Progress & a New Room

Progress in our new study is coming along. Yesterday I painted and distressed the chair and the magazine rack (which I picked up at a thrift store for $8!). Today I plan to get some new fabric for the cushion and, if I can stop rearranging things on the bookshelves, it should be done!

In the meantime, I wanted to show you our dining room. This is next on our painting list (Glidden's Forest Khaki). We also plan to put up the board and batten in this room. The plan is to put it up in the breakfast room first and then bring it into this room (the wall you see here goes into the kitchen and the corner wraps into the breakfast room.


The chest above is actually a dresser. At first, I was tempted to paint it, but I am starting to like it just the way it is.


Our dining room table is actually an old door that Mr. VB refurbished before we were married. We had a piece of glass cut to fit the top and then I painted and, of course, distressed the legs!



  1. I love your style... I would also not paint the sideboard, the dark wood fits perfectly.

  2. I LOVE your table. It is so beautiful. I agree with you on not painting the dresser. It looks great the way it is.

  3. How cool is that table! I like that idea very much.