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Industrial Vintage French Dining Room with Source Guide

I have finally finished my dining room transformation and I am sharing all the industrial vintage French details!

My dining room decor has been a process. For some reason, I’ve had such trouble trying to find the right ambient arrangement and decor for this room.

I think it’s finally complete!

Okay, no room is ever complete complete but I’m so happy with it now I’m not changing it for a long time.

Today I’m going to show you the before photos of when we first bought this house and also the complete source guide.

So let’s see how far we’ve come!

Industrial Vintage French Dining Room Before & After graphic.

Ready to get started?

Industrial Vintage French Dining Room

So let’s start at the beginning. I didn’t get too many photos of this room (just two to be exact) when we first toured this house. Probably because it was so blah and boring.

The dining room with an old carpet, and minimal furniture in the room.

It’s definitely come a loooong way since then!

Industrial cabinet with wrought iron legs and a large mirror above it on the wall.
French Industrial cabinet with antlers, a vintage scale, and drying rack on it.
A wicker basket underneath the vintage side table.
A vintage rustic metal bucket and a wooden box on the shelf underneath the side table.

I just gave this cabinet a refresh by painting the interior. It really lightens up the room.

Dining room cabinet with a painted interior in the dining room.
A wine bottle rack in the cabinet.

I’m loving my wire basket collection displayed on top of the wooden cabinet.

There is a wire basket collection on top of the cabinet.

Here is the only other before photo I took. That trim got painted out right away and the carpet was removed stat!

A completely empty dining room just carpet in it.

 So Much Better!

The dining room painted white with fabric chairs and a wooden table.

You might have noticed I got a new rug. It’s the ivory jute and chenille rug from West Elm and I LOVE it!

Rustic chairs and cabinet West Elm rug in the dining room.
There is a cowhide dresser in the corner of the dining room.

Here’s my cowhide dresser I gave an eye catching makeover to not too long ago.

Chippy dresser and old typewriter in the dining room.
Chippy cowhide dresser and a vintage typewriter in the renovated dining room.

I also did a makeover with these chairs. I sanded the legs to give them a more rustic look. They turned out fabulously.

The legs were really dark which was competing with the dark floors.

Blue ticking stripe chairs around the dining room table.
Blue ticking stripe chairs & West Elm rug with a chevron pattern.

That lovely textured rug again.

Last year (was it last year or two years ago? How long ago did this room makeover begin??) I gave the dining room table a makeover.

Love all the neutral contrasts in this room now.

Jute & chenille rug in the dining room.
The dining room with a large white mirror on the wall.

I’m so happy with all my design choices even if it did take forever. I love finding statement pieces that just fit and usually that takes awhile.

It’s a process and I think every room should be a process. Who wants a cookie cutter room, right?

You should makeover a room however you want. Just know that it will take time. Mix in vintage pieces, with Craigslist finds and save for big splurges. Of course the more DIY projects you can add the better. Take your time and have fun and you’ll come to have a visually appealing room you love too.

So now onto the source guide. Most of my items are ‘finds’ so you won’t be able to find the exact same ones.

I’m going to do a post soon where you can find similar items online today so stay tuned for that!

Source Guide

  • chandelier – Katie’s Light House (blue & buttermilk)
  • wall color – Behr paint – Horizon OC-53
  • rug – West Elm
  • dining table – custom made
  • blue ticking stripe chairs – Home Sense (purchased 2011)
  • industrial cabinet – Restoration Hardware
  • china cabinet – Pottery Barn
  • chippy cabinet – antique shop
  • old vintage scale – antique shop
  • olive bucket – Decor Steals or Antique Farmhouse
  • striped basket – local find
  • wooden butter box – gift
  • white mirror – flea market
  • china collection – Royal Doulton Naples Silver
  • Vancouver BC burlap bag – Old Faithful Shop
  • old typewriter – antique shop
  • burlap runner – Pottery Barn (purchased years ago)
  • drying rack (cup holder) – local shop but can also be found on Decor Steals or Antique Farmhouse

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29 Comments

  1. I love your space! French Industrial is the same look I’m going for for my home as well. Mine is still a major work in progress though. We have this house less than a year, but making headway. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous space!

  2. Your room looks fantastic! It is totally unique and not cookie-cutter at all! What a great space to have meals in. I love all the textured neutrals.
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

  3. This turned out beautiful! I love how unique each item is while still maintaining a cohesive feel throughout the room. And the typewriter? I’m in love.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah K.

  4. This dining room is absolutely gorgeous!
    How can you ever leave this room, it is so perfect!
    I especially love that big wine hutch, an essential in every house. 🙂

    I’d love for you to stop by and link up with me at Talented Tuesday, 1 party 5 blogs, every Tuesday at 9am central!

  5. This space is absolutely gorgeous!! You packed so much character into the room but the pieces complement each other without overwhelming each other. Just…wow. I especially love the arrangement on the console table.

  6. Just popped on over from BetterAfter and I have to say; WOW! I love it! So refined and very refreshing! Gorgeous job you did there. Now to waste my afternoon poring over your blog! Love from Australia!

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