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! 🙂
First, I started out by purchasing a new rug and chairs from Wayfair.com; 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.
Here’s how the room looked after I finished putting all the boards up.
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!
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!