Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

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Happy Sunday Y’all!!

Tomorrow kicks off Round 2 of our “Dog Days of Winter” project challenges & linky parties!! I hope that you will join us!

The challenge this week is “Paint It.” Feel free to link up ANY project that involved painting! You could have painted an entire room or just spray painted a small item. Seriously….. ANYTHING GOES!! 

I wanted to take an opportunity of this week’s challenge to share my mom’s newly painted & made over dining room space…..

Dining Room Decorating Ideas
Gorgeous, right?! 
must say, I’m just a tiny bit jealous of this room!

My mom changed out her wall color, reupholstered her chair cushions, and then added new curtains & accessories throughout. But, my favorite part of the room is DEFINITELY the board & batten treatment that my dad installed. I love it’s classic cottage look! And it’s such a great way to lighten & brighten a room! You’ll see what I mean when you see the before & afters at the bottom of this post! But for now, I’m just gonna let you enjoy all the pretty photos!!

How fabulous is this gigantic cloche my mom found at TJ Maxx?!

LOVE it!! 
She has a couple little birds underneath the cloche as well as a miniature birds nest.

The urn with the hydrangeas in it was a Goodwill find as well as the candlesticks on the table. My mom just painted & distressed them to match her decor.
Dining Room Table Decor

I adore this corner of the room you see here…..

Dining Room Table Decor

So pretty!! You can catch a glimpse of the small table on the other side of the room & some handmade items my mom made to spruce up the space.

Like this monogram tray……

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

This was another Goodwill find. It was a dark wood tray that my mom painted white. Then she added a tea-stained doily to the center & painted the monogram in the center.

She also made this little plaque….
Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

It was just an unfinished wood plaque she bought at Hobby Lobby. She painted it and then added some fabric to the center. Then she finished it off with a little lace trim & the accent piece you see at the top. The oversized fork & spoon were then hot glued on. Those were also Goodwill finds. I love both of these pieces because they are unique, handmade, & things that you probably wouldn’t find anywhere else.

Here is a look at some small frames & an oval mirror she has hanging on the wall.

Another one of my favorite things about this room is in the background of these next couple photos…..

I LOVE this corner hutch!

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

I love how it is decorated in creams & whites, but I also adore the tarnished copper pieces throughout that add a little color & incorporate the beige walls. The square plates you see in the back of the hutch are from TJ Maxx as well as a couple of other pieces you will see in the next few photos. However, the majority of the decor came for Goodwill.

The little “Milk” container is from TJ Maxx. The small vase with the hydrangeas & the round plate are from Goodwill.

hutch decorating ideas

The “Butter” dish is also from TJ Maxx. The tarnished copper pieces are from Goodwill & local antique stores.

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

The curtains were made from out of a tan & white “ticking fabric” that my mom purchased at Walmart.

The chairs were reupholstered using osenberg fabric from JoAnn’s.

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

Here is a a before & after of the chairs…..

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

And here is the before & after of the room…..

Definitely an improvement!! I LOVE this space!!

What do you think? What is your favorite thing about this room?

My mom has also made some changes to her kitchen that I will be sharing at later date! Stay tuned!

Board & Batten Dining Room Makeover

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for our “Paint It” Linky Party!! Come share your painting projects with us & be inspired by others!!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!!

If you link up on just ONE of our blogs, your project will be see on all NINE sites!! So, get those projects completed & get your posts ready!!

If you don’t have a blog, I would still LOVE for you to join in!! Share a picture of your project with me on my Facebook Page! I will be sharing some of my favorites over the course of the week!

I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!!

Linking up here….

TDC Before and After

Monday Funday at Uncommon Designs
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo
Link Up With Me at Liz Marie Blog
Inspiration Gallery at Design, Dining, & Diapers
Overflowing with Creativity at It’s Overflowing 
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Best DIY Projects of February at Beneath My Heart


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  1. Just a gorgeous room. Your folks did an awesome job. Just wondering if the table and chairs were always white.

