My dining room has never been how I've wanted it. With kids, most rooms are. Since my girls are older now, I thought it was time to update my dining room.
I wanted to start small to see how it would go. I wanted to walk into my dining room and feel happy, accomplished, and proud of what I've done.
I started out with just my table. I do like to use a tablecloth on my table to help preserve my table, for easy clean-up, and it helps with the decor. However, I the tablecloth and napkins just didn't do anything.
They seemed out of place and miss matched.
So I changed out the tablecloth and napkins. But I didn't just end there. I purchased a few orchids at IKEA and some planters to hold them in. I also purchased a table runner.
I really like the bowl with the lemons so I kept that where it was.
Here's what I came up with:
I really liked how much it changed the room. But I didn't stop there. I pulled out some off-white napkins and my silver beaded napkin ring holders and added them to the table.
Here's how that came out:
I couldn't believe how great my mismatched table looked. So I went a little overboard and grabbed the good dinnerware and added that to the table.
Here's how that looked:
So yes, like I said I went a little overboard. But I was so happy to see my table look like a "grown-up" table.
I made sure to make a special dinner so we could eat dinner at our newly decorated table.
In a matter of just a few minutes, I went from my old mismatched dining room table to a nicely matched dining room table that I made me happy to look at.
The entire project cost me under $50 and took me under 20 minutes to do.
I hope this post has inspired you to think outside the box a little and create a beautiful dining room table without having to break the bank or your budget.
Keep a lookout for the next project that I will be revealing. If you want to check out what Katie with Organizing Mom's came up with during her IKEA shopping trip you can read that here. In the meantime, you can take a look at the first 2 IKEA posts I shared recently. Thank you so much for stopping by, have an amazing day.