Before & After: A Dining Room Goes from Bland to Grand

published May 9, 2011
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When looking at the many before and after posts here at Apartment Therapy, it’s easy to think that everyone makes these amazing transformations over a long weekend. Truth be told, most of the projects we see take much longer. This dining room makeover, for instance, took four years of collecting appropriate pieces to go from bland to grand.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Elisabeth over at bova goods developed this new look for her dining room over a span of four years. Over that time she collected the pieces you see in the after photo before bringing them all together. The buffet was a craigslist find, the dining table came from an antique store, the chandelier came from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and so on.

Elisabeth’s makeover is a great reminder that beautiful rooms don’t always happen overnight, especially if you’re working on a budget. It can take a little time and test one’s patience to collect the elements for a makeover but it’s always worth it in the end.

And in Elisabeth’s case, it was definitely worth it! While the dining room in the before photo is boring and bland, Elisabeth’s rehabbed room is glamorous and grand! From the deep wall color and white furniture to the colorful accessories and accents, everything about this makeover comes together to create a gorgeous space.

For the details on Elisabeth’s dining room makeover, check out the two detailed posts at her bova goods blog: Before and After Goods: My Dining Room and Dining Room Goods: The Details.

Images: bova goods