Thursday, March 22, 2007

Back to Creating!

I have been so busy with a couple of customers' projects that I have not had much time to just create and list new items on my site. I was so excited to have an order of 40 of my hand painted Easter eggs. A very nice customer was giving them out as favors at her anniversary party. I am also working on a bedroom redo for an 11 year old girl. I will post pics when it is all complete. I love projects like those. But I am happy to get back to creating! I just finished this floral piece which I will list on my site very soon! Hydrangeas and Roses - my favorite!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Dining Room Makeover

Well, I haven't posted on my blog as often as I would like, but I am working on that! I have been pretty busy lately working on projects both for my business ( I will talk about those in my next post) and at home. Our latest project was and still is the dining room. We called it the extreme dining room makeover as we started the project just weeks before Christmas. Yes, we are crazy. At that time the room was full of toys. Here are some before shots (after we emptied the toys).

So, we took the wallpaper and mirrors down and painted a deep red wine color ( Cottage Red from Benjamin Moore) It is very dark, but I do love it. We painted the trim and bottom half in Benjamin Moore's Linen White. We do all of the trim in the house this color. It is creamier than a bright white and I love the contrast. My husband is still going to add boxes with moulding below the chair rail. I want the finished room not to be very formal but more of a romantic cottage style. This might be a challenge with the color we chose. We still need to find some furniture for this room. A friend gave us the dining room table and chairs. They are in great shape, I just need to refinish the top and I want to paint the chairs. I was thinking about painting roses on the backs. That will be a project for the summer. We also need to find a hutch for the big wall and a sideboard. I will probably look for something that we can paint to match the table and chairs. And then the accessories! I have already picked up a mirror that I just loved! The curtains I reused from our previous home and the hardware is from the Simply Shabby line at Target. I will post more pics as we go! Let me know what you think so far!