Photos: new foyer, old foyer, new dining room; old dining room.

On Saturday, I nearly painted myself into an early grave. I was exhausted and dizzy by the time I’d finished.

I got up early and cleaned the house, then decided to tackle the project of painting the dining room. But since it opens up to the foyer, I had to paint the foyer and a hallway, too. (Actually, the hallway became an afterthought, when I noticed how unfinished a certain corner looked without the paint.) I like the final result!

The old paint was a kind of violet, but the new is darker purple and a seafoam green that’s light and nearly blue. I’m loving the difference.
On Sunday morning, I was rushing to touch up a little section on the ladder when I jiggled the ladder and spilled my paint tray . . . everywhere! It’s a miracle it didn’t paint one of my dogs, since they always stay so close to me.
I had to laugh as I cleaned it up–I’ve always thought spilling paint has to be the worst painting mistake you can make . . . short of a fall that sends you to the hospital. So now I’ve made it! 🙂


  1. Mocha with Linda

    Are you bionic?! You did all of that AFTER cleaning the house? In ONE DAY? I am in awe!

    It’s beautiful!

  2. Anonymous

    Isn’t it amazing what a change in color will do? Love the peacefulness of the seafoam and purple combination. Awesome! Clyde

  3. Kathy

    It’s lovely. It’s feminine and tranquil. Speaking of dogs, I had a painting accident with my dog once. I was painting the “puppy room,” when I noticed my paint brush, full of paint, was missing. I had put the paint brush down a few minutes earlier. Anyway, my dog, Doodles, had the loaded paintbrush in her mouth. When she saw she had my attention, she ran through the house with the paint brush. I did catch her. There was very little harm done. She left paint on the wall upstairs and she got some in the carpet in the living room. Thanks to a great carpet cleaner, the paint came out. I’m glad you didn’t paint your dog.

  4. Kathy C.

    What an accomplishment!

  5. Kay Day

    I like it! I like your furniture, too. Especially the clock.

  6. Angela

    LOL. There’s a story behind the clock, Kay, but it’s not for public consumption. Sometime when we’re together, I’ll share it. 🙂


  7. Kay Day

    Ok! You’ll have to remember. I doubt I can for that long!

  8. Suzanne

    I love the new light in your dining room, it’s gorgeous!

  9. BJ

    I’ve known this for some time, but now it’s confirmed: there are two Angies–maybe three. That’s a given, because no one woman, not even an Amazon, could do what you do in one day.

    I could envy you these beautifully redecorated rooms … but you deserve them. What I *really* envy is your energy.



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