What a huge difference white paint makes!!
Here's the after, brighter and lighter!
A while back I asked you to critique my dining room. I received lots of great ideas and I've slowly been incorporating them. One idea I especially liked was making a gallery wall of plates over my antique dresser/buffet. The pic below shows how the room looked previously...it looked so dark!
I removed the too large lamp and the pitcher and bowl. I also removed some of the crystals from that chandy and got brighter bulbs for it. I switched out the two bird pictures to another spot and made a wall of white and blue/white plates over the mirror.
There was also way too much brown in my opinion and many of you suggested I break all the brown up by painting the chairs, I agree that was a great idea. So I pulled out my ASCP in Old White and got to work.
Ii's funny I just looked at the Decor Steals offer today and it's just the look I was going for. If you want to pick up some pretty plates for your wall, here's the pic....just click on the link above and it will take you to it.
I painted the previously dark stained legs in Old White too.
It really lightened up the whole room and the white really pulled the table and chairs together. I also added a little bit of blue in the center piece.
This top of this pretty piece was originally a duck egg blue but I wanted a lighter blue so I went over it with ASCP Louis Blue than used clear and dark wax.
The little bone plates were found at a antique store for only $1 each, what a steal!
I added some more white with the hen and turkey casserole sets.
I still plan on painting the walls a lighter color and getting some curtains with blue and white. A new rug is also in the works but that's going to have to wait a while.
The addition of some greenery helped bring some life to this room.
I'll be decorating for Christmas in this room after Thanksgiving. Do you decorate for Christmas before of after Thanksgiving?
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