    • Thank you! I will be sure to pass the word along to them! The table & chairs were not originally white. They were my great grandmothers & were passed on to my mom when she passed away. My mom painted them white a few years back.

  2. What a beautiful makeover and update!

  3. wow – what a difference the b& b made!

  4. Just beautiful! I love it!

  5. What a beautiful makeover. Luv it!
    Cheers, Gee

  6. What a beautiful transformation! I love all the white and beige and copper. The curtains and chairs look great and all the little handmade pieces are wonderful. A simply beautiful room!! ~ Jamie P.S. What it the paint color that was used? Maybe that will be in another post, I’m just curious as it’s such a nice color… 🙂

    • Hi Jamie! The paint was purchased at our local home improvement store. They do not carry the same brands as the chain stores like Lowes, Home Depot. I doubt you would be able to find the color anywhere else. If you are interested, I might be able to get “the recipe” off the paint can from my mom though!

  7. What a huge and wonderful difference!!! I LOVE your space! Your pictures are perfect and every little detail is SO beautiful!!! You inspire me!

  8. Your Mom is one talented lady!! Gorgeous transformation — so fresh! Thanks for sharing, Tonya!
    xo Heidi

  9. I just saw that ticking fabric at Walmart today, it really caught my eye! Love the room and the board and batten is gorgeous!

  10. beautiful! i am in love with the dining table and chairs!

  11. Such a cute room. I love her board and batten and all of the accesories. Adorable!

  12. Wow! Such a bright and cheerful room.. I would love to see in here and have coffee and enjoy the sunshine. I can see where you get your amazing taste from! Awesome post! xx Liz Marie

  13. This room is awesome awesome! I love it! I love how she kept with a simple color scheme of white and creams. It is perfect, she has great taste and such a talent with her DIY projects all throughout the room. My favorite might be the tabletop and the monogram doily to the board. Amazing!

  14. Wow this space is so dreamy! The apple definitely doesn’t fall far from the tree – you guys are obviously both gifted with a special talent!

  15. I was pretty before but now it’s positively stunning! Love white rooms 🙂 (I saw your link on Hometalk.)

  16. Your makeover is beautiful. I’d love it if you could share it at my link party – Silver Pennies Sundays:

  17. I must admit I really like the green floral from the before, but the after is so calming, and the board & batten is perfect!

  18. Absolutely LOVE the board and batten!!!! This room is beautiful!!!!!!

  19. What a beautiful makeover of your Mom’s dining room! The board and batten really pulls the room together and adds so much cottagey charm.
    Mary Alice

  20. This room is sooo pretty. I love all the details 😉
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  21. This is an amazing makeover, it looks beautiful!
    So happy I stopped in…going back to peek again so I don’t miss one detail!!

  22. I love everything about this room! Your Mom is one talented lady! 🙂

    Visiting from The Inspiration Gallery.


  23. WOW! That room is gorgeous! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  24. WOOOOOOOOW! Way to go mom! 🙂 Pinning 🙂

  25. Hi, I came over from Home Stories ~ and just joined your blog. I love this post! I especially love the color of the wall and the waines coating on the bottom. It’s timeless. I also pinned this. It’s lovely!!

  26. This room is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful makeover. I am a new follower and a newer blogger. Loving all your posts!


  27. You have a great eye. The colors are SO gorgeous!

    I have a weekend Link party if you’d care to join:

  28. What a wonderful room! Your mom definitely has excellent taste! =)

  29. The room is beautiful!!! Where did she get the chandelier? Thanks!

  30. Hi
    it is a magnificent job done, but (I am sorry…) those tarnish copper pieces look like silver to me,,, I have similar at home(blackish pieces). Perhaps you want them like that, but i guess that the salt and pepper shaker (right word?) and the small creamer would be lovely once polished.
    I really like your decoring and ideas, my husband will get crazy with me now 🙂


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