The area that I think has changed the most in the past couple of weeks prior to our Woman’s Day shoot has been the dining room. At the last minute we managed to install drapery and hardware and get my table painted a nice subtle minty green. Also added a bar cart from Ballard Designs for good measure. Here is the table in progress between coats (I sanded, primed, sanded, painted, sanded, and painted again).
I used a high gloss alkyd oil based paint from Ben Moore. Granted the brush strokes show a little still and there was some necessary scraping post shoot to make sure the leaves didn’t stick together, but it seems like it’s holding up and the color really brightens up the room.
Don’t you love the new doggie drapes that my friend Meredith and I designed on spoonflower? I’d found a Dwell Studio fabric I liked but the colors and animals and scale were wrong for the room so we did our own version. Bryan loves dogs and has had a great time barking at the new drapes.
And here is the fabulous Ballard bar cart under my snuff bottles (I think the Pooh Bear wet wipes really up the ante as far as styling goes)