Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fine, go to Nicaragua...

I will just paint the dining room black. Partly because I am sneaky and have no desire to have an actual discussion about the (possible) bad consequences of doing so, and partly because I know it is going to be amazeballs. Well, there was a brief moment of "Oh baby Jesus, what have I done", but I muscled through it. 
Sure glad I did. Our dining room (which was a kind of non room before) now has something to say. It kind of yells at you, but I spend way more time in it so I must kinda like that. And thankfully Paul loves it too. Whew. 

Before...a wallflower of a room. Yawn.

My "Oh crap" moment. It was brief.

Now...A loudmouthed girl in a tight black dress that orders you to "Sit down, pour a drink...stay awhile".

Even the art is happier.

Paul has no more big trips planned in the near future. 
Wonder how much I can get done during a day trip to Niagara on the Lake?


  1. I love the way it makes your beautiful, old Pearson street chandelier pop. What colour did you use? We need to come up again to see it in person.

  2. Technically dear, I should be taking two trips before Jan. 1. Niagara for sure for the Razorbill possiblilties, Franklin's and Slatey-backed Gull and Black-legged Kittiwake; and also a day up to Algonquin Park for Gray Jay, Black-backed Woodpecker and Boreal Chickadee. Then there's the Rufous Hummingbird (westen bird, big deal for Ontario) that just showed up in Ottawa. Think of all the 'things' you could get done!

    To see what happened in Nicaragua...

  3. And I do love this new look. It makes me feel like I need to be cooking better meals to match the stunner of a room. The steaks we had Saturday would've fit the room nicely but we ate them watching a movie...

  4. yes, the room was p.o'd.
    thanks emma - i will have a look at the name...or, yes come on over :)

  5. ps. quit trying to sneak more trips in mr.riss...

  6. it looks absolutely amazing. great job! and the new table is a wahwahwah extension to the room!

  7. thank you annton! i am very much in love with the table too...a bit afraid it might fall through the floor, but amazed non the less. xo

  8. Gorgeous! I am a huge fan of dark walls, and they are perfection in this room!

  9. Love this room! Love your entire house! I can't tell you how long it's taken me to 'find' your blog again. I thought I bookmarked it after seeing it on another blog and I didn't. It's been driving me nuts ever since looking for photos of that gorgeous restored farmhouse. Finally. Marion House Book. Cheers from a fellow Canuck!

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