Sunday, June 12, 2011

Changing Things Up

One of my next projects is to choose a paint color for the kitchen and breakfast room. I think I started on that way back in January/February when we painted our Dining Room. Don't you find it much easier to help someone else pick a paint color than to pick one for yourself???

In the meantime, I am starting to lighten up the accessories. This applique used to be white, but I painted it dark several years ago. I never really liked it this color, but it went with all the other dark accessories in the room.

Today I got out some creme acrylic paint and started painting. It took me about 10 minutes.

I rubbed the raised parts of the applique so that the paint underneath would show a little.

Now, if only picking a paint color for the room was this easy!

Hope you had a great weekend!



  1. Little changes makes such a huge difference. Paint colors are easy for me Pam..not to say they are right, they are just easy for me:) and make me happy after, so I guess it is right for us. You do a great job!

  2. I really like it lighter. It's a neat piece. Good luck on the paint colors. I'm thinking of going to the Parade of Homes and really checking out the walls. But, many times I get in those places and am so impressed with the other details, I forget everything I'm supposed to be looking at. :)
    I hope you are having a great weekend!

  3. I always struggle with everything, including paint! I am such a second guesser. I have faith in you!! :)


  4. It takes me forever to choose a paint color! I always wonder-what does this color say? how does it make me feel? what will it look like in the am, in the pm? Then I paint a huge area and live with it for a week or so! But, once a decision is made, I'm happy! Good luck!

  5. What a difference a little paint makes! Looks great Pam! Martina

  6. I find picking paint colors very anxiety producing so i feel your pain. I love the Sherwin Williams color visualizer though, it helped tremendously when I was choosing colors a couple months ago. Have you tried that?

  7. How lovely! A sweet metamorphosis.

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  8. Hi Pam...

    Oooh...what a beautiful applique! Soooo frenchy looking! I loved it dark but it is also very pretty in the creamy white! Love how you distressed it too! Simply gorgeous!!! My friend, you have a beautiful dining your dining set!!! Thanks for sharing your painting project with well as your pretty home! Best wishes on selecting the new paint color...that's sooo exciting!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design


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