Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My New Dining Room

I am so in love with my dining room re-do. We don't exactly use this room everyday but when we do have get-togethers, they usually take place in here. So, I've always wanted it to be nice. We when we first moved in it was painted Macadamia by Sherwin Williams and was very plain looking. Here are some before pics:

The curtains that I had up before were one of the things that bothered me about this room. They were always too long for the window and definitely needed some work!

They overflowed into the floor for about 2 or 3 feet. I guess I just never cared enough to fix them, I don't know? LOL. But here are the new ones that I got from LOVE them! They are 95" Sailcloth Cotton Canvas with Grommet Top in Tan. And the best part: each panel was only $19.99!

I think they just make the whole room. 

We also added the shadow boxes underneath the chair rail and painted all of it white. Here's before I painted it white:

My husband had someone install them for us, he gets so tired of my little projects! Haha.

And here they are after I painted them:

To accent the all white bottom half of the walls I wanted a color for the top that was neutral yet warm. I had found the perfect color in my SW color swatch book and showed it to my husband. That is when he told me that he actually had that color left over from a job and it was just sitting there at his office. So, I painted the top SW Portabello, love that color!

We also added a strip of base cap about 3" below the crown molding at the ceiling. I just then painted white in between the crown and the base cap.

Here's the other wall near the window. 

One day soon, I hope to build a console table to fit this wall from and put some lamps on it and some cute decor. I think that would look so good.

But until then, here it is! 

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