Our Dining Room Reveal

Reveal day is finally here!

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve been working on our dining room updates for a little under a year.

Yesterday we finally finished all that we can complete as of now and we are absolutely in love with how the space turned out!

The two items left for the space, which I am patiently waiting to find, are a hutch/credenza/sideboard and a ceiling fan. These are not items that I want to rush into buying and getting something that I later regret.

But until something pops out at me, our dining room is done.

Damn that feels good to say.

Now, onto the reveal!

Of course, I have to remind you of how it looked before, when we first moved in.

It was so dark for such a large space. The table was obviously to small, the cabinet blended, and the dining room became an area where random pieces of furniture came to live. And, did you see the valance?

The first two things to change were the paint color and table. We chose Benjamin Moore Horizon OC-53 and my stepfather built us our table.

We bought the chairs from Target and the table was stained Dark Walnut from Minwax.

And now, finished in all it’s glory, our dining room:


I ended up selecting the indoor/outdoor rug from Target. They were on clearance in the store and I waited long enough and lucked out to get the last one for $55! That’s right–for a 7’x10′ rug. Incredible.

I’ve got to be honest, I feel like it was meant to be. It looks so much more stunning that I could’ve ever imagined.

Our green cabinet is now our gray cabinet. It looks so fresh now that it’s painted.

This mirror was an amazing find at Michael’s a little over a year ago. I feel in love with it and it was on sale from $50 down to $12. I had no clue where I was going to put it in my house but I shopped within my own walls and it found it’s home next to our front door.

I adore the script font and the understated distressing. The color of the font is more a brown tone which ties in really nice with our table.

There were two doorways that the molding didn’t match the original and it drove me nuts. So, we swapped them out. (Those stairs are on my list to tackle in the Spring, BTW.)

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I fell in love with this when I saw something similar on Instagram. While it looks so good, probably not the best choice when you have an almost 2 year old. It doesn’t look this good anymore lol.Β It’s time to start brainstorming on how to make this toddler-proof.

There’s a small hallway off of the dining room that leads to the playroom, our main bath, and our guest bedroom. The play kitchen lives there so I wanted something a little fun without being too childlike.

I refinished a mullion door frame and added in prints from Michaels. I love how this turned out!

And it only feels right to end mentioning my beloved shelf brackets.Β Β They look stunning mixed with the picture my friend found at Homegoods for me. The orange of the Pioneer Woman pitcher ties in with the detail around our accent windows and of course, we stained the shelf to match the table.

It was a long road but it was all worth it in the end. I can’t wait to get our Entryway done next!



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