It’s Pink!

It’s pink! Can you believe it? If you read my posts about six months back, I was talking about how my husband ABSOLUTELY didn’t want a light blue dining room…he wanted beige. Turns out I’m glad we didn’t do blue. Not for this bunny! After months of trial cans of paint, we settled on this pale, peachy pink. I am so in heaven and he doesn’t know what hit him! He actually painted the walls pink and he LIKES them! It took us all weekend just to arrange pictures, hang the quilt, and decorate the hutch. And this is only the dining room! If you look close you will see two antique baskets on top of the hutch. These are two of the items I purchased on Friday. They are waiting for the perfect spray of flowers and maybe one or two more items to join them.

This is the wall that took the longest time. I’ve taken a close-up of it below because I’m so proud of it! I found the “flat” bird cage at that Christmas store I was at on Friday. It’s flat, just like someone cut it in half, and it’s meant to hang on the wall. A bird picture is painted inside. The two larger bird pictures came from Home Goods, the round little needlepoint pictures came from EBay, and the landscape pictures are original oils painted by my husband’s great grand-mother! How’s that for a mixture?

I put that little hutch I bought at “Room With A Past” in the hallway next to the dining room. It’s graced with my rooster collection. The collection all started with the rooster lamp that used to belong to my mom and dad. Have to use it so a rooster theme it is! (:

Here is the question of the week. Why can’t builders put the light switches and thermostats in a inconspicuous place? Why on earth do they have to be in the middle of a wall? Hello out there! Could you maybe think about decorating? I tried to work around this by hanging the tiny little chicken picture above the light switch. I’m sure it works and you didn’t even notice the light switch.

We’re waiting for the living room chairs to arrive and then we’ll finish the living room too! I think the chairs are on a very slow train somewhere.

More rooms to come.


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  • PamKittyMorning - What light switch?

    And uh, I saw those bird pictures two or three times now and dang it, I’m really really sorry I didn’t get them. Drat.

    It looks wonderful. Ever since I saw that little buffet I’ve been looking for one, none I find are as good as yours.

    Happy Thanksgiving Anne, it looks wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Gosh, I am so jealous you have a husband who lets you have pretty decor like that! My husband would never go for that. We still have his furniture from before we ever met! I feel like taking it out in the backyard and setting it on fire!ReplyCancel

  • KSedlak - Oh Anne,
    The dining room is just beautiful. It looks so romantic.
    The pictures of the birds are lovely. I have always loved birds too, so I have to say that’s my favorite so far.
    Looking forward to more pictures later.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Adla - Beautiful rooms and it’s so nice of your husband to accept the choice and love it. I have to say its still along the lines of pink that is acceptable for both genders, not an overpowering pink. Tell me about the switches being all ,you’ve done a great job disguising it though. The chickens are too cute.

    I’m laughing at what Beth has to say about taking her hubbys furniture out to the backyard. Hilarious indeed!ReplyCancel

  • Dannielle - Beautiful color!

    In fact, it looks very much like the paint I bought for my bedroom. I’m just waiting for my husband to get it the mood to put it on the walls.

    I love all the white furniture too. So airy.ReplyCancel

  • Niki - Looks wonderful. You have a great decorating sense!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Wow … I am highly impressed with the wall collage. The balance is perfect. I can see I really missed out by not having relatives who paint.

    Happy Thanksgiving.ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - Okay. . . for certain. . . that Ross is a keeper!

    Anne, I can’t believe the transformation in the dining room from this summer! You (& Ross too!)did a wonderful job!. . .(& I agree, the quilt IS the perfect choice!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Angela (Cottage Magpie) - It looks lovely. And I, too, wish my husband was okay with feminine decor, but alas, not so. On the other hand, he’s forever doing projects for me, so I guess I can’t complain!
    ~Angela :-)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - It’s lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - What a lovely room. I really like the art arrangements on the wall.
    You inspired me!
    Your husband must be a real sweetheart.
    I’ll be back!

  • Annie's Abode - It looks just lovely!

  • Meredith - love it. My dinning room is red with zero else done to it other then the furniture. I love your roosters. I have mine in my kitchen.Thank you for teh inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Ely - Hi Anne. We’re glad the hutch has “come home to roost” in such a lovely house!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Roberts - Pink walls! Why am I not surprised! Looks lovely. Sent your Secret Santa box. Remember to lock it up and give your husband the key! I think you will be guessing what it is based on the shape/size of the box. That means you can still get those items on your wish list AND in case you haven’t noticed, I added more cutepinkstuff. I also have the cadillac of all organizers coming soon! Gobble, gobble, Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - The pictures of your rooms always make my mouth water. If this quilting thing doesn’t work out for you (haha) you can always hang up a decorating shingle!

    Happy Thanksgiving Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Tami - Anne, Anne, Anne – u are so funny – Sometimes I need a smile and I visit your blog, between your words and sweet Chelsea, I am destined to smile – oh The quilts make me smile too! Anyway, I have a big Boxer dog, and recently got a picture back that I had taken of him with a little remains of a wig (on my boxers head (Obadiah, by the way)) off one of his dancing,singing toys he loves so. It makes me laugh and smile every day too to see that picture peek at me every time I open my purse! Your dining room is great! I might have to get a Bitty pattern – they are quite cute! What did u make them out of agin, felt, felt or the new wool felt??

    Happy Day


  • Marcie - I keep coming back to your blog just to look at this room! It is cottagy without being over done.Very nice! I am a pink person also. Stop over for a visit!ReplyCancel