Spare time is a hot commodity around our house lately. Busy is good, but it makes finding the time to concentrate on and complete in house projects difficult. Our dining room redo project came to an abrupt halt when the first and second paint sample choices on the wall fell short of decorative expectation. It’s taken a while to bring this dining room redo to fruition, but look who’s making changes now. Two gallons of Valspar Creme Fraiche and decorative determination lead the charge to change.
Lantern love has made its way from outdoor fixture to dining room focal point. To glass pane, or not to glass pane, that is the question bugging the &#$! out of me.
I’m going to bring you all into the loop, answering the question of why I work around the dark (very dark) dining room furniture. For those of you who do not know, my parents live with me and Dave the Builder. The dining room furniture belongs to my parents, and under the circumstances surrounding the reason why they live with us in the first place, Dave and I have made many concessions regarding furniture. One of my recent Facebook posts includes the Franklin D. Roosevelt quote, “Peace, like charity, begins at home.” I can attest to the truth in that statement!
Coming back around to topic- the combination of the dark wall color, the absence of natural light, and the dark Mahogany dining furniture brought me to my this has got to go moment. As much as I hate to do it, an impending breakup with an old favorite, Sherwin-Williams Fired Brick, is a must.
Going with a different fixture and repainting the space in a lighter shade of gorgeous did wonders to light the way to change. Now we are getting somewhere. Repurposing and editing from within gave me the idea to replace the Chippendale captain’s chairs with a matching set of upholstered arm chairs. The look is looking like it will strike the right amount of both visual and style mix balance.
As it is with interior design and interior decorating projects, accents and accessories often must be introduced in stages as the install advances. Trial, error, patience and two coats go with the territory. Stay tuned.