Makeover By Monday | Diningroom & Breakfast Nook with DIY Live Edge Table

Before & After, Makeover by Monday, Room Makeovers

I didn’t forget about the last two episodes of Makeover by Monday! (I just got pregnant, and super sick, ha!) But I am back to share the details and shopping info for this episode and the finale!

We took on my friend’s Geoff and Ami’s livingroom and breakfast nook. Their home was already stunning (look at that ceiling!), but they brought over furniture from their previous apartment and it was not working. My job was to create a cohesive design, blending the achcitucture of the home with their more modern style.

This after makes my heart sing! I did not touch any of the beautiful woodwork, but I did add this stunning wall paper from Chasing Paper & Kelly Ventura to really make it pop! The blue against the dark wood is gorgeous! Plus, it’s just the right amount of pattern to bring some visual interest to the room without it looking too busy.

It was a fun challenge to blend this old home with the couple’s aesthetic. I used color as a cohesive element by creating custom art and painting thrifted furniture to work within that palette.

Live Edge Table

THIS TABLE! This was Mr. Yolo’s big project this episode, and wow did it turn out beautiful. We got two slabs of walnut from the Urban Wood Lab (fun fact: all their slabs are from Wisconsin trees). Mr. Yolo joined the two pieces together and left the outside live edges. Then he finished and sealed it with Rubio Monocoat – Natural. It’s honestly the most beautiful table; the walnut wood is gorgeous! And a perk was we could customize the size to fit the dining room perfectly.

DIY Abstract Art & Raffia Buffet

The art and buffet were the two DIY projects this episode and I just love how they both turned out! For the art, I used a smooth trowel to smear on the different paint colors and a knotted trowel to add texture. It’s such a simple project (I used leftover joint compound and paint samples) and in the end I created an oversized piece of abstract art for the price of the canvas and some 1×2 wood that made the frame.

The buffet was an inexpensive find from Restore. I painted it, used Modpodge to add raffia, and new brass handles. All the step are in the episode!


Brass Sconces
Globe Chandelier
Climb Wallpaper
White Bamboo Blinds
Green Velvet Chairs
Poppy Ink Sketch
DIY Abstract Art
DIY table Top
Dining Table Iegs
Vintage Rug
DIY thrifted cane buffet with brass handles and knobs
Thrifted cabinet, plates & dishes

Breakfast Nook

Bonus space! We also made a few changes to the breakfast nook. I pulled colors from the dining room to create cohesive, cozy, and casual space for the family. Emily from Penny & Ivy made a custom cushion and pillows. I changed out the light and added ceiling medallion (which got the biggest WOW, ha!). And it was still feeling a little plain, so I taped off some stripes and painted them a rosy pink (sorry! I forgot the color, it was a crunch time pick).


Brass Light Fixture
Cane and Velvet Chairs
Round jute rug
Ceiling medallion
Custom Pillows and Cushion by Penny & Ivy
Old Anthropologie vase
Vintage plates
Framed original blueprints

I think that’s about it! Let me know if you have other questions in the comments!
You can stream Makeover by Monday on the Magnolia Network  on discovery+ and the Magnolia app.

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  1. I love the wall paper in the dining room. It all looks so elegant now. i love what you did with the nook too. It looks so homey. The curtains are so cute as well. You have an eye for doing DIY! Thanks for sharing the before and after pictures. I will use some of these ideas too. Shalom

  2. Amy says:

    I love the dining room chandelier- did you have any issues with it? It has very few reviews and several mentions of incorrect wiring on Amazon.

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