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The dining room in our new home was sooo NOT my style. The previous owners had not changed a thing from the previous owners before them! So we were looking at a dining room that was trapped in the ’90’s. See what I mean…
Do you see those ties on the curtains? I ask…what is up with that? I hated those curtains from the moment I laid eyes on them. My friend came over the very first week we were in the home. She noticed those and asked, “Are those hair ties on your curtains?” ::ugh:: I immediately ripped those puppies off the wall. It was a moment of pure joy. 🙂
Once those ugly curtains were down I could see my vision for this room. It was just a process of gathering all the pieces at the right prices. I waited for sales and finally was rewarded with this new room…
Big change right? I know! I love it. It has become my favorite room in the house. Maybe that’s because all of the other rooms still need to be remodeled! 😉
The first thing I did to this space was paint the walls. I don’t know why the previous owners were so obsessed with that dirty red color. I chose a soft grey called Reflection by Sherwin Williams. It was amazing to see how much bigger the room looked immediately after I finished painting. I think by having those corner pillars painted red, it made the room feel and look much smaller.
As soon as the paint was dry, I hung my Pottery Barn inspired Eagan multi-panel mirror on the far wall. (You can make one too with my easy tutorial found here!) I love how it reflects light from the glass patio door on the opposite side of the room.
This table had me at Hello! Just look at those beautiful chunky wood legs. Gorgeous! Oh and did I mention it weighs like 250 pounds. Ya. Believe me….this table is solid. 😉
Since this table is longer than my old dining set, I bought two new upholstered chairs. I love the nail head trim along the back and they are soooooo comfy.
I placed the new dining set on my new rug. It’s also a soft grey color and oh is it soft on the tootsies!
No new dining room is complete without a beautiful chandelier. To me, there was nothing beautiful about this light.
The old one was really low and it was so bright! I would squint during every nightly meal. It had to go but I did keep the baby. 😉 I replaced it with this beauty…
This light “made” this room complete. At first I thought it might be too bold or big for the table. But once I hung it up…it looked perfect. I even installed a dimmer to give the room a soft candlelight glow for when we eat our super fancy meals like grilled cheese and tomato soup. Come on…everything looks better in soft light. 😉 I love the linen drum shades too.
Even though I had lots of dark items (table, chairs, chandelier) I tried to counter with light (walls, carpet, curtains). I think it turned out to be a nice balance. The price tag wasn’t to bad too…
Like I mentioned before, I waited for sales on almost everything this room needed. Even my paint was bought 40% off. Every penny counts right? So just for fun I totaled up the items for this room as if I had paid full price.
I saved almost 63% off this room makeover. Nice, right?! I still want to grab a few more accessories. Maybe some art for the walls? I’ll keep you posted on any updates to the room.
Thanks for coming by and checking out the new dining room. 🙂
- Wall Color: Reflection by Sherwin Williams
- Table: World Market
- Leather Chairs: Overstock
- Upholstered Chairs: World Market
- Sideboard: World Market
- Mirror: Made (tutorial here) buy at Pottery Barn
- Rug: RugsUSA
- Chandelier: Lamps Plus
- Lanterns: Decor Steals
- Table Runner: Pier 1 Imports
- Candle Center Piece: Mothology
- Curtains: Pier 1 Imports
- Curtain Rod: Lowes
- Blinds: Blindsgalore
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