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  • Vikki's Dining Room Redp

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    41 posts, 14 voices, 2795 views, started Jan 11, 2011

    Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 by Vikki Hall

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      I am posting some naked pics of my dining room. I will over the course of a few weeks be asking you to help me pick out some details.

      Today I am starting with paint.

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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • I love red but seriously this is TOOOOOOO much red!

          What color do you think?  

          There are 3 here to choose from.



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          Tuliplady wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • Well, I would have said leave the red on the bottom.  It’s gorgeous, just too much.  

           I’d go with that very taupe color you have at the top of the samples.  Then because you’ve got such nice warm colors, I’d paint that bright white chair rail and moldings a much softer cream or brown.

          Is that popcorn ceiling?



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • Lol! Yes it’s popcorn ceiling! And I am leaving it alone!!!!

          I have painted 4 ceilings already in my house and that stuff is crap but I am NOT energetic enough to scrape it off then replaster...........ugh!

          The ceiling I will probably paint a very soft blue so the molding really is set apart.



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          Angelcart wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • Vikki I like Tulip’s idea of red and taupe.  Those are the colors of my living room and I get tons of compliments on the colors.  But, if your tired of the red......what about a  taupe and deep blue?  My kitchen in my old home was a real deep blue and I really miss that color.  I love color, color and more color.happy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • Hmmmmm........... sounds interesting! I will have to look at some samples



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          Tuliplady wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • Mmmmm, love the taupe and deep blue combo!   Find a deep rich blue that leans just a little bit toward purple.



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          Angelcart wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • I think a really deep blue on the bottom and really nice taupe on top would be really nice.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 11, 2011
        • You both have me thinking!



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          Mary Clark wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Ok..here’s my two cents.  

          Keep your ceiling white. It will keep the room open and bigger.
          If you do anything to it...put a fresh coat of white ceiling paint...if it needs it.  Those popcorn ceilings are a pain to deal with!

          I personally love the lighter taupe color.  I would paint above and below the chair rail the same color.  In my opinion, too many colors will chop up the room instead of having a nice open flow.  The lighter taupe will make the room seem larger (despite I really can’t tell how big that room is) but still..it keeps the room larger.  Also the lighter taupe is such a good neutral warm color that you can go in with so many other complimenting colors.  

          If you like the blue..which I would do a darker blue or navy...use that in your window treatments or wall art.  

          Keep the chair rail, crown molding, and baseboards...WHITE!
          If gives just enough of break in the room without chopping up the room....plus it gives it a clean look.  

          Change out your brass chandelier for black wrought iron fixture and hang it a little bit lower.  And if you are doing window treatments...come in with a tailored top of window to floor drape.  

          I do like the brown color but depending on the room size and how it flows into another room...darker colors can make a room seem smaller.  If it’s a pretty large room it can handle it.  

          With the taupe I can see accenting the room with pictures that are in a black frame...somewhere in the room you need to have ONE thing that is black.  Every room should have one accent piece ..whether it’s black lampshade or whatever.  

          I personally like taupe and black in a room.  Black being either black lampshades on a chandeiler or on a lamps on a buffet...frames of pictures on wall...or wrought iron wall art.  And/or in window treatments.  

          Okay now that I’ve written you a book...LOL...sorry...
          Google this:  latest 2011 colors for the home..



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • I like the 3rd sample on the right... below the chair rail. And I don’t care for the chair rail at that height... or the stark white is too much, maybe? It works up at the ceiling but not with the chair rail and baseboard. If you do decide to go with a rich, dark blue below the chair rail, maybe soften the color of the chair rail and baseboard? Your moldings look all the same size. If you gonna keep the chair rail I’d add a flat trim snug up against it at the top to make it more significant and draw the eye upward, and the baseboard then wouldn’t stand out so much. With the baseboard, chair rail and ceiling molding all the same size, it creates a choppy effect. You can put some wide masking tape above the chair rail to see what I mean, and see if you like it. ;oD  Ps: love your artwork!  

          Cathie



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • I have some chocolate suede chair covers and runner for the table. I am planning on changing the light as well.

          I just have a habit of doing things in layers vs all at once. Gives me the option of changing my mind.

          Once I get the paint done I will be moving on to the light fixture and asking for your help again. I have a few in mind!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Vikki IF you‘re going to keep some of the red I like adding the taupish color seeing it is a neutral. You have to remember the color of your table/chairs as well the brown is too dark IMO for the table setting but you can use it by adding accent pieces in that color.

