08 March 2012


well, things are happening around here.  we got all of our dining room walls painted.  and the chair rail (our friend who is doing the mdf install decided that we needed new chair rail to match the "style" we are going with now) and mdf treatment goes in next week.  it is going to look so good in there.  one other little painting project and maybe that surprise for the green wall, and we will be done.  the painting went quickly, and we did decide on the la fonda deep olive by valspar for the one wall.  when the light plays on the antique leather (behr) which is on the bottom, it sometimes looks lighter and then darker.  i like that about the paint....

this is a good representation of the real color

did you see that roll of fabric hiding in the corner?  it is going over on a chair in the family room to tie all the colors together.

here is the chair that should be getting new stripes in about a week or so.

i also was able to snag a new table for the family room so that we can have an extra lamp in the room.  we are still trying to get rid of our big bookshelf (anyone??), and when we do, this little setting of chairs will swing off the blue wall and onto our khaki wall in the back.  it will be super dark in that corner, so we needed a spot for another lamp.  pier one to the rescue with a little accent table that was normally 60.  it was on sale for 40, and i got a discount because the finish was a bit messed up.  they didn't know i could have cared less about the finish.....because of course, i'm going to paint it!
here it is in it's yet to be painted state.  i love it.

and speaking of needing one more lamp....i found one at jcpennys...of all places for only 40!

it's a little bit brighter orange than i had wanted, but we are going to live with it for a while, and then paint it lighter orange to match the throw if we need to.

a little touch of whimsy.....


  1. Looks good - can't wait to see it with the mdf and chair rail! I LOVE your blue walls and those are some good deals on the lamps!

  2. I love the lamp! found you over at Pink postcard I am a follower!

  3. I love that orange lamp against that awesome blue wall:} I think the color is perfect!