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Monday, February 11, 2013

Because My Dad Said So!

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Meet my dad, Sam ... devoted husband to my sweet and beautiful Mama ... retired dentist ... golf enthusiast ... and, now, apparently, decorator extraordinaire.



For the past few years, whenever Dad has come over ... more often than not, he would look up at our dining room ceiling and say, in his deep southern, instructional voice, "Becca, *when* are you gonna paint that ceiling(?)," OR "you *need* to paint that ceiling ... it's too dark and brings your room down," OR "I see you *still* haven't painted that ceiling!"  Time after time, I've humbly answered (as I'd roll my eyes and nod my head) "I know ... I know, Dad."

Well, this 43 year old gal finally listened!

Before (from last Fall):



AFTER: (Sorry that I'm only showing a snippet for now ... will share more once I replace our ceiling medallion!)


Admittedly, Dad was right!  A lighter ceiling (BM's Maritime White) IS better in here!  I never realized what an effect the gold, metallic ceiling had on the Manchester Tan walls, and how it would cast the darker color down onto the walls.  It seems brighter now ...


In fact, Mr. Roo just might break out in song!


I'm pretty sure that our *faux* orchid has even started to grow:


And, because I just KNOW that Dad is going to want to bring his friends over and show them the influence he has, I added extra seating by bringing in slip covered parsons chairs (that were in our bedroom) to the heads of the table:


Thanks, Dad, for the suggestion (or was that an order) ... I *finally* did as I was told!


Thankfully, Dad approves of the new ceiling and will now enjoy saying "Aren't you glad you *finally* painted that ceiling(?)" over ... and, over again!  And, admittedly, I wonder what he's going to say I need to do next!  LOL

By the way, if you need someone to tell it like it is (or give you advice or instruction that you didn't realize you wanted or needed), I'm sure "Sammie" will be happy to zip on over in my (I mean, HIS) Corvette and share his thoughts!


As always, thanks for stopping by!

I'm off to party here:

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40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the ceiling, such a cute post. Enjoy your dad, he sounds like fun. Hugs, Marty

Debbiedoo's said...

Now that is so cute Becca. Dad's know best:) It does make a difference.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your daddy is cute as a bug's ear! What a man to even notice. I love the light feeling and "all" of that gorgeous white hanging on your wall. Love your dad's corvette, send him on over I'm sure he'd have a lot to say about what needs to be done around here. hugs ~lynne ~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and isn't your dad cute.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! Sometimes it's just easier to do it then hear it every time, Becca! It really did make a difference though. I can see it just in the pictures. Not only does it look lighter in here but the ceiling does look higher.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Lovely change!! Looks great!

Eclectically Vintage said...

I can see HGTV following your dad around his his vette as he meets his new clients! I think I see a new career in his future!
Kelly

Jeannette said...

Hi Becca! Obviously your Dad has style and loves white!! Does anyone get to drive that Vet?? Sure beats the minivan my Dad drives!!lol

As always your decor continues to look gorgeous! I love love love all the white.

It's like a fresh smile!!(That's for your Dad!lol)(sorry - corny I know)

Have a great week - sincerely, Jeannette

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Looks fantastic Becca!! Aren't you glad you listened to your dad? :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Your Dad is a handsome guy and apparently knows what he is talking about!!! The whole room does seem brighter! I am also eyeing that CAR:):) That is so nice that you have your parents nearby. Enjoy the time you have with them. XO, Pinky

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

A well taken advice or command. Looks wonderful Becca. Guess we should always listen to our Dads huh?
Hugs, Gee

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca, your Dad is as cute as a button! I love that he gave advice on decorating, the ceiling looks beautiful, love it! XO ~Liz

Mama Sue said...

Your dad was right it's an amazing difference. Our walls are also Manchester tan but we painted the ceiling 1/4 formula of the same color. Your dad is precious...my dad also owns a Corvette that is black!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Becca! Your Dad looks like a fun guy! :)

XO,
Jane

Jemsmom said...

