I thought I'd share with you some of the other changes I made in the dining room in addition to the paint job.
The windows had burgandy colored valances, and I was tired of them, so I went to Hancock Fabrics and found some beautiful fabric on sale. I bought three yards, cut it in half, sewed a small hem on the ends, and draped it over new rods. I'm loving it!
I can't have any of the fabric hanging down low enough where it would tempt a cat, and believe me, anything flowy that hangs is nothing but a toy for a white boy named Newman!
I've also collected some pretty vintage hankies, and I thought it would be cool to frame them. Michaels had floating frames in just the right size. A floating frame is just glass and allows your wall to show through. I chose four hankies that had grays, pinks, and some yellow in them. The black frames look nice because I have a black corner cabinet that you can barely see in the above photo, and I also have a black antique trunk against the other wall.
I have a few more items to hang, but I'm really pleased with the new look! My other project is to recover the dining room chairs. I found a fabric I love, and that project will begin after we get back from vacation!