Happy Friday, sweet friends! I may need to start calling my blog “Dellsweeklydish” if I don’t get on the ball! LOL. Anyhoo, I thought I’d share with you our newly painted kitchen and dining room! Have you ever used the color called, “balanced beige”? If not, come check it out!
If you recall I’ve been wanting to paint our ceilings and kitchen area for quite some time. The ceilings, trim and walls were all the same color and it was driving me crazy! The trim in this house is so pretty that I wanted it to pop. However, since the trim in the rest of the house is not white, but subtle shades of off-white and cream, I needed to somewhat match the trim in the kitchen and dining room so it wouldn’t look too out of place. Heres’ how it looked to start with, Notice the monochromatic color scheme….
So, we hired a painter to paint the ceilings, stairwell and foyer for us because they were precariously high and I was afraid to tackle it myself. Thank you, Seth! (He’s fabulous, by the way!)
Then it was my turn. I painted the kitchen, dining room and hallway myself. And the trim. Here is the reading nook in progress. It needed to be painted too. For the walls I used a color called Balanced Beige by Sherwin-Williams.
After nearly an entire week of painting, I finished! The trim had cracked in places where the joints meet, so I patched and sanded those and painted all of the trim, including the baseboards. I love the new lighter ceiling color! It really defines the lines now. And helps the chandelier stand out too!
Honesty I would have liked to have gone lighter still on the trim, but I wanted it to match the trim in the adjoining rooms, so here we are. I used the same color we used in our Butler’s Pantry called, “Smokey Taupe” by Valspar.
To the reading nook I added a decorative plaque I had on hand and painted it all in Smokey Taupe. To read more about it see here: How To Use Decorative Plaques in Home Decor!
And here’s a before and after. The changes are not super dramatic, but trust me when I say the lighter colors really brighten up the space, especially at night!
After three years this house is finally starting to feel like our own! Isn’t it funny how sometimes it take a while to live in a space before you have a vision of how you want it to look and feel? And how it suits you and your style? Tell me, what have you done to your home to make it yours?
Well, I have a lot to do for Father’s Day here, so I wish you a wonderful weekend. And if you are lucky enough to have your Dad around, be sure to squeeze his neck extra hard and tell him how much you love him! Take care sweet friends and let’s talk again soon! xoxo Dell