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Customizing Our Ikea Pax Dining Room Cabinet

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

Today I’m sharing how we customized our Ikea Pax dining room cabinet. It’s the perfect way to add character to Ikea cabinets while staying on budget.  Our kitchen is small. We don’t have a ton of storage, and that’s something our entire house lacks as well. Getting creative and adding places to store our items […]

A picture of our new dining room table and chairs.

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New Dining Room Table

We recently added a new dining room table to our dining room! Suddenly, things are feeling much better! Our dining room… sigh. It’s a hard space to figure out. With it being small in size, and right in the middle of two major walkways, figuring out the right furniture placement has been tricky.  Since we’ve […]

We recently added a new dining room table to our dining room! Suddenly, things are feeling much better! Our dining room… sigh. It’s a hard space to figure out. With it being small in size, and right in the middle of two major walkways, figuring out the right furniture placement has been tricky.  Since we’ve […]

Moody Dining Room Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Moody Dining Room Shelves

I know… I know… I left you hanging last week with the new dining room changes I made. That beautiful paint color has kind of changed everything! I’m beyond in love with the new color… we have moody dining room shelves now, and they’re awesome! I’m still not entirely set on how they’re styled, and […]

I know… I know… I left you hanging last week with the new dining room changes I made. That beautiful paint color has kind of changed everything! I’m beyond in love with the new color… we have moody dining room shelves now, and they’re awesome! I’m still not entirely set on how they’re styled, and […]

Dining Room Changes by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Dining Room Changes

I’m pretty excited about today’s post! I mentioned last week that I felt the house was feeling stale, and that I had some fresh ideas for a few different areas in the house. One of those rooms was the dining room. I’ve always loved our dining room. The shelves, the layout, all of it… but […]

I’m pretty excited about today’s post! I mentioned last week that I felt the house was feeling stale, and that I had some fresh ideas for a few different areas in the house. One of those rooms was the dining room. I’ve always loved our dining room. The shelves, the layout, all of it… but […]

New Dining Room Sign by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Dining Room Sign

If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain about me and our home, it’s that I love to change things around. I love reusing what I already have in new ways, but I also love adding new statement items too. Our new dining room sign is just that… a statement piece. I’ve mentioned it before, but […]

If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain about me and our home, it’s that I love to change things around. I love reusing what I already have in new ways, but I also love adding new statement items too. Our new dining room sign is just that… a statement piece. I’ve mentioned it before, but […]

New Dining Room Curtains by The Wood Grain Cottage

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New Dining Room Curtains

A few months ago I had the idea of switching out our dining room curtains… and that was a big thing, considering I originally made them as one of my very first sewing projects. But time changes things, and I was ready for a switch… and since curtains have super magical powers (really and truly), […]

A few months ago I had the idea of switching out our dining room curtains… and that was a big thing, considering I originally made them as one of my very first sewing projects. But time changes things, and I was ready for a switch… and since curtains have super magical powers (really and truly), […]

The Evolution Of Our Dining Room By The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Evolution Of Our Dining Room

Just like a few other rooms in our house, our dining room has seen its fair share of style changes. Looking back at pictures, I can see how much I was really trying to find exactly what my “style” was. I was switching things up, exploring new design choices, and taking bold risks. Through the […]

Just like a few other rooms in our house, our dining room has seen its fair share of style changes. Looking back at pictures, I can see how much I was really trying to find exactly what my “style” was. I was switching things up, exploring new design choices, and taking bold risks. Through the […]

Black Dining Room Chair Makeover by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Black Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Our dining room has come a loooong way. I kind of shudder at some of the first pictures I posted several years ago. We’ve changed basically ever single item in the room, except for the table and original chairs that came with the set. The most recent change I made, was the black end chairs. […]

Our dining room has come a loooong way. I kind of shudder at some of the first pictures I posted several years ago. We’ve changed basically ever single item in the room, except for the table and original chairs that came with the set. The most recent change I made, was the black end chairs. […]

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Decorating with Tree Branches

Want to know my secret for adding that perfect pop of color, texture and amazing, real life decor to any season? Decorating with tree branches! They are the perfect way to bring any season into your home, all while being free from your yard! And bonus, it’s a great way to give your tree/ shrub/ […]

Want to know my secret for adding that perfect pop of color, texture and amazing, real life decor to any season? Decorating with tree branches! They are the perfect way to bring any season into your home, all while being free from your yard! And bonus, it’s a great way to give your tree/ shrub/ […]

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New Dining Room Light

Well, I’m back to share our new dining room light! We were definitely ready to swap out our old light and hang up the new one I found on clearance at Home Depot. I’d been admiring it for a really long time, kind of like our new living room light, although this one was much […]

Well, I’m back to share our new dining room light! We were definitely ready to swap out our old light and hang up the new one I found on clearance at Home Depot. I’d been admiring it for a really long time, kind of like our new living room light, although this one was much […]

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Styled Dining Room Shelving

Our dining room has changed quite drastically over the last few weeks… first with the new paint, and then with the floor to ceiling addition of built in shelving.  And today, I’m sharing how I styled those dining room shelves…. I’ve been amazed at just how much the shelving has completely changed not only the […]

Our dining room has changed quite drastically over the last few weeks… first with the new paint, and then with the floor to ceiling addition of built in shelving.  And today, I’m sharing how I styled those dining room shelves…. I’ve been amazed at just how much the shelving has completely changed not only the […]

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DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Transform your home with our tutorial for our DIY Dining Room Open Shelving!  Customize the size to fit your space! Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting for it to happen. […]

Transform your home with our tutorial for our DIY Dining Room Open Shelving!  Customize the size to fit your space! Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting for it to happen. […]

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Freshly Painted Dining Room

Well…. I decided to paint the dining room. I’ve been wanting to give it a new coat of paint for months now, but haven’t had the time. I’ve been spending my time on other projects, like the fixer upper, and the office, but it finally bugged me enough to do it. Here’s the sneak peek […]

Well…. I decided to paint the dining room. I’ve been wanting to give it a new coat of paint for months now, but haven’t had the time. I’ve been spending my time on other projects, like the fixer upper, and the office, but it finally bugged me enough to do it. Here’s the sneak peek […]

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Dining Room Table Plans

Is it weird that I already know what I want for Christmas? Because I totally do. In fact, I’ve already placed my order. Yep, on top of everything else my hubby has to do, I’ve placed my order for a new dining room table. I was a bit thrilled and really shocked that he didn’t […]

Is it weird that I already know what I want for Christmas? Because I totally do. In fact, I’ve already placed my order. Yep, on top of everything else my hubby has to do, I’ve placed my order for a new dining room table. I was a bit thrilled and really shocked that he didn’t […]

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Dining Room Shelving

It’s no secret that we have several rooms “in progress”. For the most part, I hate leaving rooms partially finished or deemed as a “construction zone” for too long (they make me crazy), but I think they turn out the best when they evolve over time. Sure, I have a plan and inspiration for each […]

It’s no secret that we have several rooms “in progress”. For the most part, I hate leaving rooms partially finished or deemed as a “construction zone” for too long (they make me crazy), but I think they turn out the best when they evolve over time. Sure, I have a plan and inspiration for each […]

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