Many of you have been waiting to see my reveal of my Dining room. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I was just waiting on the light issue to get resolved before I could take some pictures to show you the finished room. You can’t really have a room without a light in it, and a light fixture can really make or break the design of a room.
The light hanging in the dining room before had to go. I mean it wasn’t horrible, but this light and I were not friends. The day that we got our keys to the house I was all about moving in. My husband had to work, so it was just me to move in boxes. First off all the light was hung way to low. I am only 5 feet and 3 inches tall.
Running into chandeliers should not be a problem I have to deal with!
I remembered to miss the chandelier when I set the box down, but not when I stood back up. If you notice the bottom of the light has these sort of spikes on it. I thought that I had impaled my head and was going to bleed to death after I rammed my head on them. I do not wish that pain on anyone. After that, I was done moving boxes.
So from day one this light just had to go.
I am happy to say that the light is now gone and I also have a new remodeled dining room. You have seen the before pictures, so now it is time to show you what my dining room looks like now!
I can not tell you how much I love this transformation!
Our dining area gets a lot of natural light from the large bay window plus the skylight. I refreshed the white paint on the walls and painted the bay window area white as well. I feel like it makes the space feel bigger with it all being one color.
Fresh paint makes a world of difference.
I also painted my kitchen table and chairs with a white chalk paint.
Again, World of difference.
The space felt bright when I repainted the walls, but it really changed when I painted the table as well!
I opted to put a wicker bench in near the bay window to help fill up the space and because I just love the look of benches at the table.
I originally wanted to put up two wood shelves on the side wall. More room to put pretty decorations, but then I came across Mustard Seed Blooms– Love Grows Best in Farmhouses Scroll Art and knew that it would be perfect for that area. Plus that would mean no shelves to dust!
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One little challenge that I ran into when I was coming up with my design plan was that I wanted to have curtains around my bay window but I didn’t want the curtain rods to distract or cover up the window. I had very little space in between each window as well so it had to be something small.
The solution to my problem?
Toilet Paper holders!
I mean they are kind of like mini curtain rods right! They fit the space perfectly and because the middle section was spring loaded they could squeeze into the small space between each window!
As for my Chandelier, my new one was a thrift store find that I spray painted in my favorite black spray paint. I have no chance of running into this one!
The biggest changes were not from by buying new things, but restoring what I already had. This allowed me to stay within my budget but also complete an entire space makeover!
One Last look at the before and After.
See something that you love?
I have rounded up a list of the decor items used in this post.
If I can’t link the exact item I will link to one that closely resembles it!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my new dining room makeover!
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