Our Newly Painted Dining Room!

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Ah, there's nothing better than paint - especially when it's a fun & daring colour, like red! I've always been drawn to bold pops of colour in home decor, but for some reason I've been too chicken when it's come to our own space. So with that said, I took the plunge, threw my reservations out the window and decided to go for it! We're absolutely in love with the final result! Our condo is open concept with over-height ceilings, so our feature wall has lent itself perfectly to the rest of the space + pairs well with our beige decor and dark kitchen. Fun! We chose Benjamin Moore Nutura paint in Grand Canyon Red; it's a non VOC paint and my favourite part is it has no odor. My hubby was more than gracious and did all the trim - it's my least favourite part. And Scout?!... Well, you know, he had the easiest job of all! Wishing you a great Thursday, friends. Anyone else painting? I'd love to hear all about it! xo

(AND... a little before & after action! We're loving the final look!!)

42 comments:

  1. The new color make the room more lively. Nice paint job!

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  2. love the new color!!! red is always so powerful and vibrant

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  3. that's the perfect shade of red! I'm always worried it'll be too angry

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  4. that looks totally fabulous! what a nice warm interior color
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  5. They say it on HGTV all the time, but really, what a difference a coat of paint makes! That looks so great! Also loving your storage piece -- I can't think of the right word for that piece of furniture so I'm going with storage piece -- such clean lines!
    grey et al

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  6. hey you two....way to work it! this is such a nice change up, the color choice is awes and seeing you guys doing "home care" is really rad!! it's a bold color but at the same time, a mellow one. i love it!

    i once painted a dining room a very similar shade :) i bet every time you walk by - there's an extra glance back just to admire your efforts. nice one V + M! um, Scout pitch in a little more next time alright! baha. xo ♥

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  7. Looks great! We recently painted an accent wall in red as well and absolutely love it! We have dark furniture but our decorative pieces are in whites so they pop nicely against the bright wall.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  8. Oh that color is fab! Can't wait to have my own house to paint!

    xo Emily Beth

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  9. Looks Great V! Makes the place so warm and its a fun pop of color!!

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  10. Very nice! Seems cozy! I really like your table and chairs - it's exactly what I'm looking for!

    http://landoftheglam.blogspot.com

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  11. Love the bold color! It makes it look so much more contemporary!

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  12. Wow, love the color~ I've always loved a bold pop of color on walls!

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  13. Amazing colour!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Love the red and it is nice to have a pop of color in your home!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  15. ooo! The color is just perfect. It really warms up your space and goes really well with your dining room set. :)

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  16. The red really defines the space, it looks great! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I love red walls, I have painted red one of the walls in my living room & I believe that it makes a room look so warm... I think your dining room is looking great...

    xo, Violeta

    http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com/

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  18. I love this! It is like terra cota and oxblood had a paint baby.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/
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  19. A great improvement! I love the warmth it adds~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  20. Ooooh! I've got a painting project in mind to start in the summer - I'm so excited for it, especially after seeing your results. Love the richness of the red hue and the warmth it adds :)

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  21. I absolutely love the red that you chose! What a beautiful color. Is it strange that I'm the exact opposite about how you feel towards color? Every wall in my house was painted a bright and cheery color, until I took a bold move and painted my art studio white! I've never lived in a solid white room before, so the change is really refreshing and nice:). It took me about a week to paint every wall white, but there is still plenty to touch up! And yuck, trim is the worst! :)

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  22. Looks really cool! Congrats on taking the plunge...I can't wait until I have a house of my own to paint!

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  23. What a gorgeous color! I WISH we could paint our house, but it's a rental so there's no painting allowed. Sigh.
    Happy weekend!

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  24. Love the colour!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  25. Now, that room is warmer then before And cozy now!) Great job!)

    beautyofheworld.blogspot.com

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  26. this looks really awesome. Very bright, but so pretty color! love it!

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  27. Wowza, such a great pop of color! I also really love your light fixture! So nice!

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  28. I have the same dining room table! I love that red paint. can't wait to see the finished thing!
    -kellie

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  29. So funny that I came across your post! We are getting our house painted this week. We moved in August 2011 and we've had enough of beige walls. :). The red looks amazing!

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  30. So funny that I came across your post! We are getting our house painted this week. We moved in August 2011 and we've had enough of beige walls. :). The red looks amazing!

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  31. We are getting ready to paint our front room, and I will check out this paint for sure. No odor? Awesome! I love the color :)

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  32. I spy that "getting pregnant" book there! :)

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  33. Wow! Your house looks like a show home :) You guys did a wonderful job and your home looks fabulous!

    xo
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

    ~Alyssa

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  34. Happy New Year V!! (A little late I know!) I'm just catching up on your blog and it's so lovely to feel like I'm back in the know, ha ha. The dining room looks amazing!! And it looks like you had a lovely holiday! Big hugs to you!! xx Nat

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  35. color can really change a whole room. Love how it all turned out!

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  36. Wow! Your kitchen may be simple, but by coloring the wall in Grand Canyon Red made the whole room warm and homey. A few accent pieces, like those on the table, can go a long way. I really love your color choice! Kudos for that!

    Tristan German

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