Dining Room Makeover

I feel that a formal dining room is a place where you can be free to be creative and bold. For a space in our home that only gets used occasionally (and by occasionally I mean we have used it twice in a year), yet is the first room you see when you walk in the door I felt that I needed to create a statement. I have been muling over a color scheme since we moved in. We finally landed on the Magnolia Home paint in the color Luxe, purchased at our local Ace Hardware. Let’s talk about this paint for a second, you all know how much I love Joanna, but she has outdone herself with this paint! It’s thick and only requires one coat! I despise painting, however this paint made it so easy! We left the original base and crown molding white, and by adding a stark contrasting color I feel like I accomplished my goal of a statement room.

AFTER

I ordered this rug from Rugs USA, it arrived fast and filled up the room just as I wanted. I’ve always been impressed with their rugs and often times they run 50% off sales which makes an oversized rug affordable. Eventually a large, custom built farmhouse table will replace the current one so I wanted to make sure that the rug allowed for that piece of furniture so I ordered a size up. To expand on the dining room table for a minute, Josh built our current table when he was in high school. Although our color scheme has changed over the years this table has a sentimental meaning so we will be converting it to a game table upstairs when the time comes. Josh has big plans for a new table and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!

The drapes are from West Elm and are the Echo Print. I originally ordered these for our living room area but I didn’t like how they looked against the white and gray walls. I felt that the ivory in the curtains didn’t pair well with the cool tones in the living room. But…..they look fabulous in the warm dining room! I love how thick the material is, the quality is top notch!

Overall I am so pleased with how our dinging room turned out. Now I’m on to the next project, I am going bold yet again with our downstairs powder room. Stay tuned on social media to see sneak peeks of that project!


BEFORE

Dining Room Before
Dining Room Before
My little helper!

My little helper!

Dining Room Before
Magnolia Home in the color LUXE

Magnolia Home in the color LUXE

 

THE END RESULT

Dining Room Makeover