**This post is updated with new more current photos and information of the renovation**
The dining room of this Mid Century Modern home was a dark cave with dark wood, dark paint and poor lighting. Updating this beauty was a lot of fun.
Major changes that were made:
- The pink wall to wall carpet was replaced with hand scraped laminate wood floors.
- The cabinets and counter top were painted white.
- The upper cabinet doors were removed.
- The lighting was replaced.
- The walls were painted with Grey Opal paint from Valspar
I love the transition from the living room into the dining room we had the flooring and the paint color continue in both rooms.
One note, we got a roomba for cleaning the floor. Dark floors and a house full of kids and pets means that the floors always have crumbs or hair on them and I am not a fan of that. Programed to run each night, the roomba is a real lifesaver. The roomba cleans the kitchen, dining room, and living room floor; then returns to the dock to charge. I love waking up to a clean floor.
We started with these 1970’s cabinets. The wood was dark and dirty looking. Glass doors on top, dirty brass knobs, sage green walls.
Cabinet Painting Tips:
- Use liquid sander and rub down the entire cabinet to get the gloss off.
- Prime the cabinets with a good primer.
- Paint. I used a cabinet kitchen and bath enamel paint in Ultra Bright White.
I recommend using a paint sprayer for the best results. You get a nice even finish and in less time. For the rest of the cabinet I used a high density cabinet roller, it did the job well it just took several coats.
Shelf decor is from a bunch of different stores, Target, West Elm and Local Handmade Markets.
Curtains and rod are from Ikea
this is gorgeous! paint amazes me, too. looks great without the glass.
It looks great!
What a transformation it came out so well. I like the upper cabinets without the doors. It up dates the look even more. Good choice and smart to save the doors in case you change your mind.
I love love love love love love love. 🙂 Did I mention I love it?
East Coast-er Momma
Marvelous job! Genius, opening up the cabinets that way.
Wow, I love the transformation!
I didn’t mind the wood grain of the cabinetry in this case, but the white makes everything seem so much cleaner! Who carpets a dining room, I ask you??? I love those dapper animal plates from West Elm .
the laminate wood floors is beautiful .. where can we get it ? or a name?
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