Friday, May 23, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

This next transformation I'm going to share with you brings a big smile to my face!  I'm still beaming at how great the results have turned out.  The dining room in our house was beyond boring.  There was no paint color on the walls, the drapes were cheap and sheer, the gold drapery hardware was left over from the previous owners (and I had spray-painted it silver), and our dining set was the one we had purchased 8 years ago, on the cheap, from Ashley Furniture.  It was time for a major change! Here are the before pictures:

Booooooring!  I decided I wanted a very formal dining room, with a modern and classy color scheme, and seating for a large group.  I chose Cement Gray paint from the Martha Stewart paint collection, and after I got it on the walls, I knew I had chosen the right color.  I got brushed nickel drapery hardware from Bed, Bath & Beyond in a simple design and purchased these Montecito panels from ZGallerie.  The main transformation came from the new furniture, though.  This was our splurge purchase. We found an awesome table from ZGallerie with self-storing leaves on both ends and 8 matching chairs.  Check it out!


Forgive me, the tags are still on!  Lol

Can you even believe it's the same room?  The coolest part about the table is the fact that it seats 8 as-is, but if you extend out the two leaves, it seats 12!  Perfect for a dinner party or game night or one of my monthly board meetings (that I was too embarrassed to host before now).  Surely this furniture will at least last us 8 years!

*Update: I replaced the large flower painting with more modern pieces from ZGallerie, and switched out the art above the wine rack with another piece I already owned.

Project Costs:
Paint and supplies: $50
Drapery hardware and drapes: $110
Furniture: $3,500
Art: $200

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I can’t believe you got the furniture at such good prices. I think it’s hard to find great furniture that would look classy and tasteful nowadays at great prices. Anyway, can I just say that the window curtains are really gorgeous. I love their printed patterns. Great job on the makeover!

Joanne Daniels @ VIP Furniture Outlet