I hope you all had a lovely Easter! If you missed out Easter post, you can find it here 🙂 Today I’m revealing our finished dining room and I’m so excited to show you! It’s been a work in progress, much like the rest of our house, since we moved in. We finally got the art hung, our new chairs in and I got it photographed, so here we are!So you know what we started with, here is a BEFORE photo (from the listing of our house):
And here’s the AFTER!
We switched the light fixture (which wasn’t even a proper dining light fixture before, as it was hung way too high- ha!), added a door to the builtin nook, hung curtains high and wide so that the ceilings would appear taller, hung art, got a new table (I designed it and had it built by Haven Creek in Rockford, MI, but they sadly don’t do custom builds now), rug and chairs. Phew! Thankfully other than this room, we didn’t have to buy any furniture for the new house…we had almost everything we needed for now.
The Light Fixture:
I am so in love with our dining room light fixture from Hudson Valley. It just makes the whole room! The space is long and narrow so I wanted something to really fill up some visual space. The touch of brass picks up perfectly with the gold picture frame behind it. I am so grateful to have partnered with Hudson Valley Lighting on the lighting in our new home! If we move, I’m definitely going to be taking some of them with me, including this one 🙂
We brought the upholstered chairs we had from our old apartment with us and had our table custom made with a bench. It works really well when people come over because you can squeeze lots of people on the bench. The table is 7′ long and the top is a gorgeous herringbone pattern. I designed the base of the table to have a pretty, classic, yet simple X base.
Centerpiece hack: $2 Eucalyptus stems will last you forever!! I’ve had these almost a month now. They take up a lot of space on your table, so they’re a perfect centerpiece.
I knew we needed something large and I wanted something with color to bring in some blues and greens to tie in with the rug and curtains. Large art is expensive and I wanted to be budget conscious, so I turned to one of my favorite resources, Juniper Print Shop. The carry many different artists’ work at very affordable prices. You can either get prints shipped to you, or download the file to print yourself. I was so excited to work with them for this piece of art, because the second I saw it, I knew it was perfect. It had deep green tones to play off the curtains, some blues to tie in with the rug, and some blush hues for a pop. I’ve since connected with the artist on Instagram and she’s so talented!
I chose our table stain almost a year ago and still hadn’t gotten chairs for the other side. One day while shopping for a client online, I noticed these chairs from Pottery Barn were almost identical in color to our table stain! I had some credit to PB, so I ordered them right away. I can’t believe it, but the match is almost the exact same. I’m so happy with it! They’re a really good price and on sale right now.
I partnered with one of my FAVORITE frame resources, Framed & Matted. Their name is so easy to remember, too! 😉 They have simply beautiful frame options to choose from and the sizes are all custom. It’s so easy to build your own frame! The museum glass is what I went with and I love how it all looks. I was SO impressed with the quality of the frame, instructions it came with on how to hang it and that they include all the hardware to hang it seamlessly. Our frame is called the Parker.
The sun was shining this day I took photos, so it’s making the print look rippled, but I assure you it is not 😉
Thanks for stopping by to see the dining room! I hope you like it! I wish we could have some friends over now to celebrate, but we’ll have to wait for that… 🙂
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