Monday, January 16, 2012

Dining Room in Blue



A coat of blue for the dining room walls. The color is Sherwin Williams Dark Night.







 
We started from the floors up. They were sanded down and re-stained. A sisal rug from Overstock.com was added for texture. (I will talk about the window treatments another day.)
Since we are temporarily living here, china and most breakables are still packed away.  Melamine plates from Target are a quick and inexpensive fix for the hutch, also a great alternative to china for little hands.



For grown up dinners, these salad plates from Marshall's are layered with everyday white dishes for a splash of blue.

Also from Marshalls, is this lamp with a blue animal print shade.
I bought the finial from Tuesday Morning's years ago. Look how closely the inside of the lamp shade matches the wall color.

The splashes of red were added to tie in with adjoining rooms.


If we stay in this house, I'd like to add white plates or more framed prints to this wall. 

Textured runner.
Looking through blue colored glasses.
Quite a change from the before-
I'd also like to replace the light fixture.  Even thought about trying to break off those pesky metal leaves but I better leave well enough alone for now.
Posting to:
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Open House at No Minimalist Here
Wild Wednesdays at Chatty Chicks
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

47 comments:

Janel@hatingmartha said...

This is stunning! I love this color! So few people are brave enough to go for a statement color like that...you did it just right!

Mari said...

Wow just gorgeous, love every single thing you have done ;)

Xo~
Mari

Brandi said...

Your dining room is gorgeous, Tammy! Such a beautiful color! I love your big window with all that natural light shining through!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a stunning dining room! Love the blue! It's very elegant, but still feels fresh and modern. Wonderful!

Pam said...

Gorgeous! I adore the blue color. And your rug. I was going to ask where you got your drapes, but I will be patient and wait until next time!

Marydon said...

Stunning! I'd remove the leaves & leave the light, I love it.
Have an awesome week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

LDH said...

I agree with the above comments... stunning! Every detail is just perfect!

michelle said...

Oh my gosh Tammy this is gorgeous!!! So bold and stunning, I love it! I love your plates too, both the Target and the grown-up ones. :) This should be in a magazine!
xoxox

Nicole Day said...

Lovely! Great job.

Loretta said...

Awesome...when I saw the blue in the reader, I knew I would like it! That dark hue of the blue really caught my eye...The lamp is my fave! What awesome decor`...thanks much for sharing it! Have a super week! Hugs

Kelley with an *E -Y* said...

The blue is stunning and I was shocked when you said the plates in the china cabinet were melamine - they look extremely high end! So glad you stopped by my blog so tha I could find yours! I am storing up ideas!!

Kathysue said...

Love it!! What a huge transformation. The blue and white is perfection,
Kathysue

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

tammy, our kitchen used to be a lovely shade of blue close to yours. gorgeous, classic, elegant.

by the way, if you ever get sick of that animal print shade.........ahem.....you know where to send it. wink wink.
Pam

Andrea said...

What a beautiful, rich shade of blue! Looks stunning!

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
Your dining room is drop dead gorgeous!!! It's magazine worthy! I love the drama of the navy blue, and all of your accessories are perfection! I LOVE it!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Gorgeous, Tammy! Navy blue is one of my favorite colors, although I've never painted a room with it. I kept wanting to see close-ups of the sweet couple on top of your hutch. Have I missed them from previous posts? They're really catching my attention tonight. :-)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm so glad you finally showed us this room. Absolutely lovely. I can't get over the high ceilings. Of course your fabric is my favorite part. Can't wait to hear all about it. Hope your week is off to a great start. 8 more days?

Sares said...

Very elegant! It looks just beautiful.

Karen said...

Your dining room is so pretty,the blue is gorgeous with the white wainscoting.

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow! It is a completely different room now! I LOVE that color. I keep getting drawn to blue rooms lately and have been looking for the perfect blue to paint my kids bathroom. I love how yours turned out. I also love all of your accessories in there. Great job!
-Shelley

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Tammy, I tried to leave a message yesterday and blogger would NOT let me! I LOVE the blue! It looks so classy and elegant....and those plates from Marshalls? Really love those too!

The blue against the white and the floors....awesome!

Lou Cinda :)

Marla and Steve said...

I gasped when I saw the first photo. OMG is that room beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful color! I can't believe the transformation...amazing!

podso said...

Love it! Wonderful blue and all your touches are great. Don't they make such nice melamine now?

Chance @ Designed by Chance said...

This dining room is amazing. I can't wait to be a new follower.

Jo's This and That said...

Love it! great job! Just gorgeous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Tammy,
Thanks for coming to my party...I so wanted to see your room, but something must be up with blogger tonight...all the pics are blank:(

Blessings,
Linda

Kim said...

Oh Tammy it looks gorgeous!!! I love everything, but that animal lamp shade is the bomb-diggity!!! Love it!
Have a great day!
xoxo,
Kim

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Tammy,
So very stunning...beautiful color!!! Love the huge window...great on bringing lots of sundhine in.

Blessings,
Linda

Gold Shoe Girl said...

I've been wanting to do a dark blue in our dining room but I just can't decide the right shade - yours looks perfect!! It makes the room very dramatic but inviting. I always get afraid that a dark color will make it too formal but you hit the nail on the head.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous transformation! Such a beautiful shade of blue...love it!!!

Tiffanee said...

That is so beautiful! Now you got me wanting to paint mine that same color only you'd have to come help me decorate. You are so good at it! Love the new look!!

Chatty Chics said...

This is divine! I LOVE the navy! So incredibly pretty! You did a fantastic job!
Melody
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Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Absolutely stunning. I love blues and this is just over the top classy!

Maria Elena said...

Just beautiful! I love the color paint! Gorgeous!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Tammy, What a gorgeous dining room! Blue is my favorite color so of course I love this. Thanks for linking your pretty room to the Open House party. xo, Sherry

Chrissie said...

Your room is just gorgeous! I love the blue!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Really really like it. Would not have thought of the blue/gray but it just looks stunning. Excellent!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tammy, I love the blue. I don't know how I missed this post. It is gorgeous and reminds me of my dining room when it was that color. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

Daffodil Hill said...

My tiny family room is this color. I was so nervous when I first painted it, but we love it. Your dining room is so elegant. You've done a wonderful job decorating!

Tardevil said...

Your dining room is gorgeous! I like it much better than the taupey color, and I'm a taupe fan. The accessories/styling are gorgeous, too!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Tammy,
This is my visit visit to your lovely blog, I am visiting through WoW us Wednesday.
Your dinning room is beautiful and I really like your chandelier. Your dinning room is very warm and a grand place to entertain guests.
I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Tammy,
This is my visit visit to your lovely blog, I am visiting through WoW us Wednesday.
Your dinning room is beautiful and I really like your chandelier. Your dinning room is very warm and a grand place to entertain guests.
I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your pretty blue dining room!! How gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Zane Wooder said...

I'm in love with the lamp shade. It has such a unique blend of colors. I want a lamp shade like that one.

-Zane of ontario honey

Jennifer Ashley said...

Hello, I love this color (S.W. Dark Night). Would you please tell me what finish this is that you used? Is it gloss, satin, semi gloss, etc?

Thank you!