Dining Room Makeover Reveal

A colorful Dining Room Makeover Reveal including a traditional decor look with bold and classic design.

Dining Room Makeover- Mixing Bold Color with Nature

First, let me tell you how this all started.

I have been wanting to get rid of the chair rail molding and add the board and batten look on the walls for a while.  So I told my honey my bright idea.

His response…”why do you want to makeover the least used room in our house.”

It’s simple really…it’s the first room you see when you walk in our front door.  I wanted it to set the tone for the rest of the house, which I plan to makeover.  Not a total makeover in every room just a little here and there.

I knew the room as it was just was not exactly my style.  Some of it was but not everything.

You see, I realized I love color AND I love nature! I was trying to force myself to choose one and decorate that way.  It wasn’t working and something always felt wrong!

This is the perfect example of USE WHAT YOU LOVE!  SO I went for it!

REMINDER of how the room looked before…

Fall Tour Dining Room


Dining Room Makeover Reveal

I knew I was keeping the dining table and the fabric on the seats it’s one of my all time favorites.  So I took a fabric swatch with me to find the window treatment fabric.  I knew it as soon as I saw it.  At first I was wondering how the fabric, with a navy background, would look with the black dining table.

I pulled out my phone, quickly went to Pinterest and searched navy and black.  Lots of fashion pictures came up and I knew right then, the navy and black would look awesome.  That’s a great decorating tip to know…look at fashion for home decor trends!

Dining Room Makeover- Mounted Antlers

Today I mostly wanted to show you the room.  I couldn’t wait any longer!

I will be posting more room details on the blog soon.  The tutorial on the walls and how Ray totally surprised with them! YES, he’s a keeper.  As well as more details about wall pieces and how I glued those antlers right on that plaque!

Dining Room Makeover-Reveal

Do you recognize the brown stripe pillows? They are from the reversible pillows cushions and pillows.

Dining Room Makeover-Navy, Red, Brown
Dining Room Makeover-Gallery Wall
Dining Room Makeover-Red Dresser

The walls are painted a Benjamin Moore color called Buckland Blue.  Gorgeous color!

Here’s a sneak peak of something I’m considering for my foyer and main living space.  Remember last year I repainted my entire living space with Mindful Gray?

Well, it looks a little dull now with the Buckland Blue in the Dining Room.

Dining Room Makeover- Foyer Sneak Peak

Although I would still love to change the chandelier and I need to find something more to flank the art work above the red furniture piece, for now I am very happy with this room.

I really knew this room was a hit because my family loves it!  My teen son said it’s his favorite room in the house!


  1. Can you tell me the name of the fabric you used for dining room drapes?

  2. Love your ro makeover. It’s so much lighter and fresh looking but still have a nice cosy element to it. Great job 🙂

  3. Thanks Serena! I love picking fabrics but it doesn’t always come out as well as this one. Plus I had my sister there for back up 🙂

  4. Great makeover, Sonya! It looks much more welcoming now. Not that it didn’t before, but something about that board and batten took it too a whole ‘nutha level :). I love it. And I like how you mixed patterns. I’m not much of a designer when it comes to putting patterns together, which is why I just use white and “blah” patterns. But you’ve got a knack for it! 🙂 Well done.

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  5. I installed the board and batten look in a client’s house and someday hope to have a house where it would work for me too (this just isn’t the right house for it). I love the colors you selected and how it all comes together so naturally but nothing is matchy matchy!

  6. Your curtains are EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Can you share where you found them and the pattern name?

  7. I love it all! I am curious where you found your shorter curtain rods. I’ve been looking for something similar.

  8. Hi Sonya,
    I love your new dining room wall color and all of your special touches! Great job!
    Have a great day!

  9. WOW ! That is absolutely beautiful. I LOVE the drapery fabric. You did a great job.

  10. I love your dining room makeover, especially the curtains and chair covers!

  11. Your dining room looks awesome,what a big difference the colors made. Marlene

  12. Love love love it, we are staring a huge remodel first of the year and I have had blue on my mind, you may have just confirmed my thought!!

  13. I love your updates! The wall color and board and batten treatment look so nice and coordinate perfectly with your new curtains. Speaking of curtains, I am so jealous that you were able to quickly find fabric that you like. That’s always the hardest thing to me. (Or maybe it is my inability to make a decision…) I can’t wait to see more!

  14. So beautiful … I love the wall color and your new panels!! The woven basket/trays wall gallery is awesome!

  15. I love your make over. Love how you painted the table and chairs black.

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