Saturday, November 7, 2015

The yellow dining room


Last time I showed you the living room and promised to show you my newly painted dining room in a day or two, but I was distracted by a few things. 

One of which I'll share at the end of this post ;)

So here it is...


I chose the next color up from the living room color, which is a little lighter. It's called Behr's Whisper Yellow, which I also used in my bedroom.


Here are the three rooms together now that they've all been painted in different shades of yellow...


Looking into the office...





Looking into the kitchen...





Just like I did in the living room, I used Behr's Sagey for inside the cabinets.



I think it all flows pretty nicely and it's much more cheerful in the house now :)

So what have I been up to, since I last posted?

Well, quite a few things, but the most important was my daughter, Annie's birthday.

She wanted something simple this year so there was just three of us... Annie, her friend Nikki and me. For dinner we had, at her request, filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed artichokes with marbled brownies for dessert.


The flowers were one of my gifts to her.


My baby is now 20 years old.


Amazing how time flies.

xo
rue


PS

I promise I'll get to your questions on my last couple of posts, answer your emails, and visit you soon.

It's just been a whirlwind of activity around here, with going out of town, birthdays and cleaning and this is the first time I've been able to sit down long enough to post.

Oh and snow... but I'll share that soon ;)




57 comments:

  1. the colours all flowing into together worked wonderfully well and gives it a serene feeling... I had one of my houses painted with all the walls yellow and it was such a calm house.. I loved it very much and found the colour easy to work with in choosing accessories... lovely job you did there.... glad your darling daughter had a lovely time to celebrate her birthday,, doesn't time fly** My youngest is now 26!!!!

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    1. sorry that's meant to say 36 years old... gosh I am too young to have my baby that old!!!

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  2. Your newly painted rooms look warm, bright and lovely, Rue! A large portion of my house is painted in a creamy yellow color, and I love it.

    Same here with being busy--lots of grandkid sports and school happenings, and my husband and I have been getting our yards ready for winter. It has not snowed as yet--very late for that, so I'm sure we'll be grtting walloped soon--lol!

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  3. The yellows look wonderful together. Love your dining table. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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  4. Ah, well happy belated to your pretty girl! She's now out of her twenties - wow, that's always a biggie. I hope she has a happy and wonderful year!

    Your flowers are pretty you gave her - and I sure do adore your awesome dining table and corner built-in vintage cupboard - love the charm of your old cottage. It's awesome.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Rue. Hugs.

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  5. Your home is just so charming!! Happy birthday to your daughter!!

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  6. I love, love, love all your rooms! I want to come over and have some filet mignon, garlic potatoes and brownies...though not necessarily in that order ;).

    Now get your butt over to Junk Chic missy and show me some luv :).

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  7. oh rue.
    it's just so pretty. i think you picked the perfect colors. notice how all the beautiful wood just seems to glow now.
    and your baby has gorgeous hair! what a cool celebration.
    XOXO♥

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  8. Love the new shade of yellow in the dining room. Very pretty.
    Kris

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  9. Rue,
    I very much appreciate your choice of different shades of Yellow it gives a soft glow and enhances each room onto itself. Your house is an absolute charmer and invites the eye to relax and delivers enchantment, You my dear are very gifted.
    xo,
    Vera

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  10. Dear Rue ~ My favorite yellow is your dining room. The rooms do all look lovely though in their yellow hues.

    Happy 20th to your dear daughter ~ FlowerLady

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  11. Everything came out beautifully! Happy birthday to your daughter...it's bittersweet when they leave the teen years and hit that big milestone. :)

    I could not help noticing your spoon collection. Were they something you inherited or have you collected them over the years? I ask because I also have a spoon collection that was started by my great grandmother when she was a young girl. Some have engraved dates back to the late 1800's on them. I have added to the collection over the years and now have 3 filled spoon racks and another one that I need to find a place to hang so I can fill it up too. :)

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  12. Everything came out beautifully! Happy birthday to your daughter...it's bittersweet when they leave the teen years and hit that big milestone. :)

    I could not help noticing your spoon collection. Were they something you inherited or have you collected them over the years? I ask because I also have a spoon collection that was started by my great grandmother when she was a young girl. Some have engraved dates back to the late 1800's on them. I have added to the collection over the years and now have 3 filled spoon racks and another one that I need to find a place to hang so I can fill it up too. :)

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  13. Different shades of yellow blending nicely together, very warm and welcoming. Happy Birthday to your Annie and you all stay warm up there. My daughter went up to Flagstaff the day it snowed. Kathleen in Az

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    1. I'll bet she saw a lot more snow than we did! I heard something like 8 inches. I think we got one total lol

      Thank you, Kathleen :)

      xoxo

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  14. The place looks great, Rue. Your hard work paid off. The house is super charming. 20, huh? I bet that went by fast. Happy Birthday, Annie! Oh and snow? No.

