Daly Digs Dining Room REVEAL
Hi, guys! It’s time, it’s time! I’m so excited to share the reveal of our revamped global eclectic dining room! I am SO in love with this room! Let’s get into it!
But first, a quick recap. In case you missed it, check out the post with the before images and the detailed plan for the room. I also wrote a post about my dining room chair saga.
Here’s the before to jog your memory.
And now, here is our finished global eclectic dining room! Drumroll, please……
Our Global Eclectic Dining Room!
Here’s the lowdown on what we did. We started by caulking and painting the trim on all those windows. It was a tedious process and required 3 coats plus a 4th round of touch ups. When trying to choose the right white paint you would have thought I was choosing my wedding dress. Which now that I say that, wasn’t all that stressful so that’s not a great example but you get the idea. I knew I wanted white, but there are a gazillion shades of white! I stared at about 20 white paint swatches for days. Weeks. Analyzing them like a maniac several times a day in different light. I mean, this is what I was told to do when googling how to handle my dilemma. It was excruciating enough to choose a white wall color, but when you add in the pressure of choosing an additional, brighter, color for the trim, I about lost my mind. And we had to be forward thinking here because we would likely be using the same white on the kitchen cabinets when we get around to doing the kitchen reno. #motd was getting irritated. He said, “it’s only paint.” ONLY PAINT?? Was he insane?
We chose Sherwin Williams Alabaster – on the walls AND the trim. Living dangerously over here, people. 😉 I was over it and didn’t feel the need to choose a brighter color for the trim so we’re keeping the walls and trim the same throughout the main area of the house. #motd was onto something. It is only paint. We can re-paint if we hate it. And turns out, paint color is not a soul mate. There’s not just one. There are several shades I like and most of them probably would have looked just fine on the wall. Alabaster is crisp, but not super stark white and I have seen it in action on one of my (and #motd’s) favorite and most popular farmhouse of all time, the Gaines’ of Fixer Upper farmhouse. So that was enough to convince me. Here’s a few pics from the process of painting the trim. Taaaadaaaaa!So much better! White, clean, crisp walls and trim!
Let me tell you about the dining table. My in-laws gifted us this table after we moved in. It’s antique and super awesome and has been in my husband’s family since he was little. It is rich in memories and I love that it is a family heirloom. In addition, the table is friggin huge, which was on my wish list. The dining room is a nice size and can accommodate a large table so luckily I can keep it extended. The table has 5 leaves (with a couple extra stored in a cute little compartment inside) and has a fifth leg for the center for extra support. It’s a fantastic table and I’m so happy to have a memento from my hubby’s family in our forever home.
Now, on to the chairs. If you remember, I was so distraught over choosing dining chairs. I knew I wanted black ones and I thought I wanted super modern ones. I wrote a whole blog post about my search for the perfect modern black dining room chair. I was so sure I would get one of those on my post, but at the last minute, I found these. #motd loved them so I pulled the trigger. They were also VERY affordable which was great because I needed 8 of the bad boys and I had already splurged on the buffet. They are reproduction French cafe chairs and are less modern than I was originally going for, but because they are black I feel like that helps modernize them a bit. I am thrilled with them and happy chairgate is over. I love this West Elm buffet soooo much. With its reclaimed wood doors and white lacquer frame, it’s the perfect marriage of modern and rustic.
Above the buffet I did a gallery wall of art from our travels, which plays nicely with the global eclectic feel I was going for. I told ya guys before, we started a tradition years ago of purchasing a piece of art on every big trip we take. I love that it makes the room super unique and reminds us of our experiences and the memories we have in each place. I’m loving this African basket dressed up with pom poms!
The brass bar cart is vintage Hollywood Regency and I love it so much. It’s one of my favorite pieces. You’ve probably seen him before since I use him in evvvveeerrrryyything and I recently wrote a blog post about my love for bar carts.
A small seating nook in the room features a gold striped velvet vintage wingback chair, a brass plant stand that matches the bar cart, holding a ponytail palm and a piece of art above.
The light fixture is vintage.
So there ya have it! The #dalydigs global eclectic dining room is finally complete!! Wanna come over for dinner? 😉
Here’s the lowdown on where everything came from! The majority of decor and furniture in the room is vintage or one of a kind so I’ll do my best with suggestions. If you have questions, let me know!
Shop the look:1. Planter / 2. Black Chairs / 3. Wood Vases / 4. Brass Candlesticks / 5. Reclaimed Wood and Lacquer Buffet / 6. Rug / 7. Plant Hanger / 8. Decanters / 9. Orange Lacquer Tray / 10. Bar Cart / 11. Tufted Chair / 12. Seagrass Basket
What do you guys think of our global, eclectic dining room? We are both diggin’ it but I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Design and Styling by Daly Digs. Photography by Kera Photography.
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