The changing of seasons often brings an urge for a dining room makeover. Or any room, for that matter. Call it nesting, call it Spring fever. Whatever you call it, paint is our key to big impact on a small budget…
*I am teaming up with some wonderful blogger friends for a Spring Home Tour and I know you’re going to find so much inspiration and eye candy today! If you’re coming over from Laura at The Classic Cottage – Welcome! I know you were inspired by all her beautiful Spring ideas.
I also want to give a huge thank you to Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home for hosting this Springtime fun! Thanks, girl!
Welcome! If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know by now that I change paint colors on my walls almost as often as some women change shoes.
blame attribute my room-painting-tendencies (especially in mid winter) on my Grandma Harris. My Mom used to tell me that Grandma Harris painted a room in her house every February to chase way the winter blues.
For what it’s worth, I think it’s a great way to defeat the gloom and yuck of long, cold, grey days. 🙂 This year, I decided to paint my dining room – from black…back to white.
The black walls were so super fun and cozy for late Fall/early Winter, but now that Spring is right around the corner, I find myself craving light and bright and fresh. And so of course I reach for my favorite white.
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I used my favorite trim brush for all the edging. This brush gives such sharp, clean edges – better than any edger I’ve found (especially for heavily textured walls).
I used the HomeRight PaintStick EZ Twist for rolling the walls – it makes for fast work since the roller actually holds paint IN the handle. You can go to the HomeRight Blog to see the step by step tutorial for how to use the PaintStick.
And to help rid the room of the smell of paint fumes? I always diffuse Purification essential oil – works like magic. You can see the story about my journey to health and essential oils here.
Our Spring dining room makeover
After the painting, I had so much fun bringing in some Spring decor. A bird’s nest here, an egg there. And as always, I try to keep things simple and uncluttered.
Out of the front hall closet, I pulled these two old framed photos. Thy are of my Great Grandma and Great-great grandma. Once my Momma’s, and now mine, I’m happy they have a place in my home again. And I love the domed glass on them.
To the left of the french doors, hangs one of my favorite signs from Down Grace Lane. You can find her on Instagram – her work is gorgeous.
And to the right of the doors, I hung this old “something” that was my Momma’s. She said it used to hang over the back rack of the Women’s Home Companion delivery bicycle. I just hung it over a dowel, tied some jute twine and called it good. I absolutely love it.
And the piano stool? I spent many hours perched there as a child, practicing piano. So many stories, so many memories when you use things from around your home that you love.
So when you’re feeling “blah” about winter, grab a gallon or two of paint and give yourself the gift of a room makeover. It’ll brighten your spirits and help you make it through the last, long months of winter.
My Grandma says so. 🙂
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