Thursday, July 3, 2008

This was my dining inspiration

Photo found on Rate my space by Camryn1230
Before I had to give up my dining room, this was my inspiration of the look I was going to do in our dining room. I just thought I would share it with you so you can all sit a moment and cry for what could have been. I am much happier that we don't have a "dining room" but now have room for the kids and their friends. I still have dining area in the foyer. I am getting to decorate the kids game/media room. I just kind of felt that this was mostly all mine that I just shared with them. I could make it as girly as I wanted.

Our dining room in Florida was painted red. The kitchen was a Tuscany yellow. Both the rooms had wallpaper that tore the sheetrock to pieces when we took it down. I used drywall mud and applied it pulling it with a trowel. It left a plastered wall that took the paint and glaze and I loved the European look. I made a covered board valance in a cranberry red, yellow, and green plaid. I covered the chairs in a green striped fabric. All the accents are in the yellow and green. So, the dining room above was using those same colors. Oh well, I guess it is time to say good-bye to the dream. I will miss intimate candlelight dinners under your chandalier. I will have my daughter bring in fresh baked bread and special treats once in a while so you don't forget your roots.


Somerset Cottage said...


I just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading all of your post.

My former dining room is also painted red and I had pretty much the same intentions as you until my boys needed a place to put all of their things, so needless to say I now am the proud owner of a gameroom/playroom. Please keep us updated on how you decorate the space, I need ideas. Are you keeping the room painted red? I can't decide on painting mine a neutral color or leaving it red.

Take care,

PS if you have time check out my bog.

Valarie said...

It will be ok, one day it will be a dining room again.

blessedwith5 said...

Our dining room is currently one of those everything rooms! I have my table desk and chair, printer, large chest, toys, toys and did I say toys?
One our addition is complete, I want to change the dining room into a library. All of the toys will be in each child's room and the "desk" will be located in the kitchen.

chelle's winks said...

you will enjoy your new game room...

Tracye said...

Hey, don't be posting photos from my house without my permission!


Sorry. Couldn't do that with a straight face.

My dining room is really jealous of this picture. You have awesome taste!

linda said...

You have beautiful taste my dear...that dining room is to die for. I love it!

Greg said...

I have seen pics of that exact dining room so often. It was also the inspiration for me. I made drapes with the same fabric. Sadly, I goofed on my wall color.