Dining Room Reveal

Are you ready for it?  My dining room reveal!

Here’s the before…


And the *after…


We eat most of our meals as a family in our kitchen.  So, the dining room is reserved for our guests.  I wanted it to be special, elegant and pretty – especially since it is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our home.  It’s pretty frilly (and maybe I’ve been watching a little too much Downton Abbey), but I did throw in some straight lines (the clock and the hutch) as well as more modern prints (window treatments and rug) to offset the ornate antique dining table set.


I’ll break down all the individual projects in future posts – my dining room table, (painted) chairs and buffet, wall art as well as post a tutorial for the wall treatment.

Speaking of the wall, it’s my “faux wallpaper” treatment.  I LOVE wallpaper, but I can’t commit.  Wallpaper is expensive, and I’m afraid I’ll grow tired in a few years.  So, paint is much easier to change and less expensive.  I promise I have a (fairly) easy tutorial so you can also recreate a similar (fun) look!

sincerely, sara d.

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{The paint color for this room is Valspar’s Woodlawn Colonial Gray}

*I ended up toning down the wall a few months later (because I can’t ever stop according to my husband).  Although it was fun, I grew tired of the boldness of the wall.



  1. Ok– I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of the trendy gray color… usually. But the way you’ve done it, I just absolutely love! It’s soft and has floral touches… I love the frills! You’re a girl-mommy, now, after all! Go for it! It’s gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more! I need your advice on transforming our bedroom decor. I’ll be in touch :>)

    • I know Nancy, I was afraid of doing the “trendy” thing, but I went through TONS of paint samples and always came back to this gray and loved how it looked with my dark furniture and light trim. I always love to hear from you and would love to talk bedrooms!


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