look for less rustic dining room

With Halloween behind me and Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I can’t help but think of how much I’d like to have a beautiful dining room to host holiday gatherings.  While pinning for inspiration, I spotted this rustic/eclectic dining space with interesting woodwork and pretty colors.  House of Turquoise featured this room from a home decorated by Four Chairs Furniture and photographed by Hiya Papaya Photography.

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There’s lots to love in this dining room.  It’s a sunlit space with a fun mix of modern, traditional, and rustic pieces.  The chunky, modern table with a distressed finish, bright pops of yellow, red, and aqua, and the stunning driftwood floors in this room provide a feast for the eyes.


I was so excited about this room that I just had to look around for some ways to DIY it.  Check out the five tutorials I found to get this look for less:


  1.  Driftwood Finished Hutch


While I couldn’t find a tutorial for a china hutch with a driftwood finish, I found one for a dresser at Amanda Carol Interiors.  Isn’t that weathered wood patina amazing?  China hutches are pretty easy to find on Craigslist, you could use this tutorial to recreate a driftwood finish like the gorgeous china cabinet in my inspiration photo.

2.  Stacked Wood Pedestal Table


The chunky, stacked wood table is one of my favorite elements in that inspiration room.  Rustique Restoration built a similar table themselves, sharing the step-by-step process of a design based on Crate & Barrel’s Paloma table.

3.  Yellow Chairs


Don’t you love the contrast of the bright yellow chairs against the gray and yellow backdrop of my inspiration room?  I spotted similar chairs in a home tour at The Lettered Cottage.  (While the exact shade of yellow isn’t mentioned in that post, Pinterest suggested that it is this:  Glidden Gloss – Bright Gold BMC CLRNT OZ 384th AX 6 – 13 C 1 – 66 E 0 – 48 KX 3 – 156)

4. Driftwood Finished Floor


Hardwoods can be expensive, but Centsational Girl featured a tutorial for a plywood plank floor with a driftwood finish.  It definitely puts high style flooring within reach!

5. Full Wall Board & Batten


Remodelaholic finished a living room wall with narrow board and batten paneling that extends from floor to ceiling–just like the walls of the room in my inspiration photo.  They have an excellent tutorial for you to follow, too.

I hope you like this room as much as I do!  Please let me know if you use any of these ideas to switch things up in your own house.

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