Who knew it would make THAT much difference??? Okay... your dad did, but that just has to be sheer genius on his part! :-)

Vesna said...

Aren`t they always right?? Hahahaha... We smile when they say things, but after some time and thinking, we know they are right! Your daddy is a very sweet man Becca, enjoy him as much as you can! Ceiling looks great, it`s a lovely change.
Blessings,
Vesna

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Love the painted ceiling; it looks great! Your Dad is so cute- a sport! Your dining room is stunning!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOL!! Becca my mom does the same thing to me! Gotta say dad was right, your dining room looks so much lighter and brighter now! Looks great!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Well...aren't our daddys always right??? lol The new color on the ceiling looks great and makes a huge difference in the room.

mishelle said...

That is to funny,I like your dad!:)

Tammy Henderson said...

You are probably not going to want to hear this but your dad was right...love the new look. Daddy knows best...but don't tell my dad that ...

Sabrina said...

What a neat Dad!!! You are soooo blessed to have a great dad like Mr. Sam!! I wish he could adopt me!! Haha!

The ceiling looks awesome!

My mom & I LOVE your blog!! You're "our kinda girl"!!

LISA C. PARSONS said...

Love it and the Beautiful Corvette! Makes me want to sell my 2004 for a new white one!! Mine is white with tan convertible!

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow! It does make such a difference and yes, the room looks brighter. Did you paint it yourself? Painting a ceiling is not the easiest thing to paint.

I was going to ask if your Dad was "taken" but immediately remembered he was...and then you mentioned your Mom. LOL

xo
Pat

Laura Janning said...

go sammie go! You tell your grown daughter how to decorate her dining room and then zip off in your vet!! :)

Jeanette said...

Your Dad is so cute Becca.. They are usually right. Your dining room looks great!

Shelia said...

LOL! I think your daddy is a spiffy kind of guy! Love his wheels! Well, I'm sure he didn't say - I told you so! :) Your ceiling looks wonderful and your dining room is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa Owczarzak said...

Loved this! Your dad reminds me of an older version of my hubby. He's a dentist and drives a gorgeous black Corvette and he gives decorating advice too lol.
Just signed up to follow your blog.

melissa@thetinsel.com

Cricket said...

Giiiirrrl (said in my best southern voice, since I am from the south) you know better than to ignore daddy when he talks to you. Good thing you finally listened so he didn't have to take your sassy back side to the wood shed...LOL

The roon looks beautiful, and your dad looks/sounds like fun. Enjoy every moment you get with your parents!!

Hugs,
Cricket

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love the new ceiling color and the room is gorgeous. I love a dad that takes interest in things like ceiling color. Shows that he can talk with his daughter about things that interest her. Good for him...and you!
melinda

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well, you are the greatest of daughter's to listen to uour wise father...the ceiling looks great and thank goodness the "faux orchid" is miraculously growing!...and you gotta love a dad that has a Corvette!...

Pamela said...

Too cute and I love everything Becca!

thistlewoodfarm said...

You go girl! So glad you had help from your "decorator" LOL!

Happy day to you sweet friend!
karianne

Kim L. said...

Wow, the lighter paint on the ceiling makes such a difference! It opens up the room so much more. Great advice from your dad!

Jason Murphy said...

I was entertained while reading this blog section. Truly educational and a good decorating and interior design resource for Etched Glass and renovation.

Janice Thi Tran said...

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City Farmhouse said...

Oh how cute! Love that you added in your dad, the ceiling looks so great & so bright. Love your room, just beautiful! BTW the clock face was a Homegoods find that was broken, it was a horrible color, just repainted it. Good luck & thganks so much for super sweet comment Becca:). Have a great week, Jen

Sarah Smiles said...

Lol I'd be obsessed with white ceilings too if I was a retired dentist! were so obsessed with white teeth! His whole life was dedicated to brighten things up!! ;-)

Sarah Smiles said...

Lol I'd be obsessed with white ceilings too if I was a retired dentist! were so obsessed with white teeth! His whole life was dedicated to brighten things up!! ;-)

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