Saturday, September 3, 2011

Almost finished...

Let's just say that starting a paint job on a Monday night is not the sure-fire way to get a room painted quickly.  Andy and I have worked on the dining room bit by bit, and it is almost ready to be put back together.  We need to roll on one more coat (we are seeing some sheen differences where I brushed on the trim), and then the room is ready to go.  In case you are wondering, I am in LOVE with Griffin(dor).  It has brought such warmth and pizazz to the dining room.  The darker walls feel more like a warm hug in there now--ridiculous, right?  If nothing else, it definitely feels cozier--much more us than builder beige.

Doesn't the mirror really pop now???


The yellow lamps actually read yellow now with the darker walls...

We actually decided to stop the gray paint at the two walls.  At first, I wanted to stop at this point to just sit with the color for a bit and see how much more I wanted to paint (once I start painting the columns, it gets a little sticky as to where to stop the gray paint).  But then, after looking at it for a few days, I kind of like the accent wall-look we have going in here.  I may change my mind later, but for now I'm just ready to be done painting and put this room back together!

I promise to post when things are actually complete in here...

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In other news, all of our stools came in!!!  After a failed attempt last week to end our search for bar stools, we finally have what we wanted all along.  Andy attempted to arrange all 3 before I got home from work yesterday, and let's just say it was a nice effort.  I have since placed them the way that I wanted them, and I LOVE them three times over. 


Side shot...

Sneak peek of Duncan's new "do" there on the right...

The backsides...

Hopefully this depicts the warm tones in the kitchen cabinets coming out in the stools.  Like it was meant to be!  We are both really pleased with our choice and can't wait to eat our morning cereal at the bar real soon!

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I also made a LARGE decision all by myself this week on fabric for the living room.  I have been debating fabrics ever since I knew I wanted the mustard-bird fabric drapes in the dining room.  That fabric is pretty bright and attention-grabbing, so I wanted the living room draperies to help balance that (the rooms are basically connected due to our open concept on the first floor).  I went with a charcoal and white fabric that I LOVE, and I can't wait to see how they turn out.  Believe it or not, the charcoal in the fabric is actually a dead-ringer for the walls in the dining room--how perfect is that?  The fabric (all 12 yards of it--ouch)  came in yesterday, so my mom is dreading thrilled about getting her hands on it to start the draperies (when she has a spare minute).  Will keep you updated!

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