Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dining Room - Update

Remember my inspiration post from a few weeks ago?

So, this last weekend C and I painted the dining room. The color of choice? Grey. Now, considering the weather is turning and we are headed in to fall, you might think that choice is gloomy and depresssing. Au contraire mon fraire!
We went from a dark olive green (forgive the blue painters tape in the photo below) to a room lightening grey with a slight brown to it. A "warm" grey if you will.

We LOVE it!

Sorry I don't have a more detailed photo of the dental molding. Suffice it to say it was really fun to paint! The owl is a halloween decoration that never went in to storage. I kind of actually like him hanging around. Stay tuned for more of this wall in our mysterious Buca di Beppo project.
We decided to keep our dining furniture brown. I will need to sand and re stain the dining table and sideboard as they are both in need of some updating. I am hopefull I can get that accomplished this coming weekend. The finishing touches I am in need of completing are new curtains, a table cloth and napkins which I plan to sew myself. I found some black and white toile at a yard sale for .75 so I am hopefull I can get at least four napkins out of the yardage.
I had originally thought I would do the accent color in blue but am leaning more towards green. Not certain yet. I think the main colors will be neutrals of black, brown, grey and white and I can add touches of any accent color I choose.


Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Love love love the gray! Its so classy!

paisley penguin said...

Thank you so much! I have had TONS of comments on FB about the color including one request for the name. I guess I hit a home run with this one. My husband and I are loving it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

me likey! gonna have to see it in person soon. I sooo wish we owned our condo so we could paint!

paisley penguin said...

Come on down any time! :) Yeah, I could never live with white walls. Maybe your landlord will allow you to paint a neutral color?