$100 Black, White & Botanical Dining Room Reveal

A $100 dining room makeover with gorgeous black, white and gold accents. Love all the botanical and audubon touches.

As soon as I saw the gorgeous daylight the day I took these photos, I was even MORE excited about this $100 Room Challenge (hosted by Lemons, Lavender & Laundry) dining room reveal post. The thrill of getting this done while spending only $95 and using decor I had on hand is amazing. I really am a huge proponent of shopping your home. Dig around in closets, give new life to an item with paint, or simply change up the layout.

Catch up on week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4 

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The space was pretty bland when we started right after Christmas. And it’s also fairly small… about 10×12 or so. I think decorating small spaces in a big way is a great idea to add style to your home. Now I think it’s got personality, style and a cozy feeling perfect for small dinner parties. And I love the view from the living room. Love, love, love it.

A small dining space gets a makeover for only $100. It's a black, white, gold and glam makeover.

And the view from the kitchen isn’t bad either.

Black and white striped curtains frame a small dining room space with audubon, floral and botanical decor accents.

I kept the table simple with a large ginger jar holding some faux wisteria bushes. Some casual striped plates paired with gold flatware on a black napkin bring in my signature black, white and gold palette. Those agate napkin holders add a bit of sparkle, as do the gold candlesticks.

Chinoiserie ginger jar with florals in a small dining space with lots of style.

A small dining room gets a $100 makeover using black, white, gold and floral decor.

I moved the butler tray from the guest room, which is likely not going to see any visitors for months, over to the area in front of the window to create a makeshift margarita bar.

A butler tray is used as a bar in a chic and stylish black, white and gold dining space.

My fave cookbooks make an appearance, as does my lovely gold pineapple ice bucket.

A butler tray is used as a bar in a chic and stylish black, white and gold dining space.

I have this thing with pineapples (you’ll see come spring decor season), so I also have these fun pineapple cocktail glasses I had completely forgotten about. They were still in the original box in the back of a closet. See what I mean about shopping your house?

A butler tray is used as a bar in a chic and stylish black, white and gold dining space.

And my bestie gave me this berry colander for Christmas, but for now it’s a swanky way to hold lemons and limes for cocktails.

A butler tray is used as a bar in a chic and stylish black, white and gold dining space.

The gallery wall features free audubon printables in simple black frames. I’ve always had a thing for birds, florals, botanical elements, so I don’t think I’ll get too tired of this anytime soon. And if I do, it’s easy enough to swap artwork.

A small dining space gets a makeover using black and white striped curtains, audubon printables, chinoiserie accents and lots of florals and botanicals.

Eventually we will get a new dining table and chairs, but for now this space is perfect since we tend to eat at the kitchen island most days.

A small dining space gets a makeover using black and white striped curtains, audubon printables, chinoiserie accents and lots of florals and botanicals.

One of my fave finds during this makeover is this giant brass indoor thermometer. It blends into the space nicely.

Gorgeous brass and gold thermometer.

Black and white curtains with gold tassels frame the space and further cement the color palette from the tray ceiling, walls and rug.

Black and white striped curtains with gold tassels in a small dining room space makeover.

A DIY $100 small dining space makeover with audubon printables, faux florals, chinoiserie ginger jar and a butler tray bar.

To contrast with the black and white, I paired a black and white pillow with a floral one and a palm leaf/ botanical one. The pillows add color, texture and comfort.

Colorful pillows add style and personality to a dining room bench.

Overall, the space is so much better than what it was five weeks ago. And I spent under $100 total (including $20 on the plant in the left corner…I found out Lowe’s has a one year plant return policy, so here’s to hoping I can keep this sucker alive!)

A bold and small dining space gets a DIY makeover for less than $100 using free printables and stylish accessories.

I want to thank you all for following along my dining room makeover. I also have been working on my office, and that reveal is next week, so definitely subscribe (form is at bottom of this post) if you don’t want to miss out.

A jaw dropping black, white and gold dining room makeover that only cost $100.

Let me know what your favorite part of this makeover is- I’d love to know!

Beautiful chinoiserie ginger jar eclectic tablescape.

Below are the sources for the various décor pieces found in my small dining room makeover, 

some are affiliate links (thanks for your support!)

