Oh, my. I seem to have a water theme in my dining room! I painted my walls in Sherwin Wiliams, Rainstorm (Post HERE) and have now added the vintage sideboard in General Finishes chalk style paint, Stillwater Blue (Post HERE). I am very happy with how the blues complement one another and also added my new rug (Post HERE) into the room. It is a perfect fit! The peonies just bloomed in my garden and I added them to my Mother’s Day roses – they smell heavenly!
My dining room is done in Sherwin Williams Rainstorm! Oh my, it was quite a job. I ended up painting underneath the chair rail in white. I had (of course) first painted it in the deep blue and it took three coats to cover it again in white. Talk about making more work for myself! I also repainted the trim while I was at it. The white is Benjamin Moore Cloud White, which is the trim color throughout my house. I again had both paint colors matched at Home Depot in their Behr paint and primer.
I am continuing my painting rampage and am now on to my dining room. I already painted my foyer in Sherwin Williams Poised Taupe, the living room in SW Accessible Beige and now I am using Sherwin Williams Rainstorm for my dining room. This color is way out of my comfort zone! It is a deep moody indigo blue – very dark for me.
I am sure most of you remember the fantastic empire style buffet that I did for my friends and neighbors, Jane and Marty. They were in the midst of a total house renovation and wow – what a huge deal! It included gutting the entire main floor and creating a beautiful open floor plan with huge windows, a fantastic new kitchen and great room, plus both a new mud room and laundry room and large porch off the back of the house. It is finally complete and their home is stunning.
I showed you all last weekend my Easter craft (Spring Easter Basket Bulb Garden) where I took an old basket from the thrift store, applied a whitewash and added soil and bulbs. The bulbs have bloomed and it looks fabulous! I hung my vintage Easter eggs onto my chandelier (Easter Egg Chandelier) and voila! My dining room is now decorated and ready for Easter lunch!
I have finally painted my dining room chairs white! I say finally because it has been one of those annoying items on my “to do” list that I’ve had for years. I have only one yet to complete as I ran out of wax and need to go buy more today. I am using Annie Sloan Old White with her clear and dark wax on them. In the meantime, I’m sharing a few Christmas pics of our home that I had hoped to share with you yesterday.
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I get quite a few readers who ask for a little advice on a decorating or paint project that they are about to embark upon. I thought, why not share on the blog and have my fantastic viewers add their opinions? You all rock whenever I am unsure of what to do and I know you have great advice to share!
The vintage farmhouse table is done! It went from dirty, dark and drab –
To modern farmhouse fab ♥
The table’s bottom was painted in Annie Sloan’s Old White and distressed to show off its lines. The top was sanded back and stained in a mixture of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash. It was sanded again and another coat of stain applied for a super smooth finish. A final coat of wipe-on poly was added as a sealer.
My spring decor continues! Yesterday, I shared our spring mantel with blue mason jars and daffodils to add a pop of sunshine yellow! Today is my dining room chandelier. I have a box of very old Easter eggs that were purchased at an estate sale as well as some beautiful hand painted eggs that my mother-in-law bought for me. Every year, I hang them from our dining room chandelier.
Here are a few pics to share of my home decorated for Christmas. It is far from a professionally designed house but it is home! I know the tablecloth is a little short on length 🙂 but wanted to show you all what I meant about it being super long. I also am happy to say the Persian dresser (in the corner of my living room) has found a new home in Galveston, TX but it will be in my home over the holidays (yeah!)