Thought I’d give you a peek at what I’ve been working on with some of my holiday vacation time. I don’t get many days that aren’t consumed with work/kid activities/etc.., so having free time like this is a real luxury!
I was debating between two projects: 1) painting the coffered ceiling:
(Sorry for the wonky angle in this photo – I had to take this picture while laying on the floor. Didn’t mean to make you dizzy.)
or 2) stripping the dining room wallpaper:
I’ll take Door #2, Bob. Since I’m not sure how I’ll jury rig the ladders to paint the ceiling, figured the dining room was my best bet. I wasn’t looking forward to it, (especially after stripping the wallpaper in the powder room redo) but it had to be done.
Thankfully, it went much better than I anticipated! I was able to get the wallpaper down in less than a day.
I had been thinking about painting it in this dreamy color – Aegean Teal. I’ve had swatches of this paint color on my walls for months.
I love this color. It’s rich and yummy, very similar to the color in my kitchen.
BUT, I don’t want it to be too heavy and dark (not that it would be, necessarily), but after going through some of my dining room inspiration photos, I’m starting to lean towards this sort of look…
I love everything about this room! The colors, the banded draperies, the chandelier, the light and bright feel of the room – everything. Plus, I love that this room has many of the same features of our dining room. The same layout, even the same windows.
See what I mean? Ok, so I don’t have the hardwood floors, but I can deal with that, especially if I get a cool rug. Do you see the vision?
Stay tuned – more to come my friends.