Home Improvement and DIY

New Dining Room Progress!


Hello friends! I wanted to give you a quick update of the dining room.  After months and months and a couple of wrong colors, I have finially found the perfect wall color and the room is really coming together! Here a photo of the walls before I repainted them for a second time.  This post contains affiliate links. 

Here is the dining room as it was looking for about the last 6 weeks.  I experiemented with  painting it sagey green color (Sherwin Williams Soft Sage), but I  ended up just hating it. Even when the sun was out the color just looked like a dingey greenish gray on one wall, and a horrible mint green on the other.  I guess I was too influenced by trends of moody rooms on Instagram. I LOVE them in other people’s homes, but I prefer neutrals in the main living areas. 


The Scout Guide


This is a beautiful example of a similar color, but it just didn’t work with the lighting in our dining room, or with a lot of my dishes, art and accessories.



Here is the same view before my husband demo’ed the old kitchen to convert it to a dining room, What an amazing change!



The last time I shared a shot of this view of the dining room looking into the kitchen, you could see the large built in china cabinet in progress. You can also see that we hadn’t planked the ceiling yet to cover the horrible stomped outdated ceiling or removed the ceiling fan.



Here is a better picture of that sagey green. Sometimes it looked like mint chocolate chip ice cream, and others a dark gray.  It just did nothing for the room or the beautiful wall treatment.  In this picture my husband had the daunting task of moving the old light box to the center of the room. It took half a day because he ran into some electrical issues. It’s these kinds of unforeseen problems that make renovations take so much longer than expected.




Here is the china cabinet in progress and the new color in the dining room! Oh I am so relieved that I followed my own heart and went back to neutral, brighter walls! After a full weekend of painting (Lowes mixed the second can of paint color wrong and we had to repaint half of the room!) we have this beautiful creamy taupe (Toasted Sesame by Sherwin Williams.)  This is a pic from my phone on a cloudy day, so it doesn’t do it justice, but I wanted to at least give you an update. As you can see I have started experimenting with styling the shelves, but this is in no way how they will end up. You can also see the  vintage chandelier that will hang above the farm table  and the STUNNING French cane back chairs that we ordered from Amazon.  The farm table is due for a little refresh too!

Virabit French Dining Chairs Set of 4, Rattan Farmhouse Upholstered Dining Chairs with Curved Backrest


These chairs are truly beautiful! They seem to be well made and for under $300 for all four I consider them a steal!


Inspiration from the Yellow Brick Home

Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen

When we designed this china cabinet built in for our kitchen makeover at the yellow brick home just three years ago, it was a labor of love, It truly became on of my favorite features  of the home and the kitchen even ended up in a Christmas magazine. I truly didn’t want to leave the built in behind! My husband convinced me that he could build something similar in our new dining room, only bigger and better. He definitely has done that for me!  I couldn’t leave my thrifted 1920’s wavy glass cabinet doors behind though. We will be installing them on the new built in in our new dining room!  The cabinets at the yellow brick home are now open shelves and it still looks pretty. We are putting the home on the market this weekend. Please pray that it will be a quick sale!


Dining Room to-dos!

This evening we will be able to put the cabinet doors back on and also install the glass cabinet doors. We still need to complete the ceiling treatment, paint the beams a lighter wood color and add crown molding. Here is some inspiration for the ceiling color:


Style by Emily Henderson

We have to hang the chandelier and refresh the farm table. Also I have some tricks up my sleeve for visually centering the window which still needs to be painted completely. I hope to share another dining room update next week!

Thanks for being so patient and following along on this journey with us!


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1 Comment

  • Reply Debra Oliver

    I liked the green and thought it looked pretty, but that toasted sesame is absolutely gorgeous, and yes, it will work better with all your furniture and accessories. Love the new chairs, they will really be beautiful! Praying your sale goes well!

    September 28, 2023 at 8:08 pm
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