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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.
Next it was time to add the furniture…a new dining room table, a pair of chairs and a matching sideboard.
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)
- 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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