Dining Room Refresh Reveal

Hey babes! I'm SO excited to finally share our little dining room refresh with you guys. It's been a long time comin' because I know I've been talking about wanting to do it for months. But with the multiple projects we have going on currently it just got put on the back burner, especially since we have so many other things going on here at the Scardina Casa and with the weather warming up we've been doing a few things outside. 

I've been wanting to paint our dining room for a long time. I've always loved the color it was previously, Wood Smoke, By Behr. but it was just time for a change. I get bored when things are the same for a really long time and for me apparently, 5 years is a really long time. Like, a really really realllllllly long time. 

So here we go!! I'm so excited to give ya'll the details of our dining room refresh!
Our dining room is at the front of our house, which is also where we have a big huge tree blocking the sun from coming in for a large part of the day. This means the dining room often looks dark and looked even darker with the dark wood tones, and darker walls. I knew I had to do somethings to make it light, bright and airy again. 


It started with choosing a white paint color. Which can be easier said than done my friends. Easier said than done. I have a few different white shades in our home but this one has a gray base which I really loved. It's actually a gray color but looks more white to me, just with a sight gray tint. I hate STARK white rooms so this was the perfect color for me. I always tend to shift towards grays anyway. 

I also knew I had to add a few things to brighten up the space, I realized that the dark table, although I did love it, didn't help with new "look" I was going for. When I was coming up with budget friendly ways to update this space, I knew I would, for the most part, keep the decor the same and would instead opt for a few BIG updates.

 Like the table, new chairs, and a new chandelier. I have always loved mixing furniture together to create a space that feels unique to me, so I kept with that trend and opted for 2 new sets of chairs, one set World Market had light wood tones to help ground things a bit, and the other set for a bit of glam cottage type of vibes. I loved tufted anything lately and these chairs are super gorgeous! 

I knew I wanted more of a french country style chandelier and this one was exactly what I was looking for for my space!



I also ditched the last jute rug I had in our house and opted for one with lighter tones and colors to tie in the accents in the space. This one is under $120 and a STEAL! The colors are gorgeous and it's exactly what I was looking for. 

I'm really happy with how it turned out, the new spaces feels fresh, light and airy. Especially compared to the way it was before. 

You can shop everything from this post below, but feel free to shoot me a message if I missed something! 


What do you guys think about the changes? Are you working on any room make-overs of your own? I'd love to hear about them! Shoot me a message, leave a comment below or come hang out over on Instagram!

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Friday Favorites {Tanks & Towels!}

Hey Beauts! Happy Friday! The weather is gorgeous here today and it has been for the past week. I've been busy soaking up every second! We opened the pool this week and I'm anxious to get in it for the first time this year. We are SO ready for Summer. This week I tried to get back into the swing of Instagram and my blog after being burned out of 2 major home renovations that I can't wait to share with you guys soon. Sometimes we just need to take a step back and get back in touch with ourselves. It was nice to take a break but in the end I missed you guys! I'm so thankful for you!

So anyway, The week was busy, which is how I like it for productivity and it helps get my creative vibes flowing again. Know what I'm saying? We're wrapping up lots of end of school things, planning to head to Disney in less than 2 weeks, and preparing Sav to start kindergarten in the fall. Which I am SO not ready for by the way!

So anyway, let's recap on the week and what you guys loved the most over the past few days, shall we?

1.// This gorgeous blue & ivory rug

I shared on my stories for under $120 is SUCH A STEAL. No wonder so many of you snagged this beauty. It's such an awesome deal and such quality for the price. I can't wait to share our little mini dining room makeover with you guys, I really hope you love the light subtle changes as much as I do. I'm in the process of switching out all the jute rugs in our home for more lighter shades and neutral tones. If only because I just want something a little new,fresh and different. If you've been on the hunt for the perfect rug on a budget, you can find this beauty here.

2. Madewell V-Neck Tanks //

The. MOST. AMAZING. V-NECK. TANKS. EVER. I can't even deal with how comfy and versatile these tanks are. If you're looking for a low key summer staple for your wardrobe, these are perfect, and the fact that they're under $20 makes them even more appealing. For reference, I'm wearing an XS in the picture. And the color is Mauve Shadow. You can find them here.

3. Medallion Bath Towels// 

If you missed the awesome sale on these, don't fret. Even the full price isn't bad on these beauties. I snagged these for our master bathroom because of the pretty pattern and neutral tones, but mostly because I loved the fringe. I mean, I obviously need ALL THE FRINGE THINGS. You can get them here.

4.Becca Hydra Mist Facial Powder// Maybe the best way to update your Summer makeup/skincare is adding the product to you're daily routine. If you use foundation or BB cream daily and use a setting powder, you NEED TO UPGRADE. Let me tell ya, this product is a GAME changer. It is powder when you pick it up, but turns to a liquid when you put it on your face. Creating a smooth airbrush finish on your skin. Not only that, but it has a cooling sensation which is perfect if you need a little mid-day makeup refresh. If you have trouble finding a setting powder that doesn't dry out your skin or settle into lines, SEARCH NO MORE and add this to your cart A.S.A.P! Then you can thank me later. 

5. Monogram Mug//
 Snagged the CUTEST little monogram mug at anthropologie a few weeks ago, I love the colors and the pretty patterns. It didn't really surprise me that so many of you babes snagged one too! Also, don't mind the weird spray tan line, that's what I get for letting Nick test out my new St.Tropez Pro Light on me! HA!!!!!

So there ya have it! The best finds of the week according to YOU! These posts are so fun and literally would NOT be possible without you, so when I say THANK YOU I mean it. I really really mean it! I hope you all have the best weekend ever! As always I love to hear from you, so drop a comment for me below or send me a message on Instagram! Can't wait to see what you guys think about this weeks finds! XOXO


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