My dining room has been done for a while, but I haven’t had time to take photos, upload them, and all that jazz. Anyway, now I am ready! So when I first bought the house, the dining room was a very very olive green color. I may have liked a shade of this color had it been a nice one, but after seeing this color I knew instantly I was going to cover it! Here is what the dining room looked like before:
Not to mention that there were a hundred holes in the wall from things that were hanging on the wall. It took some time to patch and sand, but it got done…..
Once the room was patched and ready to go, I start painting. I picked a nice taupe/beige color. It’s Benjamin Moore’s Shenendoah Taupe:
I liked that it was a nice neutral color, and knew it would look nice against my dark espresso colored furniture. I re-used the curtains from my old house, because I loved them. They are a damask pattern with earth-tones running through it. I purchased the coolest chandelier from an Etsy dealer. It is so rustic, it looks like it spent the last 100 years in the ground.
I picked up a truly adorable sign at Vintage Thymes in Norwood, and I hung it above the dining room doorway.
Since I don’t have a ton of kitchen cabinet space, and I packed my side server pretty well… I had no place to put my wine glasses, martini shaker, ice bucket, wine etc…. I had been on the hunt for a while for a nice cabinet to use for this, but I didn’t want anything huge or bulky. On a whim, I found a cabinet at some warehouse! Randomly… but it worked out in my favor!!!
I may paint it at a later date, but it serves its purpose for now. I was able to put all my wine glasses away, and put my martini shaker and ice bucket on top. It needed a little something, and I had just the thing! I had gone to paint night with my mother a while back, and painted my own version of “Chat Noir.” I knew I would use it in the house eventually, but didn’t know where. Instead of using the colors red, yellow, and black in the traditional print, I chose to use blues, creams, black, and white. The colors work well with my color scheme. I put it on top of the wine bar as a finishing touch.
All that’s left to do? Have a feast fit for a king and fill my wine cabinet with lots of yummy wine!
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