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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Dining Room Makeover and ORC challenge week 6

 Dining Room

Hello everyone,

we are finally here, the day I get to give you a final tour of this small space and the pieces of furniture I decided to keep: week 6 of the ORC challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by week after week to see how everything was progressing and for your feedback.

I can’t believe how indecisive I’ve been but I’m happy with the results, since I did it with almost no budget. No major changes were done but I love how open this space feels by just removing my old pantry from here.

Two or three new accessories might be added to this space in the next month but that’s only because the Holidays are just around the corner.

There is almost nothing new to show you that you haven’t seen in the previous posts, except for the IKEA grey curtains and a new vase. Once again, I went shopping within my own home and took my basement curtains and gave them new life in our dining room:

Dining Room

I love this green vase very much. When I saw it at Target it looked so much bigger and I thought it would look great next to the tall black lamps but quickly realized that I was wrong. It’s too small but I still kept it here because I think it’s nice. This green vase is the only real expense I incurred during the 6 week challenge. I already had the spray paint from previous projects. The new black and white light fixture was a gift from my mom and the rest of the accessories I already had in my house:

 Dining Room

Here is a close up of the black lamps, do you agree with me that they look much better than the previous ones? the round ones went back to our basement:

Dining Room

Do you remember the big piece of wood I spray painted with black chalkboard paint weeks ago? I wasn’t sure about keeping it in this space but now I love it. I love that I can write ‘quotes’ or even a ‘lunch menu’ if I want:

chalkboard in dining room

Here is another angle of the dining room, I love having this fun chalkboard in this space:

chalkboard in dining room

Now, this is the view from the dining room to the living room, if you look closely, you can see Nate watching TV while I was taking the pictures. He is never far from me. If ever you get bored, you can always use my blog as a ‘Where’s Waldo’ book and try to find Nate in my posts:

chalkboard in dining room

When I was done taking the pictures for today’s post, I let Nate use the chalkboard, he loved it (he also needs a new haircut):

toddler writing on chalkboard in dining room

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Thank you Linda for hosting this fun challenge, I’m very happy to have participated, it pushed me into changing my dining room space to match the rest of my home.

In case you missed it, and you would like to read about it: week 1, week 3, week 4 and week 5 of the ORC challenge

& don’t forget to check out what the others are doing!

Thanks again everyone for stopping by and following my weekly updates!

Ingrid

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  • mtetar says:

    Great job Ingrid and your time well spent. Nate art on the chalkboard is very impressive and look like you bought the board like that. Your project turned out really nice. Blessings, Mtetar

    November 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Mtetar :-) He really loves that chalkboard and he loves drawing on it too :-) thanks again Mtetar!

      November 7, 2013 at 11:46 am
  • Amy Mayen says:

    It definitely looks open! So glad to see the finished result! I bet you’ll change it before spring though lol!!! (Gotta tease a little:)

    November 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) ha!ha! thank you very much Amy! you know you are right, by Spring it will look different ha!ha! :-)

      November 7, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • memyselfandkids.com says:

    Looks great!
    I like the sign’s message.

    November 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) thank you very much Larry!

      November 7, 2013 at 11:49 am
  • gentlestitches says:

    It looks great and I also love the “shop at home” idea. It is amazing how a few small changes can make a BIG difference. :)

    November 6, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Sharon :-)
      I do that a lot the “shop at home” : I have to do it because if not I would be shopping all the time :-)

      November 7, 2013 at 11:51 am
  • Nice piece of work says:

    Inspiring as ever :) Love your chalkboard xxx

    November 7, 2013 at 12:24 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Jill :-) I’m very happy with the chalkboard too :-)

      November 7, 2013 at 11:54 am
  • Julia @ Cuckoo4Design says:

    I love those black lamps and they are perfect on the sideboard. That chalk board is amazing too.

    November 7, 2013 at 7:28 am
    • now at home mom says:

      oh! thank you so much Julia, I think it was a great idea switching the lamps here and keeping the chalkboard too :-)

      November 7, 2013 at 11:58 am
  • cassie says:

    looks amazing! love all the black and white- feels so crisp!

