Sometimes as much as you might love a space, a fresh new look is needed. In this season of my life, lately I am craving lighter and brighter, and LESS. I still love my moody dark walls and plan to use them in some other areas of my home, but overall I am just craving less stuff. Of course I haven’t had any time to really purge lately, but it will be coming! A few weeks ago, I shared the new look of my dining room sideboard which I painted with Amy Howard’s One Step Paint. I mentioned in that post that sometimes a snowball effect can occur and one thing leads to another. The rest of the room felt off to me with that one change. And thanks to some serendipitous circumstances, I was able to keep making a few changes to create my white & soft blue rustic modern dining room.
A major change to the space is the curtains. I adore my Lacefield Marrakesh drapes but as I mentioned I was craving less, and they felt heavy to me. I mentioned it to one of my best friends who is very design minded, and she happened to have a set of 4 white Ikea panels she told me I could have for the space. I brought them home to try out and left them folded on the table for a week. I also bought a fantastic grayish blue rustic cabinet that I brought to Sweet Clover. I had feelings for this cabinet…. you know the kind.
I let it sit in the barn through the weekend of our Holiday Open House and decided that if it was still there after that, it was meant to come home with me. It’s filled with shelves and has better storage than the previous piece we had there.
I worked all day Monday on sales books, and come Tuesday morning I was ready to move forward with changes! Chris helped me haul in the blue cabinet and haul out the other before he headed off to work. I hung the white drapes and at first was in shock… any dramatic change can have that immediate effect.
But once everything was hung and the room was put together again, it felt like a breath of fresh air!
The light new look was not lost on my family either. (The table is not crooked below; the wide angle lens does that sometimes!)
Chris was late that night, so I didn’t get his commentary until the next morning. Typically if he doesn’t like something, he doesn’t say a word. If he really detests something, he lets me know, and if he really loves something, he lets me know. He made it a point to tell me how much he loved the white curtains. I was honestly surprised!It’s funny how one change can lead to so many more.
And this cabinet…. be still my heart, I just love it so much!
The colors in this space are pure perfection to my eyes. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but these are the colors my soul craves.
Oh, and did you see my funny little sign… a very good friend of mine gave it to me. She knows me well and it makes me smile every time I see it and think of her, and also think of how I like to go against the grain… it’s a past time. 😉
And finally, just for fun, I jumped in to a couple shots. Here I am oh so casually setting the table for no one because I work at home often and eat lunch alone… And Chris is often late… but let’s pretend that I was hosting a casual get together, OK? (Sidenote, Toms booties are the most comfortable things in the world!)
This space now feels so airy and breathable to me…. I can’t wait to give it a rustic (with a little glam) holiday decor!
What do you think of the changes? Were you team moody and dark or are you team light? I am a switch hitter, personally.
Happy Friday- I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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