Thursday, August 7, 2014

"It's just paint" we always say.


I've been a color-aholic all my life. I have to admit that looking at tons of  crisp white or dark, moody rooms constantly are somewhat intriguing and they photograph so beautifully.
In looking at my dining room, I was never really happy over the last 5 years with the turquoise paint below the chair rail.  I tried new stuff on the walls, a recent new rug, a new light, but it wasn't doing anything for me.  I love what Emily Henderson said about sticking with a room when it's time to move on:

"Like a mediocre relationship, you can only stay in denial that it’s not really working for so long. You pretend you don’t need to move on, that you can make it work, that everyone is happyenough. But, all the signs point to ‘GET OUT AND TRY TO BE HAPPIER’. It’s just hard because its such a risk. You keep telling yourself, ‘It’s not frustrating enough, it’s not terrible enough,’ to make you jump out … but now and again you start looking. Your eye wanders. Your thoughts drift …"

BEFORE

My husband said our dining room was his favorite room in the house because it was finished and it all matched. That about sealed the deal for me knowing how 'opposite' we are- time to change! I don't like matchy-matchy.  Love you honey, but I know you don't read our blog anyway!

AFTER



I went for a fresh, clean, organic and neutral vibe knowing that I can always load it with color as my whim occurs, which is a given!  

I used Benjamin Moore Dove Wing and BM Ancient Ivory for the trim.
Nothing like a fresh coat of paint!












17 comments:

  1. SO GOOD!!! Love an all white room with lots of wood!

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  2. It looks great and fresh and I love your new chandy.

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  3. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Love your home. Every detail is perfect!
    modern-home-designed

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  4. It looks fabulous!!!! What a transformation....

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  5. Perfect now, love the ceiling light and the warmth the wood adds.

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  6. It made all the difference, love the change Nancy!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  7. I love it! I've been thinking about going all white and this is pushing me one step closer. like you said its just paint right? :)

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  8. It looks so good! Isn't it freeing to have those gorgeous clean white walls? Wish I had better light and even the tiniest bit of architecture. I'd be right there with you!

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  9. Looks awesome! love the white fresh crisp clean look!

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  10. Fresh and bright! I'm gonna steal the corks and branches for staging!

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  11. I like the new look- very fresh. Also really love those wall mounted cabinets.

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  12. such a difference!!!!! i love how the wood now really shines in the space!

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  13. Amen to what Emily said and AMEN to what you have done! Love the organic vibe going on with all the white Nancy. :-)

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  14. Love it!! As you know I recently did the same thing. You can add color in so many other ways that are less permanent!

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  15. Really great!! It looks clean and crisp, wonderful choice!

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  16. Love how clean and fresh ... and the peek at your new chancy!! xo

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  17. great choice! i re-paint all too often and had never used white until recently! I painted 2 small rooms white and love them.

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