Alright everyone, today is the day! Reveal day! If you recall I had a perfectly lovely dining room… Then one day I decided to list my dining set on a local craigslist… just because I was curious. Well within an hour it was gone. So my dream of someday changing up my dining room had become a reality. I was going to do it, I was going to give my farmhouse style a little refresh. I wanted to lighten it up and create a Modern Farmhouse Dining Room.
In all honesty, my tag line really does speak the truth… I really “can’t leave well enough alone.”
Like I said, there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. It was beautiful, but I just got a wild hair, and felt like mixing things up.
That “wild hair” actually paid off! Here is a fun fact for you… with the $$ I made from selling my old dining set, I was able to purchase everything I needed for the new space. I DID purchase a new table ($200) , the buffet table ($70), and the potting shelf ($20) from Craigslist! (While I typically build all my furniture, I have had a LOT of looming deadlines, and honestly the price I got all these pieces were, were a steal! It would cost me a lot more $ to build it. So sometimes I just grit my teeth and buy a piece of furniture. A little part of my dies inside, but then I get over it, and realize I am just one person. I was also able to buy all my chairs from Target and had a few dollars extra that I put towards the materials for my shelves and my DIY artwork.
Well, what do you think !? I was able to snag the black out door patio chairs for $39 each. I am somewhat enamored with them, and strongly believe they complete the look of this whole room! In actuality, it was one very slap happy girls night at Target that spurred the whole makeover. While lounging in the patio section of Target with some girlfriends on a late night Target run, I fell in love with these metal outdoor chairs! It was then that the wheels started turning, and I started plotting. Which pretty much brings us up to date. I definitely wanted to have some repetition of the black chairs so I opted to spray paint my DIY light fixture! If you love it and want to make your own, I have all the DIY details here. (Spoiler alert I was able to make this 3 pendant fixture for less than $40!)If you have been following along with the process of the dining room makeover, then you know all about my most recent build, by bracket open shelving. However, if you are new around here I have got you covered. You can read all about how I built these shelves here.
To say that I love this new fresh look is an understatement. The brightened brick wall with, fresh light wood, and dramatic black pops is just heavenly!
Well there you have it folks. My take on a fresh modern farmhouse!
Thanks for following along and take luck!