Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Same Dilemma, Different Room

The previous owners used the room as their dining room

First, I drew the outline with the chalk.

A closer look of the finished wall

The Finished wall

As most of you might remember, I had a similar dilemma as I did in the bedroom. I was sick and tired of the red and sage combination on one of the walls in our living room. Having Bobby paint the wall was out of the question, as our ceilings are 30' high and would have probably taken a whole month, if you know what I mean. I have major plans for this particular wall, more on that later. I knew that I had to do something with it so I opted to paint birch trees on the bottom green section of the wall, the same way I did the wall in the master bedroom. I had to bring it back to life and out of a 1999 Pottery Barn Catalog. I love, and I mean love the way it has changed the room. I plan to make this area into a separate seating area, I'm still in the hunt for the perfect chairs and rugs. The first thing on the list that must get done is the window treatment and to continue to add different family portraits to the gallery wall. As you can see, I have plenty of room for more pictures. I look forward to hearing all of your recommendations for this room. Head on over to Design Sponge, our master bedroom is being featured on their "before and after" segment. As you can imagine, I am very excited. Enjoy your Thursday, the weekend is one day away!


its so very cheri said...

I tried finding your Master Bedroom on Design Sponge but couldn't find it-what am I missing?
Good job on the old dining room. Have you thought of painting a vertical stripe 4 or 5 inches high or whatever width you want at about the top of the windows or a natural stop point with a ceiling slope. This would break up the top and bottom, allowing you to paint underneath that stripe, at a level much easier to work with. The very top would still be the dark red but it would help break up the color-you would just have to go with a color that would go with it You could add small molding at the top and bottom of the stripe, if you wanted, painting the molding and stripe all the same color, making it look like a wide expensive molding (for a fraction of the cost) or you could paint something that would coordinate with the bottom in the top stripe and not add the molding.
I look forward to seeing what you do.

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

Congrats on being featured on Design Sponge. I actually haven't been able to get your room out of my mind (I thought about it again this morning while making coffee...random, I know). If you don't mind, I'll probably do a post next week with a link to it.

Have a great day,

its so very cheri said...

Congrats-I got to see it on there this time. How exciting for you. You did an amazing job on it.

Yansy said...

Thank you ladies.

AnNicole, I would love for you to do a post about it next week. Thank you for your sweet comment.

annechovie said...

That's awesome that your room was featured on DS! Congrats!