Monday, October 14, 2013

Dining Room Reveal!!

Cream table with navy blue chairs - fall table setting

I am beyond excited to share this dining room reveal with you all! So excited in fact, that I have had a terrible time trying to decide what order to even put all these pictures in. I love the way this turned out and every picture is just making me fall in love with it even more. 

This makeover has been a long time in the making, I have been sharing little sneak peeks of the progress on Instagram. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted this space to look and feel, but finding each of the elements to get it just how I wanted took me a little longer than I anticipated.

Here is a look at the space before. I am in the process of changing our home's colors from a warmer palette to a cooler one; getting rid of the reds, oranges and dark browns, for blues, greens and grays. And there was a lot of wood tones going on in this space, the table, bench, chairs, trim, storage cabinets and kitchen cabinets. Too much!

Dining room before

Here is the last look at our oak table before I got to work on it with a Rustoleum Furniture Transformations Kit. (By the way, this kit was awesome and I highly recommend it. And Rustoleum has no clue who I am, I just like their product.)

Oak table before Rustoleum Transformation

Line-up of the chairs awaiting their dates with a few cans of spray paint. I purposely chose two different types of chairs for our space. I love the look of mismatched chair styles around the table, they just needed a common color to tie them together for a more cohesive look.

Dining room chairs before.

And now, the big reveal! Ta-da!! Isn't it gorgeous?! I'll give you a moment to take it in, and then we can look more closely at the details.

Dining Room after - fall table setting

Refinished table in cream with navy blue chairs

Refinished table in cream with navy blue chairs

Pretty big difference, huh? I looooove it! I think the thing that makes me smile the most is the navy blue chairs. They add a perfect bright punch of color that is unexpected in this space, especially on the traditional style dining room chairs.

Navy blue dining room chairs

The table is now a subtle standout piece in this space. The details on the pedestal are more noticeable now, and the overall finish is exactly what I was looking for on this table. Some people probably can't believe that I would paint this oak table, it is a great table, but the finish just wasn't the look I wanted for this space and with the update, it will be perfect for my family for many years to come.

Refinished table pedestal detail

Refinished tabletop detail - with fall decor

Refinished tabletop detail - with fall table setting

Here is the icing on the cake with the room makeover; curtains for under $10! I have been searching and searching for curtains for this room, and could not find anything I was willing to commit to. Then on a random trip to Target I found a set of Twin XL sheets on clearance that were perfect. I just cut them right down the middle (conveniently there was a nice folded crease to follow), then used Heat N Bond on the single unfinished edge on each curtain, and then clipped them up with curtain rings. Couldn't have been easier!

No sew curtains from a bedsheet - gray curtains

I love, love, love the new look of our dining room. It has lightened and brightened up the space and is a much better reflection of our style.

Dining room makeover - after

So, would you be brave enough to paint any of your furniture a stand-out color? What color would you pick?


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15 comments:

  1. Oh I love your table and chair makeovers. How fun and fabulous. Great dining area. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 2:30 PT. www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Those chairs turned out so great! I'd love to do that someday. Or, have all different chairs painted in fun, bright colors that match my coor scheme. Someday, perhaps. ;)

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  3. Beautiful idea. I love how you painted all the chairs blue to tie them together. I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

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  4. Beautiful!! I adore the new color of your table, and the chairs are a great standout piece! (Nice tip about the curtains too!! Storing that idea away...) What Rustoleum color is the table?
    Found you over at Reasons to Skip the Housework. :) Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty.

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    1. Thank you! It is the Winter Fog color, I used the glaze included in the kit to give it more detail. You can some of the step-by-step pictures of the process here: http://onemilehomestyle.blogspot.com/2013/10/dining-room-table-transformation.html

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  5. OMG your table & chairs are gorgeous!! Totally pinning ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I love how great they turned out!!

      Steph

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  6. Love the blue chairs! It just adds a spice of life to the setting. I love mix and match, it's soo fun! I'm pinning this one to our board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly
    MinettesMaze

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    1. Wanted to let you know that this is my favorite pick for this weeks party!! Make sure you come grab a button on Sat!! Have a GREAT week!!!!

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    2. Thank you so much! I really was a fun transformation and makes the space feel new.

      Steph

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  7. Love that blue color for the chairs! What spray paint is it?
    Love the table too! perfect for going more cool!

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    1. Thank you!! I used Rustoleum spray paint in Navy Blue on the chairs.

      Steph

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  8. Your blue chairs look fabulous- it is amazing how the colour totally drew your whole room together - love it!! Thanks for sharing this awesome project at the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Furniture Transformations. We hope you can make it back this evening at 7pm EST to share a holiday sign project - or just come by to get some holiday inspiration!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

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