In just 6 weeks, I have given my dining room a makeover as guest participant in the One Room Challenge. The One Room Challenge is hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. Twice a year, she invited everyone to join in the fun of giving a room a makeover. There are 20 featured designers and over 200 guest participants. It’s a lot of work and stress, but it’s always worth it to have a finished room at the end! Go check out all of the eye candy!
Dining Room: Before
Week 5: Didn’t happen. I was too exhausted from setting up my shop.
The ceiling stencil didn’t happen.
Dining Room Makeover Reveal
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Despite the bright colors in the mood board, the room is very relaxing and tranquil feeling. I’m keeping it pretty simple because I desperately need a peaceful environment right now.
I’ve been too busy to actually enjoy it, but it sure does make me happy when I walk through it, even if the rest of the house is trashed.
The table was a lucky vintage find at a thrift store. It was the kind of find that you swipe up before anyone else sees it. I bought a set of the chairs from my friend, Cassie, and then bought another set to match. The chandelier was found at an antique market in Sicily. I love it so much. The roses are hand sculpted and have imperfect finger prints in them.
The curtains were dyed and trimmed out to match my living room curtains. I love the bit of softness they add to the room.
I added cabinets to the room surrounding the French doors. Shelves will be eventually be added so that my dreams of a library can be fulfilled. For now, the cabinets add so much extra storage.
I painted the cabinets to blend in with the walls. This helps my small room from feeling smaller. The box on top is my solution to the never-ending paper problem.
I repainted my china cabinet and sold it. It was replaced with an IKEA besta hack. This cabinet holds a ton of board games. In the winter, we hibernate and play games a lot.
The wallpaper panel was my solution to needing a piece of art crazy enough to compliment my cabinet. I used a hoarded roll of the Opalhouse paper. This was the perfect use for 1 roll of paper. We love looking at the design and seeing weird, unintended designs.
I love how the chairs fit around the table. So far, my card game playing son has no objections to the table, so I’m happy.
I never thought I would be a rug-in-the-dining-room type of person, but it adds so much warmth to the room. Gracie is also a fan.
Doesn’t everyone’s dog match their rooms?
I’m so happy with my new dining room makeover, even if it isn’t finished 100% to completion.
Coral game cabinet (tutorial)
Paint Color: SW Cooled Blue
Big thanks to HANDy Paint company for providing me with products to paint with. I have a few weeks off in December and there are a few walls that I’m thinking about painting in that time.
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