Continuing the living space makeover, the dining area got some sprucing as well.
A lot of y’all asked how we dealt with the paint beginning and ending in an open floor plan. Well, I will show you!
We just stopped the paint at the continuing wall, and in the kitchen painted around the cabinetry, which didn’t look weird since the moulding at the ceiling was still painted the same color as the cabinets.
Is that helpful?
Dining “room” before:
And dining room after:
We got the luckiest in the dining room when we walked into MeCox Houston and found the chairs. They are perrrrfect, their height works so well with the extra high ceilings in the space, they are forever pieces and were worth the splurge.
The china cabinet we had been using as a display in the store that we recently replaced- originally it was found for like $400 at a resale shop? And I painted the inside a pretty light blue.
The dining table would be too expensive to replace, and we didn’t want to borrow everything in the space (not to mention moving a dining table in and out for the shoot would have been a huge pain in the ass). SO, even though the style of her dining table wasn’t Maddie’s favorite, we decided to save some dollahs and work with it- by having a table cloth made! The night before the shoot Maddie’s parents came in to help, and her mom sewed the fabric for the table cloth. A family affair, so tender.
Same alligator alley wall color, lighting, a similar china cabinet– though I would recommend searching your local resale shops and getting one for much, much less- our local stores always have lots of cabinets in great shape, fabric for the table cloth and some other funky table cloth options, chairs, and similar chairs for less.