$123 Farmhouse Dining Room!

Once we finished our kitchen renovation (see it here ), the adjoining dining room “beach” decor clashed with the new urban French farmhouse kitchen. We had money in the budget to paint and a rug, but I only had $150 for a table, chairs, lighting, and artwork! Time to get creative!


I wanted the two spaces to flow together and the best way to unify the spaces was to paint the walls the same color..so goodbye yellow and blue,


Hello Front Porch (by Sherwin Williams).  I love, love this color. Depending on the light, the color changes from gray to taupe, to gray/blue to gray/green.  Four colors in one!


 I rescued this table from my neighbors (Thanks JJ) trash several year ago and have been using it on our screened in porch.


I love the chunky legs but wanted an aged look for the top.  To achieve that look, I left on some of the flaky vanish, then dry brushed the top with CeCe Caldwell’s Destin Gulf Green.

Farmhouse table. Cost: Free

Nothing says “farmhouse” like mismatched seating.

Thrift shop Buffalo check settee. Cost: $75
Farmhouse chairs. Cost: Existing chairs, no cost.
Chalk paint updates a pair of french chairs. Cost: $12/pair
A pair of french chairs from the thrift shop. Cost: $12/pair
Curb side Corduroy. Cost: Free (Click here to see how I painted the fabric and wood on this chair!)

Final touches include thrift shop artwork,

Bold colors and texture from abstract artwork. Cost: $14

Yard sale lighting,

Spray paint and swag add bling to a Chandelier. Cost: $12

And a thrift shop faux fur throw.

Pillows and a faux fur throw add more texture. Cost: Existing pillows, $10 throw.

Farmhouse Dining Room ! Cost: $123.oo

Farmhouse Dining Room!


Thanks for checking out my post and Happy Decorating!