Friday, March 25, 2011

Dining Room Before & After

Well first I thought I would show all of you what we woke up to this morning! Come on mother nature it's spring! Thankfully it was all melted by this afternoon.

 OK onto the Dining Room, after seeing so many of you guy's lightning things up it looked so beautiful I decided I wanted to do the same in my dining room. I just love all the inspiration you get from blogging! I painted the walls the same color I  have in my living room & hallway. The paint color is soft camel by Valspar in eggshell finish.
                                   Here's a before picture
 Then it went to this. Painted below the chair rail white and added the picture molding. But couldn't stop here!
                                     And here's the after
 Oh how I'm loving the lighter version thanks to all the great inspiration!


            In this picture you can see our pool trying to thaw out.
 Wanted to show you the pretty details on this lamp. I am thinking of cutting to beads off the shade, what do you think?


                   My little touch of spring in the dining room.




When I took a break from rolling I would run to the garage to use these so I would be ready for Debbie's  "Color my world Party"!! For those of you who don't know about it click her button on my sidebar and you can check it out!  I think my family is ready to commit me LOL!!

Would love to here what you think of  the dining room. Did you like the gold better or the new lighter version! I love reading your comments, Martina

Joining these parties:  http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/

                                                    http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com

                                                    http://www.atthepicketfence.com

                                                    http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com

                                                    http://romantichome.blogspot.com

                                                    http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/

                                                    http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/ 

52 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I loved both ways, the camel color is stunning, however I really do love the lighter version. It just look so inviting and fresh. The picture molding is a wonderful addition also. I love the lamp and the shade and I would keep the beads. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Diane said...

I love the new look of your diningroom. It is more softer, cozy and inviting. Good job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Loved both the colors you had in here, Martina. I had a color similar to your new color in my dining room and then I went with a Copper color a few years ago. Of course, now I'm feeling I'd like to go lighter again . . . : )

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Martina, I love it!! Now yours and mine look alike. So much brighter.

Pam said...

Martina, I love the new color! And I love your drapes, your accessories, all of it! It's such a pretty room!

Thanks for sharing.
Pam

Dee said...

Martina,

We woke up to a winter wonderland too.

I love the transformation of your beautiful dining room.

Dee

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Martina...I know what you mean about being inspired by other bloggers. I find myself walking around my house looking for things I can paint white! All of my furniture is stained wood. Not one piece of painted furniture in the whole house.
I can hardly wait until our weather gets nicer so I can set up in my garage and start in. Your dining room is just lovely. Well done! ~Ann

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It is beautiful! It really did lighten it up!

Wendy said...

Your new color is so pretty and really lightens the room. I am going to have to check out that color for our family room!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Lovely! It looked great before but the after does look much brighter and more welcoming! Great job!

Ana said...

Hi Martina,
Although your dining room looked beautiful before I'm liking the after a lot too. Love the additiong of the picture framing below the chair rail, the white and loving the new lighter wall color...Awesome job! I just came across your blog and can't wait to look around some more. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Hugs and Smiles,
♥Ana

Andrea said...

I love it. Looks very springy.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I LOVE IT!!!
Omg so much snow...come fast spring :)
XO
Kristin

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

Thank you so much for popping into my blog. I just love comments because they steer me to people like you and your fabulous blog! what you have done here is pretty amazing!
Tomorrow I will be hosting my first linky party called Foodie Friday. Please hop on over and link up if you get the chance.
Oh - and I am your newest follower! :)

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I also like the dining room both ways, but the lighter version is so bright and cheery and so great for spring time. I am so sorry you got snow! It was in the low 50's here today and we just had a wonderful thunderstorm...I am hoping spring is here finally for us! and for you too!!! go away snow!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Ooohh... it looks fabulous! I LOVE the lighter color... so light and airy. And, yes, I'd lose the beads on the lampshade. I have one of those, too, and I think the beads are dated. Or, if you wait long enough, they'll come back in style :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great transformation!! I love the lighter brighter look. The room actually looks larger now. Great job.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love the soft shades you used in your dining room. They looks so soft and fresh and pretty.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful both ways Martina..your whole house is to die 4 girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

lvroftiques said...

Well it was beautiful to begin with, but it just keeps getting better and better! I love the new lighter color! Vanna

Kathy said...

Ok this is not good my new friend, because my entire home is the color of your before and I really like your after....my Hubs is going to kill you! Great job, your home is just beautiful

Beverly said...

