It is the eve before we move into our newly remodeled home after the big flood in the summer while we were on vacation. The hose to the upstairs toilet broke and water started flooding down our staircase. Jos our caring neighbor discovered it and called for help. Our contractor did a excellent job guiding us through the process of picking paint colors and choosing the correct lighting fixture. If I called to ask a question he always answered, "How can I help you?" I can see why Tim Allen was so popular in the situation comedy, Home Improvement, because we all like our homes to be a little more efficient, or a little more of whatever the trend is for the decade.
Newly fresh paint on the walls looks like a new beginning. I chose Comfort Gray from Sherwin Williams for the dining room because it matched the floral wing back chairs saved from the flood. I found the paint color on the blog, King of Comfort Gray. I replaced swags to match rose walls I painted the year we were married in 1988, to a brocade drapery from Alex. I found the Country French Fabric in Charles Fabre's book so I was so excited to find the fabric from Cutting Corners which matched the Comfort Gray from Sherwin Wiliams. I will miss my drapes because they are part of our history. Many dinners were served in the dining room among the china plates I hung on the wall given to me by Great Aunt Grace. I can't wait for the boxes from Serpro to be unpacked and all is put back safely in their proper place.
Here are before and after pictures of our dining room.