Our cottage style Christmas dining room is dressed with touches of cedar, gold and silver and I cannot wait to share my dining space with you guys this holiday season!
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I am so excited to finally share our cedar, gold and silver cottage style Christmas dining room decor ideas! I am almost done decorating the whole house for Christmas, but I wanted to share this space with you guys first since I made one really big change. I hope these Christmas decor ideas give you some inspiration for your dining room!
Have you noticed? The buffet is different! If you follow me over on Instagram you might already know about this dresser since I shared it in stories. As most of you know, my Grandfather passed away about a month ago now.
We have just now begun the process of going through his things, and if you’ve ever gone through that, you know how difficult it is. I have already shared a few of his things that I feel so blessed to be able to have in my home, including the antique duck decoys on my built-ins as well as the little copper pot that is next to our Christmas mantel.
This dresser, however, is one of the largest pieces we were able to take, and it means so much to me to be able to have Grandpa’s dresser in my home. He used it more as a buffet in his living room to hold his record player, which gave me the idea to try it in my dining room.
When we first got it, it had a dark, shiny finish which didn’t fit the mood of my home. I tried to sand a few small areas with some sand paper, and when the finish came right off I asked my husband if he could sand the rest with his electric sander.
He started off using 60 grit sandpaper and ended with 100 grit.
Well, this diy project turned out SO beautiful! It is darker than I imagined, but the finish is just lovely. I love the fact that you can see all the imperfection, dings and scratches, and that the wood is mismatched and worn.
It is definitely a huge change from the dresser before, honestly it has a complete different look. But right now I’m really loving the warmth that it adds to this space. Plus, it’s nice to have the additional storage for napkins, candlesticks, and other table decor.
Because we use our dining room table so often for homeschool and meals, I tried to keep the Christmas table decorations pared-back. Instead of a Christmas table centerpiece on my dining table, I used the buffet for a greenery centerpiece.
I know there are a lot wood tones happening with the table and chairs, the wicker chairs, the dresser and the brown/gray corner cabinet. I tried to break it up a bit by adding my ruggable rug back into this space to add some depth, and I think it helped.
Once Grandpa’s dresser was finished and in its place, I couldn’t wait to decorate it for Christmas. I simply laid some fresh cedar branches along the top with some ornaments and battery-operated fairy lights sprinkled throughout for some sparkle. Then I stood some bottle brush trees up on one end of the dresser.
I just loved the combination of cedar, gold and silver and I wanted to continue that color scheme throughout the rest of the dining room. I hung some fresh cedar mixed with faux on the mirror above the dresser, and I tied it up with some twine and a beautiful ribbon bow.
For my shelves, I added some mini cedar trees that I got at the dollar spot at Target this year, along with some fairy lights, bottle brush trees, and vintage Santa candy molds around my glass vases.
A lot of you noticed the Christmas tree in this space in my cocoa bar post! I absolutely love having a tree in this room, and this one came from Walmart! Sadly, I searched and searched and could not find this tree online. Check your local Walmart to see if they have one! It was so affordable and I just love how sparse realistic it looks!
Do you recognize the ornaments? 🙂 They were all thrifted! I found them when I took you guys thrifting with me a few weeks ago!
I also hung fresh cedar and eucalyptus on the lantern chandelier we have hanging over the center of the table, and I have it draped over my corner cabinet as well.
Probably my favorite view is looking into my dining room from my living room, though. The way the cedar garlands cascade down the arch in the entryway that is original to our 1930’s home just puts a smile on my face! I love it so much. 🙂
Like I said earlier, I’m not quite done decorating. I added some Christmas cheer to the cutting board wall with some gold Christmas bells tied up with cedar. I love how they pop against the white headboard!
What do you guys think of Grandpa’s dresser in my cottage style Christmas dining room? It is such a treat to have a piece of him in my home. I’d love to hear in the comments below, and I can’t wait to share the rest of my home with you for Christmas!! 🙂