Hey guys! Hope all is well with everyone on this fine summer day! I'm so excited to share this special blog with everyone and hope it inspires you to get going on a fun summer project.
My friends, Susan and Steve asked for some help with their dining room redo and the results were a very refreshing, bright and happy room to share with family and friends. In the before pics you can see the room has a great window, beautiful chandelier (family heirloom) and solid furniture that just needed a little brightening up.
We started with the walls and adding some architectural design that would bring in character and detail. Board and batten is an easy thing to add and the cost is pretty minimal if you can DIY it. We also added some new trim around the window to chunk it up and make it stand out. We then caulked and painted the trim with white trim paint and the above walls were done in Behr (silver drop). It is such a great contrast color next to the white, giving a hint of color but still keeping things light and bright.
The furniture design came along as the room took on new life and after playing with a few ideas, we came up with this.
We painted the base of the table and hutch with ASCP in old white, then applied clear wax and dark wax to highlight the beautiful details of the furniture. We also painted this little beauty which Susan found at a yard sale for 5$!!!! (I can't believe the deals she finds)!! What a great piece, and it fits perfectly under the window to give much needed storage. We painted this with ASCP Paris Gray and finished it with white wax.
We sanded the top of the table and loved it so much that we kept it raw and used MMS Hemp oil to bring the beautiful color out a bit more.
After the big pieces were finished, it came down to accessorizing the room. We added this charming tobacco basket and wreath from CoCalico Creek Country Store in Lancaster, Pa. and some awesome thrift store white ironstone plates.
The lanterns (Kirklands) and candles (Amazon) add so much ambience in the evening time and are super easy to operate with the touch of a button.
This "B" wall was inspired by the print they already had for their last name and the incredible frame came from, you guessed it, a thrift store!
I had such a great time working with Susan and Steve and their three beautiful daughters who were all willing to get their hands dirty - pitching in to get the job done quicker. Did I mention the fun we had along the way!!!!
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