50 Shades of Green: The Dining Room

Green Cottage Dining Room

When we moved into this house, the first room I worked on was the dining room.

We ripped down the taupe iridescent wallpaper  and painted the dining room a limey-pear green, Dried Palm by Behr.

It was fresh and summery, and I liked it for a while. But in the evening light the color on the walls turned quite… sorbet colored. It was more melted pistachio ice cream than crisp celery.

So I decided to repaint.

Green Cottage Dining Room

This is certainly not the first time I’ve repainted over another color choice I’ve made.

Remember this disaster?

I love painting rooms. Some people feel very committed to paint colors – not me!

When I painted our Powder Room, I picked a gray-green color from Valspar called Willowind. I liked it so much that I went back for another gallon and painted the dining room with it.

Green Cottage Dining Room

And it’s perfect! Repainting is an inexpensive way to completely update a room.

This updated, earthier green color matches the other colors we’ve painted on the first floor.

Green Cottage Dining Room

For some of my painting tips, read this old post.

In this round of painting I used garbage bags to line the tray for easy clean up.

Green Cottage Dining Room

Next up is adding crown molding. That’s why my top trim line isn’t perfect. That’s our next DIY project waiting in the wings.

Don’t be afraid to paint! It’s always worth it in the end.

Once you get the right color that is. : )

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4 comments

  1. Barbie says:

    I love a silvery sage green myself and want to paint everything that color, but i’ll refrain and do only the walls. My husband is going to start on DIY project of painting our end tables and night stands both in a semi gloss white. I have white wicker furniture so it should look nice together.
    You’ve done a great job painting your house and love that you are choosing colors and not the standard off white most people do.

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