12/16/13

Getting the RED Out...Our Big Dining Room Reveal


OK my dear bloggy friends...I know it has been a couple months in coming but the dining room is finally done and it is time for the big reveal! However first let us take one more look back at the dining room before...

It was very VERY red!



Although the red did work for Christmas, after that it got a little, well, monotonous.  


 So everything came out of the break front and it was moved away from the wall.
Then all the walls and woodworking were washed down.


 And with my trusty paintbrush and roller in hand, I painted on Benjamin Moore's Boothbay Gray primer and then topcoat in a pearl sheen between the crown molding and chair rail. The same process was applied below the chair rail in Ben Moore's Navajo White. The Boothbay Gray needed on one coat of primer and topcoat, the Navajo White needed three coats to cover the red.


I also purchased new drapes for the room from Country Curtains. The pattern is called Jacobean Floral. 


Now for the big reveal...drum roll pleeeeease!!!

BEFORE...


and AFTER

(Of course I had to decorate it for Christmas!!!)



Now the cherry-wood furniture seems to pop off of the walls instead of blending in like before.




I also added a piece of furniture to ground the plates hanging on the wall. This little buffet actually belonged to my parents, they purchased it on 1968. Keeping the top in its original color, I gave the rest of the piece a nice coat of antique white and distressed it a bit. Then new hardware was added.







Again...BEFORE


...and AFTER
(notice Mr. Rosemary Lane's wainscoting on the wall)



There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to transform any living space! After the holidays I promise to share with you a tutorial on how Mr. Rosemary Lane put up the wainscoting.

Merry Christmas!!!

XO
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37 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful. You are right about your furniture just popping out now. It looks like you got a complete new room with the new paint. You did a great job.

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  2. Oh, wow! this is just beautiful. I love read... but your new color looks so fresh and updated! I really adore the drapes! Gorgeous all decked out for Christmas!

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  3. Although I am a total "COLOR" girl and I love red, I think your new look is lovely and so welcoming. Enjoy Christmas in your wonderfully done space.

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  4. Oh Barbara, I love the dining room and you are right your furniture looks so much better with the colors you have now. Your Christmas decorations look terrific and festive. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
    Mary

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  5. What an amazing transformation Barbara!!! I am a red girl myself...though I have never been "bold" enough to paint a room red. Though you red room was pretty, I could see how it would get old... especially in the spring and summer. Your new color is amazing (I am a newly-reformed blue-hater), and those drapes are gorgeous. The room is just stunning, and so much "lighter." Yay you! Enjoy this beautiful new room for Christmas. (Love the Christmas decor as well!!! Merry, merry Christmas. ~Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer

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  6. Oh my goodness woman!! You must be in love with the transformation. I am not a blue person ,,but I might be now that I have seen your new addition. I am a red person, and black. I do say though, it seems so much brighter and bigger. I love your plates too. I agree with you on the furniture, it has a stage now! Great job Barbara. I think you nailed it!!

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  7. I LOVE it! Love the color and the curtains. The room even looks bigger. Great job, I love your posts. Thanks for sharing. Victoria

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  8. I know like you it was difficult to make the "change", but once done we wonder why it took us so long! It's beautiful Barbara. Love everything about it. Is the grey have blue in it. I'm looking for the perfect blue grey for our master bedroom. The drapes just pop in the room! Great job, great transformation.

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  9. What a transformation...I LOVE the new lighter and brighter look Barbara!! Your so right... your furniture pops with the new color and your new drapes are beautiful! Love it!!

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  10. What a beautiful transformation! The blue is so pretty and bright! Everything in this room just pops! I can tell that you are going to enjoy this for quite a while. The plates on the wall are stunning! You didn't miss a single detail!

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  11. Absolutely lovely.

    Shirley
    Atlanta, GA USA

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  12. WOW!!! Just beautiful!! Did you lighten the wood floors as well?? ~ Nancy G

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  13. I agree with many others; although I am a red person your dining room looks fantastic. Love it.

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  14. Barbara, From the first time I saw pictures of your dining room, I loved it. The red is such a rich color and I thought it looked so elegant. But, I do have to say, after now looking at it, I really never noticed how pretty your dining set is. It really does show off so much better with all this new colors, and the colors are so calming and beautiful and I thought you had replaced your old dining furniture! It all looks amazing and I love the Christmas decorations. Don't you just sit in there and stare?..Happy Monday..Judy

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  15. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful transformation!

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  16. How beautiful! I luv red... and had a red dining room for a few years as well. This year we toned it down tO cream and white. You dining room is soooo luvly all done up for Christmas! Luv

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  17. I really liked your red dining room, but the new color is absolutely gorgeous! It's amazing how it looks like an entirely different room. Great job!

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  18. This is fabulous! I love everything about it, including the Christmas decorations! Wonderful job! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

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  19. So beautiful Barbara!!!!!!!!!!! I love the new look and I agree, now your furniture just pops and stands out. Your curtains are so pretty with everything and love your Christmas look. How fun to have it all done in time to decorate for the holidays. Thank you for sharing with all of us! Blessings, Linda

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  20. Wow! What a difference a coat of paint makes! Love it! Don't you wonder what took you so long to get motivated?! ahhahahaha! Love the decorations too!

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  21. OMGoodness, Barbara! I almost missed this with everything that is going on here. WOW! It looks just spectacular-like an entirely different room. The old way was really pretty but this is GORGEOUS! Nice job, sistah! xo Diana

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  22. Lovin' all the pretty blue! Thank you for sharing your beautiful holiday dining room at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. Stunning, love the new colors! It looks so much bigger, it's amazing. I also really like your holiday décor....Great job!

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  24. Love the plates wall! That is exactly what I want to do in our dining room.

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  25. love it. looks so good. ang

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  26. Wow what a difference! Nothing wrong with the red, but it is so light and airy now. Very pretty! Nice job.

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  27. Oh, I just love your redo of the dining room. The color is so beautiful and love those pretty plates on the wall. The turquoise is so pretty too. Enjoy it this Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. I love the change. The dining room looks lighter and newer. I love those drapes. Happy Holidays!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  29. Wow, great makeover. Love the lighter fresher color.

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  30. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/12/anything-blue-friday-week-39.html Hope to see you at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  31. Just discovered your blog ~~ having such fun browsing!

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  32. Such a stunning Christmas decorating. Wonderful photos you got there too. You have captured the spirit of the holiday with those images. Thanks for sharing inspiration. Lemme spread the inspiration in my Pinterest board (if you won't mind).

    May you and your family have a wonderful holiday!
    - Prasad Kumar
    Christmas Table Decorations

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