It’s been 5 years in the making but every room on the main level of my house is finally painted- YAHOO!!! This is such a huge victory for me as I really hate painting. Well, that may not be entirely true as what I really hate is the prepping and taping. I know there are million gadgets out there that tell you that you don’t need to tape if you buy their products. Unfortunately that just doesn’t apply to me and my “get it done” personality. I am a born ‘rusher’, I start a project and I want it done as soon as I begin. This is not the best personality to have when it comes to DIY home improvement projects and that is why I must tape prior to painting:)
Another reason it has taken me so long to paint my house is because I am afraid to commit. I have a huge fear over picking the wrong paint color. I am so thankful for my girlfriends as they have an amazing eye for color and help point me in the right direction. This time around, I painted outside of my beige comfort zone and tried a cooler shade of grey. Revere Pewter is an amazing Benjamin Moore color with a tiny hit of beige so it was the perfect compromise for me. It ties perfectly into the rest of my home and as you can see below, it works well with the Grant Beige painted in my formal living room which is right next door.
Adding some color to my dinning room inspired me to move some things around. Remember that mirror I had hanging above my buffet? I have since painted that with chalk paint and shifted it over to another wall. My husband and I placed an open white shelf where the mirror used to hang. I am sure this looks very familiar as Amy and Christy both have this exact shelf hanging in their home, I guess I felt left out and had to have one for myself! Doesn’t it look so much better?
Lastly, here are a few shots of my holiday dinning room tablescape: