This is a view of the dining room in June of last year. As much as I’d like to say the dining room is finished I got sidetracked by a million other projects.
So in that year we’ve mostly used the dining room as a catchall for paint cans, tools, boxes of music, all sorts of clutter.
We did use it for Christmas dinner and a New Year’s Eve party but the orderly appearance didn’t last long.
So far I’ve removed the blue wallpaper.
Then I painted the cornice molding.
Painted the ceiling with Revere Pewter.
I ordered wallpaper to hang above the paneling. It takes me a while to hang a whole room of wallpaper but I couldn’t wait to see how it would look so I hung a few pieces.
The whole dining room list looks like this:
Remud any holes, seams, or dips to make a smooth wall. Wipe down the entire wall with vinegar and water to remove any residual wallpaper glue and to further smooth the plaster. Paint the ceiling. We used Edgecomb Grey in the adjacent kitchen. I’ll either use this in the dining room or go one shade darker to really make the cornice molding pop.
- Finish installing the baseboard trim and trim up the door opening.
Prime and paint the paneling.
- Paint the trim.
- Paint or paper the wall above the paneling. (See my dining room Pinterest page for inspiration.)
- Clean the floor. Then repolyurethane the new boards.
- Buy a room-size rug.
- Finish the cushions for the window seat one of which some mice have chewed.
Move the piano and table back into the dining room. Hang blinds and curtains.
- Move onto another room.
Would you say “almost there”?
How do you stay on track with your projects?