Wednesday, March 4, 2020


A special thanks to my friends at Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring today's post with the paint needed to complete this gorgeous DIY project! All opinions are mine alone.

It's finally done!! Our modern farmhouse dining room is truly a dream, and it's the perfect space to host family & friends. I know I've shared quick glimpses of this space, so you've seen some of the decor elements, but what you haven't seen before today is our gorgeous board & batten chair rail + paint!

A couple of weekends ago, my parents came back up for a long weekend to help with another DIY project, and you bet we DIY'd our own board & batten chair rail, and it has made such a huge impact with a very small price tag.

I shared in detail in this post >>> FAMILY ROOM REVEAL how to DIY your own board & batten, so be sure to check that post out for a step-by-step tutorial on prepping the wood, priming, and the finishing touches! DIY board & batten makes it so easy to accomplish such a high-end look on any budget. All it takes is a little time, patience, and a little DIY skill. But trust me, if I can do it, so can you!

In the dining room, we wanted to keep it light & bright since our dining room, kitchen, and living room are all on the same level together. Our second level is the true heart of our home and where we spend most of our time with each other and host our guests. The dining room was the first space on this floor that we've truly finished, and it makes me so excited to start working on the kitchen and living room.

The board & batten wraps on the sidewall where the bar cart is and carries along the main wall and turns the corner and ends at the sliding glass door that leads to the deck. This really helped us to define the dining space in our open concept home.

We painted our board & batten chair rail Sherwin-Williams Pure White SW 7005 which is the color that matches our baseboards & trim even more perfectly than the first white color we used in the family room. It has a creamier tint to it and it feels more "homey". Our wall color is a color we will be using throughout our entire home on all three levels, and trust me if you're searching for the perfect gray color, you're going to want to use Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029.

We chose to use Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029 because it is more of a warm gray, and it's the exact color of our builder color in the shadows. That makes sense, right?! So even though the wall with the sliding glass door hasn't been painted yet, in real life, it looks like it has been if the sunlight isn't directly hitting it. It's ever-so-slightly darker but adds the right amount of color for us, and it still allows our gorgeous clock to remain the focal point in the dining room.


We wanted our dining room to be a touch of a farmhouse feel with a modern twist. Since we live in a new construction townhome, it would look a little silly to have too many rustic elements, so we really wanted to choose the farmhouse accents carefully. We have our gorgeous farmhouse table and bar cart that were wedding gifts off of our registry, and we purchased our farmhouse clock and rug to be the final farmhouse elements.  

As for the modern elements, our chandelier is by far my favorite light fixture in the entire house. It was well worth the price tag and pulls the space together perfectly. We added black matte frames with photos of special moments on either side of the clock, and they help fill out the wide wall. In the corner, I have a faux fiddle leaf plant and a vintage washboard (oh hey, another farmhouse element!), and that wraps us right around to the sliding glass door where we have a matte black curtain rod & sour cream-colored curtains.

I'll link all of the decor elements I used to decorate this space below!

Paint Colors Used // 

Decor Elements //

Shop My Post!
The links below are affiliate links. This just means that I may get a tiny commission, at no cost to you should you choose to purchase something. Thanks for supporting ACF!

Dining Table (Similar--Exact is discontinued)
Wooden Dining Chairs (Similar--Exact is discontinued)
Dining Tufted Chairs (Similar--I actually want to upgrade our current ones with these!)
Jute Rug (On sale!!)
Farmhouse Clock (discontinued from Pier 1, but check out these!)
Curtains (worth the wait!!!)

Stay tuned for more DIY projects as we go from house to home at #homesweetjonestead.

Post a Comment