I know what you’re thinking. I must love to torture myself. Signing up for the One Room Challenge again after the last fiasco and adding another room makeover to my list when I’m already burned out on my kitchen reno doesn’t sound like the smartest idea. I get it.
But here’s the thing, I underestimated just how involved a kitchen reno would be. Like, seriously underestimated. For the spring ORC I’ve chosen a substantially easier room to make over. No countertops, plumbing, major appliance installs, or lengthy oil-based cabinet painting required, at least not for what I have planned.
I am so stinkin’ excited to be participating again and I really think y’all are going to love the results. If you’re new to the One Room Challenge, the idea is that I’ll transform a room in my home over the course of only SIX WEEKS, all while documenting it here on the blog. The ORC is hosted twice a year by Linda, from Calling it Home, and tons of other bloggers participate by linking up and sharing their own room progress.
A month and a half may sound like a lot of time but it goes by quickly and there are ALWAYS speed bumps a long the way. But I am up for the challenge! With all of that said, here is the room I will be making over:
The DINING ROOM!
Where shall we start? There are the mismatched chairs, the homeschool whiteboard and chalkboard, the giant black buffet in the nook with all of the “stuff” laying out, the ceiling fan (what?), and my favorite, the floral chair and trellis rug that clash. Not pretty, folks. Not pretty. Most of the items in this space were roadside finds or things purchased a long time ago when I thought I knew how to decorate. Good times.
BUT, I have a chance to redeem myself. A chance to make this room into a gorgeous space worthy of our family dinners. A chance to let that bay window shine. I’ve been dreaming of making this space over for a long time now and I’m so exited that the time has come! So let’s get to the vision.
I give you my Industrial Farmhouse Dining Room design plan! You can find links to all of the design inspiration pieces (or similar pieces) at the end of the post!
First, let’s start with the planked walls. I will be planking all of the walls with the exception of one feature wall which will be outfitted in gorgeous distressed red brick. The walls will be painted in my all time favorite white, Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams. It’s the perfect, creamy white without running too yellow. See the tutorial for how we installed our DIY Shiplap Walls!
This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Let’s talk about furniture. I’ll be DIYing a beautiful, X-base rustic table. I’ve chosen simple white slipcovered chairs for seating. They let the gorgeous wood table shine while being easy to throw into the washer for quick cleanups. This room doubles as our office and homeschool room, so we need a place to store our materials. That’s where the rolling wood shelving unit comes in. Supplies can be stored within quick reach in pretty baskets and bins. Another DIY I’ll be tackling is a bar cart, or in our family’s case, a coffee bar. We’ll be incorporating something very similar to the cart below.
The most exciting feature to the room has got to be the light fixture. I can’t wait to replace that awful ceiling fan with this beauty. This round industrial chandelier will be the true star of the space.
And what space would be complete without accessories to bring in beautiful texture, color, and natural elements? I’ve chosen a gorgeous round, braided jute rug for the floor. I’m not 100% sold on which decor will make it into the space yet, so I’ll keep you updated when those details become more solid. I do know that I will definitely incorporate some pretty plants.
Shop the inspiration pieces!
So with the pretty part out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Here is a list of the plans for the space:
- Install DIY shiplap walls and paint white (Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams)
- Frame out the windows
- Install brick accent wall
- Build round farmhouse table
- Oversized magnetic chalkboard
- Build wood shelving unit
- Build coffee bar
- Install industrial chandelier
There will certainly be a few surprises in the mix (I can’t spoil all the fun!), so stay tuned for those. You can check out all of the inspiration I’ve been gathering on my Dining Room Makeover pin board.
Wow, that was a ton of info to throw at you. I can’t wait to get started on all of these DIYs. I’ve had decor arriving on my doorstep every day for the past two weeks. It feels like Christmas!
Don’t miss any of the dining room makeover posts:
I’m so thrilled and honored to be partnering with these amazing brands to bring my vision to life. They make these projects possible and I am always committed to sharing with you the brands and products that I use and love. All views and opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and no other compensation was provided.