Friday, January 6, 2012

a blank canvas



it will be five years in april since we moved into this house. i decorated it myself. colors of walls. colors of ceilings. how big and where i wanted all of our trim work. i loved it. chocolates, pale yellows, terra cottas, soft blues. i loved the color palette.

just a few days ago, with the help of craigslist, i sold our great room furniture. we've had it for almost 12 years and it was just too big for the space we have. now i feel like i want a fresh start. do you ever feel that way? you've heard of the seven year itch...well mine involves the color scheme and decor in my home. every few years, i love to repaint and change things up a bit. isn't it amazing what a little fresh paint will do to a space?

my great room.

another decorating project i have is my dining room. the only thing in it is my dining table and chairs. but not for long. kevin's parents gave us their old t.v. entertainment center and i'm going to convert that into a hutch for our space. i'm using the help of annie sloan's chalk paint, duck egg blue and paris gray to be exact. i'm going to paint and distress it into a piece that will be fit for the finest showroom floor....well, maybe not but it was free and all it's gonna cost is the price of paint...yipppeeee!

our dining room

i promise to do "after" posts of both rooms, but in the meantime here's some fabulous inspiration from pinterest!!

love the buffet in the background

thinking something like this for throw pillows

this rug and pops of color

thinking gray for the dining room with wing backed chairs at the head of my table...


...in this fabric


you can find all of my inspiration pictures here.

thanks for stopping by. any suggestions on decorating either of these spaces is greatly welcomed!!

3 comments:

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

I Amanda, just saw your post at Lissa's and thought I'd visit you. Love your great room. I know what you mean about color. I'm itching to paint everything in my house right now! We're getting ready to redecorate our master bath which is UGLY!!! Can't wait for new paint and flooring in there. It's only been 11 years since we moved here, it's definitely time. Take care and I'll be back to pay you another visit soon.

Amanda said...

valerie, thanks for stopping by. i love to redecorate...but i have to take it slow and do one project at a time! love to see pics of your makeover! have a great weekend!!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Amanda, this is very exciting! Love your inspiration pics...looking forward to seeing what you do in those rooms. Sounds like you have some fabulous plans!