Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dining Room Update- ORC Week 3

This is week 3 of the One Room Challenge in which I will be redecorating my formal dining room and posting updates over the course of 6 weeks. In Week One I shared the “before” pictures. You can see them by clicking here. Last week (week 2) I shared the labor intensive process of stripping the existing wallpaper and repairing the walls. You can see that post by clicking here. This week I feel like I made some progress!

fabric covered wall and paint

I used the beautiful floral fabric by P Kauffman as wallpaper! After removing the old wallpaper and making needed repairs, I painted a base coat above and below the chair rail in a color that matched the background of the fabric. That way if a seam were to come loose, the wall color would match the fabric. The paint that I used is Pam’s Lace by Valspar. The fabric pattern name is Malawi and the color is Kiwi. I am tickled pink with the results! As with wallpaper, I started in the most incospicuous place. Because the doors to the foyer are always open, I started in the corner behind the door and worked my way around the room.

hanging fabric on walls

Because the fabric is 54” wide, it takes half as many strips as the wallpaper. However, I wasn’t able to reach all the way across without moving the ladder so I had to use push pins. The holes from the push pins do not show at all due to the texture of the fabric and the amount of pattern.

hanging the fabric on the wall

I carefully worked my way around the room. I used a paint roller to apply wallpaper paste directly to the wall the hung it using push pins until I had matched the pattern and made any necessary trims.

matching pattern

Once everything was aligned I smoothed it out and removed the pins and then made the final trims at the top and bottom edges. I love it when a plan comes together! I feel like I’m on the downhill side now. I can’t wait to complete this project!

Be sure to click over to Calling It Home to see the other projects.

I’m linking to Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Decor to Adore and to Grace at Home at Imparting Grace. All of these linking parties have tons of inspiration!

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9 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Oooh-la-la indeed Pat! That fabric is GORGEOUS!!!!!! You just amaze me, fabric on the walls with this pattern is quite the challenge, but knowing you, I am sure you'll pull it of!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Pat,
This looks stunning!! I would have never thought of fabric!! But it is so charming!! i am your newest follower!!

Hugs,
Deb

Laura said...

Pat- it all looks great.
I should have joined this challenge.
This is so much fun to follow your progress! You are well on your way and everything is lovely.
I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
Just stop by my blog to join in.
Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

bj said...

Oh my goodness, what a huge job...I gave up wallpaper years ago, due to the horrible removal process and have never tried using fabric...my mom did, tho, with great results...your room is going to be beautiful.

Connie said...

I am so impressed I can only say fabulous! You are a pro designer and skilled crafts woman !

cathy said...

This looks like it was an incredible amount of work. But so worth it. It's really pretty. Fabulous job!!

Laura said...

So glad you are here!
Welcome to Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is SO clever. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Stacey said...

Pat, how have I missed your posts? This is going to be gorgeous with the entry way wallpaper. I love the floral and the pops of pink. So did you do this all by yourself? Wow!

So glad to see this today and the first two. Sorry I missed them before.

Happy Thoughts of Home. :)