Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday

Today is kind of a cheat - somewhat of a repost.
Kelly over at Kelly's Korner -
is hosting home tours - today's is the dining room. Please check her blog out - she has the MOST ADORABLE baby, Harper. I found her blog from a friends and have been hooked on watching Harper grow day by day - even my 18yo dtr and hsb have to see her posts daily!

When we bought the house 4 yrs ago all the rooms were painted white over wallpaper. This is the only picture I can find from when we first viewed the house:

I scraped multiple layers off the wall and found writing in pencil on the plaster. I was unable to get a gd picture of it. I did some research at the library and did find that a local wallpaper hanger always signed his name and if there was any memorable events I the news that day he would write that as well.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in the dining room as far as the paint color - I had the material for the drapes, so I had a general idea, then I found the following ad in a magazine and knew that was perfect for my dining room. I never have been a big red fan, so even for me this was a stretch. Once we painted it I knew it was perfect!

I think we got it pretty close to the ad:

We recently - like a week ago got carpeting - please read my post on my trials and tribulations of flooring!


  1. The dining room is just gorgeous, and yes I think it looks just like the inspiration photo. Love the picture rail molding and the two colors. Just so lovely. Hugs, Marty

  2. who was the craftsman that turned the frog into the prince in your dining room. A true work of art. love ya Honey....Chuck