Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dining Room Update

It's absolutely true what is said about the snowball effect of home upgrades.  A little paint here turns into new paint everywhere.  Fix a broken tile here and soon whole floors need changing.  Well, that's what has been happening in my "Just One Donna" home.  Spring brought us a brand new kitchen and that kitchen makes everything else feel old and worn out.

Not one to throw it all out with the bath water, so to speak, I have been working hard to find ways to update on a budget.  Freshening up doesn't mean you have to break your budget.   One room of focus has been the dining room which is adjacent to the kitchen.  It's a work in progress, but I've made a few changes to get some momentum going.  First, let's take a look at the before dining room.  You can see it is a very traditional dining room.  I love the traditional feel but wanted to add some more modern accents.

Three things have changed.  The first and most impactful change was replacing the rug.

Then I decided it was time for the fake ivy, which had been on either side of the china cabinet, to take a hike.  Lastly, I wanted a more modern chandelier for over the table.  Here's the result of those changes.

I'm very happy with the new look.  I still have a few more touches to add.   I want to replace three botanical fruit prints with one large art piece (one barely shows in the before picture), find a new lamp for my buffet and replace the mirror I have hanging above the buffet.  I haven't found the right pieces yet, so I'll be patient until I do.

Here are the shopping details for this update.  The links are provided for your convenience.  This is not a sponsored post:

The rug:  Bella NuLoom 8'x10',
The Chandelier:  Elegant Dangles,
Wall Panels:  Trellis Wall Panels,

Be sure to watch for sales.  That's what I did.

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1 comment:

  1. I love this makeover. The rug makes the biggest impact, and that plus the chandelier really brighten up and modernize the room. Very clever!


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