A Lighter Brighter Doggier Corner

Do you ever have spaces in your house that just bug you?
I do.
This corner of the living room always bothered me.
I could search for a before picture, but I don't wanna.

This is the "after", so I hope it doesn't bug you the way it is right now:

I needed some color and light in this corner. It was just too dark for me.
Maybe it's the chocolate brown walls?

I kind of have the urge to paint them lighter, but changing up this space was easier for the moment.

And LOOK in the background you can see I painted my dining room table, from black to antique white!

There is a dog theme going on here.
My friend Jennifer painted our dogs. I LOVE these pictures.

And Marcus loves this pic of Katie and Blue taken last April.
It looks like a beautiful field, but we were by the highway.

I had this red sconce already. I just added the white stripes to the cover thingies.

I like for things to be a tiny bit whimsical, if you haven't noticed!

I did a little rearranging to my white cabinet too:

I just noticed Katie in this picture, standing on the chair, and watching her daddy mow out the window.

I just got this cute metal mirror at Hobby Lobby.

Katie is coloring with her markers while I'm on the computer.
I love that she uses ALL the colors.

I think that might be an inherited trait!


Jenna @ Sharing My Jennarocity said...

Dina, do you have a "how to" on how you painted your table? Our table just broke and I have been wanting to repair it and paint it but I don't even know where to start!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love your "dog" corner! I have pictures of my dogs all over my house. I'm sure people think I'm a loon.

I just recently found an etsy store that is really cool...this lady's young daughter is an aspiring artist, and for $5, she'll create a piece from a photo you send her of your pet. I did that the other day and it came out so cute! Gotta find a place to put that in my house.

I'm with you on the whimsy..it makes things so much more fun!

Erin K said...

I can't believe you left that corner in the dark for so long. :) Just kidding. I can't remember the before but the after definitely looks amazing, as always. And I too love that Katie uses ALL the colors. And she managed to not get any on your white table she's working on. Amazing!

Miss G said...

I hadn't read this post and I'm catching up. I need to know how you do the marker thing at your house because I'm afraid to let him loose. Kelly