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The dining room…the place where the holidays happen and memories around the dinner table are made. And then for rest of the year…it’s the room that no one uses! Which…truth be told, I kinda love because then there’s always one perfectly tidy clean room in the house.

Here are a few fun details about this room that helped us save on our renovation costs.

We tiled over the existing flooring to save on demo costs. The is a sunken in room and the fireplace on the back wall had a 2” lip that allowed us to tile over tile without issue. Here’s an instagram post to better explain

The fireplace mantle is original to the home as well. Instead of replacing it, we used the original mantle as the base and we built on top to raise the overall height.

This bold dining room is currently my favorite room in the house! A solid black wall, marble flooring and a mix of white, black, brass + wood…what’s not to love...

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VINTAGE MODERN DINING ROOM

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When I first posted a picture of these curtains on Instagram, I had SO many comments and direct messages from people saying they just didn’t believe these are actually painter drop cloths. But I 100% SWEAR that they are!!

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DIY DROP
CLOTH CURTAIN

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If the blog title wasn’t completely giving away my secret that these are DIY curtain rods, would you believe that I made these from inexpensive materials found at Home Depot?? To date, this has been my FAVORITE project. I can’t believe #1 how simple it was, or #2 what an impact it has had on my living room.

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DIY CURTAIN
RODS

DIY CURTAIN RODS

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For less than $100, I I transformed what was a rustic river rock fireplace into this! A can of presto patch, a piping bag and water and VOILA! In under 24hours we gave this stone fireplace a complete facelift with zero demo.

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HOW TO MODERNIZE A STONE FIREPLACE

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you SHOULD ALWAYS DINE IN STYLE.

we believe that

finishes

paint color

flooring

millwork

12” Carrara Marble

sourcebook

Black Magic (Sherwin Williams) + White Dove (Benjamin Moore)

6” custom flat crown molding + thick window sills just at the base of the windows

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Sharing coffee till cocktails and beautifying LIFE in between.

 @jaclynjames.co