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Michael Penney's Dining Room

Inexpensive, oxford-cloth shirting fabric drapes look fresh in this traditional space.

After much deliberation, Michael Penney decided to leave the wainscotting and trim in his dining room untouched, balancing the original woodwork's orangey tones with white-painted furniture, slipcovers and light drapes. He also kept the original chandelier and updated it with new shades on the cheap. Read more on decorating his main floor.

Read all about Michael's new house — including before shots and DIY projects — in his blog, tour through each floor on Online TV, see the full story in our June 2011 issue, and browse all before and after photos in the online gallery.

Plus, get more Budget Decorating Ideas.

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