Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dining Room Update

Phew, we pulled the dining room together.

I have a thing for green (you may have noticed from our old house if you're a longtime reader). I had to buy three different greens before finding the perfect one, but I found one that I fell in love with.

Green paint is dicey. It's often too minty, or too lime-ish. It's hard to find a good in between green.

In the end, I went with Sherwin William's Great Green for below the chair rail.



Above the chair rail we used Glidden's Wishes-- which is a cream color with just a hint of yellow.



I still don't know what I'm going to put in that corner cabinet. I'm trying things out, but I haven't fallen in love with anything. If you have any suggestions, please send them my way.



I think it came out pretty nice. I made the chair pads myself, we already owned the dining room set, my parents donated the light fixture, and the seller left the corner cabinet and high boy. So far, the only thing we've had to buy for this room is the paint.



Next, we need to hang some decor on the walls-- we have some green Ikea prints from last year and I would love to update the plain white cafe curtains. Ideas are welcomed and appreciated!

14 comments:

Sherrie said...

I'm loving that green. It looks really good. My kitchen is green, but it's a Tansy Green (think it's Sherwin Williams). I like it now, but I HATED it once hubby put it on the walls. Now that we've had it for 3 years, I'm so in love with it. Greens are soooo hard to pick...there are so many different hues. You did good girl!

gigiofca said...

That's a very pretty gren. Me likey.

Kayce said...

Ahhhhh, everything looks FABULOUS! Y'all did a great job! I too love green! Our living room/hallway is green.

Jules said...

I really like that shade of green and agree that you have to really careful when it comes to that color.

I think you did a great job on the dining room!!

Nora said...

It looks so great! Soooo much better than before!

Sherrie said...

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Jill said...

I LOVE, LOVE the green. Great choice.

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Love it!

Bethany said...

It looks great! I'm glad you got all moved in :)

hotpants™ said...

I love that shade of green.

Ms. Attitude said...

This dining room is adorable!

Darth Mama said...

Yay!!! It looks great!

Ross said...

I am very much impressed by your blog, you can find more Dining Room Sets that suites your budget.

Peter said...

First, I would replace the curtains with white faux wood blinds from Home Depot. And secondly, a while back you mentioned your registry...don't check it! Even though you registered for those items you should still wait to be surprised what you get! Also, if you see a lot of 'activity' on it, it may clue you in on a shower that is supposed to be a surprise.