As you might have seen over on my instagram, I’ve been working on updating the dining room over the last month.It was finally finished last weekend, and I’m so happy about it!
Here are a few of the dark, drab, and dreary before photos.
Onto the new room….
Best part—it only cost us about $175 to update it. All we bought was a Target rug, a can of paint (Valspar, Midnight in Paris), and a piece of wood for the wine rack top. Not too shabby.
Ok, I’ll take you on the tour….
Here’s the view when you walk in from the entryway living room.
(All that’s left to update in this view is the gross red stair carpet—
the only carpet in the house, thankfully).
I originally wanted to replace the golden pendant light, but I kinda like how cool and vintage it is, It also puts off some fun shadows. I bought a new pendant light at IKEA, but ended up deciding that it looked better in Vivi’s room.
When you turn to the other direction you see the view into the fixer upper kitchen, which I cannot wait to update. I wanna rearrange it and open up to the dining and living rooms as much as possible. As soon as possible.
The painting is something I did a couple of weeks ago. I like the color it brings into the room. And the canvas was one of a few left by the previous owner…score.
Now we turn to the buffet table area. This wake table belonged to Ted’s mother’s parents, and dates back over 100 years. We love it, and I love that the dark stain helps bring some weight to the bright room.
I use it to mainly store office supplies…you know what a normal person would use a buffet for, haha! I’m a strange one.
I really wanted to hang the mirror that’s sitting on top of the buffet, but it weighs about 50 pounds, and I had a hard time finding a stud where I needed it, so I left it leaning.Not my preference, but I like that it at least reflects the chandelier, making the room even brighter.
It came from a thrift store, and was chrome and cheap wood to start, so I painted the top white, and the legs a metallic gold. I really like this table.
PS. You can see the rest of the in process home tour here if you like to stalk like that. 🙂
Hope you’re all having a great week!