Dining Room Reveal {One Room Challenge Week 6}

I know March madness has been over for a few months now, but I dream of dribbling up to the three point line, taking a shot…and…nothing but net.

That’s kinda how I feel about this One Room Challenge, except this one was accomplished through “nothing but time and money”.  Isn’t that the root of everything?  Time and money.

Nothing but net…

Right?  I would love to say this was so easy and it all just came together without any real effort, but that would be a lie.  I had the silly notion that after I completed the shiplap wall, everything else would be cake.  I always think it is going to be easy and then I take on one project after another.

Here is what I started with…

I think you will find the after so much more refreshing, clean, simple, calming.


I have a few pieces of trim that aren’t up…that is on purpose.  I’m going to wrap the shiplap around the wall and take it into the kitchen and will put up the top trim piece when I have all the shiplap up.

I love this white mirror.  It was one of my all time favorite thrift store finds…like ever.

A few coastal pillows on the settee make it a comfy place to curl up with a cup of coffee.

The hutch filled with milk glass was another paint project I took on.  I also added the wood backing.

I had some fun setting the table with one of my favorite collectible, oyster plates.

Right now I have five plates.  I thought about putting them on the wall but really just wanted to keep things clean and simple.  I need more clean and simple in my life.  It feels like exhaling.

Okay…I’m just going to give you what you really want.  A ton of photos of the space.

Ready. Set. Go.

So, what do you think?  Was I successful?  Was it fun to watch the whole thing come together over the last 5 weeks?  I want to say thanks so much for following along.

I’ll be back next week with a breakdown of the costs and some sources and then I’ll be back on my regular schedule of posting fun tablescapes, floral arrangements, DIY projects, furniture flips, and decorating.

I also want to give a big thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for putting together this One Room Challenge.  I had a blast this time around and it has really set me on the direction of finishing this whole great room.  I’m moving on to the kitchen now so if you liked this project, you will love the kitchen reno.

Be sure to check in on all the other awesome room makeover by go to the Guest Participant Link Page to see all the rooms.  Be sure to check on House Beautiful as they are going to feature rooms from the One Room Challenge.

If you missed the process you can see the posts for the other weeks below.

Week 1:  The Design Plan

Week 2:  Working With A Real Budget

Week 3:  Shopping Tips

Week 4:  Slap Some Paint On It

Week 5:  How To Finish A Room

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  1. Susie

    May 10, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful to the moon and back! It really is amazing what time and money can do! This room is proof. I love all of the contrasts and textures soooo much. They work together so beautifully. You did an amazing job! I’m so proud of you! May you and your family enjoy it for years to come. Congrats! Susie from The Chelsea Project

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      Thank you so much Susie! It was fun going on this journey with you!


  2. CoCo

    May 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Nancy, this space is so gorgeous! Holy cow it doesn’t even look like the same space. I love all the neutrals mixed with the different layers of textures. I love the old finds mixed with thew new finds and the thrifted finds too. I love it all! Fantastic job lady, you nailed it! Hugs, Coco

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks Coco! I just happened to find just the right things at the right time for this one. I love your bedroom makeover too! It is so gorgeous!


  3. Jillian

    May 10, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Nice! I love the chandelier and the rug. The hutch is awesome too! Great job!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you so much Jillian! That chandelier was such a lucky find.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Confessions of a Plate Addict

    May 10, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Wow! An incredible difference and definitely worth all the effort! My favorites…that mirror…a fabulous find…and I love your collection of oyster plates! Love those sconces, too! Great job! Hugs…Debbie

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Thank you so much Debbie! I now love those sconces too! Thanks so much for stopping by!


  5. Kristen

    May 10, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I have been looking forward to seeing your reveal Nancy! It looks great! Love the hutch and table, and of course all that gorgeous decor! nicely done!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Kristen, your so sweet! I’m happy it turned out and you like it. Thanks for following along on this journey.


  6. ANITA

    May 11, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Nancy, that is an amazing transformation! Just perfect!!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you Anita! You are so sweet to stop by.



  7. Ola

    May 11, 2017 at 1:40 am

    These photos literally gave me goosebumps! I love the strong contrasts in this room. And that chandelier! Nicely done. Nicely done.

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Oh my goodness…what a compliment! I too love contrasts and always have. Dark and light seems to be a theme in the decor that I love.

      Thanks for stopping by and following along.


  8. Lory at Designthusiasm

    May 11, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Nancy, it’s so awesome!! I love everything about it, from the settee, to the chandy, to the mirror, chairs, rug, hutch… just everything!! Well done… 🙂

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Lory! You and I for sure love so many of the same things.

      Thanks for stopping by to take a look.


