Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ikea Dining Area Makeover

I was feeling in need of a change in my kitchen dining area. But, buying a new table and chairs wasn't an option, so I wanted the most bang for my buck. This was the result, I wish I had a good before picture to show you, but I made the changes a couple of months ago before I started blogging.

My first order of business was to change the fabric covering the chair cushions. This is such an easy way to give your table a whole new look. I wanted a more modern look than I had before. My design "love language" is mid-century modern. I may have lost my mind, but I just fell in love with this fabric from Ikea. The price was right at only $7.00 a yard and it only took two yards to cover the four chairs.

After recovering the chairs, my traditional rug looked really out of place. Once again, I looked everywhere and ended up at Ikea. I found this colorful rug for only $39.00. It is a little smaller than my previous rug, but I think it works well. The colors work perfectly with the new chair cushions.

Of course, my traditional chandelier wouldn't work anymore. So after another trip to Ikea, I ended up with this modern pendant light fixture.  At $49.99 I thought that was a great deal. Isn't it funny how one little change of covering the chair cushions leads to a whole new room. I am happy with the results, if feels very happy and springy. Oh and doesn't my hubby's modern art look fun in the space? Those are priceless!


  1. FUN ... love all of the vibrant colors. Truly a happy space! IKEA rocks! *Becca*

  2. Thanks Becca! Your blog is awesome! I love the sign you made, inspiring!

  3. I wish our Ikea was closer, it's about an hour away so I don't make it there very often. Love your table and chair makeover it's looks awesome!


  4. Thanks so much, Rondell! I actually have about a 40 minute drive to our Ikea. It's probably a good thing it's not too close, that might get me into trouble!


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