This is yet another installment in the continuing saga of our re-decorating adventures. You may recall that we've been working on the dining room over the past few weeks. In the bottom photo, you can see what we were up against: some ghastly wallpaper border with deep plum paint. And yes, it was all selected personally by me 12 years ago, in another of my all-too-frequent "What was I thinking?" moments.
We replaced the border and covered the plum paint with a light and dark green to coordinate with the kitchen. And although the green is somewhat bold, it is actually much more understated than the old color. The paint no longer clashes with the woodwork, and I'm very happy with how the furniture stands out against it.
The room is not completely finished yet. We will be replacing the chandelier and the switch plates (all shiny gold) with pieces in a darker bronze finish. I would love to be able to remove the table cloth (until Lily, we never kept the table covered), but I doubt that will happen anytime soon (I'll probably change it to a different color, since there is already so much green in the room). The china cabinet needs to be cleaned out and re-organized. And the small Christmas tree (which I have tied to the window with fishing line to prevent Lily from knocking it over) has yet to be decorated. But in spite of these remaining tasks, we have made noticeable progress, and that is a good thing!
Next stop: the two-story, floral wallpapered entry way, but that will have to wait until after the holidays. And Spouse has told me that he will not be involved in that little task. So stay tuned. You may see me on a scaffold. (At least it would be good blog material, huh?)