The other day, I asked you to guess what room I was painting and some of you guessed the dining room, because I said it was a mess.
I was working on my office/sewing room.
And this was the dining room, while I was painting.
Oops! Sorry about Mini's butt under the table ;)
Here's the before that I showed in this post.
And here's the after:
It took me four very long messy days, but it's finally done.
The dining room, not so much, but I'm working on it.
More on that later ;)
Anyway, the first picture in this post shows the colors pretty true to real life, but for whatever reason, the yellow looks super bright in most of them.
(You'll see what I mean when we take a look at the opposite side of the room.)
Here's the little built in desk area, where I write letters and do calligraphy:
I'm looking for another chair, but this one will do for now.
All my reference books, paperbacks and some biographies are on this side.
Most family pictures were grouped together on the top middle shelf.
On the other side, I have my childhood books...
two of my favorite horse show trophies and the ribbons that came with them (I used to compete in Hunter/jumper and dressage) ...
I also brought out all my photo albums, so that they were easily accessible and I grouped together all the school projects that my kids gave me over the years, when they were little.
My shelves are not really "decorated", as you can see.
Instead they are working shelves that also hold precious memories.
Since you can see this room from other places in my home, I did try to make them look as nice as I can, but without making it impossible to get anything off of a shelf and it's organized, so I know where everything is :)
Here's the before of the other side:
And the after:
Wow, that looks bright! lol
I swear it's not though.
I took a few pictures so that you could get a better look at my desk, that some of you had asked for.
And here's the reality:
Well, kind of....
I took the papers and bills off the desk ;)
So that's it.
I wanted a cozy, cheerful, but kind of serious room and I think I achieved it.
It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like it ;)
See what I mean about the colors in the picture below?
That's pretty true to what it looks like in person, as well.
I think I've said this before, but the drapes in my house always seem to look grey in pictures and they're sage green.
Oh well, I never claimed to be a great (or even good) photographer :p
If you look at that picture again, you can kind of see a little bit of yellow next to the spoon rack.
I'm testing out another yellow in there, that's a shade lighter, but it seems kind of bright, so we'll see.
What I want is the rooms to flow from one to the next, but not be all the exact same colors, just variations, if that makes sense.
Wish me luck!
Just in case anyone wants to know, the colors are Behr's English Custard and Olivine.