A Pop of Chartreuse in the Dining Room

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!! I am starting to get that refreshed New Year feeling at last, and I think the bright pop of color I added to my dining room has helped.  I have been looking for an affordable piece of art for my dining room for “ages,” as my daughter would say.  I just can’t find the right piece for my space at the right price. So, in the meantime, I have had this room decorative room screen/divider that was taking up space in my garage.  It was inherited from my husband’s grandmother and was a really solid and sturdy piece. DIY Decorative Screen Room Divider

I also really liked that it had beautiful decorative scroll work on it.  I thought if I painted it the right color, it would make do as artwork until I found the right piece of art.  My dining room has really muted tones and lacks color.   I have a beautiful black and white photograph framed and I thought a pop of chartreuse would pair nicely with it. I chose the color Citronette from the Home Decorator’s Collection at the Home Depot.  This photo actually makes it look more mustard yellow than it actually is in person.  Paint is madening that way!!

CItronette Home Depot Home Decorator's Collection Chartreuse

So after two coats of primer, and two coats of Citronette.  Here is what it looks like.  Not too bad for the cost of a quart of paint, right?? DIY Painted Decorative Screen Room Divider Chartreuse

Please try to ignore the dust all over my buffet!  I have not started my new year’s cleaning yet 🙂

DIY Painted Decorative Screen Room Divider Chartreuse

You can see the decorative scroll work in this close up photo.

DIY Painted Decorative Screen Room Divider Chartreuse

In this photo, you can see how it pops against the black and white framed photo on the other wall.

DIY Painted Decorative Screen Room Divider Chartreuse Pop of color

What do you think?  Do you like the jolt of color or is it way to much for you? The good news is that when I tire of it, I will hopefully have found a new the perfect piece of art to replace it with. Have a wonderful weekend friends!!

Linking up at the Shabby Nest and Flaunt it Friday.






  1. What a nice, fresh color! I love a little, unexpected pop of color–especially in the bleak of winter!

  2. I love the color. That was such a great heirloom piece too, because it’s textured and could handle just about any color. When you want to change things up in a few years, you could just paint it again:)

    Elizabeth at The Little Black Door has a post up right now about making “your own history” that talks about this very subject of repurposing heirlooms.

    • Thanks Heather! I actually have quite a few pieces we inherited from my husband’s grandmother. They are unique and have special meaning. Plus, it does not hurt that they were free 🙂 I will have to check out Elizabeth’s post. The topic is near and dear to my heart!

  3. It’s such a pretty color! I love it how it accents your console table! Great makeover, friend!!!

  4. I’m complety smitten with your screen, such a pretty burst of color!

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