My laundry room and dining room were competing for the award of Ugliest Room in My Home. Last year, I got so sick of my laundry room, that I gave it a complete transformation, and now I’m embarking on the mission of updating my dining room for the One Room Challenge.
The One Room Challenge is a six-week series started and hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, where we transform a room from start to finish and reveal it at the end. Linda invites 20 participants as featured designers to post updates on Wednesdays, but anyone, anywhere, can join in as a guest participant and post their updates on Thursdays. I’ll be a guest participant, so make sure you jump back over here on those days! Check out all the participants, both featured and guests, here.
Here’s what my dining room looked like before we moved in our home.
The green carpet was something that I wanted to get rid of since we first moved in, but because we put dining room furniture on the backburner (and never used the space), I figured we could put replacing the floors on the backburner. Rilo’s huge crate used to be in this room, which meant that dog hair covered this carpet all day, everyday, and it was just disgusting. A few weeks ago, I was able to get rid of the carpet and put down Pergo Outlast laminate wood floors, and that made a huge difference. But, of course that could only go so far.
Here’s what my dining room looks like at this exact moment.
Yep, it’s messy, but I wanted you to see the real.
I recently got these chairs from a nursing home and plan to completely strip and recover them. The ZGallerie table was purchased when they closed our local store this Spring, so I got it at a great price! I placed them in the dining room to see how they fit together and I think they’re gonna be perfect!
There’s so much to do, but I’m gonna wait to share design details next week. Here’s some of what’s happening in this space:
- Scrape the ceiling
- Paint the ceiling and walls a moody color
- Replace ceiling fan with a bomb chandelier
- Install built-in unit
- Doing a little something with that wall opening
I’m completely on the fence about wallpapering the room, since the hallway right next to dining room has stenciled walls. I’ll make up my mind by next week. I think!
So, come back next week to see the design plan for the dining room. I’ll also have the ceiling scraped and walls painted.
It’s bad, I know, but I’m excited! What would you love to see happen in this dining room? I want to hear your thoughts! Let me know in the comments below.
Till next time,