This weekend got me thinking on how to add some detail on a budget and the dining room has always stuck out in my mind. It is a work in progress. Last year, I sold our black dining set and used the money to buy chairs off of CraigsList for $100 which I recovered for only $50. My incredibly handy husband then built a lovely table (yes, he built it!) using oak, mahogany, and a pretty nautical inlay. I think it turned out amazing!
So with the dark walls and dark table set, I really want to brighten it up without having to re-paint every surface and I thought adding white wainscoting would add a touch of class and lightness. (Side note* If you learn anything about me, learn this: I hate painting and will do anything to avoid it). These pretty rooms only add to my desire.
This makes the small room seem bigger
A dreamy cottage feel from House Beautiful