Sunshine in My Dining Room

by The Park Wife on May 2, 2014

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

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Debbie May 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

I’m loving this look! So inviting and full if hospitality.

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

It makes me happy when I see them!

kim May 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

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 May 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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

Melody May 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I love it too

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Thanks, amazing what a can of spray paint can do.

Susan May 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Love the colors–you’ve inspired me to use the paint I bought last year!

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I recommend a dust mask, and I want to see pictures!

Kelli's Kitchen May 3, 2014 at 8:14 am

Great job! I love the colors – Maybe I will have to do that to our kitchen chairs too!

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm

It is bright and so different from what I have always had, but I love it.

Jenny May 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

I LOVE this!!! Oh my goodness… Just perfect:)

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Thank you!!!

Heather || Heather's Dish May 3, 2014 at 12:13 pm

SO PRETTY! And I love that table! Would he want to build one for me? 🙂

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Oh, I have a long list of projects for him, poor guy!

Katie @decoratemylife May 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Stephanie, this looks AMAZING. I love the difference this made! We are a huge fan of color (and lots of it) at our house…

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Thanks, you will have to come by and see them one day!

Whitney May 8, 2014 at 10:56 pm

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??

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I used Rust-oleum Painters Touch 2x. They have some great colors.

Jeanetta May 14, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I think we need an invite for lunch 😉

The Park Wife May 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm

What day is good for you?

Suzanne September 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

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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