This new minor addiction of mine has led to a little dining room makeover project that is now swimming through my head. I think it is totally doable, but my husband just rolls his eyes. Just another one of my crazy ideas. So, he'd like to say, thank you Pinterest (yes that is sarcasm dripping from that "thank you") for giving his wife more crafty projects to plan. No really though, I think I have him on board for my redesign idea (which includes painting the dining room furniture, and is where the majority of his protest comes from), well "on board" enough that he is not vehemently saying "no." I think I've worn him down to just a shoulder shrug (which in my mind is a green light) when I broach the subject.
original pic found here
original pic here
Drool. Yes please! I am in love. I have been digging the yellow/grey color combo for some time now, and after seeing these awesomely amazing inspiration pictures it came to me that this would make an amazing dining room color palate.
inspiration for decoration
I had seen this picture on Lee's Pinterest page and it started the ideas churning. Here is the dining room now:
Now please keep in mind, this picture was taken last summer before I moved my sewing stuff to its permanent home in the basement, so it actually does look like a dining room now, but you get the gist. The furniture is horrible. We purchased this basic set from a friend of a friend of a friend that needed to get rid of it, basically to just have something in this room when we moved in.
Now, I've been thinking of painting the furniture for some time now, and after reading this blog tutorial, and doing a little more research, I think it's totally doable. Anyone have any experience painting furniture?
So here's what I'm thinking for this dining room makeover:
1. Repaint furniture black with distressed edges like here (or a deep chestnut brown?? I'm not sure yet, I want to do black, by I'm afraid I won't like it when all is said and done... What do you think, oh wise bloggy friends??)
2. Paint walls light grey
3. Keep trim white
4. Make curtains out of fun yellow/grey/white fabric
5. Add framed yellow/grey white prints to walls
6. New pretty light fixture over the table
7. Pretty yellow accents throughout the room
Unfortunately our weekends in June are packed to the gills, so this project is going to have to wait until likely July (ugh), but I am super excited and feel like I can pull this off.
Anyone else have any summer redesign plans??