(See the entire First Floor Layout in seperate window)
The dining room just needed some cosmetic upgrades. The curtains, for one, were dated and drab and the blinds weren’t in good condition. The window AC unit cools the entire first floor (1,200 sq. ft) but it had to be from the 70’s or something. Although it still worked, it was filthy and ugly to look at. It was clear that it had never been serviced so, we’ll probably look at replacing it. The ceiling fan also needed to be replaced- it was ornate (an antique-style) and not our taste.
We painted the walls “Fall Leaves” by Valspar but in certain light it looks too much like baby food- reminds me of smashed squash. We plan to repaint soon. We also painted the trim white, removed the window AC unit, and replaced the curtains with new white blinds from Lowes. The dining table and chairs were pieces we already had. The table was purchased at the Broward Design Center and the fabric chairs are from Crate and Barrel. A little more work to do, but still a big improvement.
Below are some of my Houzz Ideabooks that I use as inspiration in renovating our dining room. For more photos like these, check out my Pinterest Dining Room Board here