Monday, May 12, 2008

I'm Blue

The gold dining room is no more. In fact it has
been painted for several weeks now, white with a
band of pale aqua at the top.

New valances were the starting point for the
color change. I have several rooms in tuscan gold
and wanted one room where I could but roses and pink
and aqua items.

This cupboard is now aqua too. I
like it with my matte white McCoy pottery.
I am now living with the room for awhile
to decide what kind of chair backs or covers
to make. So stay tuned.

This is an idea I snitched from Rhea at She uses these cute little cheese covers
to display or highlight an item on a pretty plate.
So , I was tickled when I found 2 of these at the
thrift store for a total of $1.28! I put one of my
favorite millinery flowers in this one but any number of cute
little treasures will do.

Well, that is it for now for the dining room.
I would love to do the whole first floor, hey, the
whole house in this palette but I have some furniture
pieces that I can't get rid of for now. Some creativity
is needed. But for now, I have my one aqua/ pink room.


Connie said...

I LOVE what you did with the dining room and that aqua!!!! Plus the little cheese covers are adorable. Great idea.....

Merci-Notes said...

Hi karen!
I made it for a visit! :)
I love your Aqua cupboard especially. I too have collected McCoy white pottery. I have, I think just two swans, and a bunch of white pottery dish shapes for flowers etc.
I like how your cupboard truly highlights your pottery!
Enjoy your painting break!

With Kindness,

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors! What a very beautiful room!~~~XXOO, Beth

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

KAREN!! It is fabulous!!! I LOVE the aqua! I am so happy for you, as I know you have been wanting to do this. You did a beautiful job!

Love ya,

vickie said...

WOW! Karen, it's beautiful. Love the cabinet with the white McCoy.
Great job!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What lovely room colors, and I love those valances!! :)
Thanks for the visit!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful room I love aqua!

Miss Rhea said...

It looks fantastic. :) You did a great job !! I wouldn't want to leave that room, all my craft supplies would be all over that big table. :) lol

celestina marie said...

Hi Karen, I just love your redo. It is so inviting and the colors are so pretty. That aqua cabinet with the white pottery is so fresh and gorgeous! I have done the cheese cover idea on plates and love it too. You are so talented and did a beautiful job!
Celestina, la rea rose

Sharon said...

Karen the rood redo turned out so good. Now you have the perfect place for all your shabby roses.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

VERY pretty dining room. I love it especially the cupboard. Great work!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Very pretty, indeed! It all takes time, doesn't it? Love it.