Dining Room Reveal
Hi and Welcome back!
I’m so excited to finally have a room completed. My dining room is the first room done and we had our very first adult sit down dinner party tonight. I was great to be able to all sit at the same table. So, without further ado, I present my dining room reveal haha.
When we came to look at the house, this room was set up as a sitting room.
Because it is right off the kitchen and opens to the main room, I thought it would be a great spot for the dining room. So, when we got here I took one quick night time photo of the room before I painted.
I wanted a neutral color, and since it opens to the main room, I just continued the same grey color in there. You can see my post on how I picked the perfect “greige” HERE.
The room is sort of smaller, and I really wanted to have at least an eight person table, so I built the furniture to fit. So I started by building the table.
You can get all the details on how I made my concrete table HERE.
Since I didn’t really have room for a traditional sideboard, and I wanted something a little “lighter”, I took a piece of wood I found in the yard, and made THIS shelf for about $10.
I added a mirror that came with us from the last house, and the box trunk thingy, which also came with us. I wanted a simple table dressing that could be easily removed and quickly stored or put back out in record time.
I also put a blanket, because my kids kept getting distracted during dinner by their own faces in the mirror. I throw the blanked over the mirror for dinner, so the urge to make funny faces doesn’t distract from conversation. Breakfast time is a free for all :). Anybody else have this issue, haha?
Now, we needed chairs and have you noticed how expensive dining chairs are??? I wanted a clean, modern look with no fabric and something I could wipe down easily. I came up with these chairs, which I spent about $20 on. You can find the tutorial on how I did them HERE.
I ended up buying the two end chairs as a little birthday present and love them. I found them HERE.
In the corner I put my conversation starter boards, which is a great way for us to have discussions at the table. You can see more about them HERE.
I branches my father-in-law and I found at his home in Indiana. He wanted me to do something with them and so far I’m stumped. I think inspiration will strike sometime, but for now I think they are kind of nice looking in my little copper pot.
For the rest of the accessories, I bought the bamboo “wall”, the hurricanes and the rest of the table dressing from TJMaxx and Ross. I was inspired by Restoration Hardware when I built my table. I used to be a manager there, and I knew they use things like natural elements to achieve their clean, elegant look and they also love a good hurricane :).
The very last thing I bought was the light, which I found on Amazon. I searched a bit for something that was trendy, using both natural and metal mix and I found this and loved it, especially for the price.
So, thats it! I finished the whole room for around $650, including the table and eight chairs. One room done, a million (it seems like) to go.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Oh my gosh April! You just amaze me with your talent! Such a great room. I read your chair transformations and I am speechless. Wow! Your rooms just radiate warmth. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you came by!
Wow!!!! Amazing! The table and chairs are my favorite!!!!!!! Such awesome projects and huge savings. The wall color is fab too! I’m in the process of turning our formal into a sitting room! Too funny!
Thanks so much Sara!!
Amazing! You simply awe me! I love it and your blog is pretty awesome, too!!
Thank you Rian ;)!!
I love the transformation of the room. So many wonderful projects that you have done – I don’t know which is my favorite but I do love the reclaimed wood shelf. We have been in our home 12 months and not one room is completely finished so in my estimation you are doing great. Cathy
Oh good! That makes me feel better. It’s possibly the smallest room in the house, but it’s done! Thanks for stopping by!
This is a amazing transformation! The before was dramatic but the after is stunning. You are crazy talented!
Popping over from Totally Terrific Tuesday =) Stunning! I’m hoping one day I can do a room reveal… soon, soon. Come share your crafts, DIY’s, recipes & up-cycle posts at #2usestuesday (Mon PM to Fri PM) & your latest & greatest Pinterest pins at #Pinbellish (Fri AM to Tues AM) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
Will do, thanks Sarah!
I love your room! Especially the table and chairs! AMAZING! I’ve been slowly working on each room in my home and so excited to do a full room reveal like this!
Thanks Ruthie! It’s so fun, I can’t wait to have a “house tour” link at the top of the page :).
I love the room and every single thing that is in it. The chairs are great and that table is swoon worthy. The lighting makes a nice addition and all the shelves also fit in very nicely with the room.
Thank you so much Mary!
Oh em gee!!! LOVE IT! You did an incredible job, April! I can’t even believe this is the same room.
Thank you so much Lauren! So excited you came by!
April your dining room is gorgeous!! Seriously, do you want to come design mine??? Everything flows so well and it just feels like home. Love your shelf and of course your dining table and chairs are my favorite!! Great job girl!!
Thank you so much Sydney!! I could visit, Utah isn’t that far from Oklahoma, right??
I love your dining room!! You have done a great job of creating the pieces that you wanted for so much less. My son and daughter in law love the modern style,,,,it was fun helping them with their remodel. You might enjoy it on my blog ….I did a feature on their house when it was decorated for Christmas 2014. Enjoy your lovely new space…so glad you chose a new paint color!!
Thank you so much Dawna!! It’s nice to have a place to eat :).
Stunning room all put together! You have a great eye for decor and I love your style! Well done!
Thanks so much Terry!
Oh my gosh, I am seriously in awe of this room! I can’t believe you were able to recreate expensive pieces for a fraction of what they they sell for – especially the chairs! I would have never guessed 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Circle!
Thank you Jen! That is so sweet! Glad you stopped by 🙂
Oh wow April! I love it all! Especially the fact that you did so much yourself to make it your dream space. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Your Home Decor & More Link Party!
Thanks so much Iris!
This looks amazing! I’m so impressed with your building skills and the dining room looks like a great space to host a dinner party!
Thank you Jenn!
It looks Great! and I LOVE your table.
Thanks for sharing at Create-Share-Inspire Link party.
April, this room looks amazing! I can’t believe the transformation! I love the wood shelf that you made. And that chair makeover? So awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party. Hope to see you again on Sunday night! :0)
Thank you so much Tiffany! I’ll be back as soon as I have a post ready :). Thanks for stopping by!
I LOVED your table and now I’m drooling over your DIY Industrial Farm chairs. You’re creative brain inspires me and you are such a great example of mixing thrift with substance. 🙂 Beautiful project! We’re sharing your chairs at Friday’s Furniture Fix tonight at 9PM EST. We hope you’ll hop on by and say hello! http://www.thirtyeighthstreet.com/2015/11/fridays-furniture-fix-link-party-no-15.html
Have a great weekend!.. Carrie, Thirty Eighth Street
Oh, thank you so Much Carrie!! You always say the nicest things :). I’ll stop by for sure!! Thank you So MUCH!!
Your dining room looks amazing.
Thank you so much Trish!
I love the table and chairs and no words to how awesome this dinning room transformation is! I have to say that you have did a very good job!!!
Thank you so much Angie!