Penny Pinched Dining Room Makeover

Oh my, I’m so excited to share this week’s Friday Fluff up with you! My friend Staci recently re-did her dining room and it’s just beautiful. She kept the original furniture she had, but re-upholstered her chair cushions, changed the rug and added (beautiful!) new curtains. The results are just perfect!

Here’s a peek . . . 

(I can’t believe I didn’t get a better picture standing further back, but this is an idea!)

Here’s where her money was spent . . .

$48 for fabric to recover her chairs

$250 for rug from Joss & Main (if you’ve looked at the cost of high end rugs lately, you know this was a fantastic price!)

$125 curtains from Joss & Main 

My absolute favorite trick that Staci shared was how she hung her curtains. She had purchased the new (super cute!) navy curtains from  Joss & Main, but they allowed a lot of light to pass through (getting curtains heavy enough to block light can get so expensive.) So, she left up her old silk curtains underneath, and it adds so much weight to the newer curtains – so smart!

Here’s the breakdown of her expenses:

  • Fabric $49
  • Joss & Main Rug $250
  • Joss & Main Curtains $125
  • Candles $9.99 from Ikea
  • Total $523 – not bad at all for a complete updated dining room!

I absolutely love what she was able to do, and the best part is that she didn’t have to update any of her furniture (which is where most of your money can easily go!)  Thanks so much Staci for sharing with us – it looks beautiful. 😉


Curious how I fluffed up our dining room for under $150? Check this out.

This post is linked up to Thrifty Thursday and Follow Our Thrift – thanks for the opportunity to link up! I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


See more previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!


Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries
Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Are these curtains still available? I do not get the Joss & Main website design. Help! Those are so cute!

  2. I (think?) they change daily, kind of like Zulily? I’m not sure but I couldn’t find them either – if anyone knows for sure please leave a comment to share!

  3. Very pretty, love the fabric on the chairs and the curtains are gorgeous as well! Great makeover!!!

  4. It is like Zulily where things are only available for a few days. But, I am copying the numbers that were on my order so you can check around. I have seen many things listed there several times. Kind of rotate just like our sales at Publix. 🙂

    The Pillow Collection Emily Curtain (Set of 2) (P96–PP-EMILY-PREMIER-NAVY)
    Size: 96″ H x 50″ W

  5. Where did she get the fabric from for the chairs?
    Up dating my dining this week and would love to do this

    • Hi Ashley! I just sent her a text to check on it (I want to say JoAnn’s but I’m not positive?) I’ve also found great fabric options at Hobby Lobby. Hope that helps!

      • I was wrong Ashley – she got it from Hancocks and it was in stock so she didn’t have to order it. (I love the chairs – so fun!)

Speak Your Mind