dining room budget redo after with white wainscoting, and wood and wicker furniture
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The Couple's First Redo

Live in a rental long enough and you'll be itching to DIY when you finally buy. Once Amy and Chad Whited purchased their 1951 ranch house, in Durham, North Carolina, years of builder-grade finishes made them anxious to take a hammer and paintbrush to their bare dining room in hopes of making it a comfy, cozy gathering spot.

Shown: New panel-frame wainscoting adds old-house charm, while wood and wicker furnishings keep the room looking warm and fresh.
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