Friday, February 24, 2012

A Change Of Color Makes A Big Difference

This is my chandelier in the newly painted dining room.

I wanted to share some pictures with you of the light fixture as it looks now with the new paint on the walls.  It is like I have a different light fixture. It shows how much of a difference a change of color on the walls can make not just to the room itself but also to the furnishings.
The built-in needs to be reorganized and I am toying with the idea of doing something with the interior walls. We shall see.
The cool, dark color (Benjamin Moore, Deep Space) is a great contrasting backdrop to the warmth of the chandelier. Previously, the fixture blended in.  Now it stands out. This was how the room had been for the past 6 years.

Looking in from the family room.

I  had removed the sconces, washed them and cleaned up the chandelier. This is what the fixture looked like while we painted....interesting. A glimpse of the kitchen in the background.

Sconces were replaced this morning after which I took these pictures.

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It is amazing how a change of color can change the look so much. It is the easiest way to change the look of a room and to view everything else in the room in a new way and sometimes with surprising effects. I am loving the contrast.

The metallic paint from Nova Paints arrives on monday. Then begins the stenciling.

On another note: I apologize if I have not visited/commented on your posts this week. With the kids home for winter break and our internet service being predictably unpredictable it has been challenging sticking to a schedule. I hope to catch up over the weekend.
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  1. I love the new color on the walls!!! looks like a new room. Hope you have a great weekend Lisa! We went from a beautiful day yesterday to some rain today here in PA so hoping the weekend is a little nicer.

  2. Lisa I love the color in your dining room! Paint is a wonderful thing so easy to apply and makes such a big impact. I hope you've enjoyed your week with your children!

    Happy Friday!

  3. Loving the color Lisa...can't wait to see that stencil go up, it is gonna be gorgeous!!!!

  4. French doors! I love it. I also love the new dining room color and the chandelier. Great job!
    Happy weekend.

  5. I like the chandelier without the globes on it! maybe larger "edison"-type bulbs? Can't wait to see your stenciling. We are about to do the same in a hallway!

  6. The new paint really brings out the chandelier! You did a great job!

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    Happy weekend, Lisa!


  7. Great choice on the color, Lisa! I love the drama of a darker color! Can't wait for the stenciling to begin!

  8. The new wall colour is so fabulous Lisa - I love anything in bold blue. The chandelier looks fantastic against the bold colour too! :)

  9. I love the new wall pretty and it really makes everything in the room pop!

  10. Lisa, the new wall color is so pretty! Totally changes the feel of the room!