Dining Room Reveal!

Are you ready?

It has been a long time coming…but I’m finally ready to reveal my mostly finished dining room to you! There are still a few things on the to-do list, but if I waited until they were all done, it would be next December before y’all got a peek in here…Remember the before?

Dining Room

I had a vision for this dining room the very first time I set foot in it. I wanted it to be a “pop of color,” since I had planned to keep the rest of the downstairs in a pretty cool, neutral gray palette. And drum roll please…

Dining Room Ta-da!

Remember this handsome fella?

BuffetNow, he’s all dressed up and sitting pretty in the dining room! I got the plans to build him at Shanty 2 Chic, and if you’re interested, you can find them here.

DiningRoom_buffetI especially love the drawer pulls that I found at Hobby Lobby. They have a LARGE selection of knobs and pulls to choose from, which comes in handy when you like love to build furniture.

diningroom_buffethardwareThe drum shade chandelier came from Lowe’s. No kidding you guys, I “visited” this chandelier for probably an entire year. One day, a Lowe’s employee asked if he could help me with anything in the lighting aisle, and I said, “Nope, I’m just visiting my chandelier!” At $159, I thought it was pretty budget friendly. 🙂

The dining room table is a thrift find for $19 at the ReStore. It was a well worn, honey oak-colored pedestal table when I found it. I gave it a good sanding, re-stained the table top, and painted the base with white latex paint. Considering I already had the stain and paint, not too bad for a $19 table. (I saw a VERY similar one in a high-end furniture store back in December, and the price tag, with four chairs, was $1300!) Adding the window seat really made our seating more flexible as well.

I love the raw look and feel of the buffet table. It really sets the tone of modern-farmhouse-chic that I’m going for in this room.

As for the horizontal plank walls, it took me a REALLY long time to convince Handy Hubby to do them. I spend a lot of time looking at pictures of remodeled rooms online, and horizontal plank walls are really popular right now…so I pretty much started pointing them out to him ALL THE TIME. He finally conceded that they were the way to go (or maybe he just got tired of looking at pictures of them!)

There are still a few items on the completion list in the dining room:

  • Put another coat of white paint on window seat/plank walls.
  • Finish sewing the two side cushions for the window seat (I’m a relatively amateur seamstress, so sewing anything other than a straight line right now takes some trial and error)
  • Add crown moulding.
  • Maybe change out the curtains? I love them, but I feel like they might be competing with the chairs right now…What do you think?

And there you have it, the dining room in its current, mostly finished state. That really does complete the tour of the downstairs, but what you haven’t seen is that Handy Hubby and I have been working not so diligently on the upstairs, mainly on our master bedroom (the conversation went something like this: “Forget flowers and chocolate, I want a pretty master bedroom for Valentine’s Day!) More to follow on that soon…

Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post, and all opinions are my own.



About Emily

I love all things home, and am constantly rearranging furniture, DIY-ing, and starting remodel projects around the house (not always finishing!) I feel more at home in a hardware store than I do in a clothing store!