Well it may have taken us nine years, but we finally finished decorating our dining room after we renovated our downstairs. I know you’ve all seen different corners of this room from time to time as we slowly purchased furniture and accessories, but I wanted to share the whole room with all the sources and before pics!
Furniture and Accessory Sources
I wanted the dining room to feel really fresh, so I we punched up the white walls and classic furniture with colorful art and fabrics. Here’s a list of where we found all the pieces in this room:
- Dining table — This was a piece handed down by my parents, so unfortunately I can’t give a source. But I highly recommend finding a round table that extends round like this one. It makes holidays really fun and festive when you have 12 people all around the table.
- Chairs — I wanted these Ballard Designs chippendale chairs for years and pinned about a thousand photos of them. I finally pulled the trigger last spring!
- Chair fabric — I purchased Betwixt Leaf Blanc fabric by Schumacher from wallpaperstogo.com and recovered the Ballard chairs myself.
- Sisal Rug — This might be one of my favorite purchases I’ve made in this house. I had no idea that you could create a custom size of a Pottery Barn woven rug. The quality of this rug is amazing and the price was great for being custom. We have a square dining room, so finding a square rug that I loved was tough until I found this one.
- Bar cart — Obsessed with the Serena & Lily wicker bar cart. This room is not very big, so this piece is great. When we extend the table we can roll it right out of the room.
- Lantern pendant — I love this simple light that’s both classic and modern.
Before, During and After
Now, just to remind you where we started…we purchased our home in 2012, and it was a fixer upper (to say the least). We’ve slowly renovated it over the years, starting with the downstairs and recently adding on upstairs as well. The dining room wasn’t an enormous job, mostly consisting of refinishing the floor, painting and replacing the windows, which we did throughout the house. However, there was an old built in that we removed so the space felt larger.
Below you can see what the dining room looked like when we first walked through, a progress shot when my parents kindly gave us their dining room set, and what the same angle looks like today.
Oh and here’s a peek at what the table looks like when it’s extended like it was here for Christmas dinner in 2019.