Remember when I showed you the paint swatches that I was deciding on for our dining room?
We ended up with the bottom one, which is called “Secluded Garden” by Valspar
When we moved in, we painted our dining room a light neutral color. Our entire house was so dark with paneling and wall paper that we decided to play it safe to lighten things up.
After thinking about it for many months and going back and forth, I decided to take the plunge and paint the room a dark teal. My main fear was that it would make the space feel small and dark. I did not want to go back to how the house was when we first moved in! But, I’m absolutely in love with the results! It’s the perfect shade of teal, not too dark, not too light. It makes the space feel fresh and modern, yet still goes well with our mid-century dining room table. However, I do plan to recover the chair cushions in something simple and neutral. Here it it:
It’s really a beautiful color. I’m so glad that I got so many swatches and spent the extra $ to buy the 2 small jars to test out my favorite colors in the space. I have re-painted a few too many rooms because of making hasty paint color choices. I will never go back to that method!
I’m also ok with the same curtains in the room. Originally, I had planned to make new white curtains, but I think these will do for awhile.
And I threw together a little functional centerpiece with my “new” vintage salt and pepper shakers and a cute vintage teal planter that my friend Erin gave me. It’s perfect for holding napkins. And I put it all on a white tray that I can easily move when needed.
Oh, and I have big plans for the big empty wall. I’ve already started working on it and I hope it will be as great as the vision I have in my head!
I love paint.