Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Adventures in Homebuying: The Dining Room

Okay, I know I promised to post some pics and stuff. So, here I am...posting pics and stuff.

This is the dining room as I bought it. Allow me to point out the butt-ass-ugly 80's light fixture. The entire dining room and kitchen was painted this very blah beige color. It wasn't until I started painting that I understood why. You see, the original color wasn't this. It was something so hideous, it pains me to even acknowledge it on this blog.

I'm not one to dis on green, but what the hell were the previous owners thinking?? Lime green?!? Judging by the old color of the great room, and the current color of the hall bath, it is entirely possible they were colorblind.

Let me be the first to say that red is a horrible color to have to paint. Most colors, two coats will do...but not red. Four coats later, I am still finding spots I need to touch-up. I originally was going to paint the entire dining room red, but after doing the top half, I said "screw it" and painted the bottom half Sauteed Mushroom. After that, I painted the trim white, it was originally cream.

Then, moving day arrived and the movers moved my stuff into the dining room. My current table and three chairs is something I have had for a while. Sometime this year, I am going to have a new dining table and chairs built to match the china hutch.

Check out the new light fixture. It's brushed nickel, and doesn't remind me at all of mall bangs.

The Finished Product!


martinoffroad said...

WOW...looks great, very nicely done.

Kathryn said...

It looks great! Way to go!

Xavier Onassis said...

That is incredible!!!

Those colors...I'm speechless. And the artwork! It all just comes together perfectly.

Really, REALLY warm and inviting.

Looks like the kind of place that would encourage "lingering". If that makes any sense.

Kristine said...

I'm cracking up because when I clicked on "comments" I was thinking "WOW, I'm speechless." And your first commenter said WOW and your 3rd commenter said he was speechless. LOL. It truly looks magnificent. :)