Bland Dining Room Enhanced With Bright Color and Large Furniture

The Double Take team re-creates a $42,000 dining room for only $3,700.

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The $10,000 custom-made pedestal table in the designer room was made from one nine-foot-long plank of wood. Jamie was able to re-create the table and the benches for only $850. With a little sanding and varnish the table looks just like the original. Two concrete stands were used for the pedestals. The legs for benches were built using 4x12 Douglas fir, same as the designer room.

Two red velvet upholstered chairs were found at a consignment store to match the silk-velvet chairs in the designer room. The fabric lacks the detailing of the original chairs, but are a perfect match otherwise.

Tip: Using reclaimed wood or salvaged lumber is a great idea. The patina has already been developed, so there's no need to distress or antique the finish.

For all available product information, click on the After photo of the room.