I'm trying to brighten things up in the dining room. I am thinking about painting a few of the larger furniture pieces of oak a different color to help lighten things up in there. Now that I have the experience (and street cred) from painting the kitchen cabinets, my hubby has reluctantly given me the go ahead to paint some furniture.
I know I'll be painting the hutch the same white as the cabinets. It is really large and I don't think I want to commit to that much of any one color. I also have a 1990's oak wine cabinet and a thrift store half circle table that I want to paint as well. They are small enough that a nice pop of color on them will be a fun addition to the room. I have narrowed it down to periwinkle blue and sunshine yellow although I'm not sure what piece I'll be painting which color just yet.
As much as I want to simplify my house with whites it seems I am always drawn back to primary colors. I love the sense of fun and casual feel bright colors add to a room. I think the calming affect will have to come with less clutter and more open wall space.
I can't wait to get started. I never thought I'd hear myself say this but I think I hear my paint brush calling me.