Mid Century Family & Dining Room

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We knew the room closest to the kitchen would be the hub of activity for our family, so we really wanted this room to be functional and cozy.  The kind of room you would want to spend hours hanging out in, since this is what we hoped it would be now and in the future as our kids grow.

The downside of this room is it does not get a lot of natural light.  There is a patio cover built off the slider going out to the pool, and the front window is covered by a tree.  So, my goal when looking at this room was to try to keep it as light as possible.

Here are some before shots, be sure to get a zoom in on the fabulous wallpapered ceiling!

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So, as with almost every area of this house, demolition begins!

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After painting all trim in “Sneaker White” by Ralph Lauren and walls in “Tortilla” (darkened by 50%) by Martha Stewart, it was time to uncover the hidden wood floors.

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Off to Habitat for Humanity ReStore to find some lighting fixtures.  I found this pendant for over the dining room table.

And my talented little man pointed out these three beauties for the hallway and laundry room. The price for the lights was a fraction of what I would have paid for them new.

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Walking out with four fixtures for under $100 is the way to go!  The ReStore can be hit or miss, but definitly worth checking out.

The floors are sealed with a clear matte poly.

The floors are sealed with a clear matte poly.

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We hope you enjoyed this transformation as much as we have!              To see our Pinterest inspiration board click here.

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