Saturday, October 24, 2009

Working on the Dining Room

I know I have told you before, in this post, that I love Pierre Deux catalog. It is filled with all things French. I enjoy looking through it and getting decorating ideas, just like if it was a magazine. But the Pierre Deux items are VERY expensive. So I hunt around looking for similar pieces at a much better price.

About a month ago I was at an antique store and found the PERFECT dining room set for my new home. It reminded me of one I had seen in the Pierre Deux catalog, for A LOT less $$$.

I haven't finished decorating the dining room. Really I haven't even started decorating it, but I wanted to show you my dining room furniture and the inspiration photos from the Pierre Deux catalog.

Here is MY buffet....

Below is a picture from Pierre Deux catalog that was my inspiration. Remember I haven't started decorating mine yet. They are very similar aren't they?

Here is a full shot of my dining room, as it looks right now, with the table and chairs that go with my second hand dining set.

Below is the table and chairs from the Pierre Deux catalog.

Don't you think they look similar? I love my dining room furniture...and it was a real bargain! I can't wait to started decorating the room and warming it up with curtains, rug, centerpiece, etc.
My sister left yesterday and another sister is arriving today. So if you don't see me for a few days, you will know I am off having sister time...
Welcome Home,


  1. Oh my, you did a great job in finding almost the exact same look as your inspiration pieces. I love that catalog too and they ARE very expensive. Everything is looking SO prety Penny. I just know you're having a blast...Playing House..!!!

  2. Gorgeous pieces of furniture! I love what you're doing in your rooms. I think it's great that you're able to imitate the more expensive design but for a fraction of the cost. I also love sister time! Mine lives about 1,000 miles away, so any time together is always precious. Enjoy!

  3. What a wonderful set. Isn't it such a thrill to find the right item at the right price! We were looking to replace just our dinnig room chairs but found a table and 8 chairs on Craig's List for what 2 chairs cost retail. I called hubby and told him when he got off work to look for my van 'cause I was coming for his truck!

    Your dinning room already looks nice. It's going to be so wonderful with your special touch!

  4. Wow, Penny, you're good. I really like your buffet better than the one in the mag! I love those dishes! Your table and chairs are wonderful too! I love the light pouring in and your lovely wood floor. I can't wait to tour your beautiful new home! Are you having fun? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. You definitely have a great eye in decorating.

    I too love that catalog.

    Great job, can't wait to see the hutch staged.

  6. What a find that dining room furniture is!
    Have a great time as you continue your Sister Fest!

  7. Your dining room furniture is just gorgeous. What wonderful finds. You really did a great job of finding things that are so similar. I can't wait to see the finished room. Hugs, Marty

  8. Penny - you did such a great job! They look very similar! Everything is looking beautiful and warm there!

  9. Hi Penny
    I am feeling sad because my sister just left. I know you'll enjoy your sister time.
    The dining room set is perfect. You did an fabulous job of finding something almost identical to the Pierre Deux furniture. Great shopping!! Your dining room is looking great already.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  10. I do the same thing! I love the Pottery Barn catalog, but am not willing to pay their prices. So I look for something similar that will still please me. You're going to have so much fun decorating! With every sister!

  11. I love your set alot better than the one in the catalog! Can't wait to see your accents with it and am looking forward to pics of your master bath and how it is coming along.

  12. Oh Penney, Love it!!! Honestly, I like your's more than the Pierre Deux set.
    I just can't wait for you to get decorated. Please keep us posted :)
    Enjoy your visit with sister!

  13. I get so excited when the Pierre Deux catalog arrives! You found some amazing pieces that are so close to the catalog! I can hardly wait to see you decorate the dining room now! ☺

  14. Hi Penny, I think your furniture looks so similar to the Pierre Duex catalog, it has the same style and feel. Just beautiful! Why spend a fortune when you can get the same look for less. Your home is coming together so nicely, can't wait to see the finishing touches. take care, Maryann

  15. Penny, I clapped my hands when I read this post. Your dining room looks fantastic. You've done such a wonderful job putting together the look you want. I can hardly wait until you are finished.

  16. Oh, did GREAT on this furniture. It does look like PD and I love LOOK-ALIKES for so much less dollars. Great job, Penny!!
    Have wonderful sister time. I wish I had a sister...boooo hoooo!

  17. Love that catolog too. But there prices are ridiculous. You did good with that tabe, i cannott wait to see the finished results. Love tose floors too. mishelle

  18. I love that catalog too. Everything is just gorgeous! I love your dining set and know the room is going to be fabulous.

  19. Hi Penny, This is so much fun watching your new home decorating process unfold. I love that catalog too. I have always loved French country decorating and that's how I like to think of my home only with shabby and eclectic tossed in. Looking forward to seeing more of the decor. xo Lynn

  20. Holy cow Penny! It's right out of the catalog! It looks fabulous! I love your furniture!

  21. You have a great eye for detail....Your furniture looks as lovely as Pierre's.....

  22. Mmm, beautiful! And your furniture does look a lot like the catalog inspirations. I think I signed up for that catalog last time you mentioned it and I haven't gotten it yet. Hope I see it soon.

  23. Love your new dining furniture, Penny! In fact, I love it so much I'm green with envy. I have been looking for something very similar for my new breakfast room. Everything is either waaaaaaay too expensive, the table is waaaaay too big for the space I have to work with, or it's painted in black or white instead of wood tone. (I really LOVE the wood color on yours!!) I have been combing Craigslist and the internet multiple times a day for weeks and I've been to every furniture store I can think of. No luck yet but I'm not giving up and I refuse to settle for anything other than what I see in my mind.

  24. I thought your new dining room furniture was really gorgeous - even though you'd just moved in it was already a room filled with inspiration Penny.