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Steal This Look: A ‘Cheap, Cheerful, and Durable’ Dining Room on Cape Cod

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Steal This Look: A ‘Cheap, Cheerful, and Durable’ Dining Room on Cape Cod

July 3, 2018

When we visited designer Victoria Birch’s beach house in Falmouth, on Cape Cod, last summer, we were charmed by the backstory—Victoria worked with her college roommate, architect Tei Carpenter, on the project—and by the creative approach the friends took to create a “cheap, cheerful, and durable” summer cottage, as Victoria puts it. The dining room, an open space clad in head-to-toe shiplap, has spray-painted wicker lampshades, a reclaimed wood farm table, and our favorite budget dining chairs. Here’s a roundup of sources to replicate the look.

the view from the kitchen into the open dining/living room space. for more on t 9
Above: The view from the kitchen into the open dining/living room space. For more on the kitchen, see Kitchen of the Week: A Compact, Nautical Entertaining Kitchen on Cape Cod. Photograph by Justine Hand for Remodelista.
the all white room is accented with select color in the palette of wes anderson 10
Above: The all-white room is accented with select color in the palette of Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Photograph by Justine Hand for Remodelista.
on the wall is a vintage life preserver from \1st dibs. photograph by justine  11
Above: On the wall is a vintage life preserver from 1st Dibs. Photograph by Justine Hand for Remodelista.

Paint

the interior walls and ceiling are benjamin moore white pm \2 eggshell, shown, 12
Above: The interior walls and ceiling are Benjamin Moore White PM-2 eggshell, shown, and the floors are painted in a California Paint high-gloss finish.
 the sliding doors are painted in benjamin moore&#8\2\17;s high gloss blue 13
Above: The sliding doors are painted in Benjamin Moore’s high-gloss Bluebelle.

Lighting

the red barn light is vintage from \1st dibs. for something similar, the coope 14
Above: The red barn light is vintage from 1st Dibs. For something similar, the Cooper Pendant in Barn Red is $164 at Barn Light.
the wicker dome pendant lights are \$\1\25 each from kouboo. victoria spray pa 15
Above: The Wicker Dome Pendant Lights are $125 each from Kouboo. Victoria spray-painted them and had them rewired with gray cloth electrical cord. For something similar, the Santa Barbara Pendant, shown in black, is $298 at Serena & Lily.

Furniture

the dining table, the farm table from recycling the past, is made of salvaged b 16
Above: The dining table, the Farm Table from Recycling the Past, is made of salvaged barn wood and is $600. For an off-the-shelf style, Crate & Barrel’s Basque Dining Tables are $599 to $999, depending on size. For more, see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Farmhouse Dining Tables.
the table is surrounded with black salt chairs designed by ton design team for  17
Above: The table is surrounded with black Salt Chairs designed by Ton Design Team for Design Within Reach; $150 each.
the fiberglass case study arm shell dowel chair is from modernica; \$475. “i  18
Above: The Fiberglass Case Study Arm Shell Dowel Chair is from Modernica; $475. “I prefer Modernica as a source because their chairs are made of fiberglass, not molded plastic,” says Victoria.

Accessories

the peg rail seen leading into the dining room is made up of individual pegs in 19
Above: The peg rail seen leading into the dining room is made up of individual pegs integrated into shiplap. Father Rabbit’s Single Wall Pegs in white are an option; $14 NZD each at Father Rabbit.
the japanese short broomcorn hand broom is €96 from pantoufle. for more, see 20
Above: The Japanese Short Broomcorn Hand Broom is €96 from Pantoufle. For more, see 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Shed Whisk Brooms.
the leather fly swatter is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. 21
Above: The Leather Fly Swatter is particularly useful in a beachfront summer cottage. This one is $18 at Schoolhouse.
a rope door stopper like the one shown in the dining room is the knot door sto 22
Above: A rope door stopper like the one shown in the dining room is the Knot Door Stopper created around a heavy rock; $60 at Annie Selke.
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