Let’s be dramatic, shall we? I mean, if you can’t be dramatic in a dining room, where in the world should it be?!? When my friend Christal told me she wanted to go bold in her dining room, I was all in. With only $500 and a few hours of work, we took her basic, boring dining room and transformed it into a space that screams for all the attention it deserves. High contrast? Yep! High drama? Oh, yes! Big style? Mmmhmmm. Want to see more?
This is where it all started. She’d collected the furniture over the last couple of decades. Dining room suite here, never used cabinet there, even an old desk was in the room. It was an unused, pretty much unloved room that was simply a pass through to get to another room in the house.
Before we get started on all the afters, I’ve gotta tell you we spent very, very little. The only “furniture” we bought was a couple of new plant stands, other than that we used all of her own furniture.
Of course to do that, it needed to be painted, so we went to Sherwin-Williams to let the experts help us choose the right tools and paint for the various things we were doing. Armed with paint for walls and furniture, we came back and attacked everything that needed a fresh lease on life.
Because we learned the right kind of paint for furniture, we used Pro Classic on all of the pieces (makeover posts coming soon!)
We even used some leftover paint for the artwork that you see (tutorial on that coming soon, too!) The one accent wall is Black Magic (one of my favorite Sherwin-Williams colors!)
We did leave the floors and baseboards alone, because they matched and looked beautiful together. The other three walls in the space are Extra White, which is just about the most perfect white I’ve ever used.
If you’ll notice, the room looks like it’s a hot pink space (technically magenta), but honestly if you changed the drapery, lamps and repainted the chandy you could have a whole new look in just an afternoon.
Of course, dramatic drapes are my favorite. I love them forever and always.
Can I just say how much I love that the black makes all the magenta scream for attention like a rock star headed to rehab?
And that’s the entire space! With only a few yards of fabric, a lot of painting help from my buddies at Sherwin-Williams, and about 30 hours of work total, we transformed this dining room with a lot of laughs, way to many outbursts of song lyrics and even a little wine thrown in for measure.
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*Thanks to my friends at Sherwin-Williams for partnering with me on this post. All words, opinions, ideas and photos are 100% my own, yo!*