Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mom's Dining Room Reveal

Today I get to do my favorite type of blog post… a before and after!

I've been helping my mom make some changes to her dining area. Her home has an open concept floor plan, and the dining area was looking rather dark and drab.

Here is the room before…

And here is the after…

We started by recovering the dining room chairs with a blue and white geometric fabric.

Then we (or I should say my dad!) painted the walls. We used Sherwin Williams' Comfort Gray above the chair rail. The walls below the chair rail were painted white to match the trim of the house. The new paint colors really helped to revive the space.

We added a few new accessories. The ginger jars came from Home Goods. And, the gorgeous prints came from the lovely and talented Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda.

My mother brightened up the existing mirror by lightly brushing it with some of the "Comfort Gray" paint.

We are absolutely loving the new look of her dining room.

Hope you like it, too! :)

Sharing at The Pink Pagoda's March Blue and White Bash


  1. LOVE. IT. ALL. especially the ginger jars :) found your email...sending my number in case you see two more :)


  2. Carolyn it looks great! Very fresh and pretty. Your mom must be so happy!

  3. I so love the transformation!!!…Looks magnificent!! Great job!

  4. Beautiful transformation! The new chair fabric adds a whole new level of sophistication.

  5. Looks so nice Carolyn - I love the fabric and art!

  6. So pretty! What a lovely update - love the paint colour and the addition of blue & white really freshens up the room :)

  7. Yup….you did this room right girl! So fresh and pretty now:)

  8. Carolyn, Beautiful transformation!
    Love the blue and white.

  9. Wow the after is SOOOO GORGEOUS! You must be so thrilled....its so crisp and elegant, well done!

  10. I love this dining room. I have the same prints and adore them. Great job.

  11. OH MY GOODNESS!! What a fantastic surprise to see my prints here! I LOVE what you did in your dining room -- really pretty! Thank you so much for linking up today!

  12. Carolyn, I used this very color in my living room, at first I wasn't sure, now I love it! Really love in it your Mom's dining room, so fresh and pretty!
    B, gracereclaimed

  13. Wow! It looks so fresh and lovely! Great job!

  14. Very fresh and updated! Lovely job. xo Nancy