Retro Dining Room

This one room has many uses: dining room, office, playroom and family room. The Design on a Dime team maximizes the space while creating a fresh, hip environment, retro-style.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA light, retro-inspired green paint color on the wall infuses the room with vitality, making it look bigger and brighter.
The Solution
Repeating that vibrant green accent around the room in the curtains, chairs and table setting offsets the deep rich wood tones to combine whimsical elements with a more traditional style. A thrift store chandelier with new shades combines with accent lights to create soft lighting around the room. The updated desk blends in with the retro color scheme and maintains the multipurpose function of the room. The space can now be used seamlessly and stylishly for all its various purposes.

The Cost:

Paint - $45

  • wall paint, JC Licht, 278 Angel's Trumpet, $42.05 – Benjamin Moore

Chair refinish ? $52
  • fabric for 2 chairs, Gibson Stripe/Robin's Egg, $12.74 – Hancock Fabrics
  • tablecloth used for 2 seats, table runner, curtains, Chardon 60x120, $29.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet

Chandelier ? $91
  • chandelier (used), $38.15 – Salvation Army
  • shades for ceiling lighting, Ribbed Glass 030721810947, $13.60 – The Home Depot

      Window coverings ? $87
      • cafe rod for window coverings, 28-48" x 5/8" Ball Nckl, $9.99 each – Target
      • moss fabric for window coverings, 7987019 Knicknac Moss Solid, $22.96 – Jo Ann Stores
      • tablecloth used for 2 seats, table runner, curtains, Chardon 60x120, $29.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet

      Table setting ? $75
      • green bowls, Citron Green Low Bowl, $5.50 each – Crate & Barrel Outlet
      • green pitcher, Square Pitcher Green, $19.95 – Crate & Barrel Outlet
      • napkins for table dressing, Napkins Casl 067021902, $5.99 – Target
      • lime server, Crackle Lime Server 494925, $4.95 – CB2
      • green bird plate, Housewares, $10.90 – Hanger 18

      Desk revamp ? $56
      • Jack chains for computer table, 659207, $0.39 – The Home Depot
      • piano hinge for computer table, 033923010924, Con. Hinge, $6.69 – The Home Depot
      • paint for computer table, Trends, $8.96 – The Home Depot

      Bench ? $79
      • wood legs for bench, Architectural Artifacts-lrg. painted wood babsters, $21.80 – The Home Depot
      • butcher block for bench artwork, 82 Housewares 611907, $12.99 – TJ Maxx
      • transfer paper for bench artwork, COPY/PRS Trnsfr ppr, $5.99 – Jo Ann Stores
      • kelly green fabric for bench artwork, CCS SLD 6763 KLLY, $0.75 – Jo Ann Stores
      • lime fabric for bench artwork, Lime Symphony Solid, $0.50 – Jo Ann Stores

      Buffet ? $108
      • stain for buffet, CL Stain QT, $8.87 – The Home Depot
      • wood for buffet, unfinished oak, $52.07 – The Home Depot

      Glass plates ? $84
      • supplies for glass plate project, $80.77 – Stained Glass Emporium
        Rug ? $90
        • rug, 6x9 Comm Rug – The Home Depot

        Accessories ? $166
        • fresh flowers, $13.05 – Jewel-Osco
        • table lamp, Murkla Tbl Lmp-40054656, $16.99 – Ikea
        • lantern vase, Sommar Lantern-70098381, $12.99 – Ikea
        • mustard vase, Pryda Vase 12"-10092693, $9.99 – Ikea

        Custom artwork ? $54

        Total ? $987

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