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  15. Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter. What a great birthday meal! Your dining room looks lovely...really, really pretty! I love the soft color-it is sunny and happy looking to me. xo Diana

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  16. Happy birthday to your little girl! I just had one the beginning of the week, too. The birthday menu sounds delish.
    I love the subtle shades of yellow...makes the rooms so bright and cheery.
    Have a great week.

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  17. Hi Rue! Happy Birthday to Annie! I can remember when you two Bathroom snapped for me! Time really does fly by! I love your newly painted rooms. The yellow is such a wonderful color, happy, soothing and I just knew your beautiful wood furniture would sing sitting in front of the yellow! Love your sweet home.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

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  18. Hi Rue,
    I love the yellow colors that you chose. It looks so bright and welcoming throughout your house. Milena

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  19. Hi Rue, it is lovely....so inviting and cheerful.

    Enjoy your hard work.....it shows!

    xo
    Barb

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  20. Hi Rue,
    Lovely...your home is so beautiful. I do love how this looks.
    Home Sweet Home!
    Carla

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  21. Love how all the rooms flow. Happy Birthday to your daughter, she's a beauty. fondly ~lynne~

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  22. Your dining room looks beautiful and Happy Birthday to you Daughter. They grow up too fast.

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  23. I'm sorry, I couldn't focus on the wall colors because I was distracted by that fabulous dining room table.

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  24. Rue, I love how the kitchen and dining room flow. Your furniture is amazing against the yellow paint--adore that you painted the inside of the corner cabinet sage green. Tell Annie Happy Birthday--your dinner sounds delicious.

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  25. Everything looks so fresh and bright, and, like Art and Sand, I was distracted by your dining room table and chairs - gorgeous! Happy Birthday to your daughter, mine was 16 this week so yes, where does the time go?! xx

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  26. It all looks gorgeous and I particularly like the sagey paint inside the cabinets :)

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  27. Hi Rue
    It seems like forever since I checked in. This year has flown by!! Still settling in. The truth, at 72, I move a tad slower. I also sort of compromised my immune system over the course of this big life changing downsize.:-) Yikes!
    Your dining room color is wonderful and perfect for the era of your home!

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  28. The dining room is gorgeous! The yellows blend perfectly together. I have to say, those flowers were one of the first things I noticed, I love them! And your daughter sounds like she picked out the perfect meal, yum! Now I want filet mignon... Hope you are having a great weekend Rue! :)

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  29. Rue ... the colours flow so well, I love them all , especially the Whisper Yellow.
    So pleased you were together for Annie's birthday - our children grow so quickly, no sooner are they babes then they are in their 20's and beyond ...

    Enjoy your Sunday

    All the best Jan

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  30. Yellow is such a happy color! Even on a dark and cloudy day it looks nice. I also have yellow in my house and have not tired of it at all. It needs to be re-done next year, but honestly I think I'm going yellow again. Anyway, you chose some nice ones. Do you ever get taken by the name of the paint? I do and my husband thinks this is hilarious...and yes it has gotten me in trouble in the past LOL
    Happy Birthday to Annie! Her birthday meal sounds delicious.

    Jeannette

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    1. I'm not sure if I answered you or another person about paint colors, but yes, I do! It's completely silly, but I won't chose a color if it has an awful name lol And thank you so much, Jeannette :)

      xo

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  31. Rue, Indeed,you have mastered the art of "flow." I love the way the purple hues of the flowers go so well. Every color goes with yellows. The sunny disposition of your wonderful home is now set and every holiday and, indeed, everyday, will be set against this cheerful background. I noticed that you have the now collectible doorbell chimes. Love those, too.
    Ginene

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  32. Love how all your rooms flow so nicely together with the shades of yellow! My house is rather disjointed because I like so many colors! Though really, if I just painted the kitchen a neutral color (right now it's a light, but a little bright - like robin's egg - blue...and I hate it!), my rooms would flow a lot better. But I also want the wainscoting torn down the cabinets redone, new moldings around windows and doorframes - sooo, the paint isn't going to happen until we can afford to have everything done at once. Anyway! Happy birthday to your baby. Her birthday dinner sounds delicious.

