Dinning Room Updated With New Paint and Decor

Dinning Room Updated With 
New Paint and Decor
contributed by Amanda @ 
 
 
Over the weekend, we decided to repaint our dining room, completing the transformation.  We used the same color as the basement, which extends up the staircase and is visible from the living room, dining room, and kitchen. 
I cleared the room and taped off the trim while Ben was at work.  After removing the curtains, I decided that I liked how open the window looked.  So, I took the outer curtain supports down, patched the holes and sanded it smooth. 
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I don’t have much time to paint with a three-year old and four-month old.  Fortunately, Ben is a quick painter and the area is small.  It literally took about eighteen minutes to repaint.  Here he is, hard at work.
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We had to do two coats.  One on Saturday afternoon.
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And another on Sunday morning.
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Ben hung the curtain brackets about 5 inches from where they were.  It’s really amazing how much more open the window seems now.  I love it.
I did love the old, dark blue color (Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy), but this definitely fits in with the rest of the house.  The curtains are more fitting with the wall color, too.  Sure, the plates don’t pop as much against the new wall color, but the dark table top was just too dark with the old wall color. 
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The room has come a long way in the past few years.  Now it’s exactly as I had imagined.  The plate rack is a nice feature, serving as art and storage. 
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We have some touch up paint to do, especially on the white, but it’s good enough for now.  I’m a happy camper.  Touch up paint can wait.  Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? 
Here was the dining room as I received it, thanks to Ben’s decorating.
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Then we added trim, a plate rack and repainted.  We also bought a new rug and I made curtains.  Then we had this:
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We recently installed a new light fixture and Ben built an ah.maz.ing table for us, bringing us to this point:
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And here we are today!
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Do you have any projects to take on this weekend?

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10 Comments

  1. >What a lovely transformation! I love the new lighter color paint. You have some really nice white platters! Enjoy!

  2. >This just looks incredible! Love the new paint
    color and the curtains… Well, everything!
    Thank you for the post!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

  3. >It looks great. What is the new color?
    As for the curtains, they look nice with the rods mounted wider like that. I think people often don't give themselves enough room when hanging curtains and drapes.

  4. >Thanks for the kind words, everyone!! The paint color is actually a mistinted version of Restoration Hardware’s Silver Sage (The paint is from Wal Mart and they used the light base. The formula for one gallon is B-37, E-39.5, and T-37. This is the color used in our basement, too. It can look more green in some light)

    Thanks for having us!!
    Amanda

  5. >I love the color and the drapes. I'm kinda' new here, so may have missed it, but where did you get the drapes? Or fabric for them?

  6. >Beautiful! The trim work is especially awesome and the table looks perfect! HUGE difference before and after!

  7. >Hi Sheila G,

    I bought the fabric for the curtains at Hancock Fabrics. I really love it, especially because the flowers are flocked, nso it's a nice velvet texture against the smooth silk.