Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Year New Changes Sneak Peak

Well Christmas is over and since I decorate way before Thanksgiving I am ready to see some of my decor come down after Christmas.  Don't you just hate that dull feeling in the rooms after all the Christmas pretty comes down?!

It is motivating me to do some painting and change ups in the Dining Room.


This was my Christmas Dining room.  All has been taken down and packed away.


Everything and I mean everything came down in the dining room and is getting ready for  new paint and new look.

My dining room is entertainment central when we all gather together.  So this room is used a lot at holidays and everyday.  So after the Christmas came down it felt right to give this room a fresh coat of paint.

This was where the vintage mantel and windows hung.  They are down for the paint and not sure if they will go back up in this space.  I will have to see after we paint what will go back into this room.

The sun is shining and it is almost 60 degrees here so I am taking full advantage of getting the Christmas decor down and we don't have to trek through snow to get to the storage shed to put it all away.

We are having more of a Spring  time than Christmas.  So maybe that is where I am getting the "Spring Cleaning Bug" early and the energy to do some change ups.

Plus I have Terry home for a week so I am totally taking advantage of that man and his tools lol!

Stay tuned to see how my new dining room will look.  I am going for cottage gray and white to blend with my kitchen.  Hope it comes out like I have it visioned in my head!!!


I am enjoying these next few weeks of time off to do fun things with my family and start a few new "fresh ups" for the new year.

See you soon with some results of this dining room refresher.
Happy New Year
Kris
:)

57 comments:

  1. You are raring to go, Kris! : ) I can't wait to see the changes you've made. You will have to post before and after pictures when you are done. I'd like to paint this year, too. We really have to and I need to get a move on in picking out colors.

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  2. Kris, You are a brave one...spring cleaning, you are killing me girl. Poor Terry, as my Teddy would say, you are going to work him , like a borrowed mule. LOL. Can't wait to see what you are planning. I am truly loving these milder temperatures. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. Can't wait to see the room. Where did you get your white chandelier, very pretty! What gray are you using? See I just as excited as everyone else to see the fresh up! Di@Cottage-wishes

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  4. Wow, I hope I catch that cleaning bug! I pinned that set of windows. What a clever idea! Have a wonderful new year.
    - Judy

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  5. Wow you are well ahead of us. Decorations come down next week and we are still loungers. Can't wait to see this room complete! All the best in the new year.

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  6. Wow girl you are even painting. Now that's cleaning up after Christmas for sure. I can't wait to see what you will do next. I'm always ready to get things put away and cleaned. Christmas decor seems like such dust collectors to me and I love a clean place.

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  7. You are very energetic, I have no motivation to do anything except get rid of the Christmas decor!! Can't wait to see the new look!

    xox

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  8. Seriously? Girl, painting during the holidays?? I am not even thinking of taking it down yet. It is finally calm enough to enjoy it! But I am anxious to see what you do....have fun?????

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  9. I can't wait to see. I'm getting rid of the beige around here too. I've the laundry room and the mancave to do and that will be the end of the yellowish tones. Enjoy your spring like weather.

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  10. WOW-I can't wait to see what you do-you are very ambitious and I love it!

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  11. Kris,
    Enjoy your blogging break and your new painting/revamping project in the dining room. I've been making John use his tools too... But Monday he goes back to work. Have fun with your vision I'm sure it will turn out lovely.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  12. I took mine down the morning after Christmas Kris. Can't wait to see your new dining room and the changes you make. Bought me a new tool to try out myself. I've got a lot of painting to do and it is supposed to make that job easier so I will see ...
    Enjoy your time off and Happy New Year to you and yours!
    Patty@thatssopretty

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  14. WOW!! When you start switching things up you really mean it! Looking forward to seeing the new look.

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  15. Wow. It warmed up there. It was 74 on Christmas, but a cold front came in and it was 50 here, which is really cold for us. I can't believe it is warmer there than it was here yesterday. I hope it all works out as envisioned, without repainting. I remember that the table took a few steps to get it right. xoox

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  16. I am in the process of removing Christmas right now. The bed in the guest room is covered with things that must go up to the attic. I am looking all over blogland for ideas because I have no idea what to put on all my empty surfaces next.