    November 7, 2013 at 8:14 am
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks so much Cassie :-)

      November 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • Traci @ Coastalpines says:

    I love your room, even more so knowing you had no budget! Loving the lamps, chalkboard and the light fixture…well done!!

    November 7, 2013 at 12:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Traci :-) having no money for this space was difficult but I knew I had to work with things I had around my home :-) thanks so much for the visit too

      November 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm
  • Kim (TheKimSixFix) says:

    What a fun dining room! Love the chalkboard!

    November 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm
  • katycostner says:

    Love the chalkboard and the lamps! Very well done!

    November 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  • Linda @ Calling it Home says:

    Ingrid, you definitely made a lot of changes along the way, but I think this one is the best. I do agree, the black lamps look much better. I love the chalkboard and seeing it get used is the best! Great job and I hope your husband likes it, too.

    November 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm
  • Kris {Driven by Décor} says:

    What a great new space! Love the chalkboard (and it seems that your little one does too :-)

    November 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm
  • sherry hart says:

    The room looks great….nice and open. The light fixture is pretty darn cool.

    November 8, 2013 at 10:58 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Sherry, I like it very much too! :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm
  • Vel says:

    Finished or not, I think your dining room looks way better and prettier than before!!! We actually have the same curtains Ingrid only mine is in the bedroom. Love the chalkboard idea and I think little Nate will love it more!!!! CHEERS!!!!

    November 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks so much Vel :-) oh! yeah, Nate really loved the chalkboard :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm
  • Shelley @ Calypso in the Country says:

    Great job – the space feels so sophisticated!
    -Shelley

    November 9, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much Shelley :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm
  • ohlidia says:

    As much as I hated to see your pantry go, I have to admit it does look wonderful Ingrid! It has an open feel to it, and a minimal look to it. LOVE it! Those lamps are great, as is that mirror. And I love that coloured bottle/vase, no matter what size it is. As usual Ingrid, you did an excellent job! :-)

    November 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) oh! thanks so much Lidia! & sorry to be answering so late, just today started writing again! :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • Krista @ the happy housie says:

    It looks great Ingrid! I think my favourite thing is your giant chalkboard (Nates too, I bet!). The black ties your whole room together – warm and elegant yet still fresh and modern:)

    November 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks so much Krista! :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • Carrie says:

    Very sleek and nice! I love the chalkboard idea and the wonderful message. And your son is a little cutie! :)

    November 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      very happy you liked the message too Carrie! I haven’t erased yet! :-) & thanks so much!

      November 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm
  • easycraftsforchildren says:

    Hi Ingrid, I love the idea of ‘shopping at home’ :-) I do this with my crafts projects too.
    Your dining room looks amazing, so cozy, I love it :-)

    November 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you Izabel! :-) & yes, I think we should always try to shop at home first and then if we need something we can go and buy it :-)
      thanks again Izabel!

      November 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm
  • kalamitykelli says:

    I just LOVE how this turned out! You have excellent taste and I am sure you are very glad you have it done, not to mention how happy your husband must be! :)

    November 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) hi!hi! thank you very much Kelli, I’m really happy you like it, hubby does too, ouif! ;-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:48 pm
  • Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door says:

    What a cool space. I love the light fixture and the chalkboard is so fun!

    November 12, 2013 at 11:32 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much Elizabeth and thanks so much for the visit :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:49 pm
  • craftivitydesigns says:

    That’s a lot of work in a few short weeks! I like the chalkboard especially.
    - Lora

    November 14, 2013 at 2:33 am
    • now at home mom says:

      :-) Thanks Lora!

      November 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • Green Door Hospitality says:

    The dining room really turned out wonderful, Ingrid! Really love all the changes — and it is especially great when so much can be done just by “shopping” your own home!!
    Kenley

    November 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thanks so much Kenley! :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Great transformation! Love the chalkboard… very funky and fresh at the same time. Love!
    -JulieC

    November 20, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! love this chalkboard very much too! :-)

      November 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm

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