Dining Room Progress

As I said yesterday, I spent the weekend painting our dining room. It was just me, my paintbrush and I had a little college football on in the background (Go Ducks!). I must have painted at an intense pace because I was soooore the next day.

Anyway, as you guys already know, I chose a warm grey-blue for the color. It was a tough choice and I’m really happy with the color I landed on, which is Olympic’s Quil. I’m a fan…

Below are a few pics I snapped before I brought in all the painting gear, and then just to keep it real, I snapped some right after I finished, as it’s dark outside and I clearly had not totally cleaned the space. Again, just wanted to give you the “real” feel for how the room looks now – cluttered with stuff.





Lots more dining room action to come…I’m done with painting for awhile. It’s hard work. Whew.

hi, friend design + Restored Style

I’ve been itchin’ to share something with you all…and it’s official now!

I’ve teamed up with Jen and Meg from hi, friend design. They are the creative gals behind the wonderful little paper company I blogged about last month. I’m officially on-board to be hi, friend’s DIY go-to-gal, and I’ll be featuring a fun and fabulous DIY project in its monthly  TGIDIYFriday feature! So, on the first Friday of every month, you’ll be able to find me here.

I’m over the moon excited to kick off this partnership and am super-duper honored to be hi, friend’s official DIY blogger. Bring it. I’ll be sure to let you know when TGIDIYFriday(Thank Goodness It’s Do-It-Yourself Friday) officially kicks off.

In other news, I finished painting our dining room this weekend. I’m really happy with the results and I’ll be sharing the “after” photos with you tomorrow (well, just the paint color photos, official “after” photos to come in a few weeks).

Lots more fun stuff to come this week!

Dining Room Design Board, Round 2

Remember when I posted my first dining room design board? I try to forget about it, because it needed some serious help, but you can take a peek at it here.

So, I’m back with design board #2, and I’m thinking it’s a little more what I originally had in mind…

Dining Room


Again, the room will be a light gray and the blue ikat fabric in the left corner of the board will be the fabric for the curtains. The rest is fairly self explanatory (I will have 4 white chairs, but only two are shown on the board).

What do you think? Thoughts? Feedback? Likes/dislikes? You guys always have the best ideas so comment away:)!