Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DINING ROOM REVEAL...FINALLY

Isn't it amazing how a little "facelift" can take so darn long?

My dining room and kitchen just received a new and beautiful freshening up.

Here's the dining room before...

White beadboard and a soft neutral color (?) above... It's been a while since we painted it that color and I couldn't begin to remember the name though I'm sure it was Ralph Lauren.







The dining room now in beautiful whites...

Benjamin Moore White Dove on the walls and Vanilla Milkshake on the beadboard and trim.

We added a ceiling medallion above the chandelier and I rearranged the cupboards and wall decor, which came from other rooms in the house. 













The kitchen got the same White Dove on the walls and Vanilla Milkshake on the cabinets and trim.

I took the door off one of the upper cabinets and painted it white to showcase my ironstone and tarnished silver collection. I edited my dishes to four of everything in the remaining cabinet and the rest went to the beadboard cupboard in the dining room.




I am loving the new fresh white look to both rooms. 

Hope you love it too!

58 comments:

Meg said...

i can't decide if i like the before or the after better. all the white and rust everywhere. my oh my. beautiful all around.

fleurcottage said...

lovely & love the shades of whites & grays! Esther

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

I cannot imagine a more beautiful dining room, WOW!

I'll be studying these pics for quite some time, Shelley. :-)

XOXO,
Anne

Sherry said...

Refreshing! A lovely change!

BriarRose said...

Oh my gosh. Can't wait for this weekend so that I can do some changing.....borrowing...ok stealing your wonderful ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

SueBee said...

Change is good! It was beautiful before and now it's beautiful again..
Good job Shelley, so tallented..
xoxo~SueBee

AntiqueChase said...

awesome!!! just awesome

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

Oh I love, love, love your style of decorating! I just ran across your blog and I'm so glad I did!

Bliss said...

I do love it too! My favorite is the clock collection on the chippy mantel. LOVE THAT!

~Bliss~

Ellie said...

Oh, Shelley, my friend ~ ~ ~

You are so inspiring, and what an eye you have for design. I love your versatility.

Loved it before, and love it after. Change is exciting.

Ellie

hong kong property said...

everything is just so beautiful!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It makes a huge difference. The white dove gives such a softness. I've never painted any of my homes..I always leave the walls white throughout. I love white that much. I am finally going to paint our kitchen oak cabinets white this year. Our home is only 5 yrs old so we needed to wait a bit before doing such things on a new home. Your kitchen inpires me.

Createology said...

Your rooms are beautiful. I liked the before yet I adore the after. Your style is timeless treasure and very comfortable. Happy Home Hugs...

My Shabby Roses said...

It looks great Shelley! You've got some great pieces!!! I love the name of the colors too. It's always nice to have a change. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !
Debbie

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh....I love it,funny thing is I loved the before too...but wow it does look fresh and clean!!! NOW Missy...I have to say this...I WANT YOUR CLOCKS...that is so not fair that you have that many....ahhhhhh!!!!

chateau chic said...

Everything looks so clean and crisp. I am drooling over your wonderful architectural pieces! And your collection of clocks makes a very fun display.
Mary Alice

Polly said...

looooooooooove!!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

OMGoodness...it looks stunning...love everything that you did...charming empty frames. I see that you will be at Roundtop...I'm planning on coming to shop...when should an early bird like myself plan on starting my shopping?

Blessings,
Linda

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Love it before, love it after. Change is always wonderful! Your collections are fabulous! What is with that black wall in the kitchen? Is it a chalkboard wall? Wow...lovely! (*_*) ~Stacy~

sweetpea said...

stacy, thank you so much for your comment! yes it is a chalkboard wall.

hugs,

shelley

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's gorgeous!! Your decorating would be fabulous no matter what color it was, I am thinking I need a milkshake face lift in my living room!

CArol

Faded Charm said...

Everything look lovely Shelley. I love all your architectural pieces. I'm hoping to repaint a few rooms after my sale and I'm looking forward to a clean, white background. Why did I want color? Now I can't remember...

xoxo
Kathleen

Bohemian said...

The Before and the After Images are Beautiful. But it is always nice to have Change and rearrange our Treasures to give everything a Fresh look. Adoring your Vintage Alarm Clock Collection on the Mantle! Great job!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Sylvia said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sylvia

Leah said...

Beautiful...

Leah said...

Beautiful...

Amy O'H. said...

Dreamy- love your style!

Tina said...

This is so beautiful! You've taken everything I love and artfully arranged it in one space. This could be my house. You don't mind if I move in do you? I won't be a bother :)
Blessings and thanks for sharing.
T

Tina said...

