Our Dining Room
While working on this post, I happened to look at an old post of mine, which was coincidentally an inspiration post for our dining room. Now that we’ve finally started working on it, it’s fun to look at what inspired me before! In the post I wrote that I wanted white walls, but we ended up going with gray. Kind of like one of the images I posted then:
Source: House to Home
Unfortunately, the rest of the room doesn’t look quite as good yet. Ben has vetoed the magenta chair legs, so that’s not going to happen, unfortunately. I can’t wait to paint our chairs & table though, even if we just end up painting them white!
Anyway, here’s what we’ve done so far.
Before, the walls were painted with green stripes – the previous owners decided that rather than picking one green, they’d combine several from one paint chip on the walls. The result was pretty cute actually, but we were very ready for something different. Oh, and Ben looks like that because he doesn’t really like to smile in photos, after 10 years of being together I am still working on that. :)
Grey is such a tricky color to pick. It probably is best to paint a swatch first, but so far I’ve always been to impatient to do this. These were our favorites. I kept thinking that I wanted a gray that felt very friendly and calming to me without being cold at all, and we picked Essential Gray from Sherwin Williams, which has just a hint of lavender to it.
We were going to paint last Friday, but earlier in the week, I came home to find Ben busy taping the room which was great because I was going to ask him if he wanted to paint that night! I guess we really were ready to get this room painted!
And here’s the result! We love how it makes the white pop and how much calmer the room feels being all one color. My camera doesn’t really capture the color true to life, but it still gives a pretty good idea.
I brought in some yellow tulips today from our yard and the yellow against the gray walls makes me happy whenever I look at it!