik said...

Hi Tracey, it looks perfectly well! I did not expect anything else from you :-) Love, Nik

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful...every inch!!
Love the palette table...I am going to show my husband and hope he takes the hint!

Leah C said...

WOW!! The "switcheroo" is fabulous and gorgeous and beautiful, Tracey:) You rock the decorating world!

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Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Just gorgeous, Tracey! I love everything you do.

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Cindy said...

Oh my god, it looks gorgeous! And those cherry blossoms just take my breath away!

Cindy

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Tracey...I just replied to your message on my blog and I'm not sure if you received it or not...If you got it please let me know & if not here I go again...Thank-you so so much for your message today it means the world to me.My friends and I have been following your blog for about a year now and loving every single one of your posts.I love the simplicity of your style, you have been such an inspiration to me !!! Blessings Lori

Becky C said...

Girl, this is just stunning! I love every little detail. The pallet table looks lovely in there, the hooks were a perfect addition. And I can't wait to see the family room.

Theresa said...

that is just gorgeous! Every single square inch of it, beautiful!!! t.xoxo

Rozmeen said...

WOW tracey its gorgeous!! Looks so inviting and beautiful.

xoxo Rozmeen

Jill Elaine said...

Hey Tracy, I just wanted to let you know I used one of your pics in a blog post today. I love your style, hope it was ok to use one! I linked it back to you and listed your name and blog. Just thought you might be interested in knowing! God Bless!

Susan said...

Woo hoo for the switcheroo! It all looks wonderful Tracey, and now I'm dying to see the new living room.
I love your pops of color in here, especially the blossoms, and that mirror you re-discovered - it's gorgeous!
So I was at the drugstore today and a new magazine jumped into my hands - a premier issue of 'Vintage Style'. I'm flipping through and thought "hmmm, this home looks familiar. Oh - it's Tracey's!"
What a wonderful article and there's plenty of photos to stimulate the senses.
Congratulations to you! I hope you've seen it?
- Susan

Debbie said...

I was reading a magazine on my lunch break today, and guess what I saw...
very nice!
xxoo

Alicia ~ Time worn style said...

love it looks amazing time i did a similar thing once i have two arms working again
alicia

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Tracey,

I can NEVER tire at looking at images of your home! In fact, I was at the local bookstore again and picked up an issue of Vintage Style Mag and saw more images of your most beautiful home!!! They were the same photos as the one in Fifi's book, but I enjoyed viewing them nonetheless!!! :) I always LOVE what you do to your gorgeous home, and this room is no exception! Thanks for the constant inspiration!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

Roy said...

This is so dreamy...and I love this space Tracey. What is it in that bottle? Pink soda? Do you have a recipe for it?

I love your space...if ever i make it to France, yours will be the first place I'll visit. Without fail. Uninvited.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Tracey,
I have to say you inspired me to change my living room that was never really used. We hang in the family room. I did not have a dining room and I love to entertain so I made the living room into a dining room and just love it. I had been thinking about it for awhile and then after your change up I decided to go ahead and do it!!!!! I love my new and really large dining area. It gets used now and is not a wasted space. Thanks for the inspiration.

Little Sweet Spots said...

Late commenter, but just came across your blog via My French Country Home blog today. "Dreamy" like a previous commenter described is how I feel looking at the photos of your dining room... j'adore!
~Karen