It’s the moment you all have been waiting for!!!! (LOL! Not really…) I am finally done with my dining room makeover!
This had been a long overdue project and the last piece of the puzzle was painting and recovering the dining room chairs. Thanks to HomeRight and their Finish Max Sprayer I crossed that beast of a project off of my list and I am finally able to enjoy this space!
Let’s just take a quick walk down memory lane so I can feel an even greater sense of accomplishment. It’s more for my benefit than yours, m’kay? This is what our dining room looked like 4 years ago. Dark, red, and powered by lots of Target gift cards as a newlywed. After a glass of wine I decided to start tearing down the wallpaper one evening – hence the naughty word remark in the photo.
After removing the wallpaper we hired someone to come in and retexture the walls. We painted the dining room and kitchen the same color as the remainder of the living space, Mocha Putty by Sherwin Williams (which I think has been discontinued). I painted the dining room table in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, choosing the color Ironstone, and rehabbed the existing chandelier shades in jute twine (which only cost me $2.00 compared to the $100.00 set I had been eyeing for months from Ballard Designs.) I spray painted a thrift store lamp in a fun mint color and then repainted only 2 of the chairs in in my custom developed color for Heirloom Traditions Paint, Verdigris Green. but then put the brakes on mid-project and changed my mind. Sadly it has sat this way for almost 2 years. Unfinished, half painted, and leaving me in a state of constant contemplation.
A few weeks ago I finally sucked up all of my fears about using a spray gun and took the Finish Max for a test drive to paint all 5 of the dining room chairs in Heirloom Traditions Thunderous Gray. You can read more about how I went from nervous to full-on-in-love with using a paint sprayer here.
The chairs have the most smooth and professional finish I have ever seen. Dude, what the heck took me so long to tackle this project? It’s like the whole room has breathed a sigh of relief.
I moved the mirror and the angel wings from the breakfast nook into the dining room so it would open up the space even more and show the reflection of the chandelier in the mirror. I wish I could take credit for this idea but it was all my sidekick, Hayden’s, genius plan.
I also made a faux driftwood finish table runner to tie in the gray from the chairs. You can check out the full tutorial on how to make your own here. This little project was even featured on Today.com. Bananas.
I recovered the chairs in a fun chartreuse color that brings in my living room color scheme.
It doesn’t matter how many pieces of furniture I paint the transformation never stops amazing me! Maybe that is why paint is my passion! What do you think about the makeover? I hope the moral to this story is – Don’t let fear hold you back from creating a beautiful home! It held me back for 2 years and I am so glad I can finally enjoy this space.