The interior of my last home was beige. ALL BEIGE. That was a big improvement from our first home before which remained builders white the entire three and a half years we lived there. I simply was AFRAID of color. I could not commit to paint colors so I simply just didn't paint. Weeeeeell for some reason when we purchased this home I decided that color was GOOD so paint away we did. Some rooms we are on our third color in ten years. I now LOVE painting.
Not only had I freed myself from my paint color fear, but I took an extra step and had my mom hang wallpaper in my dining room. Everyone was in total shock because it not only had color but pattern as well. This was huge for me. However, after 7 years that pattern that I so loved grew old and I knew it was time for a change. The only problem was having to take down the wallpaper. It seemed like it would be a tedious job so I kept it up for 2 (yes TWO) more years until one day I pulled a corner and the ENTIRE piece came off. Apparently I had purchased really good paper that was very easy to remove, which I did in 15 minutes.
My hun and I love to travel. Our favorite places are those that are tropical. While we were on a trip to Aruba and staying in one of the resorts, I fell in love with the decor. That decor was the look I decided to base my dining room off of. I'm still searching for the perfect furniture but until I find exactly what I want, it'll remain as is. What do you think?
(I forgot to get a before picture -
there was more decor before this)
I actually miss this corner of the room
The last little bit of wallpaper
Back to builders white
(fortunately no wallpaper residue was left behind)
After a trip to Pier 1 and a couple other stores for decor
Something needs to be under this table but I'm not sure what yet.
I found this lovely tree at GW for $19.00 and I LOVE it!!
The pictures next to the mirror have been moved to the basement and replaced by sconces.
I still need a rug but the room is 20 feet long and my table is long as well so I'm having a hard time finding one.
My favorite blogs to link up to:
Newbie Party - http://debbie-debbiedoos.com
Masterpiece Monday - http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com
Monday Link Up Party - http://makingtheworldcuter.com
Make it Pretty Monday - http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com
Motivate Me Monday - http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com
Before & After Party - http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com
Table Top Tuesday - http://www.astrollthrulife.net
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday - http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com
Tuesday's Treasures - http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com
Wow Us Wednesdays - http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net
Welcome Home Wednesday - http://www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com
Open House Party - http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com
Whimsy Wednesdays - http://thenymelrosefamily.com
Thursday favorite Things - http://katherinescorner.com
Feathered Nest Friday - http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
Thrifty Things Friday - http://thethriftygroove.blogspot.com
It's Inspiration Friday - http://www.atthepicketfence.com