Today I’m excited to finally show you my finished dining room makeover! You got to see the board and batten in this post and my new buffet in this post but today I’m showing you how I put the room back together and set it to be ready for all kinds of fabulous dinner parties!
Let’s start with a “before” picture, because who doesn’t love a good before and after shot? 🙂
Here’s what it looks like now.
I love love love the color of the room and how it makes the board and batten, and all the white trim “pop”. Our dining room is a very open room so I wanted to add the dark gray to make it stand out from the other rooms. The color is Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore.
One of my other favorite things about our new dining room is the chandelier. Before, the chandelier was boring, and not my style, so I purchased the Cosette Chandelier from Ballard Designs and I love the way it transformed the room. It’s classy, elegant and beautiful.
My next favorite thing is the board and batten. It makes the room look super classy and it draws you in, which is exactly what I wanted in the dining room. The new 7 1/4″ baseboards are pretty awesome too! We haven’t had baseboards in the house, since we redid the floors last year, so I was thrilled that we finally got to install some in the dining room!
I also added this beautiful Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill Weathered Collection TV stand from Walmart. I’ve always wanted a dining room with a buffet because they are a great place to store extra serving dishes, and when you have guests over you can place food platters on them, instead of crowding up the table.
The mirrored clock is Better Homes and Gardens from Walmart too. When I saw it I had to have it because I love mirrors and I love clocks so I knew it was meant to be mine. 🙂
Another reason I picked this buffet is because it has 6 shelves (4 hidden) where I can store my chargers, table runners, cloth napkins, etc.
On the opposite wall I added a couple frames to add a little personal touch to the room. Dining rooms are a place for families to gather so I hung these beautiful pieces that I got from my husband’s late grandparents.
Now I just need to figure out what color to paint the China cabinet. I’d always thought I’d paint it white but now that it’s up against the board and batten I’m not sure what color to paint it. What do you think? What color would you paint it?
Here are a few more pictures just for fun. I love the way the room turned out, it’s so much warmer and more inviting than it used to be!
Here’s the before and after again. Before was super boring and bland, honestly I didn’t even really want to eat in there. But now it’s full of color, rich texture and I’m drawn to it. It’s my new favorite room in the house (I think I say that about every room as it gets made over). 🙂
Would you like to come over and join me for a dinner party?
Product list –
- Gray Paint – Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore
- Chandelier – Cosette Chandelier from Ballard Designs
- Clock- Better Homes and Gardens Mirror Clock
- Buffet – Better Homes and Gardens Crossmill Weathered Collection TV stand
- “Made from Scratch” sign – Real Deals
- Chicken wire basket