Thursday, May 12, 2016

Dining Room Before and After–ORC Week 6

Hoorah! I made it to the finish line of the six week One Room Challenge. I was able to completely finish the project on time, even though it was just a couple of hours before we were hosting a party for 50 people at our house!

complete dining room 1

To say that I am tickled pink with the results would be an understatement! Let’s review what it looked like before.

dining room before 1

I don’t switch things up very often and after nearly 30 years I have finally tired of this look. The first step, and by far the most tedious and time consuming was removing the old wallpaper.

A considerable amount of time was spent prepping the walls with spackling and a fresh coat of paint before I applied the P Kauffman “Malawi” fabric to the walls for wallpaper.

I used wallpaper paste to apply the fabric to the walls just as I would wallpaper. I painted the walls behind the fabric and below the chair rail with Valspar “Pam’s Lace.”

new chandelier 2

I switched out the brass chandelier for this crystal one and gave the mirror a fresh coat of Liquid Gold.

complete dining room 2

I also made new silk window treatments and covered the chair seats in a beautiful velvet.

chair and window treatment

corner chair after

complete dining room with reflections

fabric covered wall and paint

new chandelier 1

new chandelier 2

window treatment close-up

china cabinet after

view from foyer

This is the view from the foyer that I did last year. You can see that project by clicking here.

complete dining room view from foyer

I am so pleased with the results! I hope you will click over to Calling It Home to the other projects.

I’m also linking to Thoughts of Home on Thursday at Decor to Adore and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.

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