Over from Show N Tell... love it lighter. Your dining room is lovely. I say cut the beads.. just got rid of some of mine on a lamp and I don't miss them.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I love the new colour. Perfect for spring. I have exactly the plate as the one on top of your display cabinet. I also have mine displayed in my dining room. Great minds think alike! LOL. Have a lovely weekend! x sharon

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Ohhh my gosh...did you just paint your dining room? That was sooo fast, Girlfriend! Well dear friend, I love it! I love the light and bright feel of this room! Ohhh...it makes me want to go in and paint my dining room! Hehe! Honestly, I love both colors, my friend! I think the camel was gorgeous...had a very warm feel to it! But...the lighter color IS stunning! Really sooo very perfect for the new spring and summer seasons that we are about to enter. Girl, it is the same at my place...it has been so nice and now they are forecasting snow tonight through the weekend! Sheeesh!!! I do have to say though...your house really does look pretty under that white blanket of fluffy stuff! Hehe! Anyway, I love what you've done in your dining room. The green wreath that you added to the mirror...sooo pretty! And...I just adore that tall red and white toile vase! Ohh my gosh...if I had seen that...it would have come home with me! Hehe! Take care dear friend!!!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I like the beads on your lampshade!

Gail said...

Your dining room looks GREAT Martina! I love the before color as much as I love the after. You must have sent the snow our way, they're calling for snow in Maryland this weekend!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Gail

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I like both colors Martina...I think the light is perfect for the Spring and summer season. Great job.

Agatha said...

I love how bright your dining is, you have inspired me, i want to paint my kitchen. Beautiful job!!

Judy said...

Both versions are beautiful...but I love the lighter one. I'm so ready for a lighter version of my dining room. Just have to figure out the right color. Thanks for the inspiration.

Colleen said...

I think it looks beautiful. I love so many things in this room: the wreath, your crown molding, how the white makes the paint pop. oh and your curtains - love those!

Jenny said...

Ooops, commented on the wrong post! I love the color in here and am amazed at how much it has brightened up your space! Beautiful!

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks just gorgeous Martina! I'm wanting to do the same thing in my dining room with the picture molding and I just love how it looks in yours. Everything is beautiful and I'm so glad you linked this up to Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa
P.S. I like the beads on the shade! :-)

Sherry said...

Oh, I love the new color! It is creamy and light and airy and oh so romantic! Very pretty change. Thanks for linking up!
Sherry

Jodie said...

Loving the new color! Beautiful room!

Warm Wishes,
Jodie

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Ya know I like both.....the lighter colors really make the room look bigger!
I love it!!
It's so amazing how a different color changes everything.
I just became a follower!
Nice to meet you Martina!
Stop by and say hi sometime!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I adore your dining room~ swoon!

I am currently hosting an auction of vintage and antique linen treasures. Stop by and take a peek.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jill said...

I love how the lighter paint highlites that chandelier! So great!

Pam said...

OH, I love the new color. And I think that molding below the chair rail really makes the room pop!

Terry said...

I am loving this space. ALL OF IT!!!

Sheila said...

Very fresh and bright. I love it...wanta come to my house? JK

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- LOVE your new lighter version!! The moulding is gorgeous and the lighter color sooo pretty! Well done! We have snow too... ugh... c'mon Spring!! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. I love the new paint color. Your room is fabulous and now you need to have us all over for dinner. :)

Martina said...

Brandy I would LOVE to have a bloggers dinner:)

Emily said...

Amazingly Beautiful! Love the new lighter look. You did such a great job!
-emily

KATHY said...

Your dining room looks so gorgeous!!I love everything you have in there! It turned out so beautiful.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

I love the molding, you did a fabulous job! The lighter pallette definitely changes the vibe and looks more sophisticated. I'm glad I stumbled on your blog, I enjoyed it immensely.

poindextr said...

nice job all around - you have a very pretty dining room. I like the shape of your chandelier too and the new colors seem to make that pretty fixture stand out more.

Pat said...

Martina, I thought I saw this and commented, but I don't see it. This is absolutely beautiful. I love it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Martina, I love the new lighter look in your dining room. Everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your new look at my Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love what you have done to your dining room. Very, very pretty. Your snow pics are pretty too, but I am glad it is you and not me. I sooo want sping to be here already.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow! What a difference the paint color made! I didn't need to see the snow, though. It will be here again before you know it! Your lawn looks gorgeous with the fresh snow cover.

Kate Ebert said...

What was the color in the before picture?

MyJoyDare said...

Love how you lightened up your dining room. Can you provide the paint brand and name?
So lovely!

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