Before & After: Dining Room Makeover

Our joint living room-dining room area has been slowly progressing over the past 9 months and we are so close to being completely finished. So far you've seen our art prints above the sofa and our color-coded built-in bookcases, but today it's all about the dining room. We are SO EXCITED to work with Home Depot on this project and to finally share it with you!

Most of the beautiful after photos of the space are over on the Home Depot Blog, so make sure you go check that out! We wanted to put up this post so you could really get a feel for the ugly "before" space that we were working with:

Hard to believe we lived with this little table and mismatched chairs for so long. Today it is really a million times better. We updated our floor trim, cased and trimmed the window, added new window treatments, hung some floating shelves, and got a gorgeous new dining table. I also hand-painted the pattern on the wall (yes, that is NOT wallpaper!)

Sources (If I missed anything, let me know!):
Dining table
Eames chairs
Door paint
Pineapple door knocker
Round jute doormat
Wall paint
Cordless window shade
Floating shelves
Fiddle leaf fig (It's faux! Smaller size here)

For more details and photos, check out our post on the Home Depot blog! Thanks for reading and for your support!

Sarah & Nick


  1. Every detail is so lovely! You guys blow me away!

    1. Thanks so much, B! Can't wait for you to see it!

  2. Intrigued by your fake fiddle leaf. I need plants in our dark, cave kitchen.

    1. Dude, it's awesome. Kind of pricy (around $100 for ours) but Young House Love had a great blog post about the quality of them, so I went for it. They recommended putting it in a bigger pot because the one it comes with is not the right scale, so I just dropped it in a larger cheap pot. It's tricked a few people so far!