After: Dining Room

It probably would have been easier for me to do the before & after of the dining room in one post, but I was too impatient last night to wait a day to write the post. So thanks for waiting; here are the "afters" of the dining room.

Originally, my plan was to do a beige/khaki/tan on the top half of the wall, and do white on the bottom half. But my dad suggested that white would blend the chair rail and the baseboard all together and we should do the color that's one shade lighter on the paint swatch (which is pretty close to white itself). We went with Dad's suggestion and I'm glad we did because it looks so much better. You can see the chair rail and baseboard, but you can also see a difference between the top and bottom of the room. Perfect. Thanks, Dad!

I'm trying to figure out what we can hang on this big, blank wall that you see from the kitchen. I've got frames, sconces, artwork...but even once I decide, I'm nervous to drill holes into our beautiful paint job. :)

Here's a close-up of Deric's stained glass that hangs in the window. Can you believe this was his first experience with stained glass?! I should show you my first pieces...they're awful. Deric came up with this design last summer while he was at our house the week before our wedding. He got about halfway through the design before the wedding so my dad finished it up for him. Its beautiful and its perfectly situated so its front and center when you walk in our front door (see first photo above). 

Oh, I know I promised the before & after of our bedroom, but iPhoto is being incredibly slow right now. I know you're all just dying to see pictures, so I'll get them up for you in a few hours. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Your blogs are awesome. Helping you paint and get your house set up really makes me want to get going on our house :) You motivated me to make a list of things I want to accomplish this summer!