Before & After: From Dated Dining Room to Bright Delight

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Dark, dated wood paneling on the walls. Beige builder's carpet on the floor. Even the curtains in this room were old news. Cara could have given up when tasked with turning this space into a dining room, but she persevered. And the result is a bright delight!

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From Cara:

There is no question that it took a bit of vision and a large leap of faith to see the potential in our dining room. Paneling, old carpet, dated light fixtures. Lots of 1960 going on here, but the absolute best part of this space was how open it already was to the (equally as dated) kitchen. Right off the bat, dreams of an open kitchen and dining space danced in my head. Sure enough, once the reno ball began to roll, our vision for an open kitchen/dining area made for entertaining started to take shape.

You can find a lot more photos of this dated transformation (plus some shots of the kitchen, too!) on Cara's blog.

Thank you Cara!

(Image credits: Cara Hazlewood)

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.