Thursday, June 04, 2009

dining room, revised

I've been complaining about this wallpapered dining room for a while now. S. didn't think it needed to be changed, so his silent protest was to offer no help. The one thing he did was move the china cabinet away from the wall so I could get back there and paint.

Worked on this all week. Here are the before pictures. Note the wallpaper, the brown chair rail, window trim, and divider between living and dining rooms. Hard to see in this photo, but there was also a pink venetian blind that we never used, so out it went (we have no back neighbors).

Here's the "during" shot. Originally I was planning to paint the whole room in that clay color (technically: "Of the earth"), but I decided it would make the room too dark, so I went with that and a light yellow (technically: "Castle stone").
After. Holy macaroni. What a difference white trim makes.

I love this dark wall separating the kitchen from the dining room. So neat and clean compared to the craziness that was that wallpaper.

One of the things we purchased with out wedding gift cards was an air compressor/nail gun and holy moly, I love that thing. I feel so accomplished with that thing in my hands. No more banging nails in and hitting thumbs and swearing at the top of my lungs so that the entire neighborhood knows I'm using a hammer. Nope. Not with my fancy new nail gun.

And guess what's the best part: S. likes it! He thinks it's a big improvement. Yay!



At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love seeing makeovers -- this one is definitely an improvement!

I do not understand the appeal of wall paper. Expensive and fussy.

At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty cool stuff, I saw this site with some useful info on antique dining chairs. I hope it helps you.


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