french country dining room makeover

French Country Dining Room Makeover

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2021 Update- Wow! My style has certainly changed. Check out our current home and our current French Country kitchen makeover.

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 haha), 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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Then all of a week ago we finished it!

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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 of 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.


*Update- we sold this house and have a new dining room now!*


Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.