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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