Monday, August 8, 2011

Dining Room.....update in the Rental

     All of us know the The Nester and are in love with her use of color and great design ideas. My family and I have moved again, 6 times in 7 years of marriage and this time we decided to rent.  Reading her Content to Rent, I made the decion to paint.  I'm so glad that I did.  Here is the before:
Although, I'm not Content to Rent...I actually hate it, at least I feel a little at home now.  The power of paint is a wonderful thing.   First things First, I ripped those curtains down, 1992 is calling....they don't even touch the ground.  I stored them safe in the attic to put back if they want....lets hope NOT !
Also carpet in the Dining Room, why is that ever a good idea?
Wall color is Comfort Gray, Sherwin Williams
Drapes are mistreated Ikea white panel drapes, I cut the tabs off and use Hobby lobby rings.
I'd love to rip down the fan but I think that is over stepping my rental lease, so it is good enough for now.  Thanks for looking ;)  Here is a few more pics.

I'm still working on a table scape.....and the season is about the I hold out hope for next year.

Always a project left over....I can never really post any room is done.
That little person would not leave the room ;)

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  1. Your dining room is beautiful! You did a great job of picking a paint color and redoing the room. The light color makes your dark furniture really pop! You accessorized it very nicely, too. I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. love the wall color. I would suggest you paint your buffet so it doesn't get lost in the sea of brown wood furniture. Some drum shades and some spraypaint would really update your buffet lamps.


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