Dining Rooms

Paint dining table and chairs with Rust-Oleum
Rust-Oleum spray paints offer a myriad of ways to transform old fashioned, secondhand or hand-me-down furniture. With just one can of Rust-Oleum you can turn a plain dining table set into modern piece that match the colours and style of your home. You will find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse.
Ideas for a casual dining table
Old doors, scaffolding planks, recycled timber beams... combine any of these with just a dash of flair and a dollop of creativity and you can transform a dining space into a room that hums with French flair. Take a look at this selection of casual dining rooms and you will find plenty of ideas and inspiration that you can put to use.
Paint a ceiling with metallic paint
Add unexpected drama and elegance to a plain dining room with a metallic ceiling trimmed with pine or supawood moulding. The Plascon Metallic range of paints is an effective way to transform a ceiling into a statement. Gold metallic paint bounces light around the room and adds another dimension to a boring dining room.
Portable lazy susan rotating turntable
This portable lazy susan rotating turntable can be placed on a dining table or on a buffet for easy access to a variety of snacks. If you are setting up a table for entertaining, make this quick and easy lazy susan turntable out of a stainless steel tray that you already have at home.
Make a no-sew tablecloth
Discovering my tablecloth decimated by fishmoths, I needed an urgent replacement for Christmas lunch. Not wanting to face the mad shoppers doing their last minute rush for gifts, I remember a piece of fabric left over from one of our projects and, since there wasn't enough time to dig out the sewing machine - I frayed the edges to make a fringe.
Decorate the Christmas dining table
What will your dining table be wearing this festive season? There are those who prefer to decorate the Christmas dining table in minimal style, and those who like to go all out with table decorations galore. Whatever your style we've got plenty of ideas and inspiration for decorating your Christmas dining table.
Dining table topper for rectangular table
While a lazy susan turntable is perfect for a square or circular dining table, you can add a simple table topper to make add height and space to a rectangular table. This table topper is rustic, but you can add more detail for a traditional table setting.
Upholster your made dining chairs
We previously looked at how easily you can make your own upholstered dining chairs for around R150, as opposed to spending R700 and upwards for a chair. In this feature we finish off our made dining chairs by upholstering them with our choice of fabric. As you can see, these chairs are finished in a cream pleather and an off-white and black upholstery fabric.
Make your own dining chairs
When you can expect to pay upwards of R700 for a dining chair, making your own makes sense. You can make comfortable dining chairs upholstered in your choice of fabric at around R150 per chair. Here's how to make a dining chair and upholster in your own choice of upholstery fabric.
Dining suite goes from dated to divine
If you are looking for a way to update or makeover furniture, treating yourself to a Bosch PFS spray system this Christmas is just the thing. This dining suite went from dated to divine with a coat of two of spray using a Bosch PFS spray system - without any mess or fuss.
Serviette rings from cardboard tubes
I know this project has been around and around, but with the holidays so close I thought it might be nice to refresh the idea of using cardboard tubes to make decorative serviette holders for the festive table.
Set the outdoor table for alfresco dining
Warm summer days and cool evenings normally mean family gatherings or lunch or dinner with friends. Decorate and prepare a beautiful table for your family or guests with alfresco dining infused with colour and atmosphere.
New rustic top for farmhouse dining table
Here's a weekend workout for all you hubbies - when the rugby isn't on of course! This feature shows how a hum-drum pine farmhouse dining table was transformed into a beautiful showpiece. Using PAR pine planks and some TLC, the new top for a farmhouse table definitely doesn't look like a pine table top. You will find a wide selection of PAR pine at your local Builders Warehouse.
Add piping to dining chairs
Adding piping to dining chairs, or chairs with wooden frames, can be tricky and troublesome. But this technique is quick and easy and your chairs will look stunning with the addition of piping.
Restore or renovate furniture finished with wax or oil
Many older pieces of furniture have been finished with a variety of waxes and oils, and it can be tricky removing these when wanting to restore or renovate furniture. Waxes and oils quickly clog up sandpaper, and for this reason it is better to strip wax and oil before doing any sanding or restoration work.
Quick and easy table decor crafts
If you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring - these quick and easy table decor crafts will definitely make you feel that spring has arrived. Dress up a blah table with serviette rings, candle wrappers and colourful tissue paper blossoms.

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Easy DIY tables with trestle legs
These legs are perfect for a DIY dining table, office desk, dressing table, and similar projects - like the ones shown below. If you have some welding savvy, making these square bar steel trestles isn't a difficult project and perhaps you might want to give it a go (especially for all those who have attending our DIY Divas Welding Workshops!)
How to make a farmhouse table
In this article I want to show you some awesome ideas for making a farmhouse table. Once you have seen these ideas I'm sure you'll want to rush out and stock up on supplies. All the farmhouse table shown here are made from PAR pine and supplies you will find at your local Builders Warehouse.
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16 Dining room or kitchen banquettes
Most often referred to as a dining nook, banquettes puts an entirely new spin on dining spaces. The offer an affordable - if done DIY - alternative to the traditional dining table and chairs, and take up far less floor space.
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Reupholster vintage or reproduction dining chair
Whether it's a separate space or part of an open-plan design, the dining room has once again emerged as a feature in the home. Add value to your property by dressing up the dining room to coordinate with other rooms and start entertaining.

