Saturday, August 22, 2015

Peachy Dining Room

Last weekend we spent four days (Friday through Monday) painting the dining room, a project associated with our big kitchen redo. See, there used to be a pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room (it was essentially a big hole in the wall), and we had that filled in. The whole wall had to be rebuilt, and since we needed to paint the new, bare wall on both the kitchen side and the dining room side, we decided to paint the whole kitchen and the whole dining room while we were at it. (We finished painting the kitchen on August 8.)

We had to paint four coats on the dining room walls to get the proper coverage. Then we touched up the trim. We took the room from a dark orange, like the flesh of a winter squash, to a light peachy shade called Gerbera Daisy.

It was a big job, and as we stood on our ladders day after day we kept talking about how we couldn't wait to stop painting. We also sang songs that were stuck in our heads, so on day two certain songs were declared "illegal."

On day three we stopped singing and started criticizing one another's painting skills. On day four I cried a little.

Painting is great, but being done painting is even better.


  1. Wow, it looks so lovely and your celebration is going to be fun!

    Love your furnishings and that china set is really pretty.

    Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

  2. You chose a beautiful color, your furniture shows well against that shade. Awesome furniture, love your taste in decorating. Enjoy!

  3. I had to add one more thing...gorgeous chandelier.

  4. No question that it's beautiful . . . but I want to know who cleans that chandelier?!?! :-)

  5. The new color is beautiful! Very soft, warm and inviting and you have so many gorgeous china cabinets and china. I can see you're a collector. Enjoy your upcoming weekend doing boring stuff and eating lots of delicious food. You toe deserve it after all your hard work.