I haven't done much knitting this week, but instead I painted the dining-room.
When we first moved into the house I painted the dining-room a deep red. More or less the same colour as the dining-room at the old house, which I loved. The last house, though, had white trim and pale maple floors, whereas this one has dark teaky coloured trim and spice coloured oak floors (pegged oak, no less). We also bought a very beautiful dining set in a dark espresso finish, at the last house we didn't have a dining set, just a large rush mat and a giant wicker chair in the middle of the room. There were built-in shelves on one wall, so it had the look of a reading room. Our bunny, Pip, loved to chew on both the mat and the chair, so the room also had the look of a barn, but I digress.
I found the red in the newer, but older, house too dark and dreary, even at times oppressive, so I painted. Here are some before shots:
I painted with a Ralph Lauren Regency Metallic, colour Champagne Toast. It's quite nice, not as metallic as you might think. It has a deep satiny look, a bit shimmery, but not cheap looking, very nice. Here's a little look:
On the week-end, Nigel and I will be discussing artwork for the walls in this room and the living-room. We've been putting it off for the three years we've lived here. It's a bit like picking children's names, I'm expecting this to be a long and arduous task. With luck I'll post next week with some decisions...maybe...hopefully.