Monday, April 14, 2014

The Dining Room

On to the dining room portion of the main room.  Look beyond the powder blue wing chair, the blue-green recliner and the orange drapes with the deliberately placed holes and there it is.

I have to say that the only furniture that came with the condo that I absolutely hate is the dining room set.  Glass, brass and bendy chairs.  I'll deal with that later.

But for the walls...  I found a pin about how to stencil a wall, and had a flash of pinspiration.  Which also decided me on going with a Navajo pattern in the living room.  

The walls of the whole room will be painted - probably a sand-ish colour - in a flat finish, naturally, including the small wall at the end of the dining room.  But I'm going to stencil a Navajo pattern on that wall using the same colour but in a semi-gloss finish.  It'll be subtle (I hope) but still add a bit of subdued pizzazz to the room.  

I found a great stencil pattern online - on my own, and not through Pinterest, if you can believe it - at

It might be a bit busy even done in the same colour as the wall; I'm going to have to think about it for a bit.  But stencils are down the road apiece.  First I have walls to paint, furniture to reupholster, etc.  And I really have to do something with that dining room set, that doesn't involve junking it.  His Grace, the Duke likes it because he finds the chairs very comfortable.  So tomorrow's entry will be about what I've come up with so far, but get your thinking caps on, because I'm really open to suggestions.


  1. Loving all your ideas. Those holey orange drapes? Our first house had a set hanging in the family room/kitchen. They went with the flower power wallpaper on the wall. Nothing like shocking pink, sunshine yellow, brilliant blue and pumpkin orange orange flowers first thing in the morning. HA!

    1. I don't want to give the impression that I'm so super on trend. There's a lot of 70s stuff that I quite like, mainly because I liked it then and never got to have it in my house. But not the drapes! Especially not with 3 totally different blues that already clash. Something's gotta go!