Lately I have been in the mood for a new look in my dining room.
Over the past week most of my time and attention has been spent on this space.
The first thing I decided to do was give my cupboard a lighter coat of paint.
I was over at Home Depot and noticed they sold these paint samples for less than $3 bucks.
You can have it matched to any color.
No more generic Wal-Mart craft paint needed!
I bought two different shades, a light gray for the dining room and a barn red for a project I’ll share soon.
It took two sample containers to paint this cupboard completely.
This is a photo of it when I ran out the first time.
I actually kind of liked it this way.
I liked the contrast of the lighter grey top to the black base.
Eventually I decided against it and finished up the bottom half.
I used a bristle brush when painting the cupboard and applied a light coat of the grey paint over the original black.
I wanted the black to show through in areas.
In my opinion this gave it a worn, old, appearance.
One thing I do really like about the lighter paint is the how it looks as a back drop for my red ware and yellow ware.
The next thing I did was, use the grey paint to go over the bucket bench I had in here.
It was originally a barn red color.
I painted it with the same technique as the cupboard.
I love it when that under-paint shows through.
The photo above gives you a hint of the next thing I changed.
Yes, new curtains…
Simple Linen panels.
Primitively tied back with string.
These were purchased from JC Penney’s.
$25.00 per panel + free home delivery.
I thought that was a pretty good deal.
Nice quality panels and I do love the shade of the linen.
One last thing I did that you may not have noticed.
I changed the two mustard yellow ladder back chairs.
I decided to paint them a barn red to match the other side.
So there you have it!
I new lighter look in my dining room.
I few more projects finished up around here.
I have been a painting fool lately. :)
I will be back soon to share what else I painted with the barn red paint and a prim laundry room tweak.
Take Care and have a fabulous weekend.