Makeover on Arts & Crafts Colonial dining room
ChrisApril 11, 2013
I have a beautiful 1912 A & C colonial. The architecture in the dining room is beautiful but I think I am not optimizing it's raw beauty. I can't afford new furniture so I am going to paint the room/molding,remove the upper portion of my hutch and paint the chest. I think I am going to do shades of white or cream on the walls, and either distressed black or white on the chest. What colors would you use and do you think I'll achieve a dramatic/contemporary fresh look with this plan? I also have a really pretty distressed console table in red. You can see it on the far side of this picture below the little windows. I also was going to remove the lampshades on the chandelier (they are pier deux in a busy print) for a more simple look in hopes of adding drama. I also think possibly the rug will pop more if the walls are white. Any suggestions on shades of white or cream would be really appreciated!