After a bit of time I have finally completed the DIY dining room. This room was my creative vision combining a few of my favorite styles to include classic elegance with farmhouse touches. It started a year ago when I found the perfect reclaimed wood table at Arhaus with a matching bench modeled after a church pew. The chairs I wanted were just outrageously priced and I just did not love them enough. So I decided to refinish and reupolster some classic cherry wood chairs we had gotten free in a chalky paint in elephant gray color. I found a deal at a thrift store for more of the same style of chairs for $5/chair. So I refinished them in a plaster white chalky paint with a natural fabric seat.
No room would be complete without a buffet and china hutch. We got a free hutch from a church family so i refinished the piece removing some of the finishings with my dremel saw, changing some of the hardware, removing the doors and last chalky painting it. I found a gorgeous canvas print from a friend of a friend of the temple. She painted it as original art. So pretty! I added more milk glass along with my china. A friend arranged it for me which really makes it look spectacular.
I sewed up a few chair pads for the bench to match the chairs.
My most favorite piece is my Chandelier. This was such a steal.
Next I found a great buffet piece which was actually a mahagony dresser from Bassett furniture I got for a steal. I repainted it also. The mirror was an unfinished thrift store find for $15 which I painted and distressed. I had intended it to be gold but changed it once I put it in the room. The milk glass is all thrift store finds for .5 cents to a few dollars.
Then when I least expected it I found 4 amazing chairs at a thrift store. They are super heavy and gorgeous quality. Basically they were $550 cheaper than the Arhaus chairs which were a similar style but brown. I will reupolster these as well.
In addition to my obsession with milk glass I love marble and tin. Some of the other fun finds include marble coasters and cake stand and a tin tray to match the tin plates on the walls.
I hope you enjoyed my remodel as much as I did. See the previous post here.