As you may have seen in my other posts, I finally decided to go gray! This time I am showing how I transformed my Dining Room with four things...Paint...Fabric...Area Rug...Drapes. My dining room was gold, red and green as you can see in the picture below.
Many years ago I painted the oak stained bathroom vanity white and the gold faucet bronze. I also removed the glued on mirror and hung this one. This made it look a lot better but it didn't do anything for the old fashion exposed cabinet hinges and cultured marble top. Below is the picture after these changes and before the recent update.
Like many people, I painted my walls a yellow gold color in the early 2000's. It was a good neutral color that went with my jewel tone color furnishings. I finally decided to go Gray. One thing always leads to another in redecorating so the planning began. This is the before photo...
I have been wanting to update and improve the look of our fireplace and mantle for years. I finally did it and I love it. It really makes a statement now. I found an inspiration pic and showed it to my trim man. He came over and measured and then sent me a sketch. Below is the before.
We built this house in 1989. Since then we have put vinyl on the wood trim and changed the shutters from wood to vinyl. Over the years, the trees and shrubs started to hide the house. We went all these years without something to park ours cars under so we decided it was time. We hired an architect to draw the plans and a builder to oversee the work.
You have to admit this is pretty drab. My Mother gave this to us many years ago. It was originally off-white. Why, I don't remember, I painted it burgundy years ago. I had been wanting to try chalk painting and distressing so here I go. I did my research and decided to make my own chalk paint. The only thing I had to buy was Plaster of Paris.
I am positive that I am not the only one that has a fuse box they want to hide. We recently remodeled our kitchen and saved the old doors. I decided to use one of them to cover the fuse box.