Dining Room Makeover

August 12, 2015

Ooh friends, I am so, so excited to show you the before and after of our dining room makeover! As you can see from my dining room style post here I went with a Navy accent wall (Hale Navy HC-154 from Benjamin Moore) with white, gold, and textured accents.  The other wall and the rest of the main living is painted with the lovely Classic Gray OC-23 and because we like a challenge we also are painting ALLL of the trim, doors, windows, and cabinets the perfect white, which is also Benjamin Moore – White Dove OC-17, Satin Impervo.


Although I am waiting to get the perfect Jute rug and saving up some money to splurge on a gold sputnik chandelier here, I’m in love with that mid-century mod style with hints of natural elements (greenery, wood, etc). The bookcase and bins/baskets are all from Ikea and the Eames rocker is from my wedding registry.  I luckily received the table as hand-me-down from my sister (I believe she picked up at a garage sale), and scored the awesome chairs from a friend for free! I’m planning on recovering the chairs and possibly staining them darker, as well as cleaning up the base of the table.




For the gold accents, I spray painted my ikea double curtain rod (see the photos at bottom) as well as created the wall art display with gold wire and clips.  I also do plan on doing board and batten on the wall in the future..as it’s simply beautiful! SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-5

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I couldn’t decide what I wanted to put above our bookshelf, so I purchased a 24×36 frame (hobby lobby 1/2 off for $32) and hand painted a quote on it (with marker paint pens). I haven’t yet decided if I’m leaving it there, hence why it is not up on the wall..I might put it in our bedroom :)SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-9 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-11 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-13 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-14 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-15 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-16SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-6 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoom-22 SaffronAvenue-DiningRoomStyle

Hale Navy HC-154, Regal Select-Eggshell  |  Classic Gray (OC-23, Regal Select-Eggshell  |  White Dove OC-17, Satin Impervo.

Below are a couple before and after (with iphone photo quality)..but it give you an idea of our little makeover! (and seriously…how amazing would a new chandelier be! My husband thinks the one is just fine, but I feel otherwise).






  • So lovely lady! I love the before and after shot, what a difference!


    • Thank you so much! ;)

    • Thank you Katelyn, it’s exciting seeing it become my own :)

  • GBKU

    (former owner) I do love the color on the walls, I always did dislike yellow, tho it seemed to work where it was okay, but yeah, this is better! :) However, I would like to note that the wood floor is exactly the same, nothing has been done to it. Compare, and you’ll see that the tones in the before pic are somehow redder. I am not sure why, but all the pics of that dining room came out much more red and yellow than they looked in RL. Maybe the wooden furniture changed the light tones as to how they were digitized? The floor color in the after pic looks exactly true to RL. Did you extend the navy all the way to the front on that wall, or stop at the hallway entrance? I’ll be interested to see the kitchen, and the living room looks wonderful! (I have a file of the professionally taken pictures of every room as it was, and would be happy to send them to you if you would like, tho I feel they are not entirely true to life in color saturation.)

    • Awe, I was so happy to see this comment :) And yes, the professional photos were quite a bit more saturated..and even my iphone photos look a bit blurred. We just did the navy on the two walls, the one that shares with the stairs and the vaulted. And I’m sure you can see how much I love my white ;) I’ll be posting the kitchen this week too, stay tuned!

  • zoelinda

    Living room goals!

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