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 furniturePin


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!!