Dining Room Source List and Budget Breakdown

Today we’re back in the dining room and I’m sharing my source list and budget breakdown from the One Room Challenge. I had planned on including all of this in my reveal post, but work was crazy last week and I didn’t have a spare moment to pull everything together. I barely got my reveal post up! Anyway, let’s start with the source list. I think I covered everything in the pictures, but if you see something you are curious about and I didn’t cover, let me know. Oh, and thank you for all of the kind comments on my reveal post! I'm so happy with how the room turned out and I'm glad you all liked it too.

Dining Table: Wal-Mart
Dining Bench: Wal-Mart
Dining Table and Bench Stain: Tutorial from Thrifty and Chic
Gray Upholstered Chairs: Target
White X-Back Chairs: Overstock
Wall Mounted Cup Rack: D├ęcor Steals
Roman Shade Fabric: Zazzle
Table Runner: World Market
Centerpiece Tray/Basket: Big Lots (in stores only)
Cups and Dishes are all ironstone from my collection (mostly from thrift stores)

OK, now let’s talk money – I knew this wouldn’t be a cheap project because I had to buy all new furniture. I tried to buy everything on sale and I think I ended up getting pretty good deals on everything, so I’m happy with the total.

Dining Table and Bench: $205
Gray Upholstered Chairs: $140
White X-Back Chairs: $270
Wall Mounted Cup Rack: $80
Command Strips (to hang saucers): $9
Roman Shade Fabric: Free (thanks Zazzle!)
Table Runner: $10 (25%-off coupon)
Centerpiece Tray/Basket: $8
Stain/Sandpaper/Poly/Supplies: ~$60
Total: $782

BUT, I sold my old dining table on a Facebook yard sale group for $100, so my total is really $682.

Lastly, let’s talk about the to-do list. Once I set up the table and chairs inside I realized the finishes didn’t look bad together, so I decided not to paint anything. I owe a big thank you to everyone who suggested that I put it all together and live with it before painting anything. You definitely saved me a lot of unnecessary work. 

In other to-do list news, I decided not to replace the ceiling fan with a light fixture. I just couldn’t do it. I know light fixtures are so much better looking, but ceiling fans are a must in Phoenix. We use that one quite a bit if we are working at that table, so I decided to keep it.

That being said, everything has been crossed off my to-do list except one small project that I decided to add last minute - I want to hang a wood sign above the cup rack. I think the wall needs something else and I would love a boulangerie sign like this one or something similar. I was hoping to find one, but I think I’ll end up must making it myself. I already bought the wood, so hopefully this project will get crossed off soon and I’ll officially be done.

Buy farmhouse table and matching bench
Refinish table and bench tops
Paint table and bench legs?
- removed
Sell old table on Craigslist
Buy 2 wood dining chairs
Paint dining chairs?
- removed
Buy 2 upholstered captain’s chairs
Buy/Hang ironstone cup rack
Replace light fixture – maybe?
- removed
Sew faux roman shade/valance
Touch up paint

Accessories/finishing touches

Overall I’m so happy with how my dining room turned out and I had a great time participating in the One Room Challenge. I’m already looking forward to the next one!


  1. Your dining space looks great and you did a wonderful job transforming that WalMart table! Everything looks amazing -- kudos to you! :)

  2. You did a great job on the room and with the budget!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


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