I thought it would never happen but we FINALLY finished our dining room! Our farmhouse dining room is now brighter, bigger & blends seamlessly with our newly remodeled kitchen! Sharing all the DIY & decorating details of our new space below.
Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal
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Our dining room is a far cry from what it looked like six years ago when we moved in & painted it. (see that here)
Since then we have accomplished A LOT of DIY projects in here…
- Created a Farmhouse Table for FREE from our old dining Table
- Gave the Old Brass Chandelier a Makeover
- Opened up the Dinning Room to be more connected to the Kitchen
- Added Shiplap to the Walls
- Gained More Seating with a Craigslist Church Pew
- Painted, Painted & Painted Some More
And here’s what it looks like now!!!
Let me just say that painting Shiplap is no joke! First you have to cover the holes with spackle & chalk before painting it.
We painted the shiplap a basic flat un-tinted white from SW.
Somehow we missed painting the dining ceiling the first time around & with the white walls it was obvious that it needed to be painted!
We gave the columns a fresh coat of paint, SW crushed ice. It is are current fav neutral paint color & the same color we used on the walls in the kitchen.
I took down the old satin panel curtains we brought from our previous home in favor of a linen shade from Target that doesn’t take up any precious floor space. This is a skinny dining room after all!
We had hoped to keep the window bare but winter sunsets were problematic for anyone sitting on the pew so we gave up and added the shade.
We found this awesome church pew on Craigslist for $20 a few days before Thanksgiving & sanded it down to look like the one in our living room.
I can’t get over how well it matches our farmhouse table!!!
It adds some much needed seating for holidays as well as weekly bible study potlucks.
Jason is not sold on it & wants to make some benches that fit under the table instead….. I am currently trying to talk him out of that 🙂
You can never have too many church pews!
I added a simple green wreath to the fireplace mantel along with 2 of my favorite houseplants….
You guessed it, ferns!
I wanted to keep our farmhouse dining room as neutral as possible so I could change it up for the many seasons & holidays we celebrate in this space.
I moved the vintage wooden boxes to our galvanized bar cart along with the liquor.
It is hard to believe how much our farmhouse has changed over the years and yet we are still NOT done! We are really trying to enjoy this never ending renovation process & still have fun along the way. Next up…building a chicken coop 🙂
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