Thursday, March 10, 2011

More in our paint series and Dining Room before and after

Just wanted to pop in and show what a difference color can make in a room. If you have all white walls and are "afraid " of color don't be. If you didn't know already, I have been doing a series on paint. You can see the first in the series here. You will find all kinds of tips and ideas for choosing your color. Just look how much warmer and inviting the room looks in the after photo.
Here is my Dining room all white just after we put the tile in.

And here is the after : SEE, warm and inviting (just ignore the bucket in the left corner We are still in remodel mode at our house.) I really really love it (maybe because other than needing to lower the chandelier it is the only room on the main floor that is 100% finished. Hooray!!)

Notice also that we have replace the trim under the window and the baseboards from icky thin brown to white with some character. 

And just another view of the room.

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Next week, more in our paint series :
The right tools for the right paint job to help you professional results and later next week faux finishes.

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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Transformation Thursday


  1. Hey Debbie. You're dining room came out beautiful. The more substantial white molding really makes a difference. And that color goes great with your tile. I'd be walking by it smiling for days and days.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  2. It looks great that colour! I do like shades of green. That's a beautiful sideboard too.

    Sarah. x

  3. Beautiful dear Debbie! I love the new look! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  4. I love the color on your walls! You made a great choice for that room and it looks wonderful!

  5. Your room looks warm and inviting! It is a beautiful color choice! Your comment about the bucket in the corner made me smile! It seems like one project always leads to another!

  6. Paint really does make a difference. The darker color changes the look of your wood furniture, doesn't it? Love the crisp white trim too.

  7. That color looks great in your dining room, Debbie! I've got lots of color in my house and my dining room is a copper color. I think dining rooms can handle the drama of a darker color.

  8. Oh your dining room is sooo pretty in that shade! Love it! I wish I didn't rent an apartment so I could paint the walls - every wall is white!

  9. Love the color. Your dining room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  10. The color is so pretty, Debbie, and the new chunky molding makes a nice difference. Your chandelier is beautiful, maybe lowering it some would let you enjoy it more ;). We just moved my mom in yesterday, the main room layout is a bit of a struggle, however, I'd love to get some blue accent paint in there somewhere, maybe the foyer area. I'll keep you posted.

  11. I love the new colour the room looks so much more inviting.

  12. WOW! Debbie, it's gorgeous! I loooove that color and you're right - it's so much more inviting and warm. Love it!

  13. We have almost the same color in our living room. Ours is called Filoli Yew. I've really enjoyed it. Your dining room turned out nice!

  14. I love the color!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day! I really appreciate it.