    Enjoy an entire week with Terry.

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  17. I'm excited to see what you come up with! I know it will be beautiful! A new room for the new year...wonderful!

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  18. OOohhhhh!!! *rubbing hands together* Can't wait to see the new look!
    I am still basking in Christmas décor and parties :)
    I too am not a fan of the 'naked after the holidays look' .. Always in search for new inspiration.
    Hugs, Gee

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  19. Can't wait to see the new look! I know it'll be beautiful! You sure are having some wonderful weather. My hubby is off for awhile now too. Hmm...now you've got me thinking I need to take advantage of that and think up some home improvement projects. :)

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  20. Looking forward to seeing another one of your beautiful transformations! Happy New Year!

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  21. You are so fast at getting things down! What a fun way to start the new year. Fresh clean slate and I am very excited to see your new dining room. That standing door in gorgeous!!!!

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  22. I'm still enjoying mine until after the kids come home, but I'm thinking of a fresh, different coat of paint too. Maybe we can make it happen.

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  23. Congrats on gettting you decorations put away. I can not wait to see your new changes. I am going to redo my guest room after the New Year. We always keep the decorations up until the day after New Year. But I am going to try to use things I already have on hand for the make over. I need to use more of what I have and by less. Our storage is getting way out of control.

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  24. Hi Chris, well I'm glad I'm not the only one. Every year I take the Christmas decorations down on Boxing Day. I get so many people saying how terrible that is. But when I put the decorations up in mid October, I am keen to have my home back. And with shops all shut, it gives me something to do, including reorganising and redecorating with everyday items. I can't wait to see how you redecorate! x Julie

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  25. I put a few things away today and will put the rest of it away over the next few days. Can't wait to see your redecorating. It feels like Spring here too...this is the warmest December that I can remember having in a long time.
    ~Cindy

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  26. Kris! I can't leave you alone for more than a few days without you making some HUGE changes! Was it just yesterday you posted you were taking a little break and would announce a few LITTLE changes for the coming year?? And I thought I was doing pretty good just getting my linens laundered and the outside decor down (we had 60° today too!). Wow, you make me look like a schmuck!

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  27. Girl, you make my tired ache. lol! I do not believe that you ever rest! I would love to paint my entire kitchen and family room with pretty white trim, but just not up to the work right now. lol! I am just starting to take Christmas down. I have quite a bit of Wintry decor that will carry me through till the end of January. Had fun styling a New Years mantle today. Can't wait to see what fabulousness you come up with next in your dining room. Happy New Year!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  28. I can't wait to see your room's new look. I cannot wait to put Christmas away after we get home tomorrow. I have rooms to work on too.

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  29. It sounds like it may actually be warmer in Chicago than in AZ. Today's high was 59 and tonight's low is supposed to be 30. A tiny freeze warning has been issued for the area! I put away some of my Christmas dishes and such but plan on taking the rest down in the days ahead. I have to work Mon and Tues but then have 5 days off and plan to get everything cleaned up around here! I look forward to seeing what you do in your dining room area! Enjoy your time together with Terry! Blessings, Cindy

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  30. I sure wish I had your energy. I just hate to take it down because it always looks so dull after Christmas. Hope I get some energy to get cracking. I know one thing I am getting rid of alot of Christmas decorations.
    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for your dining. room Enjoy your time off with Terry.
    Happy New Year.
    Mary

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  31. Kris...you are like the Energizer Bunny! I never realized your dining room was so big until I saw it stripped of everything. You have such a great sense of style, I know its going to be gorgeous Can't wait to see!! :)

    Jane xx

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  32. Looking forward to you sharing the changes, Kris. You sure know how to empty a room. I'm a wee bit jealous of that large bright room too. What a great space to work with. Wishing you continued energy in your new project and all the best for good health and happiness for your you and your loved ones in the New Year.

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  33. I don't blame you for wanting to take down your decorations since they've been up for awhile. I can't wait to see your new dining room when its done!

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  34. Hi Kris, I think the cottage gray will be gorgeous! I know you will have a "new tweek" on things for us to be inspired about!! With your energy, we won't have to wait long......can you send some of that my way? lol! Looking forward to seeing the new changes in your dining room~~~Blessings~~~Roxie

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  35. How exciting! I can't wait to see what you do with that room! Happy New Year!

