Remember back in April when I said I was pretty much satisfied with this room? AHAHAHA!! Yeah, I am never done, I don’t even know why I bother saying it anymore.
I kept seeing all these amazing dining rooms all over blogland… Here are two of my favourites from two of my favourite bloggers. Let’s play a game to see what they have in common. (Don’t worry this is a pretty easy game.)
So a big thank you to these fabulous bloggie friends who made me brave enough to just go for it.
Have you figured it out yet?
Yes, I am a little obsessed at the moment with gorgeous blue dining rooms. And I wanted one for my very own. Badly.
In fact, it’s been 3 YEARS since I painted my own dining room a lovely grey. And I did love it. For a while. But ya know when you finally just decide you need a change? Well, with Wayne away a couple of weekends ago to go watch MotoGP, I decided a project was required to keep me busy.
Enter Dulux Wild Water 1. I would never recommend doing this but I just marched into my local Homebase, looked at a couple of swatches and ordered up a big ol’ 5 litre pot of the stuff. I had no idea whether I’d like it, I hadn’t tested it on my walls, I didn’t know what it would look like in natural light, but I took a bit of a chance. Don’t try this at home, kids.
It’s a damn good thing that I like it. In fact, as soon as I put it on my walls, I knew it was the right decision.
Excuse the fact that I haven’t yet painted/reupholstered my faux bamboo chairs yet. Getting to it.
The colour, depending upon the light, goes from a navy to a bright royal. I love that it looks different at different times of the day.
So for those of you on Facebook or Twitter that guessed I was going to go blue, you know me too well ;)
I have to admit, it was quite nice when Wayne came home on Sunday evening, looked at the finished dining room and remarked how wonderful it looked. It’s weird – it’s like it’s always been this colour. I feel like I’ve found the room’s true calling. For now anyway ;) And I keep thinking of that One Hit Wonder from the 90s…
Also, I’m purposely not showing you the other side of the room because I have FINALLY got my console table for that wall. After months and months of searching!! And I found it in the most unlikeliest of places. Will share that soon.
Need a reminder of what it looked like before? Here ya go.
So have you ever taken a chance on a paint colour and it paid off? Are you as obsessed with deep blues as I am right now? What do you think of the colour I chose? And most importantly…am I the only one who remembers the 90s? Oh god, please tell me I’m not.