I will always be a color girl (never a cover girl), but I have been slowly moving to a lighter look throughout house.
The entry is now predominantly white
as is the kitchen
The dining room was actually the first room we changed from yellow to white walls.
Looking back, I was surprised to see how bright our house was when I began blogging in 2012.
This version shows a change of window seat cushion and the new table top Steve built, but the walls were still yellow.
The dining room hasn't changed much since 2014 - until yesterday.
In this pic, it looks like the dining room is predominantly white too,
but that red cover remained on the window seat
and I wanted something lighter, but not solid white.
The best part is that the change in the dining room didn't cost a cent.
I had a blue & white quilt in the attic (the catchall place for things I'm not ready to part with) and I simply cut up the quilt to fit the window seat.
The striped and toile pillows were part of the matched set and I just needed to make them a bit smaller because they were sized for bed pillows.
There is still plenty of color in the dining room - I have no plans to paint those red chairs white.
But now, the color is provided by
and art on the walls.
Actually, Steve's art was the original impetus for us to paint the walls white.
Steve's work didn't show to its best with the yellow background, but they pop against the white.
Coming next is the living room - I can't wait until those walls are white.
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Poofing the Pillows for Thoughts of Home
and don't forget the Garden Party on Monday.