Thursday, 22 January 2015

Dining Room "Pin"spiration

So now that we're mostly done with the living room (why won't the drapes hem themselves?), it's time to move onto the next room.  With the living room now being so open to the dining room, it seemed logical to us that it should be the next space for us to tackle.

Here's what it looked like when we purchased the house:

 This room has a lot of great things going for it, and we've already made some changes over the past few months.  When we had the electrical done, we installed a new chandelier.  One day I accidentally leaned on one of those stripper poles and realized they weren't even attached.  Down they came!  We removed the odd bookcase and installed a door in it's place. And we have now ripped up all of the carpet to expose the beautiful hardwood that was hidden underneath.

Although those changes have really made a big impact on the space, it's now time for the ultimate change.  That forest green wallpaper has got to go. 

So here's our plan:

-lighten up the space by painting the wainscoting and all trim Dove White (to match the rest of the trim in the house)
-remove the foam crown moulding and medallion (too many roses!) and replace with wood
-wallpaper the top half
-paint and recover the dining room chairs
-hang drapes to match the living room 

This is the kind of look we are going for:



 And now, let the wallpaper stripping begin!

1 comment:

  1. That looks amazing already! I'm going to have to come back and see the progress some day. Gorgeous