Neutral Dining Room Reveal : One Room Challenge Spring 2021

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I’m beyond excited to finally reveal our neutral dining room makeover during the last week of the Better Homes and Gardens One Room Challenge! It’s been a long and exhausting 8 week journey, but so rewarding to see my vision turn into this gorgeous cozy space.

Neutral Dining Room

I encourage you to hop on over to the ORC Blog Page and check out the other room makeovers that were completed by some very talented bloggers and designers. You’ll likely lose yourself in all the amazing transformations.

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If you’re just visiting The Lived-in Look for the first time, then welcome, I’m so glad your here! I’m Martina and I’ve created this site to help other make the most of the home they have so they can truly love it. Feel free to browse through the Blog to see what I’ve been up to and get to know me a little better.

neutral dining room colors

So let’s dive into this room design and the pretty pictures, because that’s why you’re really here right?!

But first, let’s take one last peek at what this space originally looked like when we first moved in. Because you totally need that before and after wow factor.

planked ceiling

And let’s see the design plan that I envisioned for this room.

Open Concept Dining Room

I’m a huge neutral décor lover and when I dreamed up this space I knew I wanted plenty of warm wood tones, creams and textured natural accents to make the space feel more on the inviting side and less sterile with the creamy white walls.

dining room paint colors

neutral dining room decorating

I’ll link all of the sources for the furniture and décor at the bottom of this post. Even though a lot of this room was composed of DIY projects, I found some amazing and budget-friendly similar options for you.

You can also check out the full progress of this room in these post below.

One Room challenge projects

Neutral Dining Room

I styled our antique dresser as a buffet and topped it with this gorgeous urn lamp that I made over to look like cement. These cute little faux artichokes gave it a nice touch as well.

Neutral Dining Room

This antique dresser was an amazing Facebook marketplace find, and for only $40 I turned into this beauty. I love how the updated brass hardware makes it look so much more modern.

Neutral Dining Room

I’m so thrilled that I finally have a place to display my grandfathers antique decanters that I’ve held onto for years. Matt, my husband, appreciates this little bourbon pouring station I set up for him as well.

Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room

I’m still in love with this plaster vase I created last fall. It gave the room the perfect old world lived-in touch I was looking for.

Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room

Can we just stop for a minute and appreciate how beautiful this bold black ceiling is?! I’m so happy I made the brave decision to paint over our gorgeous wood planked ceiling. It really does make the room.

Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room

This giant faux olive tree was a huge hit on Instagram and I can’t wait to get the full tutorial live on the blog for you!

Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room

neutral dining room chairs

My biggest DIY challenge of this entire room was easily these gorgeous cane back chairs. I rescued them, yet another Facebook Marketplace find, and they were in rougher shape than I anticipated.

In the end, they turned out beautiful and really do compliment the room, but this was about the point when my patience was starting to go out the window. I’m so glad I stuck with that project though. Be on the lookout for a full overview of how I refinished and reupholstered these beauties.

Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room
Neutral Dining Room

I really hope you enjoyed browsing through this room as much as I did creating it. If you have any questions at all, drop me a comment below. I love hearing from you!

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