Updating traditional dining room furniture

One word that comes up over and over again when customers talk about the Buona Difference is “unique”.When you step into one of our over-sized showrooms you will discover many designs and models that you didn’t know existed! I also painted and pieced together the curtain rods. You can see how we sized the shutters for the dining room HERE and how we hung the soup tureen lids HERE. I changed out the rug I had originally bought for one that works better with my new decor. I hope you liked this long post all about a room going from gut to glam… Still had that fabulous yellow marbled wallpaper in the image. During the time I was making the curtains I found a bar cart on sale at Target and made it over too! I also found a sweet little french-inspired black ballet chair from Ethan Allen. After the furniture and the curtains I turned my attention to the walls… My local Potter Barn Outlet is a wealth of reasonably priced products!!! Shutters and soup tureen lids were added to either side of the mirror… Keep looking for a few more tweaks and embellishments!!!!

Don’t just buy new furniture, transform your condo. Creating a beautiful space to call home can make all the difference in the world and has the potential to be truly life changing.It’s wainscoting is 50 inches high and was installed when we built our home. But it was very very tired and need of a total makeover! Unless you look very, very hard it is not noticeable. It took us five years to save for the 18th century mahogany and cherry dining room furniture that we bought decades ago! We also purchased a more traditional oriental-style area rug from Our home often feels like a hotel, filled with family and friends. Well, except ironing and maybe cleaning the garage! And the plan was to exchange the pastel decor for neutral, updated pieces! Remember to pin this to your DECOR or DINING ROOM Pinterest boards.It’s been about two and a half years since we first started the dining room makeover! For me, any big decor changes are more of an evolution than a makeover! It has three tall windows on two sides and is open to the kitchen on another. The first thing we did was to lay new hardwood floors… We were able to find the exact hardwood color and style that we already had in some areas of our home! If you look carefully, you can see the mahogany chairs and the old upholstery on them. We replaced the head chairs as they were beyond repair and replaced them with linen upholstered chairs by Hooker. You can follow me on Pinterest and see what I’m pinning daily HERE!Since then this space has gone through lots of changes… Here’s a look at how the dining room has “evolved” and how it looks from season to season! There is a small built in hutch in one corner and a high tray ceiling. If you look in the bottom right hand corner you will see the old wall to wall carpet rolled up. There is a tiny difference because the old floors have been aged by the sunlight. We decided to paint the walls Sonnet and paint the trim and wainscoting the same color as the rest of the trim in the house, Atrium White. Once the floors were in and the painting done my plan was to makeover and not replace the dining room furniture. I loved their traditional styling with updated fabric, nail heads and distressed, painted legs. I’m an empty nester living with my wonderful husband Bobby at Stone Gable.

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