An affordable DIY Farmhouse Dining Room
Mr. Maebell and I started house hunting in 2015 and almost a year later we drove to the top of a long driveway high in the Tennessee foothills and I instantly fell in love. Right there, in the middle of nowhere sat the cutest little farmhouse I’ve ever seen. Before I ever stepped foot inside I knew it was the house. THE house where the Christmases would be, the house where the shop would grow, the house that would be OUR home. I was smitten, and he knew it.
36 hours later the house was under contract and 24 days later it was all ours. That was May 2016 and a lot has happened in the time since. Here is a little peek of what the house looked like when we moved in.
Color everywhere. The previous owners had a pretty eclectic style (that is an understatement) the house was painted 10 very bright, unusual shades of color when we moved in and my neutral loving soul just couldn’t handle it. If you stood in just the right spot downstairs you could see FIVE different colors (bright red, teal blue, deep purple, chocolate brown, and gray blue)
This is the vision I had for the room. Basically TONE IT DOWN! I wanted a neutral, refined space. We planned to prime and shiplap the walls. The ceilings are 9 feet tall downstairs, but with the dark colors the space felt very small and choppy. I wanted the shiplap to draw your eyes up and utilize the ceiling height.
Aside from the color in the room I really wanted to choose furniture that actually fit the space. The previous owners had a small dinning table and a caddy corner shelf and it seemed that a lot of the room wasn’t being utilized.
The Farmhouse Dining Room
Stay tuned for more in depth posts on how we put together this room on a budget, tutorials and a source list for all of our materials and furniture!
Barn Door: Lowes
Stained with Special Walnut by Minwax
Light: Gin Creek Kitchen (special order item, but they can get it for you!)
Table: World Market
Metal Tub Chairs: World Market
Bench: World Market
Wicker Chairs: Ikea
Throw Pillows: Target
Curio Cabinets: World Market
Wall Art: Between You and Me Signs
Wall Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams