The Yellow Dining Room Ceiling Is Gone

11.12.2018

How was your weekend? It was cold and beautiful here and Mr. Savvy and I finally got something I have wanted done for a long time accomplished on Saturday and we both can't stop looking at it. What did we do? We painted over the yellow ceiling in the dining room. Now, I'm just trying to get used to the new much brighter look and of course scratching my head and saying why did I wait so long?

But let's back up a few years and explain why the ceiling was yellow in the first place.


Those of you who have followed me for nine years may remember how this room used to look.
If not and for those of you who are knew you can check out { this very old post } and please excuse the poor quality of the photos. That old post is a bit of a jumbled mess, too and it won't correct when I try to fix it. Also check out this post I did on a {table setting} and you can see how yellow the room was.

I didn't realize how the yellow ceiling was making everything in this room warmer and yellower.
The new color is White Dove by Benjamin Moore which is the same as the walls.

This is now the brightess room in the house. I don't want it too feel too cold, but the wood hutch, tabletop and armoire warm up the space.

Another thing that got a quick update is the large blacksmith sign. I've been wanting to tone down the black a bit so I did pulled out some milk paint and watered it down good and brushed some on and dabbed it back off over and over until I had the look I wanted.

I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, but pulled out a few things I would use if I was.






I tried to find the old post that revealed the white walls with the yellow ceiling that I was too lazy to paint, but it has vanished. I know it was in 2011 so seven years is all it took for me to finish.
I guess better late than never.

Here is the room the last time I shared a Dining Room Refresh.

Nothing changed, but the ceiling color and look at how the yellow ceiling made the walls look cream.

I cannot be happier now that the yellow ceiling is gone!



Have a great week!

30 comments:

  1. Love, love, love those head chairs which I must've somehow missed! Would you mind sharing the source or brand, please?

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    1. Carol, I ordered those from Amazon a few months ago and they are currently unavailable. They are by Orient Express.

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  2. It looks great and love the bench back in the room!! I know you have been wanting to paint the ceiling for a long time.

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  3. Wow what a difference that made! I know you have wanted to do that for a long time. It looks great

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  4. It looks very fresh and clean, but I have to admit I did love the yellow ceiling. It was so original and I love the warmth it gave the room. I totally understand the need to refresh and update our living quarters. Great job!

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  5. It looks great, Kim! I love the color in there...I have White Dove on my kitchen cabinets and am very happy with it. You room looks so much brighter now! I can't tell you how many times I have done something and then wondered why I waited so long...
    Shelley

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  6. Kim, I saw your Instagram post so I knew you had a busy weekend! Painting a ceiling will kill the neck, but I know it was worth it. The space looks beautiful, it feels good to accomplish something you have wanted to do for a long time.

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  7. I love it. Dove White has been my 'go to' white color for years. I love the semi-gloss for woodwork, too. It is really neutral, I think...and not too warm and not too 'cool'.
    I think the dining room looks bigger now because your eye doesn't go to the ceiling and stop at the wall 'border'.
    I like the toned down sign, too.
    Have a great week, Kim. xo Diana
    ps- How is your mom doing?

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  8. Dove White is obviously a very popular color. I've used it for 20 years on my ceilings and semi-gloss for woodwork. 3 years ago I held my breath and had my kitchen cabinets painted with it and wish I had done it long ago. It always seems to work with cool or warm colors. Whites can be so hard to choose, when I found Dove White, I stayed with it and have always been happy.
    Your ceiling looks wonderful. Glad you finally painted it.

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  9. Kim, This is so pretty. I have only been following your blog for a couple of years, so it was fun for me to click back on your 2010 post. I think we all have evolved with our decorating styles. It makes me not feel so bad about some of the choices I made back then! Thanks for your beautiful blog with so many lovely ideas.

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  10. Kim, the new color looks amazing! It's so light and bright. We all loved our yellow at one point in time but one day I was just over it. I do still love to see shades of yellow in other people's homes though...it seems happy.

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  11. It looks great, Kim! Have you started Christmas yet? Have a great week!

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  12. It looks really lovely. I liked the yellow too. Either way it is a beautiful room!

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  13. I loved your yellow ceiling so much i painted my dining room ceiling yellow too! I get tons of compliments and friends who say they may do the same thing. Glad you like your lighter ceiling, but the old one was my inspiration. Thank you!
    R. Herget

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  14. I love the new color! I typically adore non-traditional white ceilings, but the yellow was just a little too much. It looks amazing now. And the wood colors really pop much more with the white. Great work!

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  15. Kim can you tell me what the trim paint color is. I do like the Dove White!

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  16. So, what a change!
    I went thru a "yellow" phase a while ago, now everything is a light taupey grey, except for ceilings, which are shade of white (not white dove)...
    sometimes I consider doing a little blue...but even my painter (who is great with color) looks at me like I've lost my mind. What do you think of a pale blue on ceilings???

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    1. I think a really pale blue as in just a hint of blue would be pretty.

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  17. Can you give me a source for your light fixture, please?

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    1. I ordered that from houzz.com a couple years ago.

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  18. It looks fantastic! What a difference. The room is perfect!

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  19. Oh no...I loved the dining room ceiling yellow. It is on my bucket list of things to do in my home. I just painted my entire kitchen (I have copper backsplash), living room and entryway Dove White. My next step was going to do the ceiling in the living room a soft yellow, (I have navy blues, cool blues & whites for my furniture) but I am reconsidering keeping it white now. I am a color fanatic, but then decided after all these years to try a clean slate after seeing how nice your home looks with light colors. You've encouraged me as I view your newest and latest decorating. I even did the tall wainscot in my kitchen and hallway that extends to our coat closet from the kitchen..with adding a very simple green leaf wallpaper design above the wainscot. I have to say my husband absolutely loves the changes. Thanks to you..I am learning so much. I was always gun-shy of white walls. HA, you sure changed that for me. I'll have to think about doing the yellow ceiling, for I just loved it in your dining room. Hey, No matter what you do it always looks perfect. That is why I follow your blog. :) BTW, I am the one that asked about your bedroom with shiplap wallpaper (along with a dozen others, lol). I did find wallpaper on another site and very reasonable. It is currently in a box in my spare room until I can get to it. You inspire me beyond!!!

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  20. I know exactly what you felt like with the yellow! My powder room is lighter than your ceiling but a similar color and it does the same thing. It's on my list of things to paint. Maybe in 7 years :-)

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  21. It looks wonderful! I totally understand. When we painted everything white it was like a fresh new house. What a change.

    Shannon :)

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  22. It always takes me forever to complete a project - ir to read your post for that matter! The white ceiling brings so much light in the room! And all the wood touches make it inviting. Well done!

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