I grew up having dinner every single night with my family at 6pm on the dot. My mom would make a main course, two vegetable and a salad (oh and always bread on the table!). And the five of us would sit down together. I don’t think the family dinner was always successful for them – sometimes my sisters and I would fight, sometimes no one liked the food (poor Mom). But no matter what, the next night, we’d all be back at that table again. I’ve made it my vow this year, to sit down with my own little family at least three times a week. I just really cherish the time around the table (not to mention, it’s much healthier!) Of course, in order to sit around a table, you sort of need a table (although, I think even a coffee table could work). Here are some home owners who have transformed their dining rooms into something more appetizing. (I just couldn’t resist). Do you make time to sit around the table in the evening? I love this online series that explores what families eat each night – Grilled Cheese, Please! –Amy
Image above: Nearly everything in this dining room was a DIY (even the dining table!). Get all the details here.
Image above: A breathtaking dining room transformation that took place a mere four weeks after moving into a 1800 farmhouse. Get all the details here.
See all the dining room transformations after the jump!
Image above: Dark gray walls and a pop of color make this dining area much more inviting. See all the details here.
Image above: How painting a room black can actually brighten up the space. See images of the full transformation here.
Image above: Just because you have a small space you don’t have to do without a dining room. This space was created things on hand so the entire renovation cost only $3. See the details on the transformation here.
Image above: The bright accents in this dining room pop against the dark wall. See all the details of this transformation here.
Image above: To keep things affordable, the home owner removed the wallpaper, repainted the walls and even used the same chairs. See all the details right here.
Image above: This entire Portland home was given the before & after treatment. The dining room design was basically about squeezing a dining room into a space that is more a passageway than a room. See all the details here.