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  36. taking down the xmas stuff does inspire changes, doesn't it:) have fun, kris!

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  37. Kris, you are always so productive. You have inspired me to get some things done especially while my hubby is off for a few more days. I know your dining room will turn out beautifully!

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  38. Wow Kris!... when you undecorate, you REALLY undecorate!... can't wait to see your new look (although I love the way it was)... all of my decorations are down and put away too, and like always, when Christmas is over my thoughts turn to Spring... Happy New Year to you!... xoxo... Julie Marie

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  39. Ohhh...you are incredible, Kris...so energyzer!!! I'm so excited to see your next projects and decors. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  40. Hi Kris

    Do you EVER sit down and relax? LOL. I must confess that if my decorations went up as early as yours I'd probably be happy to put them away now, but as it is, I think we'll keep them up for a few more days yet - it's something pretty to look at when I'm stuck in bed. Really looking forward to seeing what changes you come up with, as you're always so good at giving fresh inspiration.

    Big hugs

    Judi in the UK

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  41. We are kindred spirits for sure! I love that you are taking this week to repaint etc... My attic is calling me, I'll be cleaning out and decluttering while you paint. I can't wait to see your transformation. The gray sounds perfect. Since I painted my living room and kitchen gray, I've not had the itch to change it.
    Have fun Kris!

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  42. Hi Kris! Thanks for popping over to my blog for a visit! It is wonderful to meet you! I am looking forward to seeing the changes in your dining room. I am signing up to follow you on bloglovn.
    Penny

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  43. Can't wait to see your changes, girlfriend! I'm ready to move on from my Christmas decor, too!
    Susan

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  44. Kris,
    I love your blog too and I'm so tickled that you are following mine! I always get so much inspiration from reading your posts and seeing your lovely pictures. Your dining room looked stunning for the holidays and I can't wait to see the transformation. I know it will be great!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  45. Looking forward to the changes!

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  46. WOW! Can´t wait to see the "new" room...your Christmas look so nice, so many lovely thing´s you have!
    Have a beautiful day, take care!
    Best wishes from a snowy and cold Sweden,
    Titti

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  47. What fun...can't wait to see the changes!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  48. WOW! Kris, your dining room is lovely either way...sparse or filled with lovely art! I wish you nothing but FUN as you give your space a new look. It's always fabulous to try new things (and I love that vintage window ensemble!)

    Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog today. It's been a fabulous year and entering into my seventh will be an artistic challenge, but I'm up to it. Life gives us so much to make into art.

    HUGS and happy new year! Anita

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  49. You are ON it, girl. I haven't even thought about taking it down yet. I'm looking forward to your DR reveal- I know it will be beautiful and uniquely you! Hope your Christmas was merry! xxx, T.

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  50. Oh I'm dreading taking things down this year - but can't wait to see what you do Kris !
    Are you restaining your floors too?
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas
    Big hugs from me
    xoxoxo

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  51. Good for you Kris a change like this is always good for the soul, you'll feel like your in a new house when you are done. I have grey and white in my house and I love it. It seems to go with everything. Good Luck and enjoy! XX Jo

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  52. You go girl I can't wait to see what you do...I know it's going to look fabulous!!

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  53. We enjoy taking down the Christmas stuff and moving forward. Thanks for stopping by Cottage at the Crossroads Kris.

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  54. Wow...you really took it down to a blank slate....and I can only imagine your plans for this room...I am so anxious to see what you do!!!...I keep my decorations up in the house till Jan 6th...The outdoor decs come down New Year's Day....glad your temps are rather mild for you and you can enjoy the sunshine...raining here today!

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  55. I'm exited to see your finished dining room. Everything you do always turns out beautifully!

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  56. I know the changes to your dining room will be gorgeous, as is everything you do Kris. I've enjoyed following your creative journey throughout 2014 and although I don't get the opportunity to comment as often as I'd like to, I'm always following along. Your blog is such a pleasure to visit and so inspiring. I can't wait to see what evolves here in 2015. Happy New Year xx

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  57. You make me want to do something now, lol! I know it will be beautiful as always!

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