I've bounced around all over the place with my design choices over the last 3 1/2 years, but I am coming home to my tried-and-true favourite which is country cottage. Although nowadays it seems to be called "Farmhouse" so I'm going with the flow!
I have made over my dining room a few times but when I found my new hutch, I found my style. I knew exactly the look I wanted and the hutch makeover turned out even better than I had imagined it. Don't you love it when that happens?!
Here is the new hutch all painted up and beautified, I am in love with it!!:
If you want to see the before and after, click HERE
But you know how it is when you add something new to your home, suddenly you have to change a bunch of things to make room for the new piece. In my case, the paint job I gave the hutch (which I adore) did not work with the makeover I gave my dining room table last year. It just looked wrong.
And I no longer needed the baker's rack in the dining room. Out came the paint cans! Here's how it all looks now.
I went with creamy white, this is Behr's Almond Cream which is the same colour as the trim in the room.
The table and chairs look so much happier, don't you think?
After I moved the baker's rack into my mudroom, I no longer had a home for this table. It found a place in the dining room where the colours matched perfectly. See that mirror? The one that looks a little worse for wear? It used to be in my kitchen until Max the kitten from you know where decided to knock it down, smashing the mirror to smithereens and gouging my lovely buffet. CATS!!!!!!!!!! I haven't had a chance to fix it properly, I just threw a new cheapo mirror into the frame and propped it behind the table.
You can see how my poor mirror used to look HERE
Now everything works. I have room for more chairs and the whole look just came together without much effort at all. I am in love with my new dining room!
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With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!