We had a really good time using paint to transform our home, from our bathroom to our bedroom, living room, and, now, dining room. We are almost ready to sell this baby. We got inspired by a local artist’s piece of work we acquired, and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to add a little bit of color to our otherwise high-contrast and neutral home.
We started off with a few different looks in our dining room. We had a gallery wall at one point against a white wall, and then a curio case.
When we decided to paint, we wanted to add just the right amount of interest, and it actually took some time to decide on the direction and tone of the color we were going to go with. We decided on the perfect pop of blue. It’s dark but somehow cheery, and it blends in with our neutral palette. Not to mention, it looks great with our new one-of-a-kind piece by Angela Simone. It was a tough decision to pick between something dark, or our typical bright-and-light pick.
Our dining room is just at the tipping point of an identity crisis. We have been sitting on some renovation ideas and deciding whether we are going to pull the trigger. The blue wall has led us to a chandelier decision, which led to a kitchen idea, and then had us baffled over where to go with window treatments, and new ideas about a rug are going on. The blue wall is such a pretty color; we don’t want to distract from it with too many patterns or pops.
It was really scary to put the first coat of blue up in our nearly all-white house, but it looks so good and we are excited and inspired to keep pushing this home to its potential.
We are sad our “paint journey” has come to an end. Who are we kidding? We have so much more painting to do. At least we finally learned how to paint furniture, so expect a lot of thrifted-and-paint inspiration on the horizon.