My dining room looked a lot like this for about 20 years. Or more or less like this. The corner cupboard moved from the old entryway/breakfast room about 12 years ago, the same time the carpets came up and the floors were finished.
I've been thinking about updating the room for a while. The obstacle? The wallpaper, for one thing.
Stripping the wallpaper wasn't fun.
Also, I was more sure I wanted something else, than I was about what that should be.
But now, it's almost done.
The walls are Sherwin-Williams "rain" and the corner cupboard is "sassy green". The fabric festooned around are samples in hopes of making new shades for the windows.
I plan on making roman shades for the two side windows. I'd also like to put the same fabric on the door in a simple, gathered panel. The questions is, which fabric?
We have made some decisions about what to hang on the walls. This is a new picture:
It's a print of a painting by Blenda Tyvoll that I've admired for a long time. It's from her series "Tree of Life."
This photo (digitally painted) is by Tricia McKellar from her departure series. It's been waiting in my Etsy favorites for a while.
We'll soon run out of wall space, but there's two more artists I hope to include before we're done. Mary Beier was at our local art in the park this past weekend. And maybe something from Jennifer Lommers, who makes paintings I'd like, even if she wasn't a terrific person and married to my cousin. But I'm glad she is. The common theme, if you haven't guessed it, is birds.
And I do own other tablecloths -- I love print tablecloths, which, I've found over these growing family years, hide a multitude of