Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dining Room Makeover

When we moved into this house a year ago, and it was the nicest house we've ever lived in, so I was kind of afraid to make any big changes.  I think I'm over that now, and I realize that it's our house and we can make it reflect who we are, instead of trying to "not ruin" some perfectly fine and beautiful finishes that don't fit us.  So, the dining room got a makeover.  I painted all of the trim/casings/doors Behr's Ultra Pure White to replace all the cream/off-white color that was in there.  I took down the gorgeous plantation shutters to spray them bright white and put them back up, but I found that I actually really loved the open windows which allow a beautiful view of where we live.  So, I left them off.  I painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Ashwood, color matched to Behr paint and Home Depot.  I also replaced all the outlets and light switches from almond to white.  The table and chairs is a separate post, but I love them, too.  This space is so light and bright and airy now.  It totally fits me and makes me happy.  Here's the before and after:


  1. Gorgeous! I love light, bright, airy spaces. Did you paint your table and chairs? I want to lighten up my black set and would love some pointers.

  2. CostaRicaDreamin, yes! It was a black/cherry stain mix before. I'll do a tutorial on that in the next couple of days with all my best tips and tricks! Thanks for your kind words!