My Dining Room

Before (this is how the dining room looked when the house was up for sale before I purchased it)

After – painted and added wainscot, added an arch door fame, installed
the mirror, chandelier and china cabinet

Before when I first moved into the house

After – Shortly after moving in I painted the chair rail and below and added the boxes to create wainscot, I then added the chandelier (which was my parents) the curtains, artwork and palladian style mirror! 


This room is very small which left me with very little space for a china cabinet, I ended up finding this piece online that someone was selling locally, I paid 50.00 for it!  After getting it home I gave it a fresh coat of paint and installed it!

I recently repainted the inside of the china cabinet to a blue/gray color.  I had the red color painted inside the china cabinet for 7 years, I grew tired of it so now it’s blue!


6 comments for “My Dining Room

  1. October 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Your dining room is cute! Visiting from SITS!

    • Dria
      October 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Lauren!

  2. June 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

    WOW! This is totally gorgeous! I can NOT believe you made that gorgeous, gorgeous archway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and found AND installed that awesome corner china cabinet. The Palladian mirror is the icing on the perfect icing on the cake! If this were my house, I would walk in there every morning and say Good Morning!

    • Dria
      June 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

      LOL Jessica your reply is too funny! I will agree the dining room has come a long way from what I started with, I do love the arched door and mirror, brings in some charm of older homes that I love!

  3. Judy
    May 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Love the work you did have gleaned many ideas. The mirror adds so much, I absolutely want one!!!.

    • Dria
      May 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      😉 Thank you so much Judy! You can still get the mirror at Ballard Designs!

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