So you remember my dining room? The orange? I thought that might spark it...
Well, it was a nice warm color. And if there had been a little more natural light coming into that room, or if it hadn't been the first room you walk into when you enter the house, it would have been perfect.
Alas the winter made me realize that really that room does NOT get enough light to carry that amount of color! It just felt like a cave.
Also, I'm trying to choose flooring to FINALLY replace the disgusting wall to wall carpet we pulled up last summer, and it's nearly impossible to see what things actually look like in there because the orange reflects everywhere!
So... it's now white.
I primed it:
I painted it:
I rearranged the furniture so now there's a little seating spot right inside the door (where the wine rack used to be):
And you notice Jack finally made it into the room?
I haven't sorted out what's happening over on the buffet yet. In this picture there are a couple mirrors waiting to be decided between to accompany these adorable coat/hat hooks in a little preening area to go behind the door:
I found those online at Look In the Attic and Co.
Oh, and the doors are going to be pink! There was an adorable little white cottage in the town I grew up in that I always fantasized I might someday live in. It was a little white-washed brick house with pink doors and a simple English garden.
My house may not be brick, but it is white! And I'm working on the garden! So why not go for the pink doors?!
I'm having a little trouble finding the right pink, though:
None of these three were exactly right.
Skittles couldn't even look at it... But I picked up another sample can that shows promise! I'll keep you posted!
Want to see other brilliant transormations? Go check out Metamorphosis Monday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch!