OK my dear bloggy friends...I know it has been a couple months in coming but the dining room is finally done and it is time for the big reveal! However first let us take one more look back at the dining room before...
It was very VERY red!
Although the red did work for Christmas, after that it got a little, well, monotonous.
So everything came out of the break front and it was moved away from the wall.
Then all the walls and woodworking were washed down.
And with my trusty paintbrush and roller in hand, I painted on Benjamin Moore's Boothbay Gray primer and then topcoat in a pearl sheen between the crown molding and chair rail. The same process was applied below the chair rail in Ben Moore's Navajo White. The Boothbay Gray needed on one coat of primer and topcoat, the Navajo White needed three coats to cover the red.
I also purchased new drapes for the room from Country Curtains. The pattern is called Jacobean Floral.
Now for the big reveal...drum roll pleeeeease!!!
(Of course I had to decorate it for Christmas!!!)
I also added a piece of furniture to ground the plates hanging on the wall. This little buffet actually belonged to my parents, they purchased it on 1968. Keeping the top in its original color, I gave the rest of the piece a nice coat of antique white and distressed it a bit. Then new hardware was added.
(notice Mr. Rosemary Lane's wainscoting on the wall)
There is nothing like a fresh coat of paint to transform any living space! After the holidays I promise to share with you a tutorial on how Mr. Rosemary Lane put up the wainscoting.
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