Well, the last six weeks have flown by and here’s where we are now…

I couldn’t be more pleased with where the dining room is at right now compared to when I started on this One Room Challenge. Sure, there are things that didn’t get done, and things I may end up changing out, but having an almost finished space is incredible.

What didn’t I get done / finished / picture perfect? A rug for starters – right up until Tuesday I was endlessly debating with myself about the pros and cons of having a rug in the dining room. I still think I’d like one, to add a little more texture and colour to the room, but I just wasn’t prepared to get something I wasn’t 100% sold on just to have “better” pictures for this reveal. I’m happy to live with the space as it is and wait until I find something that will be just right for the room.
You may also have spotted there are only five dining chairs – I couldn’t find a sixth that wasn’t ridiculously priced so again, I’m happy to bide my time and pick one up with the time, AND price, is right.

I’d also like to add some more artwork to the corner of the room to the left of the sliding doors but again, it can wait. I’d like to have the biere vintage print reframed at some point and I think I’ll probably add some kind of large plant to the right of the fauxdenza (the side that has the vase of flowers on currently). I’m not sure what yet, but I will try to resist the temptation to go full blogger cliche and get a fiddle leaf fig!

The fauxdenza will probably be eternally fussed with, as I attempt to perfect the styling, but in some ways I like how it looks on these pictures. It isn’t perfectly styled but it’s a real reflection of how the room will be used. Yeah, the SONOS sitting pretty ugly next to the lamp isn’t the most attractive thing in the world but I like my background music so it’s not going anywhere and removing it from the pictures would have felt a little false to me.

Before I get into the source list here are a couple of before and afters…Dining Before & After 3.jpgDining Before & After 1Dining Before & After 2I’ve tried to list as many sources as possible below, but please let me know if I missed something you’re interested in!

Walls › Farrow & Ball ‘Blackened’
Flooring › Sotto Caramel Oak Real Wood Top Layer Flooring from B&Q
Sliding Doors › 4 Panel Shaker Doors from B&Q, Carlisle Brass Flush Pull Handles from Abacus Interiors

Dining Table › Square Leg Refectory Table from Vintage Furniture Co. – base painted in Farrow & Ball ‘Mole’s Breath’, top stained with Cuprinol Garden Furniture Stain in Antique Pine
Chairs › Ercol Green Dot Stacking Chairs, vintage
Fauxdenza › IKEA METOD wall cabinet frames with VEDDINGE doors, wrapped in spruce furniture boards from B&Q, stained with Cuprinol Garden Furniture Stain in Antique Pine

Ceiling Fixture › Nook Pendant Light from
Lamp › from B&Q (base only used), lampshade from BHS

Over Fauxdenza › Gloaming III by Lola Donoghue, Made-to-Measure White Flat Frame from
Printers tray › vintage
Biere print › purchased in France, vintage.

Succulent › purchased in pot from M&S
Drinks tray › purchased last year from Sainsburys
Glass bottles on drinks tray › SINNERLIG bottles from IKEA, large and small
Flowers › The Charlie from Bloom & Wild
Table runner › Grainsack Table Runner in Grey Stripe from JenniferHeleneHome on Etsy
Fruit bowl › current stock from Sainsburys
Wooden robot › Cube-Bot

If you missed any of the previous weeks updates you can read them here › Week One,Week TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four and Week Five.

And don’t forget to check out the other guest participants reveals over at Calling It Home.




  1. Love the minimalist style of your space, and that light fixture is fabulous Amy! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

  2. I love the simplicity of this space, and I completely agree that you should wait to find the right rug and artwork, rather than getting something just for the reveal. You did a great job!

  3. Love it. You are so wise to wait and get what you want at the right price. That fauxdenza is perfect for the space. I laughed at this: ‘….but I will try to resist the temptation to go full blogger cliche and get a fiddle leaf fig!’ I think a Yucca Cane plant would be perfect in that spot (and much easier to grow).

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