We did it!! With the help of The Brick and some tips from my handy Hubby, I successfully made over our sitting room into an eclectic, boho farmhouse dining room space. I’m thrilled with how it turned out, and I think all of the work was definitely worthwhile. Why don’t you come take a tour?
In case you’ve missed it, I’ve transformed our formal sitting room into a “boho farmhouse” dining room over the last 6 weeks as part of the One Room Challenge. Make sure to visit Calling It Home’s blog to see all of the beautiful room makeovers for more decor inspiration!
I’ve always loved the front room of our home, but we simply weren’t using it.
Here it was BEFORE as a formal sitting room:
Although it’s really pretty, I thought that transforming this room into a dining space with a table would better suit our family. We’d be able to host “fancy dinners” here, and the table would double as a space to do crafts and homework. I also wanted to add some trim work to the room to give it more detail.
By using a lot of the furniture we already had in here and bringing in some key new pieces from The Brick, the space has been transformed into a “boho farmhouse” dining room.
Here’s how our dining room looks now:
It’s a colourful, eclectic space that will serve a few different functions for our family. I love the mix of industrial pieces with the softer ones, and the bold DIY drapes and modern artwork add some drama.
This gorgeous table is the Keswick Dining Table from The Brick. I thought it would be a good choice for this room because its warm wood contrasts nicely with all of the white elements in the space. It’s also solid pine and extends to a whopping 116 inches, so it’s a great piece for big family gatherings.
Because I love to do things a little unexpectedly, I’ve paired the table with the settee I already had in the space as well as these beautiful Peyton Dining Chairs from The Brick. I like all of these elements together – the soft white of the settee, the warm wood of the table and the bronze metal of the chairs. When putting together your own dining set, don’t be afraid to mix and match different pieces and styles to make your own unique look!
This settee is one I’ve had for a few years (here’s a similar idea from The Brick), and I couldn’t part with it. How am I going to keep it clean, you ask? I won’t have the kids eating spaghetti while sitting on it, and if they do sit and eat on it, I’ll simply cover it with a table cloth or sheet. We’ll go with the flow, and I’m digging this lounge-dining hybrid look.
One of the biggest projects in this room was the DIY board and batten. I did it all myself except for this arch that we had to build out a little with MDF and shims because it was slightly crooked to begin with.
I shed literal blood, sweat and tears over all of this trim work, but I LOVE how it’s elevated the space to a whole new level of prettiness. You can find my DIY board and batten tutorial here.
I kept the paint colour on the upper third of the walls (Valspar’s Distant Valley) because I still love it, and the trim is Whisper White by Behr.
This unique teal wooden mirror matches so well with the room, and I found it at The Brick.
I kept the light fixture here because I still love it and I think it suits the style of the room. We lowered it to about 34″ from the top of the table to make it a more appropriate dining height.
The teal area rug was relatively inexpensive, but I think it makes a huge statement in this space. I adore the colour, and the overdyed style is so pretty!
Take a video tour of our new dining room:
What do you think of our boho farmhouse dining room?
Thank you for following along here over the last 6 weeks as I worked on our new dining room, and make sure to visit the One Room Challenge blog to see all of the other makeovers!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by The Brick. As always, all of the opinions here are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.