My Dining Room’s “Baby Steps” Makeover
by Melissa Michaels on November 13th, 2012
My dining room has been a work in progress for quite some time. Some people go from before to after in one project, but this room has been a work in progress over a period of years. Little by little, we updated the room as we were able. It has been a slow evolution. It’s been fun to see how a room can evolve as each new element is added or changed. Taking baby steps is a cost-effective way to get the room you want!
The room started out with the original builder’s choice of an icky flesh color on the walls. The paint gave the room a cold, uncomfortable feeling we just didn’t like. We weren’t prepared to paint the walls right away, so we painted the furniture to jump start the makeover and make us feel more at home. Eventually a warmer, richer color on the walls changed our look even more.
Every step along the way we have liked the room a little better and enjoyed it for what it was. From painting walls to freshening up furniture with a coat of paint, to eventually getting new chairs, lighting and hardwood floors, we’ve been able to transform our dining room into a space we really love to spend time in.
I still have plans for more updates to this room (no surprise there, right?), but it has been so nice to appreciate each little improvement along the way!
Do you have rooms that could benefit from a ‘baby steps’ makeover?