{ Trend Alert...}

...and just in the nick of time.
I've talked about how I want to paint my dining room wainscoting green, (it's currently white) and add some fun black and white wall paper above the it. (see how great the green goes with the black and white?)

I originally thought I'd add sea-grass wallpaper to the upper portion. But have since changed my mind.
But, I haven't changed my mind about the green wainscoting.

I've always been a white (or some shade of) molding, trim, wainscoting kinda girl.
But the times, they are a changin'.
The trend Gods have spoken and have given my mind permission to go wild. Or, at least to drive my husband crazy. Whichever, I'm painting my wainscoting green.

See for yourself if you don't believe in colored moldings.

Fun, right? Not for everyone, I know. But it will work for me.
(I'm crossing my fingers)


  1. I painted the wainscoting in my dining room green as well as the crown. The wall color is neutral cream.My accessories and curtains are black floral and I must say it' striking. I say go for it!

    1. Oh Tracey can you send me a photo? I'd love to see it.

  2. Anonymous2/16/2013

    I've always loved painted molding. Sometimes I think the details pops more with color. I can't wait to see your finished project.


  3. I've fallen in love with the green too, I love it with the black and white which I have a lot of...so green it is! I can't wait to see your finished wainscoting and trim!



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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