Dining Room, part 1

On Saturday morning, after a trip to the depot for paint and a starbucks run, Pk and I got busy with painting.

Everybody likes to get in on the action at our house.

I’m so glad I didn’t attempt this on Friday when Pete was at work. It’s way easier to accomplish things when one of us can baby-wrangle. It’s not a huge room so we were able to knock it out in a couple of hours (including prep and taping)

I am so happy with the color. It’s a perfect warm grey.


Again, sorry for the bad photo quality. This room doesn’t get a ton of light and my camera is not up to the task of low-light photography.  We generally keep the light on in this room unless it’s a really bright sunny day, so it was important to me to figure out how the lighting would affect the color. We also went with an eggshell finish. Normally I love the forgiving nature of flat paint, but since Lucy is still in a food flinging stage, I thought easy-to-clean eggshell would be a better choice. It’s a little more reflective too, which I like.

I love Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint and Primer in One. That stuff is amazing, it goes on sooooo evenly and covers incredibly well.

I also switched out baby Lucy’s high chair to a Stokke Kinderzeat that I picked up at a thrift store for $25 bucks (awesome!). The Kinderzeat is just an older version of the uber-popular TripTrap chair. It doesn’t have a baby rail so I’ve been waiting to use it until Lucy was old enough to sit up a little better.

There is still so much to do in this room. The doors to the pantry, coat closet, and bathroom need to be replaced. A previous owner removed all the original doors to the house and replaced them with cheap hollow core doors that I loathe. You can see a glimpse of the bathroom door in the top photo. Shame on you anonymous original door remover! We picked up a bunch of fantastic solid wood doors from the Rebuilding Exchange and just need to paint and install them. The door replacement is one of those projects that we’ve been putting off since Lucy was born, shame on us. I’m also not super keen on the window treatment that’s there and we definitely need some art on that wall, but it’s a start. I’m really happy with the way it turned out- it’s dark, but cozy, and I love the way it sets off the white trim and cherry table.

Ack, those photos make me cringe. I can’t wait to get our new camera. We, thankfully, are getting a little money back from our escrow fund for the house and I think we’ll be using part of it to get a Canon Rebel 3ti. I can’t wait! In the meanwhile, my blog pictures suffer the indignity of my super old Sony pocket camera.  I hope you don’t mind too much.

Happy Weekend! xo- H


2 responses

  1. LOVE my canon t3i!!! 🙂 also put aside some money for a flash, as the flash seems to wash out faces.
    Also, want to come paint my house?!

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