I’ve been having a hard time getting a post up amidst all of the projects I’ve taken on in the past few weeks, but here we go! If you’ve been following along with me on social media, you know that I spontaneously decided to take down all of the DIY shiplap we’d put up last winter. Don’t get me wrong, my dining room has already come a LONG way since we bought our home three and a half years ago.
However, I love change and I love having a project to work on. And I guess I also wanted to design a room that’s a little truer to what I love stylistically as opposed to what I think people might want to see in my feed, if ya know what I mean.
I wanted to give my dining room a mini makeover and after giving a lot of thought into what I truly wanted the finished product to look like and the direction I’d like to go in my home in general, I decided to go for it and remove the shiplap. I’d been feeling that way for awhile and all it took was a friend of mine saying that she couldn’t get past the shiplap after seeing what I was envisioning on my mood board to get me to pull the trigger. I immediately went to the garage for some tools and started taking it all down.
Unfortunately, it completely destroyed the walls. And when I say destroyed, I mean destroyed. After going through seven gallons of joint compound or “drywall mud” as we say here in Indiana (I like to use this one), I finally got all of the ruts and holes filled, smoothed, and sanded. It took about a week of mudding every other day and about four hours straight of sanding to get the job done, but it was totally worth it. Now we basically have new walls!
This whole project started with a collaboration between Pretty Pegs, an innovative company in Sweden that makes fancy replacement legs for IKEA furniture, and me. I’d started feeling that my dining table was a little too farmhouse for my home and wanted to replace it, but without breaking the bank. You know I wanted this ridiculously expensive table from West Elm, but that wasn’t happening. So instead, I got a gorgeous pair of legs from Pretty Pegs and had my local lumber yard mill an ash wood top in the same shape as the one I was eyeing. I also sourced some 3/8” solid brass rods to crisscross between the legs under the table and voilà: snazzy and affordable!
I will also say that my mini makeover led to new lights throughout the dining room and kitchen, chairs, and counter stools. I won’t share any of that with you yet though. You’ll have to wait to see it until the full reveal. So until then, here’s a little peak at my inspiration for the project to give you an idea of what’s to come and why I’ve been so MIA lately. I’m so excited to share it with you!
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