White Farmhouse Dining Room


I absolutely love the look of this farmhouse dining room. Such a happy and bright white place to eat dinner with the family! 

Submitted by: Ironstone Nest

The Ironstone Nest is a home decor, furniture refinishing, craft, DIY blog with a little lifestyle thrown in for good measure.  I specialize in refurbishing antique furniture, vintage home decor on a budget, estate sales and professional home staging, but I’m also a compulsive baker so you’ll see a recipe shared here once in a while as well.  I mean, I figure money can’t buy you happiness, but it canbuy you cookies, which is kind of the same thing, right?

I enjoy re-purposing vintage items into something completely unexpected and you’ll see that when you take a peak at the Etsy shop.  I see the possibility in items other people may have neglected and am able to give them a new life.  I also enjoy the thrill of the hunt at flea markets, garage sales, antique malls, estate sales and anywhere I can get my hands on a one-of-a-kind treasure.  However, my true passion lies in finding old, unwanted furniture and rejuvenating each piece with paint, restoration or both, and always with love and care.  It’s just what I love to do.  That passion came through in our Playroom Wardrobe, which is one my favorite furniture re-dos to date, or as you can see by the furniture I redid for an outdoor market last Fall.  We also think it’s important to recycle in our nest, and that is very apparent in our Outdoor Pallet Sofaproject.  We love that sofa!

As for me personally, I love deep heart to hearts, contagious laughter and overfeeding guests.  I am completely addicted to white ironstone china, interior decorating books and all things vintage or antique.  I’m a wife, mother, friend, dreamer, crafter, furniture refinisher and obsessivere-decorator.  My hope is that you might find some inspiration here.  I love this life, and this is me “makin’ the most of it”.


The dining room is finished.  Done.  Finalized.  Complete.  I finally finished the cafe curtains for the window wall last weekend (in the nick of time) so I thought I’d share a few photos with you of the finished room.

But first . . .

Let’s take a peek at how this room used to look, shall we?  We must not forget just how far this room has come:

And here it is today:

Ta da!  I think it looks a little different, wouldn’t you agree?

The material for the cafe curtains is muslin, believe it or not.  I picked it up at Hobby Lobby for $2.99/yard.

I made a few changes to the buffet wall since the Open Shelvespost back in March.  I added an antique cutting board to the top shelf, added an ironstone gravy boat, put a few antique ironstone dishes on the wall underneath the bottom shelf, added the milk tote which holds antique silverware and I, unfortunately, had to toss the myrtle topiaries just yesterday.  They lasted almost 4 months, but I just couldn’t save them anymore.  Instead, I cut fresh hydrangea from our yard and placed them in large blue Ball jars.  I’ll keep these jars here throughout the summer and change out the flowers.

Yes, there’s a computer there on that pantry wall.  This is where I blog once in a while.  I am SO ready for a built-in desk here.  Some day.

The giant fork and spoon flanking either side of our window wall were purchased from Decor Stealsa couple of months ago and I absolutely love them.  And the cake stand in the lower right-hand corner of this picture usually has some sort of yummy baked good inside.  I like sweets.  What can I say?

Hence the chalkboard sign hanging from the top of it with an appropriate saying:

We love the mix of the antique ladderback chairs with our farmhouse chairs and how the entire look is brought together by our awesome recycled Farmhouse Table that now seats 8 (hallelujah!).

As you can probably tell from these photos, I am a minimalist.  It actually does look like this most of the time.  Clutter makes me cringe.  I am a “everything has a place and everything in its place” kind of person.  But just don’t open my cupboards, m-kay?

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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    1. Kristi! How are you guys doing?! It was so fun to meet you… and I can’t wait to see what you do with your house. Keep me informed, I am sure you will do an awesome job!

  1. Can you please please PLEASE share where you found that chandelier? I found one like it but it is too tall… Your looks like its a bit shorter and wider…the perfect size. Thanks!

    1. Hi Jackie! This isn’t my dining room (I wish!) so you’ll have to click over to the original owner (linked up toward the top of the post) and ask there. Thanks!

  2. Hi I love what you have done here. I wasn’t able to see what you did to the cupboard doors. I want to do this to my kitchen and need to know if you refaced or painted over existing doors .

    1. Hi Constance,
      This is a guest post, so if you’ll click on the blog link toward the top of the post, you can ask your question to the original do-er of the project and she can help 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Looks really nice. But there’s one thing I can’t understand when looking at all those nice kitchens… the plates on the walls… Why? Do they mean anytning? Some kind of temporary fashon? Can someone explain it to me? Please.

    1. It’s a farmhouse/cottage style thing — vintage or pretty plates. It was really popular when this was posted a few years back. 🙂