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Bungalow Dining Room Makeover

This calm dining room is infused with modern accents for a more expressive look.

Host Joan Steffend and designer Todd Pinzuti bring a style to a couple's bungalow that matches both their tastes.

Before, this dining room was drab and just plain ugly.

$128 — Buffets
Simple stock kitchen cabinets were converted into matching buffets. Molding, a dark patina and post feet were added to the cabinets to give them a more finished look. The tops of the buffets were painted a simmering red hue and topped with glass.

  • wall cabinets — Menard’s

$36 — Paint
A cool parchment tone was added to the walls to liven up the room. The chair rails were also painted to give the room a more expansive look.

  • wall paint — Behr

$50 — Window Treatments
Vintage 1940s fabric was an ideal choice for blanketing the windows. Antique drawer pulls replaced traditional finials for a funky new look. Vintage wallpaper with a zesty green pattern was placed on the remaining windows to add more privacy and character to the kitchen.

$40 — amps
Contemporary lamps added an unexpected twist to the matching buffets.

  • table lamps — IKEA (50029162)

$99 — Mirror
A large modern mirror was added to make this small room seem grand. Mirror tiles and mosaic embellishments were attached to particleboard to create this fascinating accent piece.

  • mirror medallions — Jo-Ann Fabrics

$91 — Chairs
Colorful slipcovers were made from table runners to give the chairs a swift update. The homeowners' traditional style winged chair was covered with a fun stripe fabric to continue the upbeat color palette.

$56 – Accessories
Unique artwork was created with the remaining wallpaper by using a decoupage technique.

  • artist’s canvas – Jo-Ann Fabrics (12" x 12" – 6284210; 15" x 30" – 6283774)

$500 - Project Total


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