Apparently 2019 is the year we do up our home. Originally I’d thought it was just the bathroom we needed to sort out – clearly that itch to change things up doesn’t stay away long. I had been feeling a bit fed up with our little dining space towards the end of last year; a little paint mis-hap meant we had uneven walls, and I wasn’t happy with our small dining table. I kept trying out little quick fixes of moving around furniture and changing the decor, but it still didn’t feel right. For a little recap, here’s how it looked at the start of the week..
Not awful, right? But the beady eyed ones of you might be able to spot the uneven paint between the wood panelling and wallpaper. I doubt you’d be able to see the bits of vaneer missing from the top of the dining table, that I mostly tried to cover up with coasters and flowers. And the prints look daft, after just swapping around the table and cabinet.
At the start of the week I had just been planning on giving it a lick of paint and updating the artwork, but I was obviously just on a roll. We’ve painted, had new prints put up, as well as a new dining table and two new chairs in just five days. And I’m completely in love with the transformation! Here’s how we completed our navy blue dining room makeover..
Lets start off with the paint colour, shall we? After my dive into colours other than grey and white with our green living room makeover, I felt confident enough to go darker. With grey, I felt like I had to stick to a muted colour scheme. I hovered around the Valspar stand for a good half an hour before choosing Keep The Peace. It’s a super dark navy blue, and everything really pops against it. I’m really impressed with Valspar; this space isn’t the easiest to paint, with the porous wallpaper and woodwork, but it took half a day to get done.
I spent Monday evening browsing dining tables, as I had been doing for a couple weeks. I was originally looking at mid-century designs, but didn’t think the existing chairs would work well.
Eventually I managed to find one within our budget on Wayfair. Even with enough left over for a couple pink velvet dining chairs! It has a solid wood top which is pretty good for the price, sitting on black metal legs. I absolutely love the size, even if it does pretty much take over our little dining space. I wasn’t sure if it would all work with the existing rug, but for now it’s sticking around. The dining chairs are super comfy too; I think I’ve found my new working space for when I want a break from my desk!
Finally, I completed the makeover today with the arrival of some new artwork. Junique kindly sorted me out a few pieces to throw some colour into the mix. From left to right, the prints are GRRRL, Olender and Good Times. They arrived framed which took the hassle out of having to do it myself. I’m not sure if it might end up as a gallery wall eventually, but I love how it looks now.
Get the look:
What do you think of our transformation?
I was kindly gifted a few of the products that appear in this post, although am under no obligation to feature them. The Junique prints, Dartington vase and Cult Furniture Roma chairs have been been gifted. Thank you to the brands who support The Tetbury House.