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  33. Every room looks just beautiful! Love all the shades of yellow and the brightness they bring to your home. Happy belated birthday to your daughter! Hope you have a lovely week.

    Hugs, Vicky

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  34. Now, this yellow I really like. It's a soft and pretty color. I liked seeing all the lovelies inside the cabinets. Happy Birthday to your daughter. Flowers are just the right gift.

    ~Sheri

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  35. It looks great! Happy birthday to Annie! Her birthday menu sounds great to me.

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    1. Rue, everything is so pretty, and cheerful, and charming! Job well done!!
      Sending warm birthday wishes to your daughter... my goodness, how time does fly!

      Love the warm yellow and green colors that you are using! Just perfect for your cottage!!

      Have a sweet week, dear girl :)

      ~K.

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  36. It is lovely! The rooms all flow from one another so well don't they! xx

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  37. Everything is beautiful! Love the pretty yellow and how it flows through the rooms! The flowers are pretty, too! Happy Birthday to your Annie! Can't believe how the kids of bloggers have grown up over the years! Seems way to quick doesn't it? It's been fun to watch them all grow up online! :) ~Rhonda

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  38. Good Evening Rue, Your post was filled with sunny warm colour and then I reached the end of your post and you said the word 'snow'.... oh my word so soon.
    Your rooms are lovely. I do love a pale yellow for the home as here in England we have such grey winter days that yellow works so well..... having said that, after many years of yellow, I have changed my colour to a biscuit colour.... I'm not sure how long that will last as I am missing the warm glow of yellow.
    Your daughter must think it strange that so many people she does not know, wish her a Happy Birthday, but that is what is so lovely about the blogging community, they are so warm and generous. So I will add my belated birthday wishes.
    You have a beautiful home and I love that you have filled it with such interesting things.... something lovely to catch the eye whichever way I turn. I also love flowers in a home and the bouquet you bought your daughter is lovely.
    Best wishes to you.
    Daphne

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  39. Love it that you did the rooms, in different shades of yellow. Perfect idea...

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  40. You chose the most perfect shades of complimentary yellows for your rooms. Such a cheerful color and it showcases your family pieces so well. Gorgeous!

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  41. Love the yellow and your daughter's bday dinner sounds scrumptious!

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  42. Rue, I love all of these colors. So bright and cheery and they blend together so very well. These colors are the perfect choice for your home....so inviting and welcoming! The birthday dinner sounded yummy...well, except for the artichoke part...LOL Someone else I know has a birthday coming up soon...wonder who that might be? Love and hugs dear friend!!

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  43. The shades of yellow are amazing! You have done a LOT of work! Painting is so much work, but wonderful and worth the result once finished! The birthday party sounded very special, and the flower bouquet beautiful - my daughter will be 20 next year - what! Where indeed does the time go. I don't have the answer to that at all! And snow... haha! Yes to that too. lol!

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  44. I don't think I've ever appreciated the concept of flow until I've seen your rooms after this paint transformation. In these pictures when I saw the peek into your kitchen, it all makes sense. There's a serenity about all these spaces opening up to each other. Congratulations, Rue, on your choices and your hard work!

    Dewena

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  45. Just love seeing all these beautiful rooms painted such complementary yellows. It looks quite surprisingly restful...I always think of yellow as energizing.

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  46. Your rooms look awesome. Love the yellow.
    Happy birthday to Annie. My baby turns 29 next week. Ouch!

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  47. What a beautiful dining room. I love your style. Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to the someone special.

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  48. The growing up does go too fast! Happy birthday to her, and the dinner sounds delicious. I love the new yellows and the flow toward the living room and kitchen that the change created. I also love the blue in the cabinet. xoxo Su

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  49. Loving the soft yellow hues and these sweet flowers for you dear daughter.
    Time passes so quickly, however, some of the very best years are still to come!
    xo
    Jemma

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  50. I love the new paint job! Your home is so cozy and beautiful! I can't believe you've already had snow! Crazy!

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  51. that yellow is FABULOUS! reminds me of the last churn of Jersey cream I made into butter.

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