A Dining Room Re-Do — And an Outdoor Entertainment Center!

A collision of colors — from the blue walls to the two-toned dining table — and an oversized chandelier overwhelmed Andy and Leigh Dale Younce’s dining room. But Danny and Chelsea changed that.

Andy and Leigh Dale Younce bought this 1960s-era home just three months ago. Their sons, Sam and Parker, enjoy the outdoor spaces.

Leigh Dale loves the updated kitchen and Andy likes the openness that’s been added to the old floor plan — but nobody’s crazy about the dining room.

So inside, we’ll add wainscoting and a more appropriate light fixture to the dining room. We’ll convert the kitchen doorway to a proper cased opening, replace the fluted trim around the pass-throughs and remove the oversized granite bar to the living room.

We’ll also make some changes outside, where we will add a little entertainment to an already ample deck.

The Projects

Remove and Replace Trim on Two Pass-Throughs

Fluted trim just doesn’t belong here.

Fluted trim is a beautiful addition to any home — but it just doesn’t fit in this room, around the pass-throughs.

So we’re going to remove and replace the inappropriate trim on the two pass-throughs and then we will rework the doorway to the kitchen.

Once we clear out the furniture, the china cabinet and protect the floors, we begin de-constructing things.

Chelsea starts getting rid of the fluted molding, and I begin removing stops on the old kitchen door.

Paint Walls

Painting the dining room’s walls instantly transforms the entire room.

Andy and Leigh Dale’s dining room already is looking much different and overnight, the couple painted the upper half of the walls to brighten things up considerably.

Isn’t it amazing what a difference some paint can make?





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  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 31st, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Hi, Sherry,
    Thanks for your interest in the products used for this episode.
    This article is eight years old, so, unfortunately, we no longer have that information.
    Take care!



  • Sherry Shustack Says:
    October 31st, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I would love to know what name brand paint and what color was used in the living room.Thanks


  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 29th, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Hi, Suzann,
    We used clear pine, 1” X 8,” which was pre-primed when we purchased it.
    Plywood would not be ideal because the raw edges of the ply would be visible on the edges.
    Thanks for your question, and good luck with your project!



  • Suzann Starr Says:
    October 29th, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I just caught your show (the last one posted (10/27), great show, great makeover. I believe you were removing a part of the counter/pass through & replaced with ply wood? I would like to do that with mine from the kitchen into dining room. Do you use plain wood & then paint?
    Thanks for your support & comments. Course, you make everything look so easy!
    Suzann Starr



  • David Stroup Says:
    October 28th, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Today’s flat panel TV’s are cooled by convection and require minimum spacing around the edges for it to work properly. Even the smallest require 3 in and larger ones can require up to 6 in per side. It’s likely their TV (and any others they replace it with) will fail prematurely because the manufacturer’s cooling requirements were ignored. Planning the construction details in your mind is fine, but the interior dimensions need to adhere to the manufacturer’s cooling requirements so the TV doesn’t fry.


  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 29th, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Hi, Tracy!
    Special thanks goes to Linea Lighting (https://lineadiliara.com/) for providing that beautiful fixture.
    Thanks for your question!



  • Tracy Zounes Says:
    October 27th, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Hi, where did you get the chandelier you installed in the dining room on the “A Dining Room Re-Do–And outdoor entertainment center” episode?
    Thanks!


  • Official Comment:


    Thomas Boni Says:
    October 29th, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Hi, Joe,
    Thanks for your interest in the products used for this episode.
    This article is seven years old, so, unfortunately, we no longer have that information.
    Take care!



  • Joe Council Says:
    October 27th, 2018 at 4:45 am

    What are the paint colors used in the Dining Room Re-Do?



  • betty murphy Says:
    October 26th, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I love the color with the white trim moldings .It makes the room stand out from the other rooms in the pictures



  • Greg Says:
    September 15th, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    What lubricant do you recommend for wood to wood surfaces?


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A Dining Room Re-Do — And an Outdoor Entertainment Center!