Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And the Painting Continues...

Once the living room had been repainted, the dining room was next on the list. One of the many things I love about this old house is the 9' ceilings and the big windows. The dining room only has one window, but it's a big  picture window that lets in lots of good light. It faces west and brings in lots of the afternoon heat which is really nice in the winter, but not so much during the desert summers. Thus the glare -


Still, the paneling made it feel like a cave and my mission to banish all 70's paneling must continue. I guess it was kind of cozy, but all of our furniture just felt like it was invisible against the brown. Here are the before shots:



Since its just the 2 of us these days, I don't keep any leaves in the table, but I have 2 large leaves that I add when I have a crowd:


I have 2 hides that I keep under the table too, but they were out on the fence waiting to be whacked with a rug beater. One more wall waiting for Kilz:


I used a color called Heath:






The red curtains have to go now.


But this room is done. Up next - the kitchen. I hope to tackle it after the 4th.

19 comments:

krisgray said...

What a difference! You should pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Lovely color!

Nancy said...

An amazing difference - I really like the color you selected. Nice job!

Dora, the Quilter said...

Ahhh, that has to make you feel good every time you walk into the room!

Michigan Gal said...

Wow! What a difference! The color makes your furniture stand out now. What are you thinking for curtains? Nicely done--it's such a satisfying feeling isn't it to get such a big job done?

ytsmom said...

Looks good! It's amazing what a little paint can do.

Mary Truax said...

Looks good. I like the unpainted trim.

Nancy said...

Nice job, Karin. It looks cool and refreshing.

Janet O. said...

Wow, the room has come alive, while still feeling a little rustic and very cozy!
This from someone who still likes a wall of paneling in a room now and then! : )

Dorian said...

Amazing what some paint can do Karin, looks great!

Staci said...

Wow! What a difference! You are right, the furniture did disappear before, but now you can really see how lovely it is! Looks like a completely different room.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

It looks great! I too love the color, congrats to you. I don't have leaves in my table either. Our place is too small. Thank you for all the pictures. Your home looks wonderful.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

That''s my problem too! TOO much WOOD!!!!!

Judy Laquidara said...

It looks so different . . and beautiful! Maybe you've inspired me to get some much needed painting done.

Pauline said...

Paint makes it all look so new. Beautiful job, makes your furniture stand out and inviting. You're a great home maker. Nothing out of place.

Adare said...

Heath! Like Tommy Heath? ;-)
It's a lovely color. Hi, Karin!!!

Dar said...

That looks great! It looks more open and inviting and brightens up your furniture too. Job well done. Moving all that furniture would wear me out before I even starting the painting. whew.

M. E. Stephens said...

It looks very nice! A real improvement. :-)

Vicki said...

I have followed you for sometime, love reading about the ranch and what you as "Ranch Momma" have to do, and your quilting is awesome and inspiring. Now your a painter too! The room is astonishing different, and your right the furniture just pops right out at you. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs From Afar
Vicki

Lavern Bevers said...

Wow that looks great! I like panelling but your furniture really did blend in.Glad you didnt paint the trim! Thats 1 big dining room!Love all the furniture with great storage.And the antlers!I absolutely LOVE your table and chairs! Would you mide lettig me know where you got them?Do they have a website?Cant wait to see your kitchen makeover!Hey you never did tell all your fans about your second job!

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