Sunday, June 20, 2010

From black to beachy

Hello everyone~~~getting ready for another Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch with Susan.
I thought I'd share my dining room transformation. My house was very "dark" primitive country for a few years. After painting the walls and beams and bead board, I wanted a brighter lake house look. I made the valances out of sailcloth, and added lots of bottles and shells. The chairs were painted white, and also a blue that I mixed to get just the right shade. The chandelier was painted white, and just recently the crystals and drops were added. The cupboards went from mustard, and black to white. I took up the oval wool rug, and just went with the wood floors.
I removed the dark country accents, and have been adding vintage items here and there. I cannot believe how bright and clean it looks now. I love the blue and green of the bottles and jars on the sills...reminds me of the water just outside our windows.
Hope you like the changes as much as I do!


  1. Quite the transformation, Debbie! You have worked so very hard, have slapped through soooo many gallons of white paint, and the result is stunning, girl! I'm so proud of you! :) It's just like being on vacation all the time now, isn't it? lol!

    xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

  2. What a transformation. You have a classic choice. Overall, it is beautiful.

    Great job!

    -Hardwood laminate floors

  3. Seriously this does not even look like the same kitchen....wonderful transformation, I love the color!

  4. WOW. It sure has brightened up. It's beautiful. I'll bet you love hanging in there. It looks bigger, too.

  5. You really changed things up big time and it all looks fabulous. I love the chandelier and the bottles really give it that beachy look! Love it, Debbie!


  6. Wow! This is some more transformation! I can't get over how beautiful and bright this looks. Everything looks fantastic. That chandelier is phenomenal!

  7. I love the transformation!! I decorated in the cottage style for years and then went primitive to only find out it wasn't me. I've been working on painting things to brighten it up in my home. Seeing the photos that you have shared has helped me to be brave and grab my paint brush.

  8. This is a wonderful change! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Isn't it amazing what a little color can do? this looks awesome! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from MM. :)

  10. What a big difference. Amazing what a can of paint and a bit of elbow grease can achieve.

  11. What a great transformation, you did a great job!

  12. Oh what a transformation, pretty in white!


  13. Oh..I'm doing the same thing...getting rid of the dark and in with the light! Looks like it was time...for both of us!

  14. Awesome!!! I love it. Thank you so much for your prayers.

  15. It looks so classic now! I love what you and your white paint did!

  16. Hi Debbie,
    What a transformation...your dining room looks wonderful!! I love the glass bottles, too!
    I'm so glad you stopped by today, and thanks for your sweet comment! You are entered for two chances to win my giveaway. Good luck!
    Hugs ~ Jo :-)

  17. Wow! What a difference white can make! So wonderful you spent some time in Paris and recreated your experience in the guest room. Looks very inviting!

  18. I'm so glad I found you, I too was country/prim since 1983 and now I'm redecorating! I don't know what I'll end up being beachy or shabby but it's so much fun finding out! I'm clicking on following you...


  19. Dear Debbie,
    This is darling what you have done!

    God bless,
    d from Homehaven