Dining Room Reveal – Before And After

by Sherry
It feels like forever since I started this dining room renovation/decorating project.  After ordering three rugs, and returning two,  I am finally ready to reveal this room.
You just have to look at our house and you will know I am a big fan of  decorating with blue and white.  I love the curtains from HomeGoods and they set the tone for this room.
We added molding to the top and doors of this built in cabinet.
Here is where we started to create a Dining room.
The previous owners added a wall when they built the house and made this room an office.
Sorry about the lousy cell phone pictures.
See how the wall juts out behind the desk?  This made the room too narrow for a dining room.
Wall removed
New floors were installed, room painted, new lighting and then ready to decorate .
Chandelier – From Previous Home – Shades of Light
Flooring – Old Hickory  Home Depot
Rug – RugsUSA
Dining set – Owned six years and bought local furniture store Richmond
Curtains – HomeGoods
Faux Olive Trees – Pottery Barn
Blue White Vases – Purchased in Italy.
Blue Heron Frame – Hobby Lobby clearance
Blue Heron Print – Allposters
Wall Paint – Custom Mix
My friend Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life is hosting a Summer Home Tour featuring 30 homes.   I hope you will join me on June 10 to see more of our home decorated for Summer.

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Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane June 4, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Oh Sherry your dining room is simply gorgeous!!! I love the light color walls with the dark wood of your table and chairs. And I was just today admiring those same panels in the Home Goods near me. OK and that carpet, it is nothing short of FANTASTIC!!! Such a beautifully pulled together room. It may have taken awhile to finish all of the work and decorating but it was well worth it. Love the view of the pool from your dining room too!
XO Barbara

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home June 4, 2015 - 8:31 pm

Beautiful! Love your window treatments and rug!

Kim June 4, 2015 - 9:18 pm

Just lovely, you must be so happy to have the construction behind you. The curtains are so dramatic, I love them.

Stacey June 4, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Sherry, great job! Your dining room is beautiful. It's colorful and welcoming all at the same time. I love that chandelier!!! The blue and white curtains are so perfect to go along with the view.

Judy June 5, 2015 - 12:34 am

Sherry, it is just beautiful! I know you're happy to have that project behind you. Those curtains are just gorgeous….I love anything blue and white too but don't have any in my house….how did that happen?!?!

Debra Oliver June 5, 2015 - 3:49 am

this room turned out so pretty, Sherry! having an office in that area, really broke up the space. This room is fresh and airy and adds so much to the overall flow of your home. Beautiful!!

Patricia Krank June 5, 2015 - 4:09 am

Dear Sherry – What fun that I got to see this room in person! I was trying hard not to be rude by staring too much or too long but everything in your home is simply gorgeous. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me personally and to all your readers.

Chatfield Court June 5, 2015 - 7:15 am

Beautiful room Sherry. I love the blue and white and the rug is awesome. 🙂

Cindy June 5, 2015 - 11:12 am

Your dining room is beautiful!

Lynda Brandly June 5, 2015 - 11:51 am

Sherry, your dining room is fresh and beautiful and inviting! I love the blue and white and your gorgeous chandelier. I hope you'll have many wonderful gatherings here.
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style June 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Looks great, Sherry. I know it feels good to have that done. Love the drapes.

Kelly June 5, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Your dining room looks gorgeous! I love the blue and white draperies. They compliment your blue and white pottery and add a splash of color and pattern to your wall. I also like the rug you selected. The black picks up the chair color and the black print on some of your dishes in the shelving unit.

thepaintedapron.com June 5, 2015 - 1:33 pm

It looks fabulous Sherry! I love your curtains and your rug!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home June 5, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Sherry your dining room turned out wonderful! I love the blue and white.

FABBY'S LIVING June 5, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Sherry, your dining room looks beautiful, you did a great job, and it also is so warm and inviting.
I specially love the rug, I want one for my breakfast room too!
The blue and white pieces on top of the dining table are gorgeous too.

Blondie's Journal June 5, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Very pretty, Sherry! It's amazing how removing the wall changed the whole room. I love the blue and white and the accents of black—really nice combo. I bet you are so pleased! Love it!

Jane x

The Polka Dot Closet June 5, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Sherry, it's perfect you must be soooo excited, I love the rug and the curtains and that decorative piece on the wall….Well I love it all!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) June 5, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Sherry it is absolutely gorgeous. You did such a great job of giving it a classic not kitchy coastal look.

Rattlebridge Farm June 6, 2015 - 12:25 am

Removing the wall made all the difference and created a stellar space. Your dining room is beautiful–those gorgeous chairs, the draperies, the b&w porcelain. Have a great weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions June 7, 2015 - 1:38 am

It looks great, Sherry! I love those drapes!

Beth of designPOST Interiors June 7, 2015 - 2:12 am

Love all of the color and texture! Looking forward to the tour this week!

Suzan Sweatman June 8, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Those curtains are so pretty Sherry – what a beautiful space you created !
LOVE the new floors too – gorgeous !

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia June 9, 2015 - 12:14 am

Oh my goodness Sherry, this is beautiful! I love everything you have created such a gorgeous space and I love that you removed the wall (opened it up).

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting June 9, 2015 - 1:29 am

Beautiful job Sherry…the room looks fabulous!! Love the blue and white pieces on your table!

FrenchGardenHouse June 9, 2015 - 5:45 pm

I love your dining room, the curtains especially, Sherry. What a difference it made when you removed that wall, truly made it a much more livable space. Thanks for sharing! {off to give my eating area a little face lift quickly after seeing yours!}

Ellen Thompson June 10, 2015 - 1:14 am

So pretty! Don't you love blowing out walls? Like your chairs, too — wish I had somewhere to use mine which are reposing in the attic.

[email protected] June 11, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Hi Sherry, love your new dining room and the light bright open style. Your table and chairs are similar to mine. Love your chandelier and the white around the room open to the pool area. Love the blue and white too. Your curtains are gorgeous. Removing the whole was perfect.
Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous reveal! CM

Leslie Harris June 11, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Sherry congratulations on your beautiful dining room. Wow. You made such smart choices, what a difference adding molding and doors to your built in. And those blue and white curtains set such a pretty tone. We also have a wall we would love to remove in order to have more of an open floorplan but it happens to be a barring wall in our two story. Sigh. So lots of money to do that. Thanks for sharing I always leave here inspired.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin June 15, 2015 - 9:13 pm

Sherry, I love your dining room! Don't be surprised if you see your curtains hanging somewhere in my house. LOL. Love them! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-139.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Nancy Ballard June 19, 2015 - 11:54 am

Well, this is brilliant! I have seen different home transformation before and I love the style and touch of each corner! Wonderful!


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin June 21, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Hi Sherry, the Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Pop on over when you have time to check it out! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/06/weekly-feature-series_20.html Have a great week ahead! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

LaMesha Hale January 6, 2016 - 9:39 pm

Your wall paint color is beautiful!!! What is your secret mix??? LOL


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