Simple Dining Room Updates!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Updating your dining room doesn't have to cost a fortune. Right? Right!

I've been wanting to update my dining room and living room for a while now. So I've been making slow but sure changes. 

I also didn't want to spend a fortune doing it. Because as you might have already guessed my tastes change like the wind!

So I put a lot of thought into it. And thought what bothered me so much about this room? I still loved my dining room table, it has a beautiful base and I do love the dark wood. 

But what was it that bugged me about it?
 Then it dawned on me! Too Matchy-matchy, even though I like the dark wood there was too much of it, pretty boring are some of the thoughts that came to mind.

And when I look back at my blog pics I don't have a lot of shots of this room.
Here's a before look:

Here's what it looks like now after a weekend of updating
I love how light and bright it is now! 
By just changing out the chairs and the curtains and adding a few new accessories, it gives the whole dining room a different look!

Curtains-Ikea Ritva

 I added plates in a navy/white pattern to both sides of the mirror. I bought these years ago at an antique store and I've always loved them. The pattern is "Blue Onion"
I thought they tied in nicely with my new navy/white benches that I just got from a recent Target haul that I mentioned here

And even though it's not done…
I'm thrilled with how it all turned out!
What do you think?
Projects that still need to be done:
New crown mold
New art work for both sides of the french doors
Something new for the corner with the chair
Possibly paint the shelf in the dining room

I would love you're input on this one:
Leave the shelf as is/Or paint it a creamy white!

Leave me a comment I read them all and love them all!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouseMay 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party so you can check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Thank you so much Kathryn! I'll be sharing it on facebook & twitter asap! What pretty features you have!! Xo, Kathy


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