Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dining Room Reveal

The Dining Room is painted! There is still quite a bit to do to get it to where  I would like it to be, but painting it was a big start and really changed the look a lot!


Here's what the Dining Room looked like before we painted:


Red and gold... and a lot of it!

My new china cabinet that I found on Craigslist against the old red faux finished paint...

Everything was cleared out except for the china cabinet.

Here's after ~ our new grey Dining Room... definitely lighter and brighter.



The china was moved to the new china cabinet and linens are now stored in my old buffet.


I haven't decided whether we're going to hang my grandmother's mirror above the buffet or another piece of artwork. The lamp bases are definitely going to be painted.

The curtain panels were kept, but the valance was taken down.

A folding "tv" tray is used to hold a few of Mr. Fanatic's libations. The footed mirror tray was my mother's.


To lighten things up a little more, I plan on making some white slipcovers  and pillows for the dining room chairs.
Here's the original design plan:

The wall color is Secret Passage by Olympic, but was mixed in Valspar eggshell finish. The ceiling is Valspar Summer Grey in their eggshell finish and the trim paint is Valspar Kitchen and Bath Brilliant White in semigloss
Total spent on paint and supplies ~ apx $100 ~(6 paint samples one gallon wall paint, 1 gallon trim paint-have 2 quarts left, tape, new paint brush)




Thanks for stopping by!

Pam




49 comments:

  1. Oh yes, this made a huge difference! Made it so light and bright. Oh, but that dark color was quite popular at one time!
    Brenda

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  2. Love the new color. Such a beautiful dining room. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Pam! Oh, your dining room looks wonderful! I love our new wall color! What a difference. It was pretty before but it's beautiful now! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. I absolutely love it! I just took my dining room from red/gold to a soft blue. I used "rainwashed" by Sherwin Williams. It looks just like yours in your picture. Don't you love it??!!

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  5. I like it a lot. I had a red dining room for about 6 years and I loved it but it was time to move on. I love the color of the walls now. Good job.

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  6. Pam, I love the new fresher brighter color. I know you will love it like I love my lighter walls.

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  7. so good! it's like my bedroom redo (reds and golds to gray/blue) but in a dining room. needless to say, i love it!

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  8. Beautiful new color, Pam. Love the lighter look!

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  9. Wow, what a change! It went from warm and cozy to light and breezy. I love the lamps on your buffet, can't wait to see what color you paint them. Love your ideas to add the slipcovers and pattern on the pillows.

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  10. MARVELOUS- best word to describe! I'm loving it...
    The furniture stands out so much more now! What are you going to do to the lamp bases? The lamps stand off the wall nicely...good contrast..they work with the curtain color and the chandelier. Elegant room..great job!

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  11. I totally love it Pam! I adore the colour choice, it's so elegant, you did a terrific job, your Chipendale nice furniture stands out, everything does, lamps, curtains, go so well together! I'm so glad you shared the finished look...just stunning! Congrats.
    XOXO
    FABBY

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  12. Oh wow, what a beautiful dining room! Love the new color.

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  13. It looks beautiful! I love the light & airy feeling.

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  14. Hi Pam, I just love the new color! your dining room looks so bright, and cheerful.It looks beautiful.

    Kathy

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  15. Love the new look!! The blue is such a pretty shade and so brightens up your room. The picture frame wainscoting is wonderful (I know there is a better term for it but it has completely left my pea brain).

    Was reading that brass is the new "in" so you may want to keep those lamps as is if you are into current trends- not that I am but it made me feel good since I have so much brass around my house!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  16. It's beautiful! I love, love, love the wall color. I think it makes the crown moulding really pop. I had to look back and see if you added the crown as part of the project, because I didn't notice it as much with the darker paint. Well done!

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  17. How pretty! The color is perfect. Such a nice room. I know you'll enjoy.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. Come see DD2's dining room redo.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  18. Your new Dining Room is so bright and lovely with the new paint color. I love the accents on your table and buffet! ~Susie

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  19. I love the new wall color, Pam. You have beautiful furniture and a beautiful dining room...Christine

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  20. Pam, I love the new color! We did our dining room in a similar color and I love it. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  21. A really nice update Pam! Well done. It all looks so much brighter and cleaner.

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  22. I really like your dining room makeover -- it's so lighter and brighter!

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  23. Wowee! It is just gorgeous Pam! Light and bright and so inspiring me to make some changes in my own dining room! I always love to see someone else with a more formal dining set and I really like seeing how you kept the furniture but it all just feels so fresh with that new paint. Great job!
    Vanessa

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  24. Your dining room is gorgeous. I just love how much the new color lightened and updated your room!

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  25. Hi lovely lady. Your dining room is BEAUTIFUL sweet lady !!! I love the color you put on the top~~~I may do the same on my walls like you did ~~ Im your newest follower on your Blog.
    I hope you have a nice evening ~~~~
    Diane

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  26. Hi Pam-
    This is fabulous! Amazing how the paint really took the room and brightened it up!
    You did such a great job!
    XO
    Kristin

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  27. Hi Pam it really looks beautiful, after a dark colour now your room looks so cool, breezy and specious... I am waiting for 100% completion with a dignified tablescape... its now one of my favourite Dinning room.... I love food area like this very much
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  28. great transformation! i do believe your wall color is the same as my family room!! :)
    {popping in via project parade!}
    many blessings,
    -tracie

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  29. Hi Pam!!~ WOW so fresh and pretty pretty. You and Mr. F...did a fantastic job. I can't wait to see what else you come up with:)

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  30. I really enjoyed your post. It's funny because I had the exact same color scheme in my diningroom--gold and red. I left the gold walls because the bottom half of the walls is covered in a vintage raised paneling like yours but changed window treatments and am still looking for a rug. I added natural colored curtain panels and added black and gray accents. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  31. It's lovely~ Very bright and what a difference. looks like your style is changing.

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  32. Love the new color, really brightens up the room!

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  33. The new wall color is beautiful! YOu have beautiful furniture too. The new slips and cushions will be gorgeous! XO, Pinky

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  34. Your room is absolutely stunning! The new wall color is beautiful ... your china cabinet truly pops now, and the addition of the white slipcovers will be a perfect addition! Love the wall color! *Becca*

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  35. The new color is great - the room is bright and beautiful!

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  36. Your new paint color was a fantastic choice. We recently repainted a red room a lighter color so I know from experience what a difference a change in color makes.

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  37. Love the lighter walls!!! And the window looks so big without the valance...great job!

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  38. I love the new color.
    So bright!!!
    I just really love that color!!!!
    Just found you today on Uncommon Slice / Tuesday's Treasures.
    I am going to become a follower!
    I would love it you stopped by and said hi!!

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  39. I love grey and this is a fabulous grey. You do not know me but I only wear grey...weird kind of but easy shopping. hugs♥O

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  40. This looks great! I love the new colors and window looks completely new just taking off the valance! I also really like the table vingette on the buffet - great job!

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  41. Love the new color. It looks so calming and peaceful.

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  42. Your dining room is just beautiful. You have done a fantastic job. Love the colors which makes your lovely furniture absolutely stunning. I'm anxious to see how you do your dining chair slipcovers.
    CAS

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  43. This is fabulous. So glad I stopped by. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am hosting a Valentine Giveaway!!

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  44. so classy!!! not at all the trend we're seeing nowadays, but i love it! just visiting from at the picket fence

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  45. Hi Pam! Just coming back by to say thank you so much for linking up your gorgeous dining room to our Inspiration Friday party this week!:-)
    Vanessa

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  46. The new color is so refreshing and adds a new look to the room...great!

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