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It’s time for the reveal of our dining room makeover using the MARQUEE® by Behr interior line of paints. To refresh your memory, I went from a dark room to a lighter, more youthful feel – and more representative of our young family. So here you go! The new dining room has been painted using BEHR MARQUEE® one-coat hide paint in Varnished Ivory MQ3-40 in eggshell.
I brought the paint all the way up the walls and onto the ceiling. It keeps the room simple and it feels bigger when I did this – it eliminates a line of where the wall + ceiling meet, which visually makes the room feel larger.
As many with small homes would appreciate, one room doubles as a room for multiple functions. The dining room although used for where we eat dinner – also is where we pull out our laptops to work. Oscar sometimes pulls out Lego to play with here or I’ll occasionally have meetings here, since I work from home. The new colour is warm, yet still light enough to not feel like I chose a colour.
To add some more fun to the room, I added a wood secretary that I bought at an auction for $25 and although it’s meant to be a desk I painted it out and turned it into a bar for when we entertain or host a dinner. When the guests go home, we close it up and it fits right into the decor. The exterior is painted in the same Varnished Ivory MQ3-40 and the interior BEHR MARQUEE® Schooner MQ6-7 in semi–gloss.
For some pops of colour to make the room fun I added mini details that are little “ah-has”. I prefer to get colour in small pops vs. a whole wall which is why this colour from Behr is so ridiculously perfect. It allows for me to play with colours everywhere in the room, and yet it still is warm and holds its own as its own colour.
Wall Paint Colour: BEHR MARQUEE® Varnished Ivory MQ3-40 in eggshell
Secretary Desk / Bar: BEHR MARQUEE® Varnished Ivory MQ3-40 in semi–gloss / Inside BEHR MARQUEE® Schooner MQ6-7 in semi–gloss