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Sunshine in My Dining Room

I have an amazing farm table my husband built (yes, he is quite the carpenter) from some wood that came from an old barn he took down in Louisiana, his home state. It makes me smile every time I look at it and eat on it.

If you know me or have been to my house, I do not have many pieces in my home that do not tell a story. I like to fill my world with things that remind me of the people who have been in the chapters of our lives.

So, let’s talk about the dining room chairs.

These chairs were stored in an old barn of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller’s. They were getting rid of some things and offered them for a sale. I swooped in, bought them, and then painted them black. It fit in that time of my life, not because they were dark and it reflected my mood, but because I was in a decor time with a lot of neutrals.

Black Dining Room Chairs

After moving back to our “home park”,  I have felt lighter, more cheery.  I thought my house should reflect that. So, I started with the chairs.  I have wonderful friends like Jerusalem Greer who loves color and uses it all over her home. She inspires me.

So, I bought some paint.

I brush painted two chairs before I said, “sweet mercy, where is the spray paint?” I bought a high quality spray paint and got to work.

And, here is what happened.



 Cheerful indeed.

I am still working on decorating this room, I need curtains and some other things, but for now, when I walk through there, my heartbeat quickens and a huge smile lights up my eyes and face.

How about you? Have you used a lot of color in your home?

So much sunshine and blessings,
The Park Wife


  1. kim says:

    I love the chairs. And you need to add GAWB to your side bar 🙂
    I use color in the kitchen and in fun statement pieces! I have lots of red cast iron in my kitchen and I love pillows that pull out the neutrals!

    • The Park Wife says:

      I moved 18 pieces of cast iron to our new house. I am not allowed anymore. Jeez!

  2. Whitney says:

    LOVE the bright colors!! Definitely looks like a cheery table to gather around 🙂 What type of spray paint did you buy because I’m thinking about giving my tired table and chairs a revamp this summer??

  3. Suzanne says:

    Smooth paint job!

    We have multi-colored vintage Fiesta Ware scattered around to add pops of color throughout the living areas and kitchen.

    Hmm. Don’t know why I wrote “living areas.” We pretty much live all over the house… Anyway, I’m sure you know what I mean.

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