Come see how I was able to completely brighten and refresh my dining space with this dining room makeover on a budget reveal for under $500.
My dining room recently received a makeover to brighten and freshen the space. I also wanted to make it functional and useful. But as always, this makeover dining room makeover had to be inexpensive and budget-friendly.
Before it sat as a space that we barely used and it felt super flat. I told a bit of the story about the seating limitations in the post DIY Dining Room last week, so I will avoid being repetitive. But to say that I am not in love with this space, especially because of the built-in bench would be a lie. I am absolutely in love and the bench is the focal point. I love how bright it feels now, and I have even hosted family in this space, when before I would not.
When I made the decision to update this space, it was based on my desire to add the built-in bench, to be honest. As with one small design decision comes multiple changes after. I layered the original jute rug with this pretty vintage style blue rug.
For the longest, I’ve wanted to get a dresser that could serve as storage for all of my extra entertainment pieces. I lucked up on this campaign dresser Craigslist for $110 on Mothers day last year. It was pretty gross and had a mildewy smell. I used Scents Wise Owl Furniture Salve in Lemon Verbena and the smell disappeared, no joke. I then painted it with Behr Private Black, which is also the color I painted my kitchen cabinets a couple of years ago. Love this color. The handles got some spray paint love with brass spray paint. The feather JuJu hat came from an online shop.
I found the black and white pillows on Amazon and they came in a set of six, while the others were some I just used from my stash.
I love this mirror. This mirror is also a focal part of the room. For a mirror this size, it was a steal from Wayfair.
The chandelier came from Overstock. The bulb holders were originally white, which I felt cheapened the fixture. I simply painted it with black acrylic paint and it looks perfect.
Bringing in plants helped to finish off this space.
I trimmed out the doorway into the kitchen using this craftsman tutorial.
The wall paint color is Behr Simply White.
I am happy with the way the space turned out. Such major changes for under $500. What do you think? Are you ready to tackle a budget makeover in your own space?
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time!