Friday, 23 January 2015

Dining Area Switcheroo

Way back in April 2013 we painted a couple of the walls of the living/dining room area in a lovely green (Vert de Terre by Farrow & Ball); then at some point last year we decided to go the whole hog and have the entire living/dining/kitchen space painted the same colour; we'd been a bit nervous of it overwhelming the space and making it feel dark, but we grew accustomed to it very quickly and now really like it. Here's a photo of the largest wall in the living room area with the colour added.
However, there was one wall which was left out when the rest were painted because we had a couple of large/heavy pieces of furniture in the way, and we just couldn't be bothered to move them. So we lived with a single white wall in the open plan area, until last weekend.

This is the wall in question in some of its various guises since we moved in:

The photo above shows pretty much how that wall has been for quite a while now, well right up until the weekend.

And what caused this turnaround? Well, just before Christmas hubby and I were at our local auction room (Lawrences in Crewkerne) and we spotted these cabinets. And we both fell in love with them.

Hubby was off work at the time having had an operation on his neck, so he went along to the auction to see what sort of price they were likely to achieve and to put in a bid if the price was right. Well, you've guessed it, the price was right and we ended up with the gorgeous cabinets (plus another one that we couldn't leave without.) Then there was the issue of where the cabinets would go. And really, there was only one place they could work. So we put an advert in our village shop offering these two cabinets for sale and within a couple of days they were sold.

That left us with a lovely blank wall to paint.

And we all know that the family that paints together...

Two coats later and it was time to move the auction cabinets in from their temporary home in the garage.

And here there are in all their glory. The one on the left a cabinet of curiosities, the one on the right housing our collection of travel books and a few other odds and ends.

1 comment:

  1. They look fantastic. I could be wrong, but I think our family room is painted that shade of green, did it about 9 years ago so I can't remember the name of the color, but it sure looks like it. And after 9 years it has worn well.


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