I used to love my dining room. However lately I’m really craving peace and quiet and my house seems to be screaming at me. So much pattern and color EVERYWHERE! I have lots of artwork that I have collected over the years. My artwork and colored walls and patterned window treatments are just toooooo much. Since painting most of my walls grey, my artwork is no longer competing with the once colored walls. Changing out a few colorful printed window treatments for solid white and solid linen has really calmed the rooms. I want my artwork to be the focus not the walls or the window treatments.
Why did I have two random tree branches in the corner of my dining room!? I remember the day my husband drove up and I was painting that branch blue. He just shook his head and went inside. See that cabinet? If my kids brought something home that they made it went in there! Too cluttered and it hurts my eyes! Time to declutter!
Yep these Christmas trees stayed out year round. Woooo that is a lot of stuff going on in that one little corner. No wonder I have a hard time concentrating, my eyes are too busy darting all over place.
TIme to chill out my dining room and make it stop screaming at me.
First I found some great fabric at Tony’s Fabric, a local fabric shop that has all fabric 50% off right now. Two yards for $28.99, pricey but I loved it! I wanted enough to cover this bench and make a couple of pillows.
Warning bad tattoo story…..So I wanted a tattoo when I was 18 and went into the dirtiest scariest tattoo parlor we could find in the middle of nowhere in the mountains of southwest Virginia. They were closing in 10 minutes so I had to hurry up and pick out something. First of all why was I out late enough that I was shutting down a tattoo parlor? Second hurry up and pick out something that will be on my body for the rest of my life!?!?!? Maybe not the brightest 18 year old. Naturally I picked a lizard because I HATEEEEE lizards!!!! Like I am scared to death of those darting little buggers. They should all be killed. A mass lizard murderer I could be. So yeah I got one tattooed on my toe. Now it’s all faded and old so I just tell anyone who asks that it’s a grass stain.
So back to the dining room makeover. One of the many things I have learned at my new awesome job at the redesign company is Christina’s gallery wall trick. Ok are you ready!?!? Here it comes…..she lays everything out on the floor first, THEN one at a time hangs it up!! Genius!!! I was just nailing 9 thousand holes in the wall trying it out as I went!!!
My calm peaceful dining room! I decided to keep my doors after all! I still need to do something about that green table but for now it will be just fine.
I might just try cookin up something special so we can eat in the dining room tonight!!! However that would require me to cook so scratch that.