          LATE NOTE: forgot about your brown chair covers but I still wouldn’t go with the brown for the walls, the covers for the chairs as well as any other pieces in the brown would do fine for your accent with the brown.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • See Neicy this is why you need to come down here and help me decorate!



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          Angelcart wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Vikki why don’t you buy some home magazines (or just look at them at Home Depot) to see different color schemes and how the color look’s when it’s done.  I’ve always had a hard time with those small paint swatches.  I’m sure you could go on-line and see rooms to get some ideas as well.  I’m by far no professional decorator but I was watching “Sell This House” the other day, and they had a real small room and used very dark colors.  They said people always say dark colors make the room look smaller but that’s actually not true.  They said it’s in how you accessorize and the furniture you use.  I guess you can tell I’m a big fan of dark, dramtic colors.  lol



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • LOL and I would love to and would enjoy doing so, its my passion.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Lol! I guess my version of HGTV is not translating well on Fab40 ohhhh

          I actually have a clue on decorating I just thought it would be fun to have you all help me decorate as I go.....

          I had originally thought to add some trim work below the chair rail to make it look more like wainscotting and paint it all white. Then have the color on top. I still may do that (or direct my hubz to do it) I just need to settle on a color 1st before I go further.



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Vikki I’m sure whatever you chose to do will be FABULOUS!!! just remember to post a finished photo so we all can enjoy with you!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Also Vikki I was wondering are you changing out your window treatments as well? I like the window and I can see you doing a scarf draped only to one side with a huge dramatic tassel on each end of your rod as your focal point for the window treatment. Just one of my favorite ideas I used alot lol. ; )



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • I haven’t thought about the windows yet but yes I want to do something....



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          Marya1961 wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Vikki, I love all three colors..we did our family room in the light shade and accented one wall in a beautiful dark pumpkin color..the complimentary colors in that room are chocolate brown, sapphire blue and pumpkin..I also accented with black picture frames on the wall..will take a pic once I straighten up..tongue out...and my dining room walls are chocolate brown, we took the chair rails down and just painted full walls...the complimentary colors are red, dark sage green, and taupe...unfortunately the dining room and living room are almost like one huge room, so we painted the living room wall the dark sage green to break it up and it flows nicely...looking forward to seeing your room step by step, it will be beautiful!estaticheart



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Neicy, I Love your idea of the scarf draped at the top of the window treatments! I’m going to borrow it. ;oD  

          Vikki, I hope you keep the artwork. It will look gorgeous on a taupe wall. And I was think-
          ing too that a wainscotting would do that chair rail justice.  

          Cathie



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          Denise Richardson wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Have at it Cathie i just think it make a room look so much more formal when you use this look.happy



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jan 12, 2011
        • Neicy are you talking about the wainscotting?



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          Cathie Beck wrote Jan 13, 2011
        • Niecy, the windows in the open great room have wooden valances (reclaimed wood from the historical restaurant up the hwy) and muslin roll up shades for a casual look. I live in the woods. I think a fringed scarf/shawl would change it up and be fun.  

          Cathie



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Ok here is a picture of my Dining Room AFTER!

          I still need to get accessories but I haven’t found anything that MOVES me yet.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • The basket of pine cones is leftover from Winter..... just waiting to find stuff to decorate the table and the side bar with.
          So please post your suggestions!



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • That all turned out great!  And I LOVE the flower pictures!!!

          I’m visualizing some big chunky beeswax candles in there and if it were my dining room, I’d have to have a few touches of greenery.  Maybe some really nice silk flowers for the centerpiece.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • I haven’t found a light I like either so I painted the old one.....



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • I love that idea TL!!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Thank You Eva!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Greenery sounds nice. like Tulip suggestedhappy

          I like the curtainsheart



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          Mzd3 wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Vikki, your dining room looks great! I especially LOVE the art piece between the 2 windows, above the wine cabinet. Where did you find that?heart



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          Rose Nino wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Wow! It looks really nice Vikki! heart

          Roseestaticheart



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          Cathie Beck wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Oh wow, What a difference, Vikki! I’m in love with the wrought iron and glass wall hanging.
          Didn’t see it in the Before pictures. If my dining room, I’d do a tray below it on top of the side table with just a couple of very pretty glassware pieces to continue with the bar look. Not too much so it didn’t look cluttered. Even with this, it’s Beautiful!  

          Cathie



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          Mztracy wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • I love it and the circles wall art you have is the one i am getting for my family room!!!



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          Mary Clark wrote Apr 4, 2011
        • Great job Vikki....love it!!  Love your drapes..heart



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