Nov 13, 2011

Painting, Painting and more Painting...

So,
where have I been?
I have been bitten by the painting bug,
anything in my way should be afraid :-)


I painted my bedroom,
I gave you a peak and will show you more soon...

I painted the dining room,
I am starting on the foyer
and stairs,
but mostly I am painting the woodwork
and it is time consuming!

in the middle of my painting frenzy,
I bought a new chandelier...

from Home Depot...

it is the Heritage 6 style,
and available ONLY on-line,
I learned this after visiting three stores...


I painted it antique white....


and distressed it....


in past posts I have shown you
how I created drips on the candles of chandeliers
using a glue gun
(here and here)

this time I just dragged a small paint brush
along the edge of the "candle stick"
and let it drip...


here is the new dining room paint color,
it's Martha Stewart Orchid,
the paint is Behr one coat premium...

I think the first few pics show it a bit better
then these last pics,
lighting has been horrible on this gloomy day...


I am so excited to have the archway
between the rooms white!!!

when I moved here
 I never thought I would paint the woodwork,
but I couldn't be happier...

the rooms feel twice as big and so fresh and clean...


you can see the color is similar to the parlor color
but the dining room is a brighter and less subdued shade,
I just couldn't catch it with the camera today...

here is a link to the old color...



I had to share a pic
of my faithful painting companion Berry,
he celebrated his twelfth birthday this week...

He is, by the way,
 sitting on my favorite settee...

With paintbrush in hand,
I have been eyeing it all week,
so far I lack courage...

But,  I know it WILL be gorgeous in white :-)


Happy Monday!

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and


Thanks for stopping by today...

37 comments:

Maggie said...

I luv luv how you painted the chandelier, I have a brass one and want to do this, shall I prime it and what kind of paint did you use?
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Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now I LOVE the painted trim...looks GREAT!!! When we get started...it's just hard to stop:)

Blessings,
Linda

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I have that chandelier! I love it--the price is sure right. In my home I kind of like the aged iron look it comes with but it looks great white too so I may have to change mine up someday too!

Bente said...

Beautifol photos. Love that chandelier. It looks so gorgeous.

Have a nice monday

Hugs Bente

gilda said...

Hello Bella, Your first house was a marvel, but it definitely has a different light now .. sunnier, your new purchase is incredibly beautiful, even more chic with the new look you gave him :-) I must say that I you given a lot to do, so your absence is justified!
A hug to you soon!
Gilda

Deborah said...

Oooh lovely Bella!
I love all your whites!
I have been bitten by the same bug..bad bug! Or should we say "good bug"?! :)
Love your newly painted chandy!!

Deborah xoxo

Elna said...

Nice pictures and I just love the chandelier. And your assitent is so cute. I've just painted my small hall to get more light into it.

Elna

NanaDiana said...

Well, I wondered where you were. I should have known you were up to something. Loving the white woodwork. I know it takes courage to paint he woodword in an old house, doesn't it? I love how it brightens the whole house. Your chandy is absouluely gorgeous! xo Diana

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Good Monday Morning Bella :) Your home is just beautiful, and I love the color you've chosen! And that Chandy!!! GORGEOUS!! Love it painted white ~ yes, that settee would look wonderful painted white...how long will you hold out, lol :)

Wishing you a wonderful week, warmest hugs, Brenda

Mariaelena said...

tons of work...but so worth it...your home is beautiful!!....
Mariaelena

Mrs.Rabe said...

It looks so beautiful Bella!

Our previous home had beautiful natural wood trim from the 30's. We loved it.

When we moved to our current home, it had terrible trim so my husband reproduced the style of our old trim and we painted it all white! It's perfect! It looks just like yours! Though our colors are a bit more bold, ;)

Deanna

BettyJean @ Shabby Tea Party said...

Breathtaking!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hi Bella!

I see you are doing very well! Ah ah!!

I love the new colors and yes...paint that setee too, It will look stunning in white!

Fra

stefanie said...

beautiful!!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

I wondered what you were up too! It all looks beautiful painted white-so bright and airy!

Look forward to seeing the rest of the story.

Carolyn

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Bella,

I lvoe the chandy, and it looks beautiful against the new color. Soooo pretty. I need to paint too!

Debbie

Olga said...

Just yesterday I was thinking about you wondering what your current home-improvement project is. And today's post is the answer.
Your new chandelier is gorgeous. Looks perfect in your beautiful dinning room.

Pamela Gordon said...

You certainly have been busy! I love your new paint colour in the dining room and all your white trim looks fresh. It is such a chore to paint too! I love that you found the perfect chandelier and weren't afraid to paint it. It looks fabulous!

Linda said...

You have been very busy...I love all you've done...we have all white woodwork and I love it...everything so fresh and clean and bright!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
You have been a busy lady! I like the woodwork painted white and I think the settee will look nice in the same colour.
The chandelier is a pretty one and now that you've painted it, even better.
Judith

Roselle said...

Dear Bella:
It all looks like a beauteous Bed and Breakfast. Love it. Wish your painting bug would rub off on me. My dining room is crying to be done over. I can see how that settee would be fab painted over white. It would bring out all the ornate beauty but I'd be chicken too ;)
Happy B'day to Berry.
xo
Roselle

A Garden of Threads said...

Do you hire out, I need a bedroom and new front door trim painted, LoL. A beautiful transformation Bella, the room looks great with the trim in white.

jeanetteann said...

Bella your home is so beautiful, I love it all and the chandelier looks amazing antique white,xx

i beati said...

time to paint here too but I'm lost in colors

Loribeth said...

Love the chandelier! I've been thinking about painting the ceiling fan in our dining room, but so far have left it alone. But I just can't get the idea out of my head... (Jim for whatever reason doesn't want to replace it with the chandelier I brought from my house.)

I think that settee would look wonderful painted white!!!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hiya Bella! Your rooms are looking beautiful! Love your new white chandelier! Christmas is going to be gorgeous at your place!

Pamela said...

I am in LOVE with your chandy!! Everything looks fabulous!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful pictures of your home. I love the chandelier.

Dee

La casa con encanto said...

Hello Bella! Beautiful living room! nice blog, today I discovered! One kiss for Berry!

Kisses,

Cristina

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So beautiful! Love the chandi.

Katie Franck said...

I have an old brass chandelier that I'm about to redo but I couldn't decide if I wanted black or white.....after seeing yours, it's definitely going to be white! I hope mine turns out half as lovely as yours!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

I love what you did with that chandelier! I can understand your reluctance to paint ~ but everything looks fantastic! Give sweet Berry a big kiss from me.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Your house looks so romantic! I love the way it looks. What a beautiful colour you chose....and that chandelier.......WOW!

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Bella, Oh what a beautiful post, your home is so gorgeous, I love your paint colors and your woodwork is so beautiful! I love visiting your beautiful blog, you always have such lovely photo's. I have to say that Berry is just the sweetest! What a handsome young man. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for sharing your home with us. Hugs, Terri

Shirley said...

You have been so busy and the days are getting busy here too so I thought I would take a moment to wish you a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with family and friends..everything is looking so beautiful.
Kindredly,
Shirley

Gayle said...

Lovely Bella! I will have to check out the chandelier, you have inspired me! I have thought often of getting one for my bedroom and replacing the ceiling fan. I love it painted white.
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Amanda said...

Hello Bella! Your new chandelier is so very pretty! Your paint treatment was just right for it! And I love the orchid color you chose for your dining room walls! I adore your house and your style! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda