Well, hello there!
Sorry for the quiet over here lately! With the holidays and my crazy, busy season at the full-time job, I haven’t found a moment to blog, but I’ve definitely been DIYing away any chance I get (that will never stop).
I’m just now finding time to document…
Right now my focus is on the dining room update, and we are so close to the after photos and home tour. Hooray!
When we moved in, the dining room and adjoining sunroom were painted a darker brown with nearly black trim. It was dark, dreary, and depressing.
Over the last couple of weeks we painted the walls a nice subtle shade of aqua (Valspar, Winter in Paris) and the trim a shade of white to match the trim in the rest of the house.
The only thing that’s left before the room is finished is to hang some colorful art, possibly a gallery wall, and a few other small details. I hope to have it all finished (figured out) by the weekend. if things go right.
Last weekend my focus was updating the chandelier (and the thrifted dining table, but more on that later).
The 1970s chandelier has great bones, but was originally an aged patina/turquoise color with gold accents— not what I’m after.
Here she is before:
|I painted the top parts on a tarp , and once dry, I hung it from an outdoor arbor with a sturdy clamp,
and sprayed from underneath to ensure full coverage.
|Tip: When spray painting any kind of light fixture, I stuff the electrical areas where the bulb goes with tissue.|
And here are some in process photos:
|Here’s is a link to the spray paint incase you’re interested.|
And a few of hints of the room in process.
And here are a couple snippets of the connecting sunroom.
|I’m currently storing my craft supplies in this mid century cabinet. I scored the higher quality
(and super heavy) cabinet from my previous neighbor’s trash pile. Best find EVER!
|I love the sky lights hidden throughout our house. They help bring in some nice extra light.|
We’re looking for the perfect pendant to possibly replace this 1972 fixture. I’m on the hunt.
I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you. Hell, I’m not even sure what I’m going to do to the space art-wise. Should be interesting. 🙂