Slow progress, as promised. It wasn’t an intentional makeover or a quick redecoration done in a weekend. I hardly noticed it changed, until I was updating the home tour page for another room and realized the dining room IRL didn’t mirror the dining room on the blog.
One weekend, we painted the ceiling, another weekend, the walls. I gradually added plates to the collection over the curio, and got new glasses to fill it. I picked up a book here and some containers there and eventually styled the alphabet chest. At some point, I gilded the mirror’s frame. It seems like forever ago that I spray-painted the chandelier my coworker discarded and moved the picture frames that used to hang above my stairway. I can’t even pinpoint when I turned the table (cue Adele) 45 degrees.
Just as a reminder, here is what the dining room looked like when I photographed it last. Woah!
Proof. Small steps toward the vision make a big difference.
For more inspiration, check out my H is for Home Pinterest Board!
Let me start by giving all creative credit to Katrina via Young House Love. I fell in love with her striped kitchen pass through. A month later, I was sitting on the couch and looked over at this blank archway between our dining and living rooms.
What I saw weeks earlier came back to my mind. Almost immediately, I grabbed leftover paint from my ombre barstool project, measured and taped off 4 inch stripes and got to work. What a huge impact a little pattern and color makes! I think Greek key pattern would also be awesome.
In July Anthony and I finally hung curtains of the proper length, purchased the retro looking mint curio that saves us lots of cabinet space, and hung the collection of green plates on the wall.
Future visions for the dining room include crown molding, and a Martha Stewart inspired coffee station featuring my espresso machine the currently resides on the top shelf of the pantry, a collection of jadeite mugs I have yet to own, and a french bottle drying rack.
What are some of your sources for pattern and color inspiration? Do you have any copycat designs in your home?
I hope your Friday is going swimmingly!