A couple of before pictures:
I used Valspar "Aqua Glow" and "Betsy's Linen" for the stripes.
I copied the picture ledge from suburbsmama As soon as I saw hers, I knew it would work for us. This will allow me to change things with the different holidays and seasons.
The green is Lemon Mint (Olympic). The paints' sheen are satin. I bought them at Lowe's.
I hope you like what I've done so far, I want to find a nice fabric for the window treatments, and for the dining room chairs. I'll post pictures again when I do so.
Thanks for visiting, and have fun in your homes!