Dining Room Makeover // Before and After

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

This is part TWO in our Kitchen/Dining Room Makeover. You can see our complete Kitchen Makeover here. So there is actually a formal dining room area through that door you can see on the left of the before picture. However, we made our formal dining room into a playroom and put our dining area where our kitchen is (because there is plenty of room)! As you can see from the before pictures, the dining area was VERY dark. I LOVE the fireplace (one of the reasons I fell in love with this house) but I hated all the dark surrounding wood and wanted to brighten everything up a bit. Thankfully, my father can renovate ANYTHING and helped us with this entire project (thanks a million, Dad!) He ripped out all of that old barn wood along the walls and put up bead board and a ton of molding. I love the molding that was placed around the fireplace, it totally makes it all pop. All of the brown wood was then painted white throughout the dining room and kitchen. My father also framed the beams with some molding as well, which I just love. You can see that being done in the progress pictures below.

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Some before pictures and progress pictures! 

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

PROGRESS!

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

……8 weeks later….we have a finished dining room. YAY!

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

Home Improvement: Dining room makeover complete with before and after pictures

I have one last area of the kitchen to show you to complete the series. I still have some painting to do, so that will come in a few weeks!

Sources

Kitchen Table // Built by my good friend, Lauren (who also blogs here) and her hubby

Kitchen Table Chairs 

Armoire // Custom Built

BAKERY sign

Table Cloth/Runners/Napkins 

Candle Holders

Tea Towels

Vase // World Market

Peace Mug & Spread Holder // Home Goods

Farmer’s Market Sign

Sconces by the Fireplace

19 Comments

  1. December 7, 2015 / 8:46 am

    What a difference white paint makes! So beautiful!

  2. December 7, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    It looks so bright and welcoming. I love the table – I can’t believe it was built by Lauren and her husband. Talk about talent!

  3. December 7, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    OMG- you made this look seriously amazing!! I wouldn’t have ever imagined the possibilities from the before pic, great job!

  4. December 7, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Omg! I love seeing the before and after! The difference is staggering!

  5. December 7, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    I love the look of the white against the fireplace. your house looks gorgeous and so cozy

  6. December 7, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I love what you’ve done with the space. It looks so warm and inviting. The chandelier is a lovely piece.

  7. December 8, 2015 / 9:23 am

    LOVE what you did with it! It looks so inviting now πŸ™‚

  8. December 8, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    Your home is gorgeous! I love this!

  9. December 8, 2015 / 5:14 pm

    I literally gasped when I saw the after! Can I move into your home? πŸ˜‰ Because that is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the white!

  10. December 9, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Love how you decorated the fireplace!

  11. Carly
    December 10, 2015 / 12:13 am

    OMG, the lights. I love it all!

  12. December 12, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    This is a gorgeous overhaul! I love all of the white.

  13. Danyelle H
    January 26, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    It looks amazing! Fantastic job πŸ™‚

  14. Pat F.
    July 5, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I discovered your blog this morning and I am already a big fan. Your home is beautiful!!! Where did you buy the light fixture/chandelier over your dining table? It is exactly what I have been looking for.

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