Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dining Room Redesign

I think it's finally time I show you all another room in the house. Not finished yet, but a million times better than what we started with. This was our dining room when we bought the house. Nasty ugly green walls, wierdly stained hardwood floors, typical cheap-o brass chandelier.

And this is where we stand with the dining room now!
The floors have been stained ebony. My Aunt Karen came down from Kentucky for a weekend and painted the walls Benjamin Moore Grey Owl for us. I'm so pleased with the high contrast between the dark floors and light grey walls. The ceilings and new baseboards have a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Decorator's White.

This room is full of hand-me-down furniture, with a little bit of Ikea and West Elm clearance mixed in. I think that once I have white slipcovers made for the chair forms they'll be fantastic!

Don't you love Ikea? My favorite Ikea item that I've bought for the house so far is this white metal shade fixture that replaced the brass chandelier. What's your favorite Ikea purchase?


  1. Hi Kendall. Unbelievably, I have nothing from Ikea. I feel left out! BTW, I love your description of the dining room "before". You didn't much like it, did you? Looks great now!

  2. Kendall great job!! I love everything you have done!! A great "After" Yay!

    I do not have a thing from IKEA!


    Art by Karena

    I hope you will join my amazing Giveaway from the Jose Esteves Collection at Interieurs!

  3. that dining table look so stunning i love the color.

  4. Love your dining room! So inviting and the dark floors are to die for. What an upgrade!

  5. This is beautiful! I love the bar cart and the three large frames. Thanks so much for your sweet comments by the way. So glad I found your blog as well!

  6. Your makeover looks sooo modern and simple. I love the pops of color in the accent pillows and little shelf in the left hand corner. What a wonderful dining room!