Dining Room and Gallery Wall Reveal! #WallCandy


Hello Friends, so glad you dropped by today! I am experiencing pre-Spring fever, you know-- that urge to cleanse, refresh and overall brighten my surroundings. I have been wanting to repaint my dining room and update the mocha brown color.
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After being thrilled with the results from a makeover project I completed awhile back, I decided I wanted to use gray and was off to Home Depot. (I am convinced their Behr Ultra Plus Primer brand is the best for painting walls.) Pretty quickly I found a soothing pale shade I was drawn to, and stood in line to have it mixed--seems I wasn't the only one with a project in mind!
Once I got home, it didn't take long for me to realize two things:
A. The color I chose was almost identical to some Vintage dishes I recently purchased--leave it to me to find inspiration in dinnerware!
B. I am somewhat schizophrenic when it comes to painting. Here's what I mean--as I started painting, I immediately panicked when my anticipated dreamy gray appeared to be white! Since I only intended to paint this wall and the other walls were a creamy off white, I was already contemplating getting a whole different shade. However, within an hour when the paint dried to the exact shade I imagined, the conversation in my mind went from, "Oh No!" to "I love it and I am going to paint the rest of the walls too!"
(And I did, a week later!)
Here's the lovely silvery gray once it dried.
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I had been collecting inexpensive thrift store frames to create a gallery wall.
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I painted them all white....
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...and after allowing the paint to dry overnight, I arranged all of my fabulous frames, first on the floor until I liked the arrangement and then on the wall. I am absolutely smitten with the fresh white frames against this pale gray!
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Here's view of the dining room--what do you think?!
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See more on my blog from these two posts: http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2014/02/four-walls-of-gray-ten-frames-of-white.html
http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2014/02/fridays-find_21.html

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