Monday, October 12, 2009

dining room redo

here is a picture of the before... this is right after we moved in the house over two years ago, so nothing is on the walls yet, but you can see the color.  i really like the color but we had been really rough on it.  holes in the walls, crayons, food.... the walls were a mess.  
after!  i decided to go with a blueish gray...  i loved how everything looked so clean and fresh but i felt like it looked so cold after having the orange for so long.  
i also felt like it looked a little to contemporary,  i was trying to think of ways to bring some more "old farm house" style.  we had these black and white pictures on the walls before but i remembered we had these old white window frames, so dave helped me hang them and then i put the black frames inside of them.  i really like how it turned out and it adds a little "old" character back in the dining room.  

the best part of all...... all i spent was $9 for a gallon of paint and $5 for a set of black sheets on clearance for the curtains.  yeah.  

7 comments:

mom said...

i love the new look, it's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!

emily said...

looks great bonnie! I love the old windows!

leah said...

looks awesome! Love that bluish grey color

Mom B said...

LOVE IT! Color is rich and really makes the trim pop, and I especially love the window frame idea ~ really sets your pictures apart! Thanks for the ideas...

Heather said...

i love that color with black and white. and i LOVE thrifty re-do's! looks awesome!

Tara said...

Wow, it is amazing how much that changes the whole look of the room! I love it!!!

Scott and Nicole said...

Love it... want to come paint for us??!!! ;)