One Room Challenge: Week 2

10 Oct One Room Challenge: Week 2

Well, this first week of my dining room transformation has flown by, but I’m happy to report things are moving along and I’ve crossed a few “to do’s” off my list.  If you’re joining me for the first time, you can see my original One Room Challenge post here .  The first big project was refinishing our dining room table.  It originally looked like this, all white and high gloss:

And this is the look I wanted:
Love the table!
I had to enlist the help of the Handy Husband to take the table top off and construct a new top using new boards that we distressed and stained. We loosely followed the instructions from Ana White’s blog (I will give a detailed “How To” post at a later date). I painted the table base and legs SW Dover White, the same color as our kitchen island.  Here’s a sneak peak of the new table…

My new rug is the Herringbone Jute Natural Fiber Rug from Ballard Designs . They’re having a 15% sale on rugs through October 21st.
A small gray cabinet (from my kitchen) was brought in to put next to the mantle…
Blue curtains (that I already had) from Pottery Barn (no longer available) and new hardware now adorn the two windows.

Still deciding on paint colors for the walls so for now, that’s all folks!

As always, feel free to leave a comment or ask questions in the comments section below.

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  • Kris @ Driven by DΓ©cor
    Posted at 14:27h, 10 October

    Wow – you are moving along fast with your room! Can't wait to see more of that table – it looks beautiful!

  • Stacey {steward of design}
    Posted at 16:11h, 10 October

    I am loving the colors and textures that you are using. Can't wait to see more!

  • Elisa of Fancy Free Me
    Posted at 18:14h, 10 October

    Love the sneak peek of your table. It's going to look amazing! Can't wait for the how-to on that one πŸ™‚

  • Linda {Calling it Home}
    Posted at 00:14h, 11 October

    That table is looking amazing. I love the drapes and who doesn't want a natural fiber rug. Looking great!

  • Vel Criste
    Posted at 14:28h, 11 October

    The hardware you chose looks perfect and that table is divine! Can't wait to see the paint color you choose!

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 23:00h, 11 October

    Thanks Kris! I feel like I'm back in college with a big project due! Trying to get as much done in the beginning so I'm not cramming at the end (don't want to be pulling an all-nighter! πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 23:03h, 11 October

    Thanks Stacey! Love the chalkboard paint you used, and the ombre wall idea is really neat. Elle

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 23:04h, 11 October

    Thanks Vel for stopping by! Paint color decisions to be made in the next 2 weeks…so many options!

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 23:05h, 11 October

    Thanks Elisa! I'll get working on the table how-to. πŸ™‚

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 23:07h, 11 October

    Thanks Linda! This is fun!!

  • Claire Davis
    Posted at 23:39h, 13 October

    Loving the rustic table with the blues, such a beautiful combo!

  • Carrie Corson
    Posted at 20:46h, 14 October

    Loving how your table & room are coming together. I love your inspiration image & look forward to seeing your reveal. I would love to invite you to share this at Modern Cottage Mondays at

  • Michelle Woeller
    Posted at 16:40h, 20 October

    Hi Carrie- I sent you an email thru your website, but not sure if you got it. I'd love to be a part of Modern Cottage Mondays…just wondering if you want me to post this blogpost, or the new one I was planning for Monday. Can you email me at Thanks! Elle