Sarah’s Dining Room

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

It’s been a few months since I posted the plan for my dining room and I’m thrilled it’s finished! Design*Sponge (super duper exciting!!) featured my home just before Thanksgiving and a few people have emailed in regards to the dining room, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share the renovation.

It’s been a long journey to this point. We had Thanksgiving dinner here during demolition a couple years ago, sitting in our camping lawn chairs with a pop-up table… complete with fast food, ha! At that point, we couldn’t envision the space ever being complete. Here’s a peek into the process:


Here we are, almost two years later and things have finally come together! I’m still saving up for a marble top, tulip base dining table. I keep hoping I can score a vintage one, but for now… I’m calling this space finished. I’ll live with the Ikea version in the meantime.

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

One of my favorite things in this room are the dining chairs! They turned out better than I could’ve imagined. It just goes to show, you can find really cool, inexpensive vintage pieces that add a ton of character.

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

The vintage credenza (aka, the bar) sits adjacent to the dining table against a pony wall. It helps to separate the space and hide anything on the countertop in the kitchen, while keeping things open concept.

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

Overall, I’m so happy with how the space turned out! I’m still in love with the paint color, and surprisingly this room didn’t stray far from the plan or my original intention for the space. It’s a room I work in everyday (while the basement studio is under construction), so I spend a ton of time in the dining room.

Dining Room | Room for Tuesday

What are your favorite aspects in this space?

Sources:  Dining Table (Ikea version) / Dining Table (marble version) / Dining Chairs (Knoll version) / Dining Chairs (knock off version) / Pendant Light / Planter / Sheepskin / Credenza (similar) / Accordion Table / Hide Rug / Bamboo Shades / Drapery (similar, mine is discontinued) / Drapery Hardware & Rod

Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Evergreens

Photography: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking and Sarah Gibson for Room for Tuesday

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  1. I love that I now know that whenever the pup is in a pic, one of you is holding cheese :-P

    Gorgeous. Who is the art by? I am loving it.

    1. Haha! So true!! Kalyn has the cheese in this one ;)

  2. My favorite aspect is definitely your handsome husband. He is a dream boat.

    1. 100%. Agree. What a guy!

  3. Patricia Stevens says:

    Great job! Love the green walls and fun “bar” marquee lettering. Looks like a wonderful entertaining space.

  4. Beside the dog? The artwork and chair fabric and of course you two but that’s a given like the dog.

  5. Hi I love what you have done with the dining room, all the details are lovely, would you mind sharing where is the large wall art from? I didn’t see it on the source list. I’ve been contemplating a dark color for the walls in my dining room originally I was thinking charcoalish but this green has me swooned. I pinned a couple pictures for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
    Thank you, Lilly

    1. Hi Lilly, Thanks so much!! The art is a custom piece I purchased through the design firm I work with. If you would like details on price, size, shipping, framing, etc… feel free to email me at: . Thanks for reading! xo, Sarah

  6. Ann Heltzel says:

    The green wall is SO stunning!!

    1. It’s one of my all-time favorite paint colors!

  7. Pam Tanner says:

    Beautiful spaces, Sarah. I love your style! Because I’m struggle to keep my house plants alive the gorgeous, HEALTHY plant in your dining space caught my eye as well. Could you please tell me what it is? (And recommend any others you’ve had good luck with?) thanks!!

  8. Pam Tanner says:

    Thank you , Sarah! After posting my comment I started exploring your site more and found your “catagory” on gardening and plants. Especially appreciated your one on caring for your house plants… pinned that one! had so much useful info! I won’t give up!! :0)

  9. jyothi krishna says:

    Soooo beautiful…Major love.

  10. love the room and your bamboo shades. could you please share the exact ones from wayfair and color?

    1. Hi Alison! They can be found here. Be sure to measure your window… they offer instructions on the website. I ended up modifying mine a little bit, to make them look more custom. Hope this helps! xo

  11. I love the art wall !!!! Where can I get it 😍

  12. Diona Vaughan says:

    Hey Sarah
    I actually just bought a home in the Dayton area and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing info for your contractor and painter. The finished project was amazing!!


    1. Congratulations, Diona! That’s so exciting. Unfortunately, we didn’t use contractors… my husband and I did everything ourselves. Please swing by Dorothy Lane Market and have a treat for me. Ha! One of the things I miss most about Dayton… xo

  13. Hi there! I love this wall color so much. What is it called?

    1. Thanks, Jordanne! It’s Evergreens by Sherwin-Williams. xox

  14. Hi Sarah,

    This post is a bit older now but I’m in love with your wall art. I tried the Vintage Scout e-mail but it was rejected. Any idea how I can get my hands on that artwork or even the blue geometric artwork referenced in your other dining room post?


  15. Love your room. It looks like you’ve added navy cushions which look great with the green and black/white.