Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Dining Room Re-do

We finished redecorating our dining room but then it got taken over by my sewing machine for a few weeks so I'm sorry for the really long delay in getting these pictures up.  Here it is in before and after style:
The Inspiration Board
This redesign started when I liked a font color in a magazine.  Kyle agreed and we decided to make it our accent color.  My cousin, Anne, is in design school so she gave me a ton of good pointers for the furniture arrangement.

Before the room had almost a yellow glow, and not in a good way.  It had a brass light fixture and no color on the walls.

We didn't want to go through the huge hassle of painting all of the dental molding and I'm glad we didn't now seeing how much better it looks with a coat of paint on the walls.  We painted the brass fixture too and added curtains in our accent color.
We spaced out these pictures on the wall opposite the windows and added the mirror.  The large grouping will balance the room better and and reflect the light from the windows.

Before the chairs were a lighter wood tone...

After I painted them to match the shutters.  A brilliant idea that my husband came up with.

Before there was a bachelor's chest on the back wall that was too small and flowers that were too big.

We moved the bachelor's chest to another room and cut the flowers down (directions here). Now we are on the lookout for a hutch like the one on the inspiration board and we'll be all done.
Don't forget to post your ideas for the Scraptastic Giveaway from now until this Friday at midnight.  I'll be choosing the winner on Saturday and I'll send the winner their idea crafted with my beautiful new scraps!  There are a ton of good ideas already, so check there to see what other creative people do with their fabric scraps!


kvtravis said...

looks great! i have the same table runner!

Chris said...

I just love a before and after, and this was gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking to the party. However, it linked directly to your home page and not to the actual craft you were passing on. Would you mind re-linking so it will go to the one you want to share? Thank you! You have a fantastic blog!

the undomesticated wife said...

I love before and afters! Yours looks so wonderful, so elegant!

Gretchen said...

The shutters are GREAT.
I love the runner on your table too!

Gina said...

hi! stumbled across your blog, looking for remodeling ideas. love the paint color in your dining room. do you mind sharing the color? thanks! ginagrimes(at)nc(dot)rr(dot)com

Sarah said...

Gina, We have really enjoyed the color of our dining room. With dark wood trim it's hard to find something that looks right without being too dark. The color is: "Oregon Dunes" by Valspar

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