Monday, October 19, 2009

procrastinator's party reveal

okay, the dining room walls are painted, which is essentially what i said i was going to do... in my mind, i was also going to clean & paint the trim around the windows, doorways & fireplace. and i kind of thought i'd spray paint the chandelier, too. however, i painted 4 other rooms in the last 2 weeks, too. so i think i'm off the hook!

here it is: the dining room. the color is 'ballard blue' by valspar, the eddie bauer collection. i'll tell you a secret: i don't actually LOVE it. it's pretty, don't get me wrong. but i look at this really beautiful room & think, "what's this doing in my house?" it doesn't look like me. no, i'm not going to repaint it. i'm going to make sure the accessories i put in here give it a significantly less formal look! i'm thinking burlap, rusty old junk, and chippy painted stuff- like pretty much everything i own!





next projects? well, the master bath needs a second coat, the master bedroom is only 1/8 done, the powder room is 1/2 done. then the kitchen needs to be touched up, the utility closet could use a splash of color... foyer, stairway, hallway walls & floors, "bonus room," and every single piece of trim & molding.
i will be painting for the REST of my life! (not complaining- we chose this, and it's a fun journey!)

18 comments:

Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Oh, Rachel! Your to do list of painting makes me tired just reading it! The blue looks beautiful to me, maybe you'll like it more once you have accessorized. I'm so jealous of your fireplace in the dining room!! It is beautiful. Best wishes on all your projects!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

What a beautiful color blue! It looks wonderful, that room is amazing! Congrats on finishing your project.
~Michelle

Jamie said...

Your dining room turned out great!That is a great shade of blue and it makes your trim work stand out so well! How many coats did that take?

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on such an accomplishment for the 'procrastinator's party'! It looks great! I wanted to paint a room too... but didn't think I could get it done! :)

pk said...

It's so pretty! Congratulations on getting it done! And to have a fireplace in the dining room? sigh...
pk @ Room Remix

cherry said...

What a lovely room. I like the color bet you will love it when you finish decorating it .. Congrat's !!
hugs, Cherry

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

The dark paint shows off the windows and fireplace beautifully! Painting can get so tiring; hang in there :).

TheOldPostRoad said...

Pretty color! I never like the color -at first - but typically do when the room is accessorized. I know how you feel about never-ending-painting-lists!

Laura said...

Can you paint my kitchen and girls room??????????

nannykim said...

nice--I have found that once I paint one room it tends to lead to others. But , not always. Looks like you have your work cut out for you!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

That fireplace makes me swoon. Speaking from experience, the painting goes by so quickly and then it's just so so worth it. But, I went a long time before painting after painting our entire house. =)

(Found ya through the Procrastinators Party.)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Amazing! That room is just wonderful! And I know you will LOVE it when you get your accessories in. It is a beautiful color and incredible room!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a pretty room with the bay window and all that yummy trim! You sound like me with a 100 projects going all at once- is it because we have old houses and there always seems to be something that needs done or because I am ADD!!???

Anne~fiona and twig said...

You have *such* a pretty house! It has such wonderful bones. I love your idea about filling the room with rusty and chippy decor, you sound like a gal after my own heart.
Great blog, so nice to meet you!
Anne

"m" said...

What a beautiful home! Painting seems never ending, huh? Look forward to seeing it after you get your "treasures" in place!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

It's beautiful! Love the color. And I love your woodwork!!

Wow, you have been reeaaallly busy!

Janean said...

are your arms tired? the room may end up your favorite. it's lovely and dramatic!

{ L } said...

Yes, lol...you will be painting for the rest of your life girl! ;) So fun seeing your progress though and it is coming out so lovely!