I just love it when you finish a project and you’re in love with the result.

This dining room makeover was something I was really looking forward to because:

A.) We’ve never had a dining room before, so how cool is that?
B.) I dreamed endlessly of a farmhouse table, a chandelier, and flowers in the middle.
C.) It was my view every time I would sit on my couch and it got a bit tiresome.

Thanks to Pinterest, I had a clear vision of where I was headed.

Farmhouse table. Chandelier. French Country. Shabby Chic.

Here are some before pictures taken right after we bought the house:

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Even if you can look past the awful quality of the pictures (sorry, professional photographer here, though in my defense they were taken by my husband;) there’s not much else to see.

We bought the table, chairs, and hutch set from the owner so those were left behind.

In the next picture we’re getting a little closer. It looks a bit homier but nothing like I really wanted. We tore out the carpet, stained the plywood, and added some rugs. We took off those apartment style curtains/shades and added some gorgeous TJMaxx curtains with a DIY pipe curtain rod. Getting there.

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getting there

Then all of a week ago we finished it!dining-room-makeover-french-country (1 of 6)

Isn’t she a beaut?PicMonkey Collage

The table was built by my husband and I’m in love! We found free plans online, so we have no tutorial for that. I gave him a couple ones I liked and he kinda melded it into one.

The chairs got a makeover. The hutch got a makeover. Basically the whole room got a makeover.

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In the words of my sister,”this makes a good Instagram table.” Always thinking, girl, always thinking.



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  1. messerly218

    February 4, 2016 at 2:57 am

    wow. wow. wow. I just can’t get over how you transformed that room. I’m so jealous of your ability to pull many looks into 1 and make it like amazing. Love the creativity. I love the white colors in the room (chairs, hutch, table legs). That table is amazing, he did such a good job! Crazy how the curtains really changed the look of the room. You KNOW I’ll be begging you for help if I ever get a house 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos!

  2. Amy Weber

    February 4, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Okay, I’m slow here but what’s an instagram table? It must be a great view now when you sit in the living room! I know it just feels so good to get things done!

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