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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dining Room

It's been a bit since I've updated. Once again, we've been busy. I debated what would be "next" in our quest to make this house a home. I decided that the dining room was where we spend the majority of time. It's become the hub of the house. Homework, eating, hang out, and the fact that it's off the kitchen and the office/computer room is right there, makes it popular.

It need warmth, but the architecture is overwhelming to me. So I went with something I've never done before; beige.

I'm SO not a 'beige' person.

The piano and subsequent white walls.

So I painted the walls beige. "Harmony" by Benjamin Moore to be exact.

But what to do about those heavily textured panels?

I decided (after 4 attempts at other techniques) to paint them with the same base as the walls, stencil them with a metallic paint in a repeated damask pattern and glaze over it with a deeper "tea stained" look to knock down the metallic a bit.

New carpet

New drapes (courtesy of 1/2 off clearance fabrics at Joann - $6 a yd!!)

AND - the finishing touch - My 'new' hutch! I love how this turned out!
(See the 'before' in the first pic!)

This was a piece that I salvaged from a nursing home that was throwing it in the dumpster - such a waste!!

Overall, it was pretty much done for our Thanksgiving celebration - we had a great day!

1 comment:

  1. Maria! I didn't know you had a blog! Your dining room is amazing, and that hutch....looks like something from a swanky gallery. It's awesome! Glad to see you're settling into the new house :)