Here's how it looked before.
I liked the color on the walls, but with the darker furniture and the fact that we don't get a lot of light, the room just always seemed dark to me. I wanted to lighten and brighten it up.
So I hit Craigslist and painted my little heart out. You've seen most of the pieces as I've done them, but here they are all together.
I got the table (with four leaves!) and four chairs for $40. The chairs were painted in ASCP in old white, and I recovered the seats with drop cloths. The head chairs I bought on Craigslist for $15 a piece!
The china cabinet is the same one I had, I just painted it.
I moved this table from the foyer into the dining room.
The console and mirror were CL finds. The mirror was gold, and I painted it white. You can see the console before here.
I didn't paint everything ... I didn't want everything "matchy-matchy." I kept the wood frame on the large mirror, and the little shelves where I display some bud vases and bottles.
So that's it! It's a big change, and I'm pretty happy with it. But you know what the best thing about it is? I actually made money on this makeover!! I sold our old dining room table and chairs (on Craigslist), for more than I paid for all the furniture and supplies I bought for the redo.
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