Friday, April 30, 2010

Dining Room Makeover

The dining room was where I spent nearly every hour of every day during the month of February while Isaac was dying.  It's no wonder the moment that hospital bed was gone, I was repainting!  Though they did fit with my color scheme, I never loved the yellow walls in the dining room...and after staring at them for that long, I had to change!  My color scheme remained the same (reds/yellows/oranges - because of the awesome paintings my friend Carrie did!), my fabulous mom and I painted the walls a nice light shade of very boring, but very brightening, beige.  It's Glidden's Toasted Oatmeal.  (I love Glidden paint!)

This is the view into the dining room the day we moved in:

This was the dining room when it doubled as a hospital room (this was the morning Isaac crawled out of his bed and onto the air mattress I slept on each night!)

And this is how it looks now:

Still to come: minor lighting and major furniture changes!  My parents are retiring and selling their house in favor of life on the road in a trailer motor home.  The bad news is - they will be far away.  The good news is - they're giving me all their super nice furniture!  So, the dining room will have a gorgeous dark wood table, hutch (complete with crystal!), and PIANO!  I'm so excited.  This is why I chose blah beige walls - because it will lighten up the room soon to be filled with dark furniture. 

Since we moved in, we also painted the kitchen, office, 3rd floor, and den.  I'll post some pics of those eventually!  Stay tuned:  tomorrow is Wreath-a-palooza! 


  1. I can't tell you enough how much I love seeing my paintings in your home, and knowing you feel joy from having them.

    Cannot wait for Wreath-a-palooza! xoxo

  2. Good color call. The rich wood furniture is going to look regal when it arrives, especially with the burgundy that you chose for the curtains.