Dining Room Makeover

Last week, while Graham was in Nashville with the youth, I headed down to Magnolia to spend some time with my mom. She has been wanting to redo her dining room for some time and asked me if I would help. I really enjoy painting, restoring, refinishing, sanding, decorating, etc. Needless to say, I was more than happy to help her. When I arrived, we headed to Lowe's to get the needed materials. Mom was easy to work with--she let me pick everything out and do everything, but paid for for it all!  My kind of project!

Pics of the dining room before the makeover:

This was my grandmother's furniture. My mom has wanted to change it for years. It is about 45 years old.

And, the finished product...

I sanded all of the furniture, stained the table and chairs, stained the top portion of the hutch and buffet. Then, I painted the bottom part of the buffet and hutch and sanded around the corners for an antiqued effect. I painted the walls...I really think the colors are nice.

We found a great deal on this upholstery fabric at Hobby Lobby.

Mom, I had such a great time transforming your dining room. It looks so good and I can't wait for Thanksgiving.


  1. Wow. Leslie you have mad skillz. I think you should have your own TV show... I will come up with a great title for it and we will pitch it to the networks for the big bucks. What do you say?
    Wait... I got it...

    "Les is More" with Leslie Hale.


  2. Corey, You are never short of ideas....I can't wait!

  3. You know, Corey's not far off base AT ALL! That would be a great show! This all looks beautiful and what a change in the dining room!
    Great work, Leslie!! Love you, Cherie

  4. WOW!!! You never cease to amaze me!! It looks like brand new furniture. I am so proud of you! By the way, I would never miss an episode of "Les is More"!!!! Corey is so good!!! Love me some Hales!!!


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