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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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 $500 - Project Total
Unique artwork was created with the remaining wallpaper by using a decoupage technique.
$500 - Project Total