Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dining Room Update - January 2009

Here's a litte ditty 'bout the Dining Room.

Newly installed beadboard panelling, that flows in from the Kitchen, to create a seamless, cottage look.
New wall color, that speaks to the countertop in the Kitchen, and creates a soothing coastal palette throughout the two rooms.

There are only two solid walls in the Dining Room, the other two have big, giant openings on them. The two solid walls always looked so FLAT to me. Nothin' but floor to ceiling drywall.
I love the addition of the new wall texture, and the visual interest it creates vertically. It will really get those eyeballs movin' on up, when the window is decked out, and the framed photography is hung by the homeowner with care. :-)

Check it out!





In the meantime, I'm off to blow my nose for the 1,398,458th time...cough, cough.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to hear you with the music.

Layla said...

That's odd...because there is no music playing! :-)

Layla

Sarah said...

I heard no music..........Loved your little video! The ending was funny and I needed a little laugh!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Cool Beans Layla...It's gonna look fantab. And how great to have the hubby paint, too!

Darling video...even with the sniffles!!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Ok. Layla, if you got any more adorable . . .

Really, you are so talented and totally a cutie pie. I can so see you on a tv show!

Love the dining room so far. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love your videos Layla, but I want to see you being silly IN the video, not just at the end! Your personality always comes through at the end when you are laughing, bring it out MORE! Your videos are such an awesome part of your blog, don't try to be so serious!

Your bead board rocks. I want to do a tall farmhouse style treatment in my dining room, and I really want to paint the ceiling, but once I start it has to go into the kitchen as well. BIG JOB! You are lucky, your husband does the work, mine likes to supervise! PS- I didn't hear music... Looks awesome!

~Misti

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

Hi Layla.... just found your blog... really cute video. It's so nice to have a hubby who is handy. My husband is very handy, but works all the time, so I end up hiring out! Will be watching for more updates of your cute cottage!

The Steel Magnolia House said...

You are adorable! Love what you are doing with the room!! HGTV would be lucky to have you.

The Steel Magnolia House said...

I heard no music! Nada!

Vorlaufer Von Rottotiller said...

Thanks for the cold all the way from Alabama...cough,cough...both Jen and I are sick...it looks great though, what happened with design star?

Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

I think you are a doll! I can see you on HGTV for sure! You have everything that people like to see--charming, fun, creative, adorable and personable! I wish you the best of luck! I enjoy your blog! Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! You inspire me!
I'm a fan! I'm cheering for you!

Kim said...

Either I'm crazy or the anonymous commenter is... I didn't hear the music she/he was hearing. Hmmm? I thought your video was great!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

It looks Great! Can't wait to see the finished product! Softer Tan is one of my all time favorites.

I don't hear any music???

xoxo,
Cathleen

Donna & Cody said...

I've been waiting for this update! Can't wait to see it done. i so know beadboard is alot of work but so worth it in the end.

Thanks for sharing! Cool video!

Donna

Cathy said...

I loved the video and the update! You are so talented..

{{Hugs}}

Cathy

JHRME said...

I like your sand and sea concept! Will we get to see a detail shot of the beadboard before and after paint? Is Kevin creating it or just(I hate to use the word just because I know its work)putting it up.

emilymcd said...

HI, Layla-

I love your design style... I'm currently living vicariously through your design b/c I have a 5 yr. old and a 5 week old who need some attention (no complaining here)... but I do long for the day when I can add some more touches to my house.

Cool idea with the beadboard!

Emily

emilymcd said...

HI, Layla-

I love your design style... I'm currently living vicariously through your design b/c I have a 5 yr. old and a 5 week old who need some attention (no complaining here)... but I do long for the day when I can add some more touches to my house.

Cool idea with the beadboard!

Emily

emilymcd said...

HI, Layla-

I love your design style... I'm currently living vicariously through your design b/c I have a 5 yr. old and a 5 week old who need some attention (no complaining here)... but I do long for the day when I can add some more touches to my house.

Cool idea with the beadboard!

Emily

Karen said...

Hey Layla,
I think it looks great! The video is so fun - you're a genius.
Happy days...Karen

Dana and Daisy said...

I wondered if he had to take the window moulding off and then put it back on after adding the beadboard or did he cut around it?

And is he priming the beadboard first? Do you use any primer, like killz for that?

Sorry you're feeling bad. Love the soft color pallette!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

640 followers, woohoo! You got it goin' on!

Hope you're feeling better.

Love the beadboard carried through~ I'm anxious to see your window treatments!

Natalie said...

Could you possibly be any more adorable?!

You need a TV show...like now.

Thanks for inspiring,

Nat :)

Layla said...

Hey there!

I've received a couple of emails from readers who have had some tips on improving the quality and content of my video.

When my husband and I quit our jobs to pursue our dreams, we sold almost every piece of electronic equipment we owned, so that we could continue paying our bills.
That includes, our once fancy-schmancy, high-tech video camera.
What we have now, is a inexpensive model, that doesn't even have a functioning zoom button! :-)

Any videos I post here, are simply shot on the fly, unrehearsed and simply to document our renovation process. (It'll be neat to watch them in 50 years!) :-)

I hope the quality or "looseness" of them isn't a deal breaker.
I'm just doing these for fun!

Layla :-)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lookin' good, Layla, my dear! Can't wait to see more and yes, you are adorable!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Cute video. I just love beadboard, so I can't wait to see it finished. I did not hear music either. I enjoy your blog. Great ideas. Love & blessings!

Amber said...

hi layla! i recently stumbled upon your blog and i am totally hooked! im a designer aswell and you have inspired me so much already (im currently building my house!) i love your videos,yourself & kevin are so funny & entertaining! cant WAIT to see the after shots of the cottage!!
best wishes all the way from ireland!
Amber xx