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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Connie said...

It is simply beautiful and I have so enjoyed following your progress.

Vel Criste said...

Your dining room looks absolutely divine Pat!!!!! Truly the wall pattern you chose is both beautiful and just makes me happy! I love that you switched the lighting to crystal as well, made me double think on my own dinning chandy! Congratulations on another room done! Unto the next! ;-) Cheers!

Stacey said...

Pat, this is so pretty! The pink is so fresh and fun especially mixed with apple green. Gorgeous!

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

So pretty! The wall pattern is so lovely and makes such an impact!

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

Totally LOVE it! The colors are so lovely!! Great transformation! Congrats on all your hard work!

Richella Parham said...

Hurray!! Oh, Pat, it's so beautiful! You did such a great job here. Of course, you do a beautiful job on everything you touch, but this room is something special. And wow, do I ever love that photo looking from your gorgeous foyer into the new dining room. I have LOVED traveling with you down this path--thank you so much for posting your progress every week. You are amazing!

Lisa said...

Your dining room turned out so lovely! The color way is so fresh and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful space.;-)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a beautiful space and I just love the colors you chose!
Thank you for sharing this gem of a post with us at TOHOT!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Tickled pink indeed Pat! I adore the pink velvet chairs and those polka dotted drapes are dreamy. Thank you so much for linking up to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make our gathering a happier place.

Maria Brittis said...

Very elegant and pretty! You are going to have amazing parties in that dining room.

Hey said...

Love your new window treatments. The extra band of pink is really nice with the velvet chairs!

CIELO said...

It turned out beautifully... and I love the English Cottage style that fabric-wallpaper imbued to the room... very pretty.


Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry said...

Love that fabric you chose for the walls :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful!!!...I would be tinkled pink too!!!!

Stephanie said...

I love it!!! And how cool that you did the walls in the fabric but used paste - I have always wondered how that's done! It looks amazing! Great job!!!!