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Updated: 2020-01-17 15:38 Views: 184

Hello friends! If you have followed my blog long enough, you know that I have made some mistakes in our dining room. Yeah…; BIG MISTAKES. SO I am planning a mini dining room makeover. But before I tell you my plans, let's review the history of the dining room. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

This is what the dining room looked like when we moved in. I knew I did not want to keep the blue walls or the bamboo floors. You can't tell in the photo, but the bamboo floors had a permanent outline of where the former owner's area rug sat. It was not a good look. Plus, we did not care for the light stain of the floors, but we didn't want to sand the floors down and stain them either, because we didn't love the grain/look of these bamboo floors anyway.

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I was in a rush to paintcustom wedding gifts, so I made THE HUGE MISTAKE of picking a paint color before I had any other plans for the room. Never, ever, ever do that. It's a recipe for disaster, as you'll see in a moment. Anyway, I love the color yellow and picked out a lovely yellow color and slapped it up on the walls. I still haven't gotten around to painting the vomit colored trim white yet {you can read more about our trim drama here} Vomit and yellow do NOT go well together.

Fast forward about 6 months and we completed our kitchen makeover, which included painting the bamboo floors. In order to have the floors somewhat coordinate with the tiles in our foyer, we chose a beige/gray combination. Beige and yellow do NOT go well together.

I also hung some random curtains and art work. And this is what our dining room has looked like for the last 18 months or so. {I wish you could see me cringing in person–;I promise the color combos look even worse in person}.

I am finally ready to address the dining room mistakes that I have made, but I need to spend as little money as possible. Here's what my plan consists of:

1) Paint:I plan to start by painting the walls a cream color. Can you believe it?! I have NEVER painted a room anything even remotely close to white, so this will be a first. I also finally need to paint the trim white.

2)Furniture makeover:I would love to get a larger dining room table, but we are going to have to stick with what we have for a while. So, I have a plan to update the look of the chairs and to improve the rather “;used”; appearance of the table. {The table is super used at this point. We purchased it used from Craigslist 5 years ago, so it has definitely seen better days, but it is still sturdy}.

3)Add texture and color with a rug:I think adding a rug in the dining room will go a LONG way in making it feel cozier and more welcoming. Here is the beautiful rug that I have selected from Rugs USA {no, I am not an affiliate of Rugs USA, I just love their rugs!}. I LOVE this rug! You can click here to check it out for yourself on Rugs USA's website.

4)Add new artwork-I am so, so, so excited about the artwork that I have selected for the dining room. I have picked out three gorgeous pieces from Minted. Did you know Minted sells art? I love it because it's an art marketplace forindependentartists–;you can check it out here. The selection isENDLESS. Here are the three pieces I have picked out {just click on any of the images to check them out in more detail on Minted's site}.

5)Change the curtains-I'm really not sure what I will do in the way of curtains yet, but I am not loving the pattern of the curtains with the rug, so some switch will be made.

6)Change the light fixture-Folks, I cannot tell you how much I dislike the light fixture in our dining room. I am sure it's a well-made, hand-blown glass piece, but it is just NOT our style. At all. So, we plan to make another light fixture like the one we made for our family room that we absolutely, positively LOVE. You can check out the full tutorial of how we made it here.

What do you think? I can't wait to get started and show you the results! It may be a while. Lately, we have started a zillion projects, but aren't finishing any :) Don't worry, I'll update you every step of the way!

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