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{New House Tour} Dining Room Update

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

Hey guys!! Some of you were so sweet and reminded me it was time for another new house update! Yay! :) Thank you for the reminder, I love to hear what kind of posts you guys want to see next! :) Since you may have gotten a little sneak peek of the dining room from my dessert party and ladies luncheon post, I figured this would be a good place to start. It is *far* from finished, but I thought I’d show you what I’ve got so far! :)

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

Here’s what it looked like before. Totally empty, basically. We were just keeping the red furniture from our old living room in here until we decided what to do with the new dining room.

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

And here’s what it looks like now!

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

Before.

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

After!

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Here’s what it looks like from the foyer.

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

I was originally going to go with a gallery wall like above, with two black mirrors and stacked frames in the middle.

Pier One Mirrored Damask Panel Champagne

But a few weekends ago I saw this mirror from Pier 1 and couldn’t take my eyes off it. I knew it’d be much lighter and brighter in the space.

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

Of course, this is just the beginning! :) I’ve still definitely got a few more things I want to do. Obviously starting with put stuff in the cabinets and pictures in the frames. :) I’d really love to add some fun clocks above each cabinet. I really like the design of the one above, but I’ve seen it in person and it looks really fake and plastic-y. I’ll have to keep looking.

I’m also considering wall sconces. What do you think?? :)

The one I’m using in the mock-up above is the Antique Victorian Inspired Sconce from Shades of Light. There’s also this fun crystal-y one.

Restoration Hardware

I snapped this photo for inspiration at the Restoration Hardware in Birmingham.

I love vintage suitcases and I’d love to find two matching suitcases to stack above each cabinet, under the clocks. Either that or maybe vintage typewriters! :)

BTW, I’m not 100% attached to the clock idea, but I know I want something round, and I don’t want more mirrors… but I am open to suggestions! :)

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

Then there’s drapes. I was thinking about these, from Ballard Designs, but… I don’t know.

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

I’d also love a new light fixture in here. And it definitely needs a rug!

Here’s the full list of projects for the dining room:

{ Still Need to Do }

Pictures in frames
Shelves in cabinets
Clocks & suitcases above cabinets
Wall Sconces
New chandelier
Rug
Drapes
Chargers and place settings for table

Am I forgetting anything?? :)

Dining Room makeover Before & After. Great ideas for an open floor plan.

So that’s it so far! :) If you’re wondering about anything in these photos, I’ll put everything I know in the source list below. Let me know if I left something out! :)

 

{ Source List }

Dining Room Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Van Dyke Brown
Dining Room Ceiling Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Tony Taupe
Living Room Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe
Table — 84″ Salvaged Wood Trestle Extension Dining Table in salvaged brown from Restoration Hardware.
Chairs — Martine chairs with brown oak drifted finish and sand belgian linen fabric from Restoration Hardware.
Cabinets — St. James Medium Bath Cabinet from Restoration Hardware.
Mosaic Mirror — Champagne Mirrored Damask Panel from Pier 1.
Picture Frames — Savannah Desktop Frame from Pier 1.

 

{ More Photos of Our New House }

Our New House
Organize Overflowing Bathroom Beauty Products
Foyer Makeover
Pantry Makeover
Photo Gallery Wall Under the Stairs

 

Thanks so much for looking! :)