The winning paint color was cajun red by Sherwin Williams. You can see right away with the picture belowwhat a huge change color made! While I had my hutch emptied out to move for painting, it was a perfect opportunity to dust the inside and rearrange the dishes. Some day ~~ some day ~~~~ I plan to replace this dining room set with an antique sideboard and table. This dining room furniture was one of the first purchases Mr. Brown Socks and I made in the early 70's. It looks a little like Barbie doll furniture in our new home with the high ceilings. For some reason I am sentimental about it. Even if it's replaced I don't think I could ever totally part with it. Here is a closeup of my new window treatments. The gold valance in the center is called "Moondust". I just love the little bit of sparkle that catches your eye just a teeny little bit. Click to enlarge and I think you'll be able to see it......
I'm thinking of using a bit of rub 'n buff in an antique gold to brighten the tie backs just a smidge
This was the centerpiece (below) which I showed how it was put together last week. Too bad I delivered it to the client. It works quite well with cajun red...
Remember the plumber who always has a leaky faucet and the shoemaker whose children never have any shoes?
Well, often times this silk floral designer doesn't have a centerpiece :(
The plate on the shelf was a Goodwill find
Let me be honest with you and say it is taking me a bit of time to adjust to this new, darker look. The window treatments were hung just last week. I do love the room more and more every day as my eye adjust to a total metamorphosis.
I'm still thinking I need to add some brighter, lighter accessories to the walls.
Feel free to offer suggestions :)
I can't wait to click on all the other sites to see what you have been up to as well.
Thanks for stopping by 47th Street today, dear friends!!
I always love reading your comments and I try hard to get by and see all of you too!
Hi Donna...Wow, stunning metamorphosis! What a dramatic statement your dining room makes now...bet this is amazing with candlelight! So warm and romantic...just beautiful! Susan
What a dramatic change. Your dining room is beautiful.
Love the red -- the room is really beautiful!
I'm lovin' your red room. How many coats did it take to cover? And the window treatments are lovely. Thanks for sharing!
I DID check out the closeup of the window. That fabric is so rich and regal-looking! I think you will love this once you get used to it..and, make yourself on of those arrangements. LOL
I love the red! My dinning room, a bathroom and my son's room are red! Love it!
THis is gorgeous! The color is such a bold move and really changes the look of even your furniture! The drapes are elegant also!
Donna, your dining room looks so elegant with that wall color and those drapes! It always takes me a little while to get used to a new look too.I'm sure you're going to love this change. laurie
Oh, Donna! Your dining room is just beautiful! The dark colors and beautiful window treatments make it all look so elegant! I love that old antique cabinet! Truly lovely room!
Be a sweetie,
Hi, Donna~ Your patience, hard work and gr888 ideas turned this into a showpiece!!! Congrats ~ you must be so proud! Warmly, Linda
Red is suppose to stimulate the appetite and increase conversation. Your dining room is warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing.
~WOW~ I am in awe of the stunning transformation!
It's warm, welcoming, rich and gorgeous all rolled into one.
Can you tell I love it? LOL!
The window treatments are a true work of art.
I wouldn't change a thing.
Kudos to you my friend.
Lovely room re-do Donna. Love it. My two-bits. I wouldn't replace the dining room set, but I would paint the china cabinet and the tea cart a satin black. It would update the entire set and look great against the Cajun Red. Then, if you get bored, paint the table satin black too! :)
A great change! Lots of drama! Perfect make-over!
kari & kijsa
Love the Red in the dining room. Love it! mishelle
Hi Donna...I'm glad you went with your drapery choice...it looks stunning in this beautiful room!
Oh what an amazing color! It's bold and beautiful. Your transformation is so wonderful, thank you for sharing.
Just love the magic of paint. Makes all the difference in the world!
Love the color and your drapes! Have a great day!
Which neighboring state -- north, south, east or west? If you're east and south, pansies would be fine -- if you're west or north -- probably not the best idea.
Hi Donna, this turned out beautiful! Love the red, I bet you will get used to it soon. Those curtains are gorgeous! Kristen
SMASHING !!!! It came out great....
Oh Donna, I love the change. It is so elegant and rich looking!
I am signed up for my floral classes, they start April 7 and I can't wait! I think I will make an arrangement like the one you made last week! It's beautiful! I will let you know how things are going. I am open for any tips!
What a great met mon post;0) so rich and luxurious feeling now;) French
I Love the red~ I too have builders beige & am afraid to take the plunge! I like to change things around so much that i am afraid color will box me in. Your room turned out beautiful.
Hi Donna! Don't know how I missed this! I follow your blog but it didn't come up on my new posts?! I love the color! Maybe some red and white transferware on the walls! And of course a gorgeous faux fleur arrangement! Maybe putting a light color runner on the table? God Bless you today! Lauralu :)
yay! I love the way it turned out. I like your furniture in the room, the wood tones compliment the wood crown molding and the browns in the draperies ;).
Welcome to the red dining room club :D
YOur diningroom looks wonderful. What a transformation that is. The wall colour is lovely one of my fav colours and your window treatments are fabulous. Did you have them made? Just lovely. I haven't seen any quite that style.
Thank you for sharing..come by and visit when you have a chance.
have a lovely evening..
oh I know about the plumber thing...that centre piece looks perfect..you'll have to make one for you too.
Goodness gracious, that's gorgeous!
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