You know those houses that you go in and you just want to sit and stare at every room? Well, I’m on a mission to make that my house and let me tell you, it has been a slow process. I have conquered 2 of the 6 rooms in our house; the bathroom and living room and I think it’s safe to say I can add room number 3 to the list! Our dining room has been my biggest challenge. I’ve “reworked” this room three times now and I FINALLY got it right! Follow along to see our dining room makeover.


When I first walked into our house, it was a total bachelor pad. Like beer signs everywhere and those awesome pictures with dogs playing poker and stuff… Here are a few pictures of what this room looked like before I started round three! 🙂

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First, I started out by purchasing a new rug and chairs from; my go to website for home decor.


Then I built a “farmstyle” table and stained it in a light teak color.


After that, I started the shiplap process. 🙂 For this I went to my local lumber yard and had then cut 4×8′ sheets of 1/4″ plywood in 6″ boards. I was able to get 8 boards out of a sheet. I decided to go with the 1/4″ because I didn’t want to have to remove the window trim. Once I had all the base trim taken down and my outlets all unscrewed I was able to start putting the boards up.

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Here’s how the room looked after I finished putting all the boards up.

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Once this was done, I primed everything and applied two coats of white paint. Note: I should have painted my walls white before I put the plywood up.

I had been collecting decor pieces for the reno for quite sometime so once the walls were dry I wasted no time hanging stuff up. 🙂 While I still have plans to build a buffet for the space, I couldn’t wait to share the finished photos with you!

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Thank you to everyone to took time out of your day to read about our makeover and stay tuned for the kitchen reno, coming soon! 🙂 Have a great week!


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