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Set up a space for fine dining at home
Whether it's a separate space or part of an open-plan design, the dining room has once again emerged as a feature in the home. Add value to your property by dressing up the dining room to coordinate with other rooms and start entertaining.
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Finding space for dining in a kitchen
Not every home has the luxury of a separate dining room and while we have previously looked at dressing up a dining room for entertaining family and friends, there's no reason why you can't consider adding a small dining nook to the kitchen, adding on a small extension to accomodate a dining area, or knocking down a wall to create a more open area that allows you to incorporate a space for dining.
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Lazy susan turntable for indoor or outdoor dining
Having just finished an article on using a lazy susan bearing in the kitchen or bedroom (for shoe storage), it also occured to me that a lazy susan is just as useful for indoor or outdoor dining tables.
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A sneak peak at celebrity dining rooms
It's always nice to sneak a peak into someone else's home and Architectural Digest recently did a feature on celebrity dining rooms. Let's see how the rich and famous sit down at the table...
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Would you like to make this dining buffet?
I love the range of furniture on offer for West Elm. My only problem is the price. Priced at R7660 this modern dining buffet is stylish and elegant and would not only be perfect for a dining room - I can also imagine this in a living room, entrance or bedroom. However, this item is not for international shipping but if there are enough interested DIYers out there (let me know on facebook or email), I'm sure we could look at doing this as a project.
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Revamp a scratched dining table
Use Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint to revamp a scratched or damaged dining table at a fraction of what it would cost to replace. You will find the entire range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders Warehouse store.

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Beautiful ideas for your Easter table
If you are celebrating the true meaning a Easter with family and friends, below you will find some really wonderful ideas for dressing up the table for an Easter breakfast or brunch.
Beautiful clay flower serviette rings
I love crafting with air-dry clay and just wish I had more time to do more clay crafts. This project shows how to make beautiful flowers for dressing up a serviette for a special occasion. These would be lovely for an Easter table setting or a wedding table. If you want to add some colour to your clay flowers, use Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in your choice of colour.
Kitchen cabinets become server or sideboard
There are plenty of places to pick up ready-made kitchen cabinets, and with a little tweaking here and there, you can create a custom dining room server or sideboard in a weekend.
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DIY fabulous dining room
A plain dining room is transformed into a comfortable and cosy space with a new dining table, chairs and benches. What's interesting about this makeover is that it incorporates DIY projects we have already covered here on Home-Dzine.
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Simple and affordable ideas for table setting
With the holidays soon upon us, I thought it might be nice to have a feature on simple, yet elegant, table settings that can be laid indoors or outdoors, depending upon the weather. These table settings can easily be achieved with just a few items that you might already have, or can be purchased affordably.
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Summertime table setting
Herbs can be used for more than just in the kitchen. This beautiful summer table setting incorporates a bouquet of fresh herbs that will have all your guests feeling refreshed as they absorb the sight and aromas.

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Set the table for spring
I have been wanting to put together a selection of creative spring table ideas for a while. There are so many gorgeous spring table ideas and spring table crafts out there that I had to share, but if it's still cold, save this feature for later. It doesn't quite inspire in freezing weather!
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Recover dining chairs
If your dining chairs are looking a bit dated or drab, covering with new fabric is a simple fix and also a great way to makeover secondhand finds or hand-me-downs - and it’s easier than you think.
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Dining chairs go shabby chic!
A client had 6 standard chairs and 2 bustle-back chairs and he wanted them distressed in a shabby chic finish and upholstered.  Nothing ventured - nothing gained!
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Delightful dining rooms
It makes no difference if you live in a small open-plan townhouse or a spacious home - we all yearn for a gorgeous dining room. There's simply no reason to reserve your dining room only for special occasions. 
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Dress a table for Valentine's
Whether it's a table for two, or for a group of close friends, hosting a Valentine's Day lunch or dinner is a fun way to gather together loved ones.  
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Formal dining room
Formal dining rooms can have more intimacy than an open floor plan, they can envelope you into the coziness and comfort of being close together in conversation and in sharing a wonderful meal together. 

