So, I finally got my dining room painted last week. I somehow eeked it out in one day with a lot of help from my husband with juggling the kids. The harder part since then has been getting some decent photos of it.
I think its funny how photographing a room makes you examine it so much closer-- where the light falls, how it changes throughout the day, how the paint can look five different colors in different spots around the room at the exact same moment. I usually sort of rush through life, and this process slows me down a bit...sometimes slower than I would like, of course.
The paint color is called Westie White, and I must admit is much subtler than I had planned. I felt the main paint color in my last home was too dark for the long and gray Michigan winters, and chose a shade for this room that was one shade warmer but about the same depth as a favorite paint color I used in a previous home of mine. Well, on the walls in this house, in this light, it looks much paler than I remember the other one.
I would have to describe it as a chalky white, or the palest Dove gray, or the color of moonlight if you don't imagine that being yellow. It goes well with the things I have in here, a little shabby, a little worn. I'm glad I chose it for this room and not a main living room, but here, with our new light fixture, it sort of glows, adds a quality to the light that I didn't plan, but quite like.
And, the light fixture is one you may have seen before. It's from Restoration Hardware. When my husband happened into a RH Outlet recently, he called me to see if I was interested in any light fixtures, and I said that I had always loved these, but would not be willing to pay that much for it. When he arrived home later that night he had this one which he found for about 60% off. He was also able to buy new lights for several other places in our house at amazing prices, so if you can find yourself an RH Outlet, I highly recommend it!
Stop back by in the next few days for a product review of the paint I used for this project. I also have one last project planned for this large blank wall, so keep an eye out out for that as well.
More thorough photos, including a before, found here.