I am still kicking myself for not doing the dining lounge makeover sooner. It’s been less than a week since I finished it, and we’ve already had a two special dinners in here! It seriously feels magical and so special.
I refer to this room as the “dining lounge” because I designed it to feel like you’re in a high-end London restaurant that doubles as a book store and is filled with both vintage and glam elements. To style this room, I basically shopped my home for most of decor along with using the existing dining room furniture, and of course a couple DIY projects too.
I have broken down all of the expenses for this room as if I were starting from scratch, but the only items I bought for this specific room makeover were the picture lights, paint, and the glass for the horse portraits. This one week renovation project cost me $115! I think it was money well spent, don’t you?!
If there’s something in this room that you don’t see listed below, just message me and I will see what I can do to find it for you.
I used this Home Depot paint in the satin sheen. I LOVE this paint and only use this brand for my painting projects. I painted the ceiling, door, baseboards, trim, and walls with this paint and used less than one gallon. Score!
Sideboard hutch: $0
A few years ago, I found this listed for free on craigslist and I revamped it then painted it using this gold color and this black color in a high gloss. I had both on hand from previous projects. Here is a sideboard that is similar, and I love it!
Picture frames: $15/ea
I found these picture frames from craigslist for $15/ea and painted them using this gold paint. I bought the glass for the frames from Lowes – they custom cut glass for you right in the store and it’s the cheapest and fastest way to get glass for your picture frames.
Horse portraits: $0
These were painted my my husband’s first wife, Jeseca. She died from cancer when the boys were 5 & 8 years old, and in an attempt to help keep her memory alive, I add a little bit of her into every space I design at our home.
Dining table: $250
This was another craigslist find a few years ago. The day after I bought it, I saw it for sale for $1,400. Here is a similar one for a great price!
Chiavari chairs: $35/ea
These chiavari chairs are similar to the ones we bought years ago.
We bought our rug a few years ago from Home Goods. Side note, I love buying rugs from here because they are very high quality and usually way cheaper. Here’s a similar rug.
This was a semi-DIY/craigslist find. We bought the frame from a framer who was going out of business. Frames like these typically sell for $400+/ea, we bought two because the price was so good. We didn’t even know where we would put them at the time. We then picked up a large bathroom vanity wall mirror (4′ x 8′) that was a free find on Craigslist, and we cut it to size. Here is a similar mirror.
When my hubby and I were dating, I made this canvas for our youngest son, Christian; he was 8 years old when he painted this with his hands and brushes. It’s amazing!
The plates and glasses were taken from two sets of china that were handed down to me from my family.
Gold flatware: $60
We bought this gorgeous silverware set from a local auction. This flatware set is similar.
Floor lamp: $100
We bought this is from target a few years ago. Sometimes I see it in stores, but it’s not available online. I like this lamp too.
Pink chairs: $140
We bought these from an auction years ago. These chairs are similar.
Faux plant: $0
My mom gave me this faux plant last year and I wasn’t crazy about where I had it and thought it would look great in here. This plant is similar.
These remote controlled real wax candles are from Costco. These candles are similar.
Table decor vases: $21
Years ago I bought the plant vases on clearance at West Elm. These vases are similar.
Picture lights: $26/ea
These remote controlled dimmable picture lights are from Amazon.
Table runner: $16
I bought this in a two pack from Walmart a few years ago. This one is similar.
The green velvet curtains are from Ikea.
I hope this inspires you to take the plunge and giving your dining room a moody makeover!
Until next time, spread beauty everywhere you go.