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Elevate Your Dining Room: 5 Instagram-Inspired Upcycling Projects That Bring the Brio

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Now that summer’s around the corner, with its energizing longer and sunnier days, it might be time to take on an upcycling project. But rather than just tackling a few small projects from your Pinterest wish list, why not try remaking a whole room?

We’re thinking of your dining room, the hub of casual, carefree, and idyllic entertaining.

This week’s roundup of trending decor from Instagram features five unique upcycling projects that will completely transform your dining room. We’ve got a little something for any level of thrifting or DIY prowess, from retro chairs and benches to reclaimed fabrics and textiles.

Ready to remake your dining room with some of the trendiest upcycling ideas around? Keep scrolling.

1. Modern linear chandelier

If you’re looking to literally brighten up your drab dining room, then a DIY chandelier project inspired by this look from @ourbarnesyard might be in your future.

“Midcentury modern design is back in a big way for furniture and lighting alike,” says Adriene Ged, lead interior designer for Edge Interiors. “This linear light fixture is no exception. The clear round globes and metal and wood make this one a definite throwback piece that dresses up a space.”

Get the look: Save money by creating your very own modern bar chandelier with this DIY guide. Or go big with this linear pendant from Birch Lane.

2. Vintage cantilever chairs

We love furniture pieces that transform a space beyond its mere function—and that’s definitely the case with these retro chairs featured by @highboyla.

“These are Italian vintage dining chairs from the ’70s,” explains designer Amy Youngblood. “I love the retro look and use of the rattan back and aged brass frame. It’s a very fun look and great for small spaces, as seen in this small dining area. These chairs are vintage, so the best way to source them is through an online search or vintage furniture dealer.”

Get the look: Scour your local thrift shops or scoop up a set of these Chen velvet upholstered dining chairs.

3. Garden-inspired tablecloth

 

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It’s incredible what an upcycled tablecloth can do for your dining room. And this vintage garden party pattern featured by @amystudebakerdesign illustrates that point perfectly.

“This tight, small floral-printed tablecloth is tipping its hat to the vintage vibe,” says Ged. “Tablecloths like these will come in handy at summer activities such as outdoor barbecue and pool parties.”

Get the look: Make your own tablecloth with found fabric, or snag one of these block-print tablecloths.

4. Built-in breakfast bench

 

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Are you hoping to break up your space with a romantic twist on modern dining furniture? Then you’re going to like this peachy breakfast bench from @seansymington.

“Built-in banquettes are a popular seating option because they provide ample room for guests and kids to sit, eat, play, read, etc.,” says Ged. “But the real benefit here is that they also serve as extra storage in many cases. Built-ins also provide a custom aesthetic that you wouldn’t achieve as easily if you opted for a free-standing dining table and chairs.”

Get the look: Follow this DIY guide to build your own cozy breakfast bench.

5. Reclaimed wood table

 

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Nothing holds a space together quite like reclaimed wood furniture—especially when it’s a table as gorgeous as this one from @twentyfourcentral.

“Custom-made wood slab tables are super popular right now,” says Youngblood. “They work with many different styles, including farmhouse to contemporary. These tables are made with interesting woods and various styles of bases. My team’s currently having one made for a client that will be 12 feet long in walnut with beautiful brass bases.”

Get the look: Add something custom to your space with this DIY guide that breaks down how to build a table with reclaimed wood.

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