Tuesday, November 2, 2010

~dining room re-do~

view 2Hi, my dear blogging friends!  Thanks so much for the kind comments on my kitchen redo.

After finishing our kitchen, we, uh, I decided to paint the dining room. 

Cigar Man thought it looked just fine the way it was, but reluctantly went along. 

Can anybody relate?

view 3 Here’s our dining room before. 

Limey green walls which I lived with for seven years, but now I can admit, I never really liked. 

Can anybody relate? 

I stenciled the border myself which I did like, but covered it up anyway. 

Change is Good! view to window In this before photo, you can see a little of the valance I made for the bay window. 

Again, Change is Good.

I stripped it away.  In this next photo, you will see I don’t have anything on our bay window yet.

I’m thinking of Plantation Shutters though.  What do ya think?

view The new wall color is Sherwin Williams’ Oyster Bay. 

Let me tell you, I love the $4.99 samples that Sherwin Williams’ offers. 

I painted roughly 2’ x 2’ squares on the wall of 4 different samples

before deciding on the color that I loved.

DSC_0800Previously, I painted the ceiling inset brown with some gold swirls. 

Again, Change is Good!  J

 ceiling view 3-cropped

Now, our ceiling inset is the same color as the wall, Oyster Bay. 

The perimeter of the ceiling is Sherwin Williams, Kilim Beige. 

I painted our kitchen ceiling in Kilim Beige also for consistency.

Yes, the rug is gone too.  I may replace with another at some point,

if I can find the “perfect” compliment.


 Now for the fun part! 


The little touches!

light switch plate

 Replaced light switch plates…

airvent and even air vents!

plate rack



I found these plates at a local antique mall.

I fell in love, especially since they were only $36 for 6 plates!

The pattern is Wellesley by Wedgwood, Made in England.









plate close up

pitcher I treasure this antique pitcher, I‘ve had for many years. 

I’ve set it in my bay window for now.

Thanks for letting me share my dining room changes at Kim’s Before and After

and Transformation Thursdays and Show and Tell Friday

and Feathered Nest Friday.

and now I’m skipping over to check yours out!.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Marsha, what a transformation. Love the new wall color and the ceiling is amazing. You have been hard at work. I hate painting ceilings. My neck bothers me forever after I look up like that. Love all the decor, too. I love the room without the rug and I say go for the plantation shutters. I am glad I did. Thanks in advance for joining my first party.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I do like that color you painted - Great job!

nannykim said...

I love the new color. I may be downsizing to a condo soon (we shall know in a week or so) and I have been thinking about colors. This is a nice one!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the new room. Beautiful! I'd do without the rug if you can. And it's a yes to plantation shutters.

Gloria Fox said...

I couldn't wait to see some Before-Afters from Savvy Southern Style and cheated a little and hopped over here early. I L.O.V.E. the color you chose. Just what I have been looking for. Beautiful!

Jane said...

Your dining room looks gorgeous! I love the new wall color and those switch plates are so pretty. You have a beautiful home!


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh My Stars!! I LOVE it!! It was so pretty before, but Change is GOOD!! LOVE the colors and all the touches! The ceiling is FABO!!

Lou Cinda :)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh yeah, I LOVE plantation shutters!!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

I love it Marsha. That is a gorgeous color.

I need to catch up with you!

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Brenda Kula said...

It looks very elegant! Yes, change is good. I keep telling myself that. Because I can't leave anything alone very long. This looks great!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love your new dining room look - really updated! Oh, the plates are gorgeous. My aunt left me a set of Wellesley with the same gorgeous white border - don't you love it! - and a different print in the center. That was a great purchase you made! Linda

Vanessa said...

Hi! I just came over from Kim's party and have to say that your home is absolutely gorgeous and I love your dining room makeover. You really did a fabulous job and that ceiling...well, let's just say that I'm jealous! :-)
I'm now a new follower and I can't wait to see more of your lovely home!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marsha, I love the color paint in your dining room. I am saving this for future painting. Your dining room is beautiful and I adore the plates and other details you added.
Hugs, Sherry

Becca said...

Wow, gorgeous !! I absolutely love the paint color ... the Kilim Beige compliments it so well. I love all of your "touches" too. I'm off to revisit your kitchen re-do ... I need to drool again. Take care, *Becca* (And, yes, I think plantation shutters would look fab in there ... am hoping to add those to my dining/sitting rooms in the near future).

Erin@likegrandmas said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the changes, and love the details!

Sailing Simply said...

Love your new color! So pretty! I think the plantation shutters would be fabulous!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dining room is just gorgeous. I love the new color. It looks so inviting. Your new plates are fabulous also. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Love the new color! You were wise to paint the ceiling insert the same. It really makes a difference. I like how your dining room opens into your foyer. Wonderful space!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a beautiful room!! I really like your new wall color. Gorgeous!

erin said...

love it all marsha!! i wonder why boys don't like change?

Shelia said...

HI Marsha! Oh, your dining room is gorgeous! I love the color you've chosen and it's perfect! Your ceiling is beautiful and I love your new color up there too. What a wonderful table you have!! Plantations shutters sound nice!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mishebe said...

Love the new color. REALLY pretty!

ButterYum said...

Beautiful transformation. I like the new color on the ceiling better. Nice job.


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Marsha, I love the new look. And plantation shutters? YES! I love the plantation shutters, but they are very costly so I am having to take one room at a time. Also, thanks for the kind comment on hubby's office re-do. I have the same chairs at my breakfast table that you have at each end of your dining table. Love them. Teresa

Rene said...

Your dining room looks great! Now I'm off to see your kitchen.


Melissa Miller said...

It is gorgeous with it's fresh new color Marsha! I enjoyed the tour and seeing your pretty blog.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Just beautiful!! I love the color and all the gorgeous touches you added!! The ceiling- all I can say is WOW!!! Great job!! Love plantation shutters too!! :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marsha, you did a wonderful job with this! Love the new color, and yes, I can certainly relate. I think anyone who is married can! LOL! But it really makes the room sing! Love it!


Sheila :-)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love your before and after pictures Marsha. That color is beautiful! I like the idea of shutters too.

Mary-Kate said...

Beautiful! Love the color!

Michelle Jamieson said...

Kim, just when I thought I wasn't going to see another post I loved as much as the others... I loved yours even more! Thank you for sharing the paint color. I've entered my post about my ever changing living room and the colors it's been and how I need to go one more shade into the grays before I might be happy with it. Maybe I'll check out your color! The room is spectacular - great job with your accessories, light fixture etc. I LOVE everything about the room! I'm following you now and hope you'll check out my blog and decide to follow me back :)


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful color! Love all the little details and finishing touches you added. You have a lovely home!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Back again to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday- I am so loving your room all over again- that ceiling...my goodness! :)

Valerie said...

Boy, even just sublte little changes can make such a beautiful difference. Very nicely done!

Kim said...

Looks fabulous Marsha. I think it's the perfect color for MY Dining Room redo! Hope mine turns out as lovely as yours.

Reinspire said...

I am in love with the color of your walls! Your dining room looks beautiful! And I have BEEN THERE when everyone thinks things look just fine as they are...come on...live a little! Change IS GOOD!!