Dining Room Makeover Ideas: Dining Chairs and Tables.

Remember when I shared about our bathroom renovation?  Well, it’s coming along slowly.  My hubby is still gutting it right now, as the tile posed a bit more of a challenge than he expected.  Sheesh!  Who knew how hard it would be to get that tile out???  In the middle of all of that, I have gotten a little bit obsessed with trying to make our house look more like we want it to look, and I’ve been thinking about our dining room.  There’s nothing wrong with it, per say.  It’s just a bit blah.  Basically it contains one big table and six chairs right now.  That’s it.  Nothing on the white walls or anything.

The chairs are the same dining chairs that we bought over 10 years ago, from Restoration Hardware (back when we were silly enough to spend big dollars on dining room chairs).  At the time, we thought these upholstered chairs were beautiful, but now that we have three kids eating in those chairs, that upholstery has lost it’s charm.  Can you say stains?  Ugh, they just look gross now and I cannot get them clean!  I’m dreaming of comfortable dining chairs.  Dining chairs that are not covered in cloth!  My best friend has a big chunky table with chairs similar to this, and I love the mix of traditional and modern…

But how fun would these be?

  Both of these can be found at Tesco Direct, an online superstore, where you can find just about anything for your home!  I’m totally into thrifting and finding an unmatched set of chairs that I can paint with some chalk paint though… I just can’t decide!

As for our table, it’s from Tom’s parents and it’s awesome!  I love it!  It’s a big,sturdy farm table and it seats our family of five comfortably, but I’d really like to paint it.  Tom’s not so hot on the idea, but I would love to do something like this…

I’m kind of loving this yellow though. It’s so bright and cheery!

That one comes from Jamielyn at I Heart Naptime, and she shows you how to make your own chalk paint!  She did a great job.

So that’s what I’ve been thinking about.  Tables and chairs… I haven’t even made it to the walls yet?

What style is your dining room?  Eclectic?  Modern?  Shabby Chic?

This is a sponsored post. All ideas and opinions are my own.


  1. Cathy Enders says:

    Haha. We did our bathroom recently as well. It was worth all the effort my husband put into it. I was just design consultant! Our dining room is eclectic. The medium-stained oak pedestal table is from my grandmother’s house. I remember it from when I was little; no telling how long she had it before that! The sideboard is new but looks old – black distressed paint and is decorated with a lace doily made by my grandmother, a teapot, and assorted china tea cups from various eras. The part that shows through the distressing is the color of the table. Then there is a corner curio cabinet with assorted items dating from our great grandparents. On the wall is a picture Tim took in Centennial Park in Nashville and gave to me for my birthday. It really is our memory room!!

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      I love mixing the new and the old too, Cathy. I love that you have a handmade doily on top of your newer sideboard… that sounds like something that I would do! We have a lot of antique furniture that has been passed down to us, and I really appreciate the history that lives in it. And of course I love anything that is “Nashville”!

  2. Tanya says:

    I love your ideas, with little ones the modern chairs that clean up easy would be kind of cool with a chunky rustic table. I like to mix just about everything and I have no clue what to call it!

    Hugs, Tanya :)

    • Jenny Yarbrough says:

      Eclectic? That’s what our look is too. :) I love that there’s a name for what is basically a modge podge of styles, LOL!


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