Dining Room Pictures From Blog Cabin 2014

Nestled within easy reach of the kitchen, the dining space blends salvaged, hand-crafted design with eclectic style.

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Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Eric Perry ©2014, DIY Network/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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A wall of prairie grid windows provides bungalow style, while maximizing the amount of natural light coming into the dining room. "In this home, you can turn off all the lights and have plenty of daylight," says project manager Dylan Eastman. He describes the year-round Florida sun as a "perfect thing" when designing this open and airy lakeside retreat.

Detail-recycled bottle light

The showpiece of the dining room is a custom-built light fixture that is made from 36 vintage glass bottles and refurbished wooden studs. LED strips were added to allow more light exposure directly on the table below.

China cabinet

A hutch, salvaged from the original home, is repainted in light blue with a distressed look, and placed into the new dining room to match the vintage vibe found throughout.

Basket with starfish

Little touches of Florida charm are displayed in subtle ways. What better way to create a welcoming feel of being at the lake?

With plenty of room, a custom-built dining table and six refinished chairs nestle in a space that could function both for formal or casual gatherings.

Detail-dining chair

Project manager Dylan Eastman instantly fell in love with the vintage chairs from this 1920's home. "They had this interesting back that had enough character to where I didn't want to get rid of them," he says.

Dishes on table

White plates and tan woven placemats create a neutral background for blue accents and antique silver silverware.

Detail-chair fabric

The cushions feature a graphic blue chevron print to complement the surrounding color scheme and the unique pattern of the herringbone table top.

Glass-paned cabinet

A hutch is brought back to life with a coat of paint and displays decorative sea-glass bottles.

With a combination of new and old, everything has its place. "Finding enough pieces that work is important," says Dylan.

Plants on dining table

Small potted succulents and a burlap runner complement the wood table and add a touch of rustic beauty.

Detail-window shades

With help from online voters, prairie grid windows and transoms were selected, adding to the overall craftsman-style. Bonus: they also provide a breathtaking view of Lake Hamilton.

Reclaimed Wooden Table

Original roofing planks from the house were salvaged and arranged in a chevron pattern to create a custom dining room table. Copper roofing nails act as an accent piece around the perimeter.

Quicken mortgage calculator

Tabletop design takes inspiration from the home's water views and bungalow vibe. Among these standout features are green plants, blue linen napkins, woven detail, and wooden napkin rings with gold accents.

An open dining area connects the living room and kitchen, offering space to prep food, dine or entertain. Regardless of what is going on, everyone will be together.

Dishes and silverware on table

It was important for items and small details to preserve certain characteristics of a traditional 1920's home. "I found silverware from the same era," explains Dylan. "It's an eight piece set with serving spoons and plate settings for only $60."

Bird artwork

Bird prints add interest to a neutral color scheme and hint to the wildlife on property.

Removing walls between the dining room and living room allowed Blog Cabin 2014 to create an open floor plan, ideal for entertaining.