Sharing all the DIY & decorating details of our elegant & vintage farmhouse dining room with our farmhouse dining table, bench, church pew, fireplace & shiplap walls & before & after pictures included!
I thought it would never happen but we FINALLY finished the dining room of our farmhouse.
Our farmhouse dining room is now brighter, bigger & blends seamlessly with our newly remodeled kitchen!
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Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal
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Farmhouse Dining Room Before
Our farmhouse dining room is a far cry from what it looked like six years ago when we moved in & painted it. (see that below)
I painted our farmhouse dining room, “Manor Brown” from Sherwin Williams.
In the past, I tended to like bold colors in my dining rooms.
I painted our first dining room red in our town traditional, dark evergreen in our suburban split dining room & in our current farmhouse dining room, I originally picked a cooler neutral grey, brown because I liked the color & I thought the name sounded very regal, ha!
Well… I completely blew all my bold color dining room ideas behind me in our new farmhouse dining room which is completely white!!!
List of our DIY projects in our Farmhouse Dining Room…
- 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
Farmhouse Dining Room Reveal!!!
Spackling & Painting the Shiplap Walls
We recently added shiplap to the walls over the old vintage plaster walls in the farmhouse dining room.
Shiplap does a fantastic job insulating our old farmhouse & making our old walls straight & clean.
See how we installed the shiplap walls (HERE)
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.
Painting the Farmhouse Dining Room Ceiling & Columns
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 farmhouse dining room after all!
We had hoped to keep the window bare but winter sunsets were problematic for anyone sitting on the church pew in our farmhouse dining room 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 in our farmhouse dining room.
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!
Farmhouse Dining Room Table with Bench & Church Pew
I added a simple green wreath to the farmhouse dining room 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.
We love how well the kitchen & farmhouse dining room work together now. The kitchen/ dining island makes such a difference!
Moose is a big fan of the changes, can you spot him in one of his fav spots above?
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 🙂
I hope our farmhouse dining room decor inspires you to change up the dining room in your home!