I'm back...I hope you don't mind, but I posted one of your pics on my blog with a link. I never want to forget this room.
T

jeanne@juNxtaposition said...

gorgeous gorgeous !! love your style..(found you via pinterest)

Pattie said...

WOW Love everything Before and After, I know how you feel, I just got done doing my laundry room and I thought I would take two days But it took more like two weeks. all of it looks amazing.

Pattie

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Sooooo MANY-THINGS-2-LoVe!*!*!
Corbel Shelf with Clock Vignette ~ BeSt!*!*!
Jeanine Burkhardt

Zuzu said...

So fresh & beautiful! I love it!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Miss Gracie's House said...

Ohhh, I AM loving it! I am re-doing my kitchen too (and YES, these projects seem to take forever:)...I am using similar colors...I never thought I would have a white-walled kitchen but I am loving it. Your silver/ironstone combo is beautiful!
You kept the chalkboard wall?
Rene

sweetpea said...

yes rene', i kept the chalkboard wall. still lovin' it!

thanks for your sweet comment. i'm watching your redo as well!

hugs,

shelley

stefanie said...

oh, its soooooooooo beautiful!!!

Ironstone and Pine said...

I love your pieces, all that chippiness......SO pretty! Im getting up my nerve to repaint a deep red (but pretty) dining room myself in some shade of white, will be studying your pictures for awhile, it looks great!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I don't know how you do it Shelley!
Perfection! You have an amazing and artistic eye...
I love milkshakes and your wall looks delicious! :)

lala said...

Absolutely lovely - white is just so serene and calming, I never tire of it. Your rooms are just so beautiful, and you have a wonderful eye for decorating.

Evi said...

it came out beautiful. I am a great fan of whites, and Benjamin Moores White Dove is one of my favorites, plus Gliddens Shell White.
Amazing, what paint can do!
Enjoy your hard labor.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Shelley,
Looks great....you did good! Love the clock collection on the mantel especially.
CYA next weekend,
Susie

Boxwood Cottage said...

Love the white and fresh look Shelley, it sure was worth the effort! So many pretty corners and vignettes to look at and pin ;-)
I admire your beautiful vintage alarm clock collection!
Wishing you a happy rest of the week!
xoxo~ Carola

Gray Branches said...

Absolutely beautiful! Loving all of it. Missed running into you at Mt. Dora this past week-end, but I see you were very busy.

Debbie

Passionate for White said...

You did a great job!! I'm going back for another look!

A Cottage Muse said...

Absolutely beautiful...I must go back for another peek!

trash talk said...

Your version of a milkshake is delicious without all those pesky calories! It's beautiful Shell...truly beautiful.
Deb

flowerlady464 said...

I knew it would be beautiful! I love white walls...and the way the walls change with the changing light and shadows through out the day.
Love the clocks...may be my next obsession.
Hope you don't mind but I just stole..er borrowed..an idea. Added a bird's nest to a stack of old books in the bedroom. A little breath of spring!

Becky C said...

The white looks amazing with all of your gorgeous pieces. What an amazing transformation. Always loved it before...but it really looks fresh now :)

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Oh....what a beautiful room....I LOVE all the architectural features of course. And the clocks...well...they just need to be ticking right on over here to my place :-)

Just love everything - especially that little chair... and that shelf.....and those ironstone pitchers....and... :-)

Big hug
Elizabeth

Lisa said...

Shelley,
I absolutely love, love, love every single bit of it! You have the most amazing pieces. That mantle top with the silver tray & clocks. Wow, that just went into my inspiration journal. Where do you find such great architectural pieces that don't cost a million dollars? I can't even afford a little picket fence board around here. Please come do my house!
Lisa

June said...

Oh I love the change Shelley! Wow, I wouldn't have thought it would make such a huge difference but it sure does. And I adore how you opened the one cabinet for your awesome ironstone (which I covet)! Your dining room is such a beautiful room dear friend.
sending hugs...

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Beautiful....love all of your furniture pieces. Clock collection on the mantel is the BEST!

Mark B. Siewert said...

Nice design shown above!! for me, it looks old-fashioned... but they are good indeed! i love em!

Eclectically Vintage said...

How did I just discover you (was I hiding under a rock)!? Love your style - your collections are amazing (need that clock collection)! The old corbels, framed frames, chippy mantel ... everything. New follower.
Kelly

arrielle_p said...

As always, its stunningly beautiful in every shot. You surely have the designers eye. :)

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Attic Clutter said...

just fabulous ..love love all you do ..beautiful rooms~

Ebm Retails said...

I think the after is better Ebm XOXO.

LivingVintage said...

I love everything about it, and I do mean everything!

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