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Monday, November 25, 2019

Clean and Modern Dining Room Progress

Simple, clean and modern dining room renovation progress!

It's been a while since I've shared progress of the kitchen/first-floor renovation, but today is the day.  Today, I'm finally sharing how the modern dining room is coming along.  There's still more to be done (patching, caulking and painting), but it's looking pretty good thanks to new molding, a new modern light and cool mid-century modern chairs that I scored from an auction.

I kept the furniture and decor to a minimum to help maximize the small space and new open floor plan.  It feels so much more open and the perfect clean modern vibe that I was going for. 

Gold Modern dining room light

To refresh your memory, let's take a look back at how the dining room looked earlier this year before the renovations started.
Dining room before

There were walls dividing the dining room from the living room as well as the kitchen.
Dining room before

Dining room before walls were removed
The walls came down, the staircase opened and the first floor of our house instantly felt brighter and larger.
Walls removed from dining room

Dining room progress with walls removed

Modern dining room progress
After the floors were patched and the new hardwoods laid in the kitchen we had them refinished in a 75/25 mix of Minwax Special Walnut and Dark Walnut.  
Refinished hardwood floors
I also had our contractor replace the molding above the battens to something more clean and modern.  I still need to patch the nail holes, caulk all the trim and repaint the room (Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige), but it's looking so much better already. 
         Modern board and batten molding
I went a lot more modern with the light fixture and chose a super affordable Mid-Century Modern gold light with clear glass globes. 
Modern dining room decor
I still love my black Windsor chairs, but I couldn't resist buying a new set of MCM chairs when I found them at an auction.   They're solid walnut and bring the perfect modern vibe to the space. 
Solid walnut mid-century modern dining room chairs
I do plan on keeping my Windsor chairs, so don't be surprised if you see me playing musical chairs in the dining room.  
Modern dining room with mid-century modern chairs

clean and modern dining room progress

Dark green velvet modern dining room curtains
Open staircase in dining room

Open stairs and modern columns

Modern dining room open to kitchen
I love how the dining room is coming along and I'm so glad I went with my gut and went a little more clean and modern.  

Affiliate links have been used

- Wall Color: Sherwin-Williams Accesible Beige
- Door Color: Sherwin-Williams Iron Ore
- Floor Color: 75% Minwax Special Walnut mixed with 25% Minwax Dark Walnut
- Table: Crate and Barrel 
- Chairs: Auction Find 
- Rug: RugsUSA
- Table Runner: Hobby Lobby
- Large Modern Artwork: Walmart
- Brush Stroke Artwork: Target
- Green Velvet Curtains: IKEA
- Black Curtain Rod: Walmart
- Light Fixture: Amazon
- Throw Blanket: TJMaxx
- Modern Accent Chairs: HomeGoods   
- Fiddle Leaf Fig: QVC


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  1. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks SO much bigger!

  2. Beautiful Progress! Thank you for sharing.
    I love the wall color, and I added it in my SW color list

  3. looks amazing!!!! love the chairs! and love your mom's comment. :)