We have been
|How it looked when we bought the house|
|Gotta love the Old Lady walls and those dreadful curtain/drapes|
With the snow that came this past week and my dentist appointment in town, I decided painting is how I would spend my free afternoon. So I grabbed a gallon of beautiful brown, called Scented Clove, on the way home. I taped off the edges, did the up and down trim work on the edges, ceiling and floor boards. I accomplished painting the two main walls flanking the fireplace that evening. At first I felt it was too contrast to the orange-ish brick and the thick cherry wood mantle, but the more I turned the corner or walked through the room, the more I loved it!
Today Jay and I finished the room - yes, my Husband helped me paint :) We two-teamed it...Jay trimmed and I rolled. The entire room was done in less than two hours! It is a gorgeous room now, very welcoming. It gives the brick a darker, more brown coloring and warms up the room completely! It feels lived in. It feels relaxing.
We've rearranged the room over the last week making it more functional. Previously, the dining room table was the focal point of the room - making a fabulous dumping ground for anything and everything! Plus, together we maybe sit at the dining room once or twice a week with our opposite schedules. In rearranging, we created a little bistro by the large windows, it's intimate and still functional, along with not taking up the entire room's quirky space. We added a throw rug in the middle of the space to settle everything. Beside the kitchen, we have Heidi & Eric's papasan chair with a table and lamp - this is where I'm sitting now, yet the cats claim this space often. We hung pictures up and curtains too (bought the rods yesterday and more of the old office curtains - we are just switching rooms with the curtains). Sidenote: Chase the Cat just curled up with me in the chair and Hunter the Dog is laying on the carpet chewing on his bone. This scene makes me incredibly happy.
I know you guys want to see pictures, so here you go...
|OLD DINING ROOM|
|Our little Bistro all lit up|
You will have to come over for dinner sometime soon!