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Colorful Dining Room Makeover REVEAL

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The following items featured in our dining room makeover were gifted to me: the Serena and Lily mirror, the Rockin’ Cushions upholstered chair covers, and the beautiful navy and white wall frame from Delta Girl Frames. Thanks very much to these businesses for their generosity. As always, all opinions shared here are my own.

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Two months ago, I started working on our dining room makeover.

And today, I’m finally ready to show you all how far we’ve come in just eight weeks!

Here’s the thing: Two months sounds like a long time for a room makeover, but it’s not.

To say I wrapped this up at the eleventh hour is an understatement.

There are a couple changes and additions I’m still going to make, but the room is 90 percent done and that’s good enough for me for now.

Ready to see it?!

Dining Room Makeover: Where We Started

Not so fast!

(Sorry, I totally pulled a fast one. But I promise the reveal is indeed coming toward the end of this post.)

There was nothing wrong with the “before” version of our dining room:

Our dining room decorated for Spring: blue and yellow table settings, white tulips in vases, and colorful coral fabric-covered chairs. An eclectic gallery wall with colorful art prints hangs in the background.

But over the years, every other room in our home has evolved, and while our dining room was fun and colorful, it didn’t necessarily feel like the newest version of us.

Our Spring dining room table: blue and yellow table settings, vases full of fresh yellow tulips, crystal glasses, and colorful coral floral chair covers.

Which is why I decided to give it a new look and feel as part of the spring 2021 One Room Challenge.

If you want to know more about the One Room Challenge and see my initial plans for the dining room, you can check all of that out in this post.

Colorful Dining Room Makeover: What We Did & What It Cost

In eight weeks, I think we accomplished a lot.

Especially considering that the work was done between 9 and 11pm on some weeknights, but mostly on weekends when my husband and I weren’t focused on our day jobs.

This is the design board I created to guide our redesign:

A collage of design pieces for our dining room makeover including furniture, picture frames and art work, new chair covers, and more.

Here are all the to-dos that we checked off our list leading up to reveal day:

  • Painted the walls using Clare Paint’s Summer Friday
  • Painted the ceiling with a fresh coat of white
  • Switched out our IKEA chair covers (the covers were made by Rockin’ Cushions, with fabric I provided from Teresa Roche Art and Textiles)
  • Purchased a new buffet (this was custom made by someone in the DC area; the paint color on the buffet is Sherwin Williams Dress Blues)
  • Ordered and hung up a new, beautiful mirror from Serena and Lily
  • Ordered and installed wall-mounted shelves for our wine bottles and wine glasses
  • Hung up a gorgeous new frame from Delta Girl Frames
  • Re-hung our gallery wall using mostly art I already owned
  • Ordered and set up our new area rug
  • Styled the space (mostly the table setting) using decor I already owned

Not bad for a two-month timeframe!

We also accomplished this makeover for less than $2,000.

Can you believe that?

The $2,000 figure includes even the items that brands gave me for free.

I included them in my total to show that, even if you’re not a blogger, you can still completely refresh a space in your home for a modest amount, especially when you commit to reusing much of what you already own.

All right, ready to see what our new dining room looks like?!

Our Preppy, Colorful and Botanical Dining Room Makeover Reveal

I’m so excited to show you what our dining room looks like now!

Our new dining room! The walls are painted a dusty blue with a colorful gallery wall. The dining room table is set with coral and white dinner plates, vases full of fresh white flowers, and colorful abstract chair covers.

Everything about it just screams “springtime” — and I love it so, so much.

It feels fresh and airy and fun.

That chair fabric from Teresa Roche Art and Textiles just makes the room! It’s called “The Bobos are Blooming.”

Another look at our dining room makeover: the dining room table is set with gold, white, and coral dinner ware, crystal glasses, and colorful abstract fabric chair covers.

This beautiful wall frame from Delta Girl Frames totally steals the show, too! It’s hand-painted and even more gorgeous in person.

It’s the most beautiful frame I’ve ever owned, and because of that I’m sort of paralyzed with what print to put in it. Because it has to be just as stunning as this frame … you know?

The owner of Delta Girl Frames, Alexis, is local to the Washington, DC area and is a busy mama and small biz owner. She’s seriously the sweetest person ever, and her entire collection of frames is just out of this world.

If you’re looking for unique frames, Alexis is your gal!

Our new dining room tablescape with cold, white, and coral dishes, fresh flowers, and crystal glasses. A hand=painted navy blue, white, and gold picture frame hangs on the wall behind the table.

The next beauty in the room: A gorgeous rattan mirror from Serena and Lily!

A gorgeous gold-framed mirror hangs on the wall behind the new Spring-themed dining room table.

The mirror is even more amazing in person.

And it’s another piece that I think makes our dining room SO special.

Last but not least, I love our new buffet and the wine shelves!

Another view of our updated Spring dining room table with white, gold, and coral tableware and fresh flowers. Two green lamps sit on a buffet table behind the dining room table, and floating shelves hold wine bottles and glasses.

I’ll eventually buy a plant to go in the right-hand corner of the room, but for now it works as is.

Oh, and let’s not forget about our new gallery wall. I’m still waiting on one final piece of artwork to arrive — and I still need a frame for one of my prints — but here’s the progress we’ve made so far.

Our new colorful dining room gallery wall. Eclectic framed artwork hangs on dusty blue walls. A faux greenery wreath is the centerpiece of the gallery wall.

There are still some additional upgrades I want to make to the space, and I might style it a little differently in the future, but since I needed to take photos for the ORC wrap up, I figured I’d just go for it — I can always make little tweaks in the future!

Colorful Springtime Dining Room Makeover Source List

Because I know folks will ask, here’s a list of nearly everything included in our dining room makeover, with links so that you can easily shop the items directly.

There you have it!

What do you think? 

I have to say, I’m so happy with how the dining room is shaping up.

Thanks so much for being here and following along with this makeover. Your support means the world to me!

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Monday 28th of June 2021

I love this version of your dining room! The previous was gorgeous as well. Wonderful job!!!


Monday 9th of August 2021

Thank you so much, Ashley!


Monday 28th of June 2021

I love that color blue on the walls. It’s bright snd cheery but not too bright. The new cushions are fabulous. Great job


Monday 28th of June 2021

Thank you! The paint is Summer Friday from Clare's even prettier in person!


Monday 28th of June 2021

It's a beautiful space! LOVE that amazing fabric on the chairs!


Monday 28th of June 2021

Thank you!

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