This is a view of the dining room in June of 2014.
I’m finally back on the project and made some headway yesterday on the dining room wallpaper.
Clearing the dining room for Thanksgiving dinner gave me the opportunity to set up my wallpapering tools on the table while it was still cleared off.
Having started in the corner near the kitchen I’m working my way around the room clockwise.
I bought a pack of 100 utility knife blades so I can make clean cuts without tearing the wallpaper.
The contrasting wallpaper above the newly-painted vintage tongue-and-groove paneling outlines the kitchen opening.
I worked around another corner until it was too dark to see the details. Two down, two to go.
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. We used Revere Pewter on the dining room ceiling.
- Finish installing the baseboard trim
and trim up the door opening. Prime and paint the paneling.
- Paint the trim.
- 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.
Do you like dramatic color schemes or soft transitions?