Monday, 20. May 2013
Hello everyone, hope you all had a really wonderful weekend . Today I would like to share one of my older Olioboards. I have a long-standing love affair with this black, white, and green color combo. I have created more than one moodboard with these colors. I also have used this combo in varying degrees in my own home. I think this combination is at the same time fresh and classic. It can look feminine or masculine. It’s just a good, all around, go-to. Thanks for joining me for this Moodboard Monday!
Wednesday, 17. April 2013
Welcome to Walk Through Wednesday. Today I am sharing the kitchen/dining room combo.
Love the mix of dark wood cabinets with painted cabinets.
I am also loving the dining nook. If I could change only one thing about my house it would be to have windows like in this nook.
I am a sucker for mixed seating, especially these happy yellow chairs.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Sunday, 16. September 2012
For this week’s “Inspiration” I am continuing to share pictures from the 2012 Salt Lake Parade of Homes DIY Blogger House. This is the dining room designed by blogger Shelley from House of Smiths
I don’t know about you, but I love everything about this room. I love the built-ins. I love the wall treatment. I love the door leading to the wrap around front porch I love the light fixture created by a local company by the name of Politely Blunt Designs.
I hope I have been able to inspire you. As always, I have been inspired to add more projects to my to-do list than I possibly have time to complete.
Wednesday, 12. September 2012
In my last post, I left you wondering which stencil I chose. Was it A – the paisley, B – the trellis, or C – the Victorian damask. I chose D- none of the above. I decided that all three were too busy for the mood I was trying to create in my dining room.
I decided that this room already had enough pattern. I have stripes, checks, plaid damask, and floral. I thought that what it really needed was some texture. So, while it’s no longer the in-thing, I sponge painted. However, I was not happy with my results. I painted over this first attempt (above) and tried it again (below).
In the first photo, I used one color and a single sea sponge to sponge paint on to the wall. In the second photo, I used a split sponge roller. I used two colors (brown and gold) to roll the paint on randomly. I used a rag to rag off some of the paint. This helped blend the roller marks. I know there is not a huge difference in these pictures. I think that may just be the photography. This second photo does show a hint of the gold I used. The second picture has much more depth and shimmer in real life. It was definitely worth the effort to redo the fist one. I have to add that I still like the rusticy, Tuscan look even if it may be outdated. And if there is a moral to this story, it is, follow your heart.
Monday, 10. September 2012
Dining Set Makeover
Back in June, I gave my dining table and chairs a makeover. I have been anxious to finish the makeover in my dining room ever since. To date, I have painted the walls, trim and ceiling. Besides painting the dining set I also painted and stained my china hutch. I also made some curtains and hung some of my design school homework for the gallery wall heading down stairs to the family room. Now the kids are back in school, I have time to get back to finishing up in this room. Here is what I have been working on.
I have been head-over-heals in love with the red paint on this wall (Venetian Red RLTH222 by Ralph Lauren) for years. But, I have been trying to improve the flow of my home so I have slowly been painting every room with more neutral colors. I now have grey, brown, and beige. I have accented with green, black, and cream. I decided that while I love the red, it no longer fits in.
I was unsure of what to do with this wall. I knew if I painted it the beige in the rest of the room, the china hutch would fade into the background, and I put too much time and effort into it to go unnoticed. I wanted to pull the brown in I have in the living room and family room. I thought it would be fun to use one of my stencils to keep the wall out of the “Blah Zone”. As you can see from the pictures above, I made up some sample boards. I made six all together. Three with beige on brown (above) and three with brown on beige (not pictured). I was having a really hard time deciding which look to go with so I turned to my friends over at Hometalk for help. Hop on over and see why I spend more time at Hometalk than I do at Olioboard or Pinterest. There is something there for everyone. Membership is free and once you are a member, you can post your projects (whether you have a blog or not), look at other people’s projects, or ask questions. I asked the Hometalk community which stencil they would choose. I received so much help and support! It was so useful to see things from a different perspective. It made it so simple to decide which stencil to use. So which one did I choose? Well,,, I am going to be perfectly evil and make you wait for my next post to see the results. If you can’t wait and want a sneak-peak at the results, or if you want to see behind-the-scenes, please click the button below.