Paint. That’s it. That is the end of this post. Kidding. Read on.
I’ve been working on my dining room and finally got around to finding the perfect color for the focal wall. Then I went on and painted the wall behind the bookshelf the same color to unify the space. This wall is part of the formal living area, that my daughter tells people only adults can go in. She is right. I want no little hands up in here leaving a trail of toys and snot all over my nice things. That is what the rest of the house is for. Go put your greasy chicken fingers marks all over the other side of the house, on the other side of the baby gate. My kids have no chill, one would wipe her hands on my new drapes while the other chews on my new chesterfield and I can’t get mad because they are cute. Yup, I’m that mom.
Me: “Did you just put stickers on my wall?”
My Child: “Yes, mom. It looks pretty. I am decorating.”
Me: “Well, it does look pretty.”
And that is why I cannot have nice things.
Here is the dining room wall. I bought wallpaper to make these beautiful silver print stripes but since I’ve already bought things to hang on this wall, it maybe too much so I’m going to leave it a solid color.
And this is the view from my Christmas tree. Look at Santa on the floor. One of those kids past the baby gate. No chill I tell you.
I ordered these curtain panels for the dining room. They are 96″ inches and because they are faux silk (and I bought them on sale), they were only $33 per panel. It seems like a lot but the length and material makes it worth it. I actually bought 4 panels so that I can continue to unify the space by using the same panels in the living room. What I do not have are curtain rods. Whomp, whomp.
These are the mirrors I plan on hanging on the focal wall. I bought 3 for $11 each at Walmart. They look more expensive than they really were, problem is that I have no idea how on earth to hang them. Any ideas, please send my way.
And these are the candle holders (I have 2) that I bought forever ago for the entry area but they will look better here I think. It is still up in the air.
As far as the paint, I cannot tell you the color. You see, my husband wanted bold while I was still debating between bold and just dark. We got this loud teal sample that was close in color with the curtain panels but I wasn’t feeling it. Everyone who saw it was loving it though. Now, old me would have gone with what everyone else liked and hated it because I would not repaint it. But grown up me knows that this is my house. Period. So I grabbed the paint that I used in my office which looked almost black (remind me to finish that room and show you), and mixed in a soft grey. It was still dark and missing something so I mixed in the teal sample that everyone loved. I ended up with a dark color that has a mix of blue and green undertones depending on the light. And guess what? I love it. I also put up my 99 cent painting in the living room ( get a glimpse of that room). I bought it off eBay from an Israeli artist years ago and the shipping was like $20. Cheap. I did have to get a custom frame so I went to Michael’s and got one that was on clearance. Custom framing is expensive but after all the discounts it came out to $120. So for $140.99, I have real art in my living room that no one else has.
Hopefully next week I will have more to show you but it’s the holidays and I have to finish this room stat and wrap these gifts. GRRRRR.