Hey All! If you have been following along you are well aware we recently gutted a dated 70’s style ranch home. We are winding down on the reveals and TODAY I am pleased to present you with my favorite area in the home. The dining room. As you can see below it was nothing to write home about when we started the process.However, this is the space that came together in my mind the quickest. Once we established the general feel we wanted to create in the home, the dining room just fell into place. Below you can see my original style board. We wanted a nice open feel, so we tore out all unnecessary walls. You can catch all the gory demo details here. We then added ship lap (see tutorial here) and gorgeous laminate flooring to create a warm cohesive atmosphere. (You can get all the laminate floor details here.) The space was really coming together seamlessly, but it needed a little oomph. So what did we do? We spray painted the window panes of course, and we don’t regret it! If you are interested to know more about this awesome tutorial you can check out how I painted these windows using Frogtape here. Next we added some billowy curtains. Would you believe these curtains are ONLY $5 a piece! Yup! You can see the easiest DIY, in the history of curtains here.
Alright, without further ado. I give you our masterpiece. The DINING ROOM!!!!
The light fixture is one of my favorite pieces. I actually made this piece two years ago but never ended up using it in my home. When we designed this space, I knew exactly where my light fixture belonged! This was a very intricate build, but I do plan to publish build plans at some point.
There use to be a straight shot view of the laundry room from the dining room. Because that isn’t the most appetizing view we covered up the mountains of laundry with a barn door! I got the hardware at Home Depot.com.
This whole space was completed on a very tight budget. We tracked down the perfect dining table on Craigslist for $150 and purchased the chairs from the outdoor section of Walmart for $27 a piece. Not too shabby! I then made a little succulent holder using succulents I purchased at Michaels during their end of season sale. Booyah.
Here is a view from the dining area looking out into the rest of the open concept home.
If you missed it, you can see the rest of the kitchen here:
And more of the living room/sitting room here.
Alright, that wraps up the dining room reveal! Make sure you pin images inspo later, and check back later this week for the entry reveal!