Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate...it's not just for breakfast anymore!

I recently just finished painting my dining room...wanna see? Previously, it was two different shades of mossy green, divided by a chair rail. It was just okay. I had been thinking about a chocolate brown for some time. When I saw a room in the Bachman's Idea House painted brown, I decided to go for it!

You'll have to excuse my pictures....north facing window, dark color, glare, rookie camera, blah...blah...blah.....
I bought some Martha Stewart paintable bead-board wallpaper for below the chair rail and painted it Antique white to match the trim color. It's quite a sharp contrast with the brown, but I love it.

This is the front of a chippy vintage dresser drawer that I picked up from one of our JunkFest vendors this year.

During our visit to the Bachman's idea house we shopped the store, where I bought this cool bulk scale....now sitting on my dining room table.

I didn't even have to change my window treatments or slipcovers!

I have a collection (3 is a collection, right?) of chippy white columns standing in one corner, holding faux pumpkins that I painted white & stained.

My cream stoneware vases pop nicely against the brown too...

...as well as some architectural pieces that rest on top of some repurposed kitchen cabinets-turned china hutch. I guess I have a few cloches too....

The paint color is Valspar's Earthly Impressions, but it's exactly the color of a Hershey bar. Milk Chocolate.....ask me how I know...


  1. This is spectacular! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! those columns are FABULOUS!

  2. Love the chocolate brown color next to the white...beautiful room! Great collection of columns!
    Tammy :-)

  3. Really nice, I love that you used a non-traditonal china cabinet in you dining room, it looks so great! The color is beautiful and nicely balance with the black and cream. Enjoy your new room!

  4. i love it all, cass! is it december yet? i want my personal tour.. :) xoxo

  5. Stunningly gorgeous Cassie.....the whites just pop against the brown....great colour!
    Happy day!

  6. Everything looks great Cassie! The columns are just the perfect touch for that corner! Thanks for sharing - Andrea

  7. Wow! What a wonderful room!! I love it. And I'm with everyone else, the columns are to die for!

  8. Oh my gosh - it is just GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!!

    ;-D Now I'm hungry for chocolate...

  9. What a fabulous dining room. I'd have never thought of decorating with brown but it looks superb.

  10. Post title got me in, Room makes me wanna stay. I love it. That Bachman house got all our wheels turning. What a wonderful backdrop for all your great stuff.

  11. So beautiful! I love the contrast of the your cream stoneware against the brown wall. Stunning! Those columns are stunning too.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything! Can I move into your dining room? Seriously, the paint color goes so perfectly with the white underneath the chair rail and your black and white curtains and slip covers (my fave!) look like they were meant to go with the new motif! Everything is styled just to my liking. One word of caution - don't lick the walls! Chocolate......yummy........~Leena~

  13. OH MY STINKIN' FABULOUS! I love the color. It's so warm and totally yummy. You wouldn't want to share you "slipcover how" to would you? I have chairs just like these that need to be covered badly. I love how yours are short and perfect for kids at the table. Great job on your room! Enjoy it!

    Jennie @ CInnaberry Suite

  14. Your colors and execution are WONDERFUL!!!

  15. Lovin it all cassie...I am totally a brown and white Fan!! Wait until you put that pop of green in there for Christmas!!! Love

    Andrea... I am not sick yet just tired, but the store is amazing the BEST Christmas I have done yet. I guess it takes a few years of practice to get it done right.

  16. Very pretty. I like the way the white pops off of the chocolate.

  17. Oh. Man.

    I can't even read any of your text, I'm so infatuated with your paint and decor. (And I think I just gained 2 pounds thinking about chocolate-y walls. Mmmmm.

  18. I am so happy that you found a spot for the chippy drawer front! We love it when our treasures find a new home.

  19. Love it all Cassie. :) Want to come turn my home into a Cassie style house? Beautiful, personal, classy and inviting! It's all to die for...
    Thanks for sharing!


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