Now that you have seen the completed dining room, lets recap all the handmade details that went into making our perfect dining room. Remember, this room only started with a table and an armoire. Let’s go over the entire makeover from the ground up.
A beautiful indoor/outdoor rug under the dining table offers a little softness and durability under foot.
The walls got a DIY board and batten wall treatment to add architecture and interest to the long blank wall.
Seating was added with inexpensive chairs from Ikea, customized with DIY tablecloth slipcovers for the head chairs and dyed-to-match slipcovers for the side chairs.
The personalization started with the space above the non-traditional armoire instead of a buffet. Projects here included the jute twine monogram and styling the space.
I added even more personalization with the family silhouette art with gilded edges and heirloom mirror above the board and batten.
DIY mercury glass vessels serve as an enchanting centerpiece lit from inside by flameless candles.
I played around with some accessories I collected for the room to practice my photography skills.
To top it all off, I added a DIY linear crystal chandelier that oozes glamour.
This room is full of DIY projects, so I thought it might be nice to do a full price breakdown for the major pieces in the room. Anything not mentioned we already owned or made for less than $15. We had the paint leftover from other projects in the house. Visit the links below to learn more and for sources.
- Board and Batten – wood, nails, liquid nails, caulk, and sandpaper – $150
- Family Silhouette Art – Canvases, Handmade Paper, and Wrapping Paper – $70
- HomeGoods Indoor/Outdoor Rug – $129
- 6 Upholstered Dining Chairs – Chair frames, tablecloths, slipcovers, and dye – $410
- West Elm Velvet Grommet Drapes – two 108″ panels on sale for $163
- DIY Mercury Glass Vessels – Glass vases, Looking Glass Spray Paint, and Flameless Candles – $48
- Linear Crystal Chandelier – Light fixture, wire, and crystals – $170
Grand Total = $1,140
I am still in total disbelief that this room came together for $1200, especially since it started with no chairs! I did not set a budget for this room and the expenses were spread out over the last six months. Of course, it helped that we already owned the table and armoire. The DIY projects saved a ton of money and more importantly made the room feel truly unique and personalized.
Just wanted to tell you that I love the dining room. You have done an amazing job! It’s so original! I’m also a huge fan of your “whole house” color scheme. Great ideas!
The lighting is simply beautiful!! The whole room has such a cohesive design.
BEAUTIFUL room. Love the colors. :)
Jackie A says
Saw your Room Reveal on Young House. Love LOVE LOOOVE your style. I will definitely be reading daily! Can’t wait to see what you have planned for the rest of your beautiful home. I am already planning on incorporating so many of your ideas into my own home. Especially the nursery!
Fantastic room! Where is the armoire from? I really like the shape and proportion of it, the way its lines echo the board and batten in the room, and the contrast to that gorgeous light fixture.
Hi Susan. The armoire is from Room & Board. They don’t carry this particular one anymore, but they have so many other great ones.