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!


LA said...

Oh, I love what you have done so far. The whole mirror thing is popular here on LI, isn't it? We had to take down mirrored walls here, too.

Fun blog. So glad you found me. I go to Smithtown once a week to shop at Uncle Guiseppe's. Yum!

We are right off of 25A in Northport village. Being a New Englander I fell in love with the village.

Cheers! LA

~Dawn~ said...

Love it! That red and cream combination is amazing! I can't wait to see the finished room! Good luck!
~A Charmed Life~

Jules of Whimsicalnotions blog said...

i adore it ,sometimes a jewel like colour just makes a room,i adore this makeover,what a difference it has that sophisticated shabby yet elegant look yummy.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for visiting my blog!! It's so nice to meet another Dawn. Every Dawn I've ever met has been a sweetie! I have these exact same sheers hanging in my bedroom. Aren't they just wonderful?? I love your transformation...isn't it amazing what a little paint and fabric can do for a room? xxoo, Dawn