So, I recently decided that our dining room needed a little makeover. well, it screamed for one actually! LOL. But, really didn’t have a lot of money to spend on the makeover, so the items I chose needed to make a statement and transform the room. With just a change of curtains and a few accessories, it made a huge difference.
Here is the before shot. Sorry for the people in the picture. For some reason, I could not find a single “before” shot I took and the ones I had were so washed out.
I saw this sign on another blog, they had purchased at a store and I loved it. But the price tag was not in my budget. So, I made one myself. Using an old cabinet door, some spray paint, and vinyl letters. I created this sign for FREE.
I had an empty space I wanted to fill between the ceiling and window. We have very tall ceilings and needing something to spruce up the area. I purchased these large MDF letters from Hobby Lobby. They were 40% off each. I paid only $4.00 each. I purchased the letters EAT and painted them a dark brown to match the sign. I hung each letter using command strips.
I fell in LOVE with these curtains! They were perfect but the biggest splurge!!! Perfect color and design. I found these at Target for $19.99 a panel. However, I went back to purchase some more for our living room and they were on clearance for $9.99. 🙁 But were sold out of the red. Because, the new curtains were heavier then the old ones, I had to purchase an extra long, thick rod. It was $32.00 at Walmart.
To add a fall centerpiece to the table, I snatched up an old charger I had in my closet, added some berry stems to an old metal jar vase my mom gave me, and some pumpkins. Tied a thick brown ribbon to the vase and created the perfect centerpiece. All items, except for the vase, I snatched up at Hobby Lobby. Not all at once however, the charger, ribbon, and orange fabric pumpkins I have had for awhile. 🙂
(The jar lanterns I made as well but will share those in another post.)
I removed the large candles inside my pillars that were already on the table and placed the wicker/stick balls that were placed inside a basket that was on the table as well inside.
The full shot. I am super excited how everything turned out. I spent a total of $85 on everything. The curtains took up most of that budget. But, I feel they were worth it. They make the most change for the space.
Disclosure: Verified Mom receives products in order to conduct reviews. No monetary compensation is provided unless otherwise stated. All opinions are that of the editor reviewing the stated product. Some posts may contain affiliate links that Verified Mom receives commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. Verified Mom only recommends products that we personally use and feel are a good fit for our readers and their children. If a giveaway is shared, the delivery of the prize to its winner is the sole responsibility of the sponsor. This is being disclosed in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission.