Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Tiny Change In The Dining Room

This is an older picture of our dining room. Notice the chair rail and wainscoting have contrasting colors.
The wainscoting received  a wee update- it's a semi-gloss white now. It's a subtle difference, but makes this look more like paneling than the two toned painting did.
Between Naps On The Porch inspired me. I already had the picture frame molding, so I just needed to paint. 
I don't have a good closeup of the mirror before I added the black paint to the gold. I wanted to tone the gold down a bit. It was so easy; I just  randomly wiped on a satin black paint on top of the gold.
Now, my next project is new drapes!  I'm thinking long silk panels that puddle. Any thoughts?
Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to:
Between Naps On The Porch





17 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Betsy- I LOVE that wallpaper. It is perfect in that room. I am so glad to see that wallpaper is making a comeback. Yours is a gorgeous "old" pattern. The panels look beautiful, too. Very stately and rich looking. I think silk draperies that puddle would be perfect. xo Diana

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Your updates look great, Betsy. I love the wallpaper- I just recently read that florals are making a big comeback. Silk panels would be a lovely update on the window.

Becca said...

Sometimes little changes make a big impact! Love what you've done ... your dining room is gorgeous! And, I agree with you ... *puddling* silk panels will be a beautiful addition! Look forward to seeing more.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I agree that sometimes small changes can make a big impact, Betsy. I'm sure to you especially since you look at this room {in person} every day. Love that mirror ~ such great detail!

Susan Herin said...

Betsy, your dining is gorgeous! I really love your wallpaper and picture molding! Seeing your dining room makes me want to wallpaper something right now! :) Stunning sideboard, gorgeous chandelier...what a beautiful room! Love the technique you used to tone down the gold on your mirror. I have one that I'm tempted to do the same thing to...now who is inspiring who? :)
Love your idea for the drapes, too. Can't wait to see what you do, know it will be wonderful!

Tamyra Positively Southern said...

Another gorgeous room reveal!!! I love everything you have in this room. I think puddling, silk panels would be the icing on the cake!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you friends! I appreciate your kind comments and suggestions with the drapes! I appreciate your blogs and all the inspiration you have given me throughout the years! I would love to respond to each one of you personally, but some of you come up as "non- reply" in Blogger. I hope you see this because I do appreciate your comments! Have a wonderful week!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Just love the new look..and love the idea of the silk panels...the puddling is a great look...I avoid it as I had some before and I was constantly having to "tweak" them when I vacuumed..:( .. but truly love the look!

Gina said...

Your dining room is so pretty! I do prefer the wood panels in all white. They look wonderful!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Shirley and Gina! I know what you mean about the puddles on the drapes, Shirley! I have to do that too! My kitties like to hide in them. Many thanks for your time in stopping by!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I want every room in my house to have walls like that! Love it! I am also loving the puddle look myself these days, I just hung some drapes in our master bedroom that puddle quite nicely. I'm vascillating between that and bamboo shades, go figure! xoKathleen

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Kathleen. I do the same thing! It's an investment and I want to be sure! Have a great week!

Dana Bishop said...

I think this room is lovely and I think your little tweaks are perfect. I adore the wallpaper...so Southern and so you! I have a fondness for old roses; both in the garden and in interior decor. My house is too small, but the grand scale of your home is the perfect setting for such a statement.

The room is a dream :)

Cynthia said...

This may be a small update but there is big impact. I love the wainscoting in your dining room, so pretty.

Cynthia

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Dana and Cynthia!I appreciate your kind comments! This was just a tiny update: I'm happy you like it!

Dee Lapin said...

I love the changes in your gorgeous dining room Betsy.
Silk drapes would be beautiful.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Thank you, Dee! You're so kind to stop by. I am looking for some silk drapes now to finish this off.