Hi, I am Christina, and I blog over at Pretty Distressed. Allison offered me an opportunity to guest post today, and I am excited to share my dining room makeover with you!
It is still a work in progress in my eyes. I need some window treatments, wall hangings, a rug perhaps, but it has come such a long way. I wanted to share it with you because it is my happy place. Seriously, I sometimes just sit in my front room and stare at the dining room because it is so serene and peaceful.
The before pic is actually from our house’s listing before we bought it almost a year ago, and the furniture you see belonged to the former owner. We put down the hardwood floors before we moved in along with some taller baseboards, and I also seized the opportunity to paint under the chair rail while we were stripped down to subfloors. There is nothing that is less me than a warm toned red, and I knew it had to go even before I had any kind of vision for this room.
The walls were painted with Sherwin-Williams Hazel last winter, and we installed the light from Menards shortly after. I love the touch of elegance the chandelier adds and the way it contrasts the rest of the causal, country pieces that makeup the room.
I inherited the main pieces of furniture early this year from a family member and eventually painted and distressed the table and hutch with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, to soften and brighten the room. Most of the decor along with the two wicker end chairs are from HomeGoods, another happy place of mine. I didn’t have the time or cash to hunt down antique ironstone pieces, so I did my best to pick out china that would give that same feel.
While I love HGTV, there is no instant gratification in a real life makeover. I work on things as time and budget allows. I hope you, too, can take the time to enjoy your space where it is and not get hung up on where you want it to be some day. My dining room journey is not over, but I am still getting a lot of joy out of how far it has come.
If you want to see more of my home and work, come check me out at Pretty Distressed. Thank you so much to Allison for this opportunity to guest post. I have been following her for a while now, and it is an honor to share here today!