Updated Dining Room Tour

Hi everyone!  Well…I think I’ve finally finished updating the dining room.
The final item on the list was to figure out some sort of art for the big blank wall at the end of the dining room table.
I looked and looked at so many different things and never could find just the right one.


It finally occurred to me that I could put together a wall gallery using mostly items that I already have – duh!So I took the oil painting from the family room and two pictures from the kitchen (I repainted the frames) and combined them with my diy convex mirrors.

For less than $50, I was able to put together this simple, symmetrical gallery.

I’ve mixed entirely different shapes and sizes within my mini-gallery, but it works because I kept the entire gallery confined within one big virtual frame that defines the outer edges.
One last little detail to be taken care of popped up when several of you suggested that I paint the off-white candle sleeves to match the rest of the fixture after I painted it gold.
Chandy before
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Chandy after
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Chandy after the after

Funny how such a small detail can make such a big difference! Thanks to all of you who suggested that.

I decided to take new pictures of the entire room, now that I’ve finished with the updates.

I have to say that I’m not wild about how my wide angle camera lens distorts the room, but you get the idea.



Updated look given to a traditional dining room without painting the walls or buying new furniture


Lastly, I included this one just because I like the angle it was taken from. ☺

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  1. So pretty – you can be proud of this room! I am curious as to what kind of light bulbs you put in the chandelier. I love the round bulbs – are they something new on the market??

  2. Looks great I love the way it turned out. The mirrors are great as I told you the other day. Clever.

  3. Suzy, it’s beautiful! LOVE the green on the walls! And I love all the decor! You did an amazing job and I pinned the Convex Mirrors! 🙂
    One Chatty Chic

  4. Your dining room is gorgeous! I love all the red you used.

  5. What a beautiful, colorful, energizing room! I love the mirrors and the chandy transformation. The globe bulbs gave it a totally different look that I’m really liking! Lots of good things to take in here…

  6. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm says:

    Very, very pretty!

  7. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Really turned out great….I just love the mirrors…you are the clever one!!

  8. The gallery wall looks great! I think the wall needed a large installation like the one you ended up with — and a great price as well 🙂

  9. Absolutely stunning! You did a fabulous job. I’m inspired …

    {my simple messterpiece}

  10. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! And to think you already had everything. I love the painting from the den. It looks great in here. I love, love your dining room. It is huge, I like that.
    I am behind on reading. I am going to check on those mirrors, they look great in the arrangement.
    Love to you, Ginger

  11. If I remember correctly, the survey pictures were of birds. This looks MUCH better!! Love the gold and red together. It looks fresh and modern, good choices of pieces. Gold and red can be hard to do because it can look heavy or matronly, but yours looks wonderful!

  12. Gorgeous room! I love the green and uses of gold. Stunning combination!

  13. Hi Suzy, Your dining room looks beautiful! Love the wall gallery…Yes, I bought the mirror and love it! I put it in the niche and that wasn’t where I had thought I would put it at first. It just happened to fit perfect and it really adds interest. Now I have to find something to sit under it. Hmmmm…I am so glad you posted about it!! Kristen

  14. Beautiful. What color/brand is the paint? I love the green walls.

    1. Hi Shannon. The paint is Sherwin Williams Lemon Verbena. I used the satin/eggshell finish.

  15. Madge Bloom says:

    SO gorgeous, love that green color and the pops of Chinese red… Thank you Suzy, for sharing on ‘Weekly Top Shot!’

  16. I’m happy your room is finished. The gallery is really eye-catching.

  17. What a beautiful dining room! I love that it feels so fresh and yet so classic at the same time! Truly magazine worthy!


  18. Love this room and the chandelier is fabulous!! Following you from TDC-stop on over for a visit!!

  19. Your dining room is such an elegant space. Love the colours and your chandy makeover turned out great!



  20. VintageMauve.com says:

    Looks beautiful! I love what you did with the chandelier!

    Hope you’ll link up to my Mauvin’ Monday link party!


  21. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes says:

    I’ve seen pictures of your dining room before, but the are my favorites. I really like the punches of color throughout the room. The new mirrors and the wall grouping are very nicely done and make such a wonderful impact in the space. Suzy, thanks for sharing your beautiful home at my party!

  22. Beautiful, Suzy, just beautiful! The color combo is perfect, & I truly love that you didn’t feel the need to use any AS paint on your gorgeous furniture…..lol!

    Thanks, too, for sharing the DIY on the convex mirrors — love those!

  23. The dining room looks wonderful! I still don’t finish my breakfast area, as I need a chandy and I’m looking for just the right antique thing, prefebly, but if I fall for a new one, welcomed! I love your dining set of furniture, beautiful Chippendale. Great mirrors too.

  24. So elegant! I love the colors and the pops of color you used in the room. Your chandy makeover looks great!

  25. How lovely! You’ve done a great job to make this a welcoming, warm space. Your gallery wall is wonderful–love those mirrors! Kudos to you for creating a gallery wall by repurposing things. You ended up with a big “statement” wall–just right for this room.

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

  26. I just love it! The colors are so fun and warm and everything came together beautifully. The mirrors are awesome! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday~

  27. Mrs. Handyverger says:

    I love seeing everything together! Gorgeous. 🙂 Your gallery wall is just perfect, and I agree – the different shades of gold add interest and depth.

    Visiting from DIY by Design’s Swing into Spring Party. 🙂

  28. Love the new look of the chady and after my post on pink dining rooms you have me thinking GREEN is beautiful too. 😀 Thanks for sharing on BeColorful

  29. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Your dining room is just beautiful! I love the gallery wall so much and the fact that you shopped around your house for everything is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  30. Really beautiful. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  31. Love the wall color. Love the mirrors. LOVE the pops of red!

    Great job!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!


  32. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life says:

    Hi Suzy,

    You have a beautiful dining room! I love how the chandelier and wall grouping pulled everything together.