  9. Ron

    May 11, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Love those oyster plates, Nancy! Great job.

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks Ron! Would you believe I found the two limoges style plates at antique mall priced 2/$20 and the other three I found at the thrift store for $2 each. Maybe someday I’ll spring for some pricier e-bay ones. 🙂

  10. Shirley @Housepitality Designs

    May 11, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Wow Nancy!!!….you did a most amazing job! I loved reading about your journey to accomplish the transformation of this dining room! Your creativity and talent has truly shined in this project! Congrats!!!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much Shirley! Thanks for following along on this journey. This one really helped me refine the direction for my great room.


  11. Amy Chalmers

    May 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Nancy this is simply stunning! I can’t believe it’s the same space, it’s gorgeous! Kudos to a vision and carrying it out to create a wonderfully rustic french country space!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      I’m so thrilled Amy that you love it! I have stared at my computer screen so many times looking at your spaces. Thank you so much for coming by to look at mine!


  12. Debi

    May 11, 2017 at 8:14 am

    WOW it is gorgeous. I love it all – the white, the texture, the old and new. Now enjoy!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      Thank you so much Debi! Thanks for going along on this ride with me.


  13. Rachel Paxton

    May 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Wow, Nancy, I can hardly believe it’s the same room! So light and beautiful!!! The chandelier, the settee, all of it is just gorgeous. Very well done. xo

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Rachel. It is amazing how shiplap changes a room and adding in a big dose of white. It’s taken this dark space and made it much brighter and cheerier.


  14. Kathy

    May 11, 2017 at 10:15 am

    LOVE! The shiplapped wall, chandy and painted cabinet are all wonderful. What an amazing, good difference.

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Kathy! I am so happy with the space and even though going through this had its challenges, I’m happy with the space in the end.


  15. Cassie

    May 11, 2017 at 10:19 am

    aaaah i love it! it feel so much lighter and more put together… everything is cohesive and creates a gorgeous inviting space to gather.

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Cassie! I can hardly believe I let the other dining room sit that way for so long.


  16. Jessica

    May 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    It looks so elegant with the white painted furniture and the chandeliers! Very well done

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Jessica! I’ll take elegant any day of the week.


  17. Jessica | Petal + Ply

    May 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Absolutely stunning space! I can’t stop looking at the chandelier and sconces. Gorgeous!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Jessica! I’m so much happier with the sconces now that I repainted them.


  18. Valarie

    May 11, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Well you rocked this space too, thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. Nancy

      May 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you so much Valarie! I’m so happy you found inspiration here.


  19. Cindy

    May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Nancy, your transformation is amazing! What a difference!

  20. Julie

    May 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Beautiful transformation! I love the fresh bright look, so pretty!

  21. Lora

    May 12, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Wow, what a beautiful, light space. The settee is gorgeous.

  22. Emy

    May 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Love this space! I’m so impressed with how you updated the chairs! It’s so bright and pretty!

  23. Cindy in Oklahoma

    May 12, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    My first reaction was “How cute!” But cute doesn’t adequately describe it. It’s very boutique-ish. I absolutely love the setee and the hutch….. shoot, there’s nothing about it I don’t like!

  24. Cindy in Oklahoma

    May 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    oops… that’s settee…

  25. Jessica

    May 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! The chairs look so good in white and that chandelier is magical! Love it!

  26. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage

    May 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    You did a wonderful design job and that chandelier is spectacular!

  27. KariAnne Wood

    May 15, 2017 at 11:36 am

    WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even with this space.
    It looks AMAZING!
    The shiplap wall is perfection and the new colors are incredible.
    You are an inspiration!

  28. Casey

    May 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Beautiful job! I love everything you did 🙂

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    May 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    What a lovely dining room! Great job!

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  33. Kathy Jensen

    June 15, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I didn’t think I’d like a white mirror on a white wall. It is beautiful.
    I can just see some kind of bowl or container sitting in the roped part of the chandelier You could change it or at least the contents with the seasons. Just a thought.

    1. Nancy

      June 16, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Kathy! I thought for sure I was going to paint the mirror black but when I put it up there for scale I noticed the differing tones of white kinda looked cool so I left it. LOL. I just looked over at the chandelier as I am typing this and can totally see a bowl or something cradled in that spot. Maybe I’ll do something at Christmas. Thanks for the idea.


  34. Caron

    June 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Nancy –
    Turned out very pretty, and very welcoming. Love the oyster plates! I am always on the lookout for vintage ones, and they are hard to find. I do have 12 turquoise ones from France that I grabbed at the Alameda Flea market, and I keep threatening to get them up on our site, but I just can’t seem to part with them.

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