Edited Note on 8/20/10- Linking up to Nesters spur of the moment liky party about tables and chairs. Our dining room table is from Havertys. The chairs are Pottery Barn inspired and the bench I purchased at an unfinished wood furniture place in Baton Rouge. The french country arm chair in the corner is a local yard sale find! Thanx for stopping by and be sure to check out my April Cornell Giveaway!
Then what made it harder was the fact that I found these curtains at Tuesday Morning back at the beginning of the year. I loved them but they are a funny green/beige color which made paint choices even harder. See that cream in the corner on the wall. It was in the lead.
Here is the dining room today! I finally decided on Ivorie by Sherwin Williams for the top and then just a basic white for the bottom. Funny thing is is that cream color in the corner in the previous picture was the tester Ivorie. The gallon Ivorie is totally differ....or maybe I mixed up my colors. That could very well have happened. Either way I ended up loving it. Ivorie is one up from Whole Wheat on the strip and we have Whole Wheat in the main portions of our home. This pic is with the light off. We are going to purchase bamboo blinds for the windows eventually. They are a pretty penny since they have to be custom made.
Here is a pic with the lights on and the flash on. There is the blue Windsor bench. I like the subtle punch of color.
Here it is now. One of the first things I purchased for this room other than the table was the rug from Ballard. Not sure I will purchase a rug first next time. It made the curtain choice hard as well. I do love it though!
It was suppose to be an inexpensive way to get around purchasing an expensive wooden rod that we would have to cut and then the finials on top of it all. I have since purchased a rod at HobLob that we are gonna attempt to cut down. I will let ya know how it turns out.
See the hem is let out and they are still short and of course there is the issue of the trim not being long enough. They will soon be re-hemmed.
Here is an option to add more punch to the room. I am thinking of making a topper with this gingham fabric I purchased at Garden Ridge. It was $5.99 for 2 yards! A steal! If I make a topper then it will solve my length issue but may mean I have to undo the pinch pleats of the rooster curtains. I would love some ideas if ya have any!
Once I get another hanging kit the scrolly Pottery Barn votive holder will be hung on this wall.
What should I do on this wall?? Eventually I want to rip down the chair molding and do board and batten. We have textured walls though so it will be a huge undertaking. Instead I am thinking a fancy picture molding that I can maybe mirror around the chandy on the ceiling.
Here is a pic of the bench fully painted. I am thinking of making the seat darker. I have not put poly on it yet because of this.
Thanx for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour. Please flood me with ideas!! I sure could use um!