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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kendall Charcoal in our Dining Room

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend. When we first started making over this room I knew I wanted to wallpaper the upper half of the walls but I couldn't find anything that was quite right so I just quickly painted the walls a light color so at least they has something. (You can see lighter color here). I actually ended up really loving the light color (Gray Owl at 75%) so I didn't mind it being up for a while. In fact if you are looking for a light gray with a bluish undertone I would highly recommend it. It's one of my favorite colors and I would use it again in a heartbeat.

After hunting for a year and a half now I still haven't quite found what I want for wallpaper in this room. (I have for other rooms, if you look under the "Our Home" tab up top you can see we've wallpapered the girls room, the playroom and two bathrooms and also the bedroom in NH). So, this past week I decided to at least finally paint the walls a darker color to give it a little more of a bold look. I used Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore which has always been one of my favorites colors. We used it in our master bedroom quite a few years ago at our last house and then in Jason's home office. And we also have painted a couple pieces of furniture with it.

Once I painted the walls I took some of our black and white images from some other rooms and used them in here to go with the dark walls. However, about an hour after I took these pictures I ended up changing things around. Although I love how they look against the dark walls I didn't really like how they looked with out furniture. It felt like the styles competed too much with each other. I played around with it some more though and got rid of all the black and white images and brought in an oil painting and a new sign and now I think I like it much better.  I'll try to take some photos in the next week or so once I finish tweaking it and share them. For now though you can at least see the darker walls!

Source List 

Wall Color - Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore in Matte Finish
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Beadboard Wallpaper - Allen and Roth from Lowe's
Chandelier - Savvy in Williamsburg, VA
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
End Chairs and Side Chairs - World Market
Tufted Bench - Home Goods
Side Chairs next to Sideboard - Joss and Main
Large Black and White Tree Picture - Pottery Barn about 12 years ago
Mirror - Restoration Hardware (six or seven years ago but I think they still sell it)
Drapery Panels - IKEA Ritva Panels 
Drapery Rods - Lowe's
Sideboard - The Velvet Shoestring (consignment shop - then painted with AS's French Linen chalk paint from Lady Butterbug)
Urn on Sideboard - from a shop I worked at years ago
Black and White Frame - Maybe Hobby Lobby? Not sure, have had it for forever
Pitcher with Flowers on Sideboard - Target
Dinnerware - Mikasa, French Countryside Collection
Chargers - Pottery Barn (seven years ago) 
Urn on Table - from Seasons in Williamsburg on clearance about six years ago
Flowers - Trader Joe's
Rolling Cart - I made it. You can find our tutorial here. And we stained it with: Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Painting on top of Rolling Cart - Savvy in Williamsburg (about six years ago)
Pitcher on top of Rolling Cart - gift from Spring Mill, Indiana
Antlers - World Market
Items on Top Shelf of Rolling Cart -
            cup holder/drying rack - World Market
            mugs on the cup holder  - Mikasa, French Countryside Collection
            pitcher - JoAnn Fabric's
            marble topped cake stand - World Market
            Urn - Seasons in Williamsburg years ago on clearance
Items on Middle Shelf of Rolling Cart - 
            Serving Bowl - was a wedding gift
            basket - Joss and Main
            dishes - Pottery Barn (Emma Collection - was a wedding gift)
Items on Bottom Shelf - 
            small white square cake plate - Williams Sonoma (was a wedding gift)
            pitcher - HomeGoods
            cake stand - Pottery Barn (Emma Collection - was a wedding gift)
            silver tiered tray on top of the small squared cake plate - Target
I hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Little Peek at the Freshly Painted Dining Room

Happy Saturday! Well, this week we painted our dining room Kendall Charcoal, by Benjamin Moore. It's always been one of my favorite colors (we painted our master bedroom in our last house this color and the office in Jason's house as well as a few furniture pieces) and I am happy to have a room this color now in our new house!

Here are a few little peeks and I'll have full room shots in a post hopefully tomorrow but if not then Monday!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I'll have a detailed source list for this room when I write up the full post.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Family Room

January is always a bit of a strange month when it comes to decorating. Once all of the Christmas decor is put away it always feels a little bit barren but it's a little too soon to add any spring or summer touches. I left our cozy knit and fur pillows and throws as well as our pom pom wreath for now seeing how they are nice additions in this winter weather, and then we added in some more cheerful touches to our mantel using some fresh seeded eucalyptus bouquets and some tulips from Trader Joe's to help make it feel a little less gloomy even though it's still quite cold and dreary outside.

You can see more photos and get a source list for the kitchen in this post here.

Source List:

Fireplace Color- Winter Gates in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Wall Color- Horizon in Eggshell by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color - Simply White in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Door Color - Mopboard Black in Semi-Gloss by Benjamin Moore
Flush Mount - Lowe's
Sectional - IKEA
Rug - HomeGoods

Side Table - Pottery Barn about 8 years ago since paintedLamp - Joss and Main
Notebooks - HomeGoods
Metal Sphere - Target several years agoKnit Pillows (both on the chairs and on the sofa) - Soft Surroundings
Striped Pillows - made by my mom with fabric from New England Fabrics
Fur Pillows - World MarketPlaid Throw - HomeGoods
Slipcovered Wingback Chairs - Savvy Home and Garden seven years ago
Script Chairs - TJMaxx several years ago
Painted French Cabinet - makeover here (from a consignment shop several years ago)
TV Console - Antique shop in Camden, SC
Frames above chairs - tutorial here
Drapery Panels - IKEA Ritva Panels
Drapery Rods - Lowe's 
Sconces - RH Baby and Child
Mirror - gift from my mom (Restoration Hardware)

Pale Blue Pitcher - Joss and Main
Blue Dairy Bottles - T.J. Maxx
Antlers - World Market
Bundle of Birch Wood - Ballard DesignsRocking Horse - gift from my mom (from RH Baby and Child)
Kitchen Table - Pier 1 about 8 years ago painted in Annie Sloane's French Linen
End Chairs - IKEA
X-Back Chairs - IKEA
Three - Tiered Stand - gift from my mom from Mothology
Plates and Tea Cups - Pottery Barn
Buckets - Mothology

I hope you all have a fabulous week!

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