Wednesday, May 24, 2017

French Country Farmhouse Dining Room Makeover- Part 1

This past week I started making over our dining room here at the new house.
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Suburban Farmhouse-Wicker Chairs-French Famrhouse-From My Front Porch To Yours

I had shared our dining room awhile back. If you missed that post you can see it here. I had been trying to decide on a design plan for it and one of the first things I did was order some new seating.

French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Wicker Chairs-Mayhew Target-From My Front Porch To Yours
I purchased two sets of the Mayhew chairs from Target when they were on sale. I figured now that our boys are older they would enjoy having a normal place to sit instead of a bench. 

French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Seating-Parson Chairs-From My Front Porch To Yours
Next I ended up getting two parson chairs from a local furniture store. We had received a store credit from them back in January when we purchased a mattress from them. I had originally wanted a chair I had seen for our living room but they ended up selling out of it. I have a few ideas on how to add some personality to these.
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-New Paint-From My Front Porch To Yours
Since I had the new seating I started playing around with paint. It is always so dark in here due to my original paint selection when we built the house so I was excited to go with a lighter and brighter color.
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Sherwin Williams-Sea Salt-From My Front Porch To Yours
My first attempt was Sherwin Williams Sea Salt which I LOVE and am using in our master bath and have used in our previous home. It definently brighten things up but in the dining room it looked more like a baby blue then a blue gray and though beautiful I just was not feeling it for this space.
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Sherwin Williams-Mindful Gray-From My Front Porch To Yours
I ended up going with Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray. The main areas of our home will eventually all be Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray to include our foyer which the dining room is open to. I decided on Mindful Gray because it is a shade or two darker than Agreeable thus it will provide a nice contrast between the two spaces. I was not sure at first how I would feel going with a darker color but to my surprise it actually brightened the space up from the original color that was on the walls. 
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Board and Batten-Wainscoting-From My Front Porch To Yours
Then I decided to stop hemming and hawing on what style of wainscoting I wanted to do in here. I loved my Crossbuck Wainscoting I did at our last home. Mr. Front Porch was never a fan and wanted something more traditional.
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-Dining Room Makeover-DIY-Board and Batten-From My Front Porch To Yours
So traditional won out and we installed board and batten. 
French Country Farmhouse Dining Room-French Farmhouse-DIY Wainscoting-Board and Batten-French Farmhouse-From My Front Porch To Yours
This is where I am at today. I still need to put another coat of paint on the upper and lower sections as well as caulk everything. That will take a day or two. I really like how it comes up higher on the wall but not too high so that I can still hang things on the wall. I couldn't wait and placed my chalkboard up there to see how it would look. I probably will turn it sideways eventually.

I am hoping to have the space put together within the upcoming week but there will still be little projects I want to do as far as curtains and the parson chairs and some corbels. Stay tuned!

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  1. It is looking great! Can't wait to see it all together.

  2. Looking's gonna look great when you get it finished.
    Happy Painting!!

  3. Looking good so far. Love the new color and wainscoating.

  4. Pamela, I love the color you selected and the wainscoting...can't wait to see your finished dining room! Happy Wednesday!

  5. It is looking wonderful Pamela. We are painting , a slow job as I am hopeless with roller, so it's all up to the Mr. But the study and sitting room got an update with Agreeable grey and the master is getting Mindful grey .
    Empty nester's update we re calling it. Hahaha
    looking forward to the completed reveal.
    Happy midweek!

  6. It's beautiful! Love the wainscoting!! Great idea and well done!!

  7. Looks beautiful! I love the paint colors you selected, very calming and modern at the same time! Love the Chandelier and the new parsons chairs.

  8. Very beautiful! I love the board and batten in this room.

  9. I love the wainscoting and the paint color! I can't wait to see more!

  10. Looks great!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  11. Love it! The new color is beautiful and the wainscoting IMO totally makes this room! Can't wait for the full reveal! <3

  12. Wow!.... I love it all Pamela! .... Anxious to see the entire room!

  13. Beautiful!! You do such a great job with decor :)


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