Sunday, January 3, 2010

Color Me Beautiful.....

As you can see, I didn't take a “before” pic of the dining room (I got ahead of myself a bit with this project). Below, you will find pics of the blank slate before the paint was applied. This presented me with a great opportunity to make the room my own.

The room had never been painted (just builders paint on the wall which is crazy since the house was built in 1997), but had major potential with the crown molding and the molding boxes on the bottom of the walls.
You may notice that the white color inside of the molding boxes looks a shade different from the surrounding moldings. I had recently painted the inside of the boxes white (they had been a dark khaki color). I used the same color white the molding had been painted, but since it had been painted a few years ago, they read a bit different for a few months. Now, they blend in just fine.
The color I selected was Woodlawn Blue by Benjamin Moore in an eggshell finish. I just love a Robin's egg color with dark wood. The china cabinet, table and chairs have an expresso finish.
I absolutely love how it turned out!

Now all I need to do is replace that fugly brass chandelier. I have the below oversized equator pendant ready to install from CB2. It is quite a steal at only $199 compared to other pendant lights I found.
So what do you think?


  1. I love your paneling and the woodlawn blue is gorgeous! I've seen several people transform similar brass fixtures with some spray paint and some jeweled trim.

    Great job!

  2. I also live in the suberbs!! I love what you are doing!

  3. Thank you for your wonderful comments! They definitely inspire me!

  4. Found your blog through a mutual follower, love it! Have you thought about painting the chandelier for the time being? I've spray painted my brass ones oil-rubbed-bronze and they make SUCH a difference! Not the same look as a pendant, but much better than brass!

    Let me know if you decide to throw it out or something, lol, I'd gladly take it off your hands!