March 3, 2009

Almost Done....

I can't wait to show off my "new-to-me" dining room! This is such a change from what I've done over the last several years.....I've always prided myself on having lots of color in my home....from reds, golds, chocolates, etc. and while I am still drawn to those colors, lately I've been on a mission to use a more neutral and calming color scheme throughout my house. It started in the kitchen, then on to the master bedroom. It is now time to transform my dining room and foyer.

The only glitch so far was this morning when I got up the picture frame molding was pulling off the walls! Painter guy said we put them up before the paint dried enough but he quickly remedied that problem by pulling them off, scraping the walls and backs of the molding, and reattaching and caulking them. I don't know why I never thought of using the molding before, it's just beautiful! The only thing missing now is crown molding which is on "the list" and will be installed very soon (I hope).

So here's a little peek at the dining room......I couldn't wait to start putting out all the pretty dishes I've been collecting. I played around on the sideboard and came up with this little vingette........

Can you see the picture frame molding on the bottom? Love it!!




Here's all the other stuff just waiting to go on these shelves (below)




....that I got at Ross for $10.99 each!


Put some shells in this pretty bowl on the foyer table but that's already changed. Not sure what I'm going to do there.

I hope you are enjoying this transformation as much as I am. I'll post more pictures just as soon as I get all my "stuff" put in just the right place. My only dilemma right now is trying to decide what to use as window treatments. I have ordered a tortishell roman blind (for privacy) but I have no idea what kind of drapes I'll use? Suggestions would be appreciated!!!!




24 comments:

susan said...

Had to laugh when I read your post on another blog.,,,I lived in Vicksburg for a very long time. Maybe I can help with that too LOL--Susan

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Beautiful job on the moldings- The room is looking wonderful!!! I love all your ironstone dishes also-

blessings
mary

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Love the shells!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great job on the room! Your lamps are beautiful on the buffet & I'm drooling over your ironstone. ♥

linda said...

It's lookin' good there girl!

Did your handyman buy the molding and cut it himself or did you buy the pre-made kits? I've seen both ways done and both turned out great! I'm just wondering if the kits would save lots of time for me.

marty39 said...

Oh, the molding looks just gorgeous. It really makes a huge transformation in a room. I would love some in my breakfastroom. I just made plain panel drapes for my room in a very subtle tone on tone stripe that is similar to the wall color, that way all the wonderful dishes and accessories are the stars. Your ironstone is just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished project. Hugs, Marty

Cass said...

Now that is gorgeous! The molding adds so much dimension and style to the room.

And your ironstone collection? Wow.

Thanks for sharing! Cass

Picket said...

Ohhhh I love how the molding turned out...I gotta finish the living room then we will do the dining room...love those creamy white dishes...everything is looking so beautiful girl!

PAT said...

It looks beautiful, Judy!

Pajama Mama said...

Judy-it looks great-i love how light the room looks, and what a great contrast to the dark wood sideboard!
great job,
-kristen

Inspired Kara said...

Everything looks so beautiful and springy!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lookin' good girl!! I can't wait to see it all finished.

Always a Southern Girl said...

Love the shelf! Thanks for the great pics and decorating ideas!--Renee

bj said...

Love everything you are doing.
I'm not a curtain or drape person so I can't help you there..
Great job...

Shelia said...

Oh, it's looking so wonderful! I love all you've done and now I want to see more. Show me! Show me!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

santamaker said...

Looks beautiful already! Love the change to a neutral palette. Very fresh and clean. I would use silk or dupiani drape panels floor length in very muted shades (the color of the seashells ).

Chris said...

I am in LOVE, Judy!!! I tried to see if you mentioned this already, but what's the name of the paint color you used in there? Also, I thought I might do the trim myself, but after looking at your pre-made ones, I might have to rethink it. It looks amazing!!

Teresa said...

Sounds like we are going through the same thing- love what you have done so far- great inspiration- now I need to get to work.

Gaston Studio said...

OMG, just found your blog and saw the solution to water marks. Just what I needed! Can't wait to see the finished dining room.

Sandy said...

Beautiful!

The Bramble Patch said...

Love your new dining room. I recently went from cranberry to a bone china color. I love it! Great job :)

Jen r. said...

I love what I see so far! :) jen

Martha said...

AMAZING!!!

I can't wait to see the finished product!!

xoxox,
martha from elizabeth hill

Melissa Lester said...

This is looking great! I can't wait to see more!

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