How Now Orange Cow {dining room painting}

It’s been awhile since I updated you on any dining room progress, so I figure it high time we revisit this little purple people eater, er, I mean, this little purple room.

When we moved in a little over two years ago, the room looked like this (otherwise known as the Barney Massacare room):

If you are new(er) here, you probably are more familier with this version of the room:

Now that we’ve got the pleasantries out of the way, let’s talk barn animals. Or rather, huge orange cows, and how they fit in with this dining room with the bird curtains.

Back in August I instagram’d some new artwork I found. Yes, I just invented the word instagram’d. Isn’t this cow amazing? (The art, not my adorable boy).

It took me a month to figure out where to hang her, but once I decided it just seemed such an obvious spot.

I seriously am in love with this cow. I’m not usually so obsessed with barn animals, but I can’t help from smiling every time I look at this painting.

Try to overlook the still unfinished dining chairs. They have been a bigger thorn in my side than I could have ever anticipated. I’m ready to turn them into firewood.

Doesn’t Bessie just seem to fit so perfectly there? You can see her from the front door too. It’s really the simple things that get me the most excited. Orange. Cows. Orange Cows. You know.

I really am no professional at decorating (I’m sure that’s obvious). I just buy and create what I love, and mash it all together. If you hate it, good thing you don’t live here! If you love it, you are now my best friend and can move in whenever you’d like.

Chase couldn’t miss out on all the photo taking action. Or he just likes to sun bathe in a warm spot each afternoon. One or the other. He’s really quite a camera hog. If you love dog pictures just say the word and I’ll start posting more of him.

Oh, and in case you actually read through to the end, I take back what I said last night about Downton Abbey. I spent this afternoon watching THE ENTIRE FIRST SEASON and Oh-Emmm-Geee I am hooked. You guys were right. This show is amazing. I guess it took the first two episodes to really get into it. I wish Netfix had the 2nd season. Boo. I’m going to have to finagle a way to watch it.

Oh, and Mooooooo.

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  1. Great, I’ll be moving in next week! 😉 Downton Abbey is my FAVORITE. Hulu has Season 2. My husband made me stay up all night to watch it… and now I’m watching it all again and it’s even better. I love the colors and textures in the rooms and clothes! I take inspiration from that show in my card making all the time! P.S. that cow painting adds so much personality to the room!

  2. Wow!! I love that cow! She would look pretty good in my house too ~ wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Darn I wish I could paint! You know.. nice things…um nice paintings? Okay so I totally have to get off my butt and do a whole dining room kitchen reveal since I stenciled and painted the walls orange. Thanks for the push!

    • I wish I could paint that well too! I found her at our University Co-op. I’ve also seen the painting at the Blue Bell Factory and also on a website called Antique Farm House.

  3. Love the cow painting!
    I felt the same way about downton abbey…at first I was wondering what all the hype was about…then I couldn’t stop thinking about the one episode I saw….next thing I knew I had watched the whole season straight through. Felt sorry for those that had to wait weeks in between episodes! : )
    I bought the second season on iTunes. And watched that straight through as well…only this time I was prepared to hunker down. : )
    Have fun watching the second season!!

  4. Awesome cow, and your post had me laughing!!!
    And I seriously have to check out the show now.
    Thanks for starting my day with a smile!

  5. that is a cute picture, I love it! Also your puppy, oh I used to have a yorkie that would sleep in the sun spots all day, she would move across the room with them, so fun.