Stunning coffered tray ceiling makeover! Learn more about our DIY coffered tray ceiling plus how to decorate your dream dining room.
Our new coffered tray ceiling is like dream come true!
Our DIY dining room Coffered Ceiling project was a lot of work but boy was it worth it!
I am so proud of my husband as this was not a small undertaking. This is one of the more complex DIY’s we have taken on.
To see more about our coffered ceiling DIY planning & design process – check out my dining room progress post.
Dining Room Tray Ceiling
We purposely added this tray ceiling as an option while building our house.
Our main floor has 9ft ceilings but with the tray ceiling it’s 10ft.
The tray ceiling was not an expensive add on but the coffered ceiling cost would have added a lot so we decided to go with the tray ceiling and had always planned on adding a DIY coffered ceiling later on.
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Coffered Ceiling DIY
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We started the DIY coffered ceiling & wainscoting moulding project on Mother’s Day and it was completely finished and styled by Father’s Day so about a month.
It was mostly a weekend project.
I have some really cool time-lapse videos of this project on my Instagram IGTV channel!
The wainscoting moulding wall was quick & easy.
A beginner DIY’er could do definitely do this!
This feature wall is gorgeous and makes a big statement!
It really accents our white kitchen cabinets, our white trim and our white stair railings.
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Building A Coffered Ceiling
Building coffered ceiling is definitely a more advanced DIY requiring more skill & tools but I love what it adds to the tray ceiling!
It compliments the rest of the white woodworking in this room too.
Coffered Tray Ceiling
I love this gorgeous view when I am in my kitchen cooking 3X per day!
Coffered Ceiling Cost
The materials for our coffered ceiling cost us between $400-$600.
The main costs were for the wood, crown moulding and paint supplies.
We already had all the tools required for this DIY coffered ceiling so no additional cost there.
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Painted Coffered Ceiling
We have used Sherwin Williams paint in our entire home and this project would be no different.
We decided to go with the Pro Classic semi-gloss paint in bright white.
As always, we used our paint sprayer which made the job fast & easy.
The ceiling & accent wall were painted in a few hours and took two coats.
I love the paint sprayer BUT we had a ton of paint dust.
We used plastic drapes to enclose the space to minimize the dust but that stuff still got everywhere!
Coffered Ceiling Recessed Lighting
We had a rough in for the chandelier light through our builder but we also added 4 small can lights as well.
The chandelier and can lights are both on different switches but I generally like to use them at the same time.
Dining Room Decorating
Now you may be saying to yourself, nice table setting but you have no chairs!
This is true so I will explain.
I love a good tablescape.
It dresses up the table!
I love this table runner but I like to mix it up and take that off from time to time as well.
The key to a good tablescape is definitely the perfect centerpiece.
I have a little bit of layering for this centerpiece. I love this natural slate serving tray which I always use for charcuterie spreads.
Then I have a beautiful wood bowl with the most gorgeous faux artichokes you have ever seen
I do love artichokes and they are a trendy home decor item right now especially for the kitchen!
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For the place setting, I have neutral placemats to go with any holiday or theme.
And then using my Grandmother’s silverware and glasses.
I just love having her items in my home!
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Dining Room Chairs
So about the chairs, I am going to purchase two fancier chairs to flank the window and use as end chairs when this room is in use.
Update: my sister was moving and had two fancy dining room chairs that I’ve snagged – how nice of her and lucky for me!
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As I said in my progress post, I actually don’t have any other chairs in my dining room.
When we use the dining room, I bring my kitchen chairs in which are in the next room over.
Updated: I bought new kitchen chairs and officially moved my kitchen chairs into my dining room!
I use my dining room a lot for party serving so I like to have it open so that people can easily walk around the table.
Check out my first birthday party where I used my dining room for serving!
It also keeps the kitchen itself from being all cluttered!
When the dining room is not in use, it looks bigger without all the chairs.
I don’t know, it’s what I like! And its functional.
Dining Room Wall Art
I found this artwork for a very reasonable price and I love it even better in person than I did online!
Our new wall art was the perfect size and went well with the area rug which I’ve had for awhile.
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Our Dining Room Furniture
I’ve also had the buffet sideboard to match my dining room table for over a year.
I was really impressed by the quality of this piece, the pretty color and it is a great size!
It has 4 drawers and 4 drawers and stores anything I will ever need in a dining room!
It holds everything from serving dishes, my Grandmother’s glasses and dishes, holiday dishes, you name it!
I also picked out a few decor items to compliment the space, I wanted to keep the gold/cream/tan neutral tones in the room and carry that into the buffet decor.
Additionally, I wanted to add a little bit of blue to go with the artwork and if you look close there is a little pop of pink in the cherry blossoms.
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I hope you have enjoyed following along!