My dining room makeover has come a long way. Much like the rest of the house, it’s evolved over time with my changing design tastes.
Dining room makeover: before
If you’re standing at the front door, the dining room is to the far left corner of the house, accessible through either the kitchen or living room.
When I first bought it, the previous homeowner was using it as her bedroom. It also had a low ceiling fan, dingy ceilings, and heavy curtains that shut out the light.
So, you could say I had my work cut out for me turning it back into a dining space. The renovation began with replacing the floor and adding some picture frame molding.
Dining room: progress
The hardest part by far was stripping down the wallpaper and repairing the damaged walls, which led to lots of lessons about what products work for drywall repair and getting things ready for paint.
Then, I chose a bold color for the walls. The room was turning back into a sophisticated space for entertaining!
And after a new light fixture and decor, here’s where we are now!
Dining room: after
I didn’t just dip a toe into the water with this color – I went for impact with a vibrant blue dining room! And even though I was nervous about how it would come together, the room is finally taking shape. There’s still more to add, like window treatments, more art, crown molding, and a bar area for entertaining, but check out the projects below to get the details on the paint, makeover process, and more for what’s happened so far, get tips, etc.
Related dining room posts worth reading:
- Adding New Flooring
- New Dining Room Furniture
- Stripping Down the Wallpaper
- Adding Picture Frame Molding
- Installing Molding Around Windows and Outlets
- Hiccups Along the Way
- Proper Paint Prep After Drywall Repair
- Dining Room Mood Board
- Dining Room Paint!
- Copper Light Fixture
- A Nifty Trick for Hanging Art with Ease
- Christmas Dining Room
See all other dining room posts here.
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