By Renae Frey

Beautiful French Country Dining Room Makeover

Beautiful French Country Dining Room Makeover

Hey Friends! I’m so glad that you are here. Thank you so much for stopping by.

I’m so excited to share our dining room makeover with you. This room is my favorite room of the house now. I have always dreamed of a dining room table large enough for my family to sit around, and now that dream has come true.

When we bought our home, I loved the bones of the house, but we had a lot of remodeling to do to the entire house to make it work for us.

This is the “before” picture of the dining room. The only word that I can come up with to describe this picture is, YIKES! It needed so. much. work. This was our starting point. The wall was between our kitchen and dining room and had a built in cabinet that jutted into the room another two feet. It really cut off the dining room and living rooms from the rest of the living spaces and made the rooms feel small and compartmentalized.

We removed the wall, built-in cabinet, lighting and flooring. This really opened up the rooms beautifully.

I love how open the rooms are now. I can not only seat ten people around my table without having to move anything around, but I have extra room to bring in another table to seat an extra six people. That’s sixteen people at my dining room table. Nothing makes me happier than to have my table full of family and friends.

I absolutely love French Country Decor, so I chose to use vintage brick set in a herringbone pattern for the flooring. I added plantation shutters with green velvet drapes on the windows. I also changed out all of the lighting in the house with vintage lighting. I thoroughly enjoy the age that was added to a very plain 1980’s home.

This is one of my very favorite things about the dining room remodel. I grew up with this sideboard, so it means home and stability to me. My mom recently passed away and she gave me the sideboard. I couldn’t be happier and it fits so nicely next to the table.

I hope that you enjoyed the tour of the dining room remodel. There are other posts of the Kitchen Remodel and Living Room Remodel on my website and more to come.

Blessings to you,


2 thoughts on “Beautiful French Country Dining Room Makeover”

  1. Like you, I love that we have a large table for all our kids and their families when they come over. Knocking a wall down made that possible. Your space is so lovely and welcoming!!

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Renae Frey

Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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