Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dining Room Progress Report - Lighting, Paint and Board & Batten Wainscotting

Our dining room is almost done.  Just a few tweaks here and there are needed. Before we do the big reveal, here are some in progress pics to peak your interest.  

As I posted a couple of months ago, we replaced the carpet with bamboo.  That was the beginning of the transformation.

We swapped out the light fixture.  While the original chandelier was lovely in a sparkly brassy old world way, it was not our style.

This is our new chandelier.  It is a knock off of a chandelier from Restoration Hardware.  I love the warm glow from the "candles."  Even better was the price (compared to the RH version) of $230 at Lowes.

Next up was paint.  We selected a two tone color scheme that will make sense in a minute.  Behr Chocolate Sprinkle (in flat enamel) and Valspar Churchill Hotel Vanilla (in semi-gloss). 

Next we needed to add the wood for the board and batten wainscotting.  Thank goodness Hubs is a math wiz.  Without him, this would have taken days longer to complete. 

Once all the trim was installed, we started caulking (oh, there was so much caulking), priming and painting.

Now we are making progress.  Even better, it looks completely different from where we started. 

Stay tuned for the big reveal later this week.


  1. I'd love to see the finished results! This is exactly what I want to do in the dining room at our new home.


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