Not too long ago, I started working on our dining room and I decided to paint it a bold color. I hadn’t decided on furniture placement or wall art, etc., and it was very much a work in progress when I showed it to you. You can see the before & after here.
Here’s a quick shot of the room after I painted it:
Well some people were passionately outraged at the fact that the dresser was on the wall beside the table. (Sorry, I had to giggle a little at some of the social media comments and messages I received.) Honestly, we just plopped it there when we moved in. We weren’t sold on its placement and hadn’t really thought past the paint on the walls at that point. I decided to slide the dresser/console over to the wall perpendicular to the table and I have to say, those “passionate” commenters were right. I actually like it better there, and it gives us more room to walk around the table.
I decided to replace the mirror with the framed chalkboard that I built, and I’m still trying to decide what to do with the wall that the dresser had previously been positioned in front of. For now, here’s what the dresser/buffet/console looks like with the little chalkboard vignette I created.
That white lamp came from Target, on clearance from $49.99 to $7.54! I found a lamp shade that we weren’t using stored in the basement and added some gold Greek key patterned ribbon trim.
I bought a cute little aloe plant at The Home Depot and stuck it into a pot I had stashed away in storage. I think the pot came from either the dollar store or dollar spot at Target — I can’t remember for sure.
The Allegra Hicks coffee table book has lots of interior design eye candy and was a recent Amazon buy.
I’m playing around with different ideas for the other wall, and I’ll definitely keep you updated on our progress. I’m sure this little vignette will change when I break out the fall decor soon anyway. It’s been too warm down here in Georgia for me to even think about that yet!
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