A Craft + Dining Room Refresh!

multi-purpose craft room/dining room (before) -tag&tibby

I love rooms that change over time, don't you? When we first moved into our home, our dining room was a space for selling vintage goods on Etsy. Now, 90% of the time our kids use the space for crafting and homework (and usually there are a few piles of things on the table!)

The base of our dining table is a stainless table frame we found from the as-is section at IKEA, and our table top is simply a piece of plywood cut to size. Over Christmas break Lee added a roll of craft paper to the end of our table. And we brought in a thrifted cabinet (and added wheels to the bottom) to hide their craft supplies. 

multi-purpose craft room/dining room (before) -tag&tibby

Functionally we are good with the space, but aesthetically we need personality! Beige, beige, beige is everywhere in our home (with the exception of our bathroom and playroom). We are strongly leaning toward a medium or dark grey (its a risk, but the ceilings are low and we can always repaint if we need a change later). 

I'll be working with Sherwin-Williams and Hayneedle.com to make this room happen, and I can't wait to get started! 

But first I need your help narrowing down the paint color and chandelier! 

Sherwin Williams Iron Ore with industrial accessories
Option 1: Iron Ore is moody and elegant, and it is the closest to a black. Its RGB values are 67, 67, 65 so it is a pretty solid neutral. I would pair it with a brass Edison/industrial style chandelier from Hayneedle.com to contrast the dark grey.  
An in-home example of SW Iron Ore from Vintage Revivals. 

An in-home example of SW Iron Ore from Vintage Revivals

Sherwin Williams Peppercorn with industrial style accessories
Option 2: includes a medium neutral/cool gray called Peppercorn. I would pair it with a bronze industrial pendant light from Hayneedle.com along with ikat curtains.
Peppercorn was recently used in a bedroom makeover at the Nesting Place. I like how she threw in whites and lighter grays to keep the space bright.

Peppercorn was recently used in a bedroom makeover at the Nesting Place. I like how she threw in whites and lighter grays to keep the space bright.

Sherwin Williams Software with Retro + Traditional accessories
Option 3: I would pair the color Software with a fun chrome sputnik chandelier from Hayneedle.com. There is a bit more blue and green than red in this gray, and I like the idea of it paired with a plaid curtain bringing in a bit of tradition to contrast the retro chandelier. 
And an example of Software painted in home at The Wicker House. It seems to pair nicely with wood accents and white.

And an example of Software painted in home at The Wicker House. It seems to pair nicely with wood accents and white.

I plan to make a decision by Monday, February 8th so be sure to weigh in! Leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!     xo julia