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Makeover for a dining room
Colour trends come and go and with paint being the most affordable way to give your home a new look - you can easily change the look of a room with a coat of two of paint.
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Stylish dining rooms
Ready to transform your dining room, but don't want to spend a fortune? Check out these stylish yet inexpensive spaces...
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Easy and affordable table decor
If grandma hasn't yet left you the prized china, there are other ways to set a glamorous and stylish table when entertaining family and friends.
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Set a dining table for entertaining
To impress your guests at your next dinner party, nothing beats a smartly decorated table. In celebrating Christmas, Easter, an anniversary or any other event, a well set table often becomes the highlight of a reception. Note the tips found in this column and learn how to master the art of setting a table.
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What style for your dining room?
Dining rooms may not be an element in modern home designs, but they're still very much a part of many homes. Gathering the family together for meals is a tradition and a part of South African culture that will endure despite what leading designers have to say.
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Dream dining rooms
If you are planning to renovate or decorate your dining room, take a look at some of the stunning, dream rooms below. Inspired and created by top designers around the world - get an inside-view of your dream dining room.

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Have fun decorating a dining room
It's the room where you entertain family and friends, or celebrate the big and little events of your life. When it comes to colour, you want a warm and cosy, yet energetic atmosphere conducive to a fun dining experience.
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Creative ideas for a dining room
Not everyone has a creative mind when it comes to decorating a home. Many look to home decor magazines for inspiration, but most offer ideas that are over priced and unachievable for the average homeowner. Here are some down to earth ideas for decorating a dining room.
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The art of entertaining
In our fast-paced world, dressing the table has become outdated and often overlooked aspect of entertaining, yet a well-set table is a showcase for all your efforts. Along with music, candles and flowers, your table helps create the overall atmosphere.
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Open plan dining rooms
Not everyone has the knack for interior design. For those who find it difficult to design the perfect dining room, here are some images to inspire you and provide you with ideas when decorating a dining room ...
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Colourful dining rooms
If you thought dining rooms had to be white or cream - think again. Like any other room in a home you can experiment with colour and paint to create a space that truly reflects your personality.
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Design tips for dining rooms
The dining room in any home is just as significant as living spaces, kitchen and bathroom. A dining room should be designed for casual family meals, and allow for a quick change for entertaining friends and family.

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Make a server for a dining room
A sturdy, high-quality one can leave a hefty dent in your finances, but you can enhance a few stock kitchen base cabinets with moulding, furniture feet, and knobs to produce a handcrafted piece for a fraction of the cost of buying one ready-made.
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Reupholster dining chairs
You don't have to live with ugly dining chairs. It is easy and affordable to buy some fabric to recover your dining chairs to match your decor.
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Decorative felt placemats
Add a touch of colour to your table with these handy tablemats. Make up a set or two in bright primary colours to dress up your table for family gatherings or fun entertaining.
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Mix it up for an eclectic dining room
When designing your dining room, let the space be defined by your personal style and things that you enjoy. If you can't yet afford that dream dining suite, use your mismatched table and chairs for a look that is anything but boring, and definitely what you love.
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Modern dining room trends
Dining rooms are evolving to keep pace with changing lifestyles. The demand for smaller scale furniture is growing, driven by young homeowners, townhouse dwellers and second homeowners.
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Plan a dining room
The traditional dining room has been having an identity crisis of late. No longer is it the place for serving up meals thrice daily as it was thirty years ago - now it plays host to hobbies, homework, office work and, predictably, storage. A planning challenge it may be, but one that’s certainly worth it.

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Elements for a dining room
Have the right elements in your dining room and transform every meal into a dining experience.
Dine out at home
Green and pink could easily have been too sweet in this intimate, off-the-kitchen dining space. But by deftly combining pretty with practical, a feminine, not fussy, look was created.
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Dining room styles
More than just a place to have family meals, dining rooms are also spaces to entertain, have fun and get together with friends and family.
Define a dining space
Create the ultimate dining experience without walls, regardless of room size, décor or light. Here are six easy ways to creatively define your dining room space when building a wall isn't a viable option.
Choosing the right dining table
Unless you live in a spacious home equipped with a formal dining area, smaller tables are the latest trendy eating option, and are quickly turning the busiest room in the house into a quaint conversation area.
Decorating a dining room
Today's homes are built with practicality in mind. Kitchen and dining areas have become the hub of the home – a place to relax, grab a bite and enjoy time with family and friends. Dining room furniture is available in a variety of dining styles, all of which can be tailored to your own lifestyle and budget.
Makeover for a dining room
Fresh from the fashion runway, aqua blue, cocoa, and tangerine provide a tasty colour palette for this dining room. Start bold with shades of blue on the walls, vinyl floorcloth, and window shade. Layer on cocoa in lengths of toile clipped to rods for no-sew curtains.
Flea market finds for dining room
When I spotted this dining set at a secondhand store, the purchase was a no-brainer. I snapped up the table and five chairs – four sidechairs and one armchair – for a little over R150. A paint and reupholstery facelift would make it chic again.
Make a lazy susan
This lazy Susan is not only used for sauces and spices, it can also serve as a floral centrepiece.
Living and dining in one space
A clever layout will create two distinct areas, but link the two by choosing furniture in matching woods and using the same chocolate and lime green colour scheme throughout the space.

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