Curtain Panels || Rug || Gold Planter Stand 

Botanical Throw Pillow (Similar) || Black & White Square Pillow

Ginger Jar ||  Brass or Gold Thermometer

Free Audubon Printables || Picture Frames (Similar) || Dining Table (Similar)

Pineapple Ice Bucket (Brass) || Campaign Butler Tray Stand

Pineapple Sipper with Straw || Pineapple Tumbler with Straw (BHG)

Dining Plates  (Similar) || Berry Colander

Agate Napkin Rings || Floral Pillow  (Similar) 

There are plenty of $100 room/space reveals below for you to browse and feel inspired by. Enjoy! I think the next $100 Room Challenge is in September, and I already know what space I’ll be working on!

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  1. Patti Estep
    January 31, 2018 / 2:13 pm

    Wow, Monica! I really turned out beautiful. I'm still in love with your Auduban prints but can also appreciate the crisp modern feel you have given this room.

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Patti!

  2. Emy Flint
    January 31, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    Your dining room is so glamorous! I love those pineapple glasses so much! You did a great job.

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      You're too kind, thanks Emy!

  3. Carrie @ lovely etc.
    January 31, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    So bright, bold, and beautiful! I love it!

  4. Kati
    January 31, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I love your space! It is the so glamorous and chic.

  5. Gabby McGraw
    January 31, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    It looks great Monica! I love how glam and girly it is {coming from the only girl in a house of boys. Ha!}

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      I'm the only girl, too! My husband and dog just have to get on-board with pink, hee hee.

  6. molly | awfully big adventure blog
    January 31, 2018 / 4:04 pm

    The margarita bar speaks to my Texan heart. Beautiful space, Monica!!

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Cheers, Molly! 🙂

  7. {R}ebecca
    January 31, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Wow!!! This room is absolutely STUNNING!! I love all of the little details you added and I cannot believe it was all for $100!! That is amazing!!

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. sprinkledwithcolor
    January 31, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Love the color scheme! All the details are perfect. Can I ask where you got the black banquet from? I would love to get one for our entryway.

    • Monica Benavidez
      January 31, 2018 / 6:53 pm

      If you're talking the bench/loveseat, it's from HomeGoods. 🙂

  9. Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
    January 31, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    Ummm… what?! This space is absolutely STUNNING! I love the black, white, & gold. I love the plants/florals (whether real or faux… good luck with that real one. I might have to head over to Lowe's myself if they guarantee life for a year 🙂 ). You have created such a gorgeous space!!! So glad you joined the challenge again!

  10. Casa Watkins Living
    January 31, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    It’s absolutely gorgeous Monica!!! Love the look and mix of florals with bold white and black!

  11. Melissa Clifton
    February 1, 2018 / 2:21 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the black and the rug, that thermometer, and your gallery wall is so pretty! You did an amazing job with this makeover and it's so impressive!

  12. Mary
    February 1, 2018 / 10:31 am

    Love it! The colors are stunning.

  13. Beth Heath
    February 1, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Monica, this is a gorgeous space! I have been getting so much inspiration from your site ever since I found you with this challenge, and this reveal is definitely no exception. It's super hard to pick a favorite, but I just love how you tied everything together flawlessly. Love!

  14. Meredith Wouters
    February 1, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Pinning all the things! I just love this room Monica, you really have a way with bold design and color!

  15. Timeless Creations, LLC
    February 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    It looks fabulous Monica! I love all the accessories! The rug, curtains, and all your pretty dishes are perfect!

  16. lifeonkayderosscreek.com
    February 3, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    It's beautiful! The indoor thermometer is gorgeous!

  17. Jenny Leads - Refresh Living
    February 4, 2018 / 1:28 pm

    Your room is gorgeous, and your inspiration piece ties it all together beautifully!

  18. Morgan
    February 5, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    It looks so great! I love your choice of colors and your fijbtoufhed that add a bit of interest and whimsy (like those great pineapple glasses-love it when I find something I forgot I had!)

  19. Kim Young -KnockitOffKim
    February 7, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    STOP. This is gorgeous! I love your mix of colors and pattern and I love the bold black and white – really there are just too many things to love about this room. Those napkin rings – AMAZING! I love how every element both blends and stands on it's own. It's just perfect!

  20. Jessica Panos
    February 8, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    I have to say…this is amazing!! Everything is so striking and classy. I can't believe how little you spent. The black in the tray ceiling is my favorite.

  21. Natalie
    February 9, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Everything looks soo classy! It's incledible!