In late November 2011, I finally finished my brown theme, almost a decade in the making. Although I have to admit, I didn't know it was in the making. Usually, if I start something, I finish it. So the living room and dining room, were always a vision, but never a priority. I purchased a living room set and then a can of paint. MS and I painted the accent wall in the living room a dark mocha brown and painted the door white (removing all traces of the previous purple!). I replaced the window treatment with a new curtain rod and five curtain panels. The curtain rod was actually quite an adventure and after two attempts, I found one at Bed Bath & Beyond large enough (imagine that!).
I purchased wall decor to decorate the walls, including the dining room walls. I tore down the chair rail and the wall paper and border on the dining room wall. I went to a painting store on three occasions and painted plates to hang.
I added the brown wall color to my dresser in the dining room to spruce it up.
|The dresser: BEFORE|
|Cedar Chest: AFTER|
I have to say that I love, love, love my living room and dining room. I feel so peaceful and content when I walk in the room. I am so relaxed. Accomplished.
|Dining Room: AFTER|