Photo credit: Hooked on Houses
We all love a good before-and-after story — they’re littered through our magazines, HGTV shows, Pinterest and Facebook feeds. They’re a great way to get new ideas for your home, or to get that final last push of inspiration to start your own remodel. Any space can be beautiful with the right touches and tweaks and we hope you get some great ideas from these three stunning dining room before and afters.
Photo credit: NewlyWed McGees
Couple things to call out here on this stunning after — the blogger took a space with good bones and up-leveled it to classic and refined with some pretty easy changes. No major construction was taken on here — she just added board and batten, some chair rail and gave the color palette a much-needed refresh. We love the gray that she chose. It’s a gorgeous sharkskin gray that pairs well with a variety of neutrals, patterns and tones.
Photo credits: View Along the Way
View Along the Way didn’t just have one challenge with her dining room — she had all of the challenges with her dining room. Terrible popcorn ceilings, grungy carpet, wallpaper remnants, a bad brass chandelier…these are not easy to take on all at once so she spaced out the pieces in her full renovation. First thing she did was get rid of the popcorn ceiling. Your pros can help you do this — we would basically scrape this off of the ceiling. Next up, she upgraded her crown moulding and added picture moulding at the bottom of the room. Similar to the first before and after, this is a great trick to give your home a substantial, classic look. We LOVE her paint choice. The beautiful inky blue is Benjamin Moore’s Deep Caviar. Isn’t that just the perfect name for such a luscious color? She then put down brown hardwood floors and replaced her windows. The final result is a cozy room to sit and enjoy with your friends and family for hours. What could be better?
Photo credits: HomeTalk
Wowza, talk about a transformation, right? We had to do a couple double-takes to make sure this was the same room because the change was so drastic. This dining room went from a dark, dingy and sad cave to a light, airy room to enjoy a meal. The biggest thing that changed this space is our favorite thing to talk about: paint. If you look at the before photo closely, you can see this room had floor-to-ceiling (and on the ceiling!) bead board that was painted a dark red. As is, that was a total loss of a great structural asset. But by painting the room in a crisp white (we love Ralph Lauren’s Tahitian Jasmine for this), she opened up the space and got some room to play with pops of color, like this fun aqua.
Which before and after is your favorite? Do you have a great example of this kind of drastic change in your own home? Tell us!