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:
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.
Then all of a week ago we finished it!
Isn’t she a beaut?
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.
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!*