I shared yesterday that 6 years ago to the day, we closed on our first home! It was such an exciting time in our lives, we were finally going to own our home, and I couldn’t wait to put my signature on it. When we first moved in pretty much every room in the house was yellow. We were in our sixth year of marriage so other than our IKEA living room furniture we had purchased a few years prior, the rest of our belongings were typical newlywed hand-me-downs. With 2 kiddos under two I was excited to make this house a home. Today I’m going to share our Dining Room progression over the past 6 years.
Get ready, because even I was surprised with some of these before & after photos.
The dining room was the first room I painted, and guess what? It’s still the same color today! I painted it Wood Smoke by Glidden. It was love at first sight, and I have to say I still love how it looks in the space, however our dining room would go under a few transformations to be the space you see today!
One of the selling factors of our house was these beautiful columns that separate our living room and dining room.
If you look closely you can see just how far our living room has come too, but I’ll share more on that tomorrow! You can see where it all began in our dining room, HERE.
The first makeover our dining room got was when I painted our table set black, and then swapped out the matching end chairs for new wicker chairs from IKEA. Which I still have and love!
Next up was painting the top part of that door in our dining room with chalkboard paint and we added a chair rail.
Then we built our own farmhouse table and I painted the bottom half of the walls white below the chair rail.
Shortly after we built our table we added a new chandelier, with more of a farmhouse style, from Lowe’s. Our dining room stayed like this for quite awhile while I worked on other areas in our home. Then I refinished the black dresser in our dining room. I was craving something that looked like weathered oak from Restoration Hardware, and wanted to visually lighten up the space! I completed my Gray Washed Dresser makeover and it was perfect! Then to continue lightening up the space we removed the chair rail we originally installed, and added a board and batten treatment to 3/4 of the walls, and the space finally felt finished!
I’ve added rugs, taken them away, swapped out decor. Hung things on the wall, taken them down, and changed things up seasonally, but the bones in this space have stayed the same, and I love it. I was about to say it’s one of my favorite rooms, and while that’s partially true, I think it’s more that I absolutely love everything in this space so it’s easy call it a favorite.
Now that you’ve seen the progression of the room, here are some great before & after photos that really show the transformation!
Our dining room sure has undergone quite the transformation! Tomorrow I will be sharing all of our living room before and after photos with you! Stay Tuned!
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