Things are “Looking Up” in my Dining Room

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dining room ceiling painted blue

In our recent HOME TOUR post, I showed this picture of my dining room:

I just felt like the room needed some jazzing up, so this weekend, despite the gorgeous sunny weekend weather we finally have here, I decided I needed to paint the ceiling blue.

I think it adds a lot, don’t you?

We wanted to pull the blue from the lake outside but still keep the room clean and simple so as not to distract too much from the view.

And, I wanted to give this chandelier a little more impact.

italian wood chandelier dining room

{source for chandelier HERE }

While we are in the dining room, I will say that this china cabinet is probably my favorite piece of furniture. I have taken a paint brush and white paint to most of my dark wood furniture, but this I will never change. My Dad found it many years ago in a barn on his grandparents’ property and scraped dark green paint off it and made it gorgeous. I coveted it for years; my parents passed it down to my husband and me when we got married. I am even attached to the circa 1970’s brass hardware (yes, even the one that has been  missing since our move!).

As I have mentioned, we don’t use this room much for a traditional dining room, it’s really too small to hold more then a few people. But it’s the perfect spot for coffee.

And, it has one of the best views in the house.

The warm weather has brought out all sorts of visitors to our community,  just moments ago I glanced outside and saw a guy riding his bike on the bike path using a kite to propel him, while passing by in the water was a dad in a kayak pulling 2 little girls in a raft behind him.  Its never dull around here on a beautiful day…and so on that note, now I am going to head outside too!

Hope it’s a beautiful Sunday for you as well.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming…The blue ceiling really caught my eye. I lOvE iT! I don’t know if I would be brave enough to do that but it looks beautiful in your dining room and really mirrors the lake.

  2. I love your blue ceiling. How fantastic!

  3. Stunning. The room still looks serene but has a little more life. It’s like a happy surprise when you glance up =) Love it!!

  4. Your dining room looks fabulous! I love the corner cabinet!

  5. Love the blue ceiling! If I could only have that lake view too!! xo

  6. What a pop of color! Love it! How relaxing it must be to drink coffee in such a fabulous room with a great view!

  7. Your view is so stunning, I don’t know how you ever leave that beautiful room. You are a lucky girl to be able to see water everyday – it is my dream to have a water view!

    Btw … I love the dining room chandelier. Is it Curry & Co.? Missi

  8. Amy,

    That is such an amazing and stunning transformation! And now I hate my popcorn ceilings even more than before …

    … thanks a lot! 🙂

    And your view is stunning, as is your home!


  9. Wow! This looks fantastic. I personally would have been so scared to take the leap, but I love the way this turned out!

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