It’s been almost 4 months, but the updates to our dining room are finally done!  Thought we’d share some “Before & After” pictures of the changes we’ve made:

The "Before" Picture The "After" Picture

We started work in the dining room back in July by removing the old wallpaper.  Once the wallpaper was down, we ran new wiring for the wall sconces to replace the old knob-and-tube.  We then had the walls skim-coated with a fresh layer of plaster to fill in some holes and cracks and smooth everything out.  With the plaster work complete, we installed picture frame molding below the chair rail and then painted the upper portion of the walls gray and the bottom the same shade of white as the rest of the trim in the house.

We still think the room needs some work from a decorating perspective, but we’re so happy to finally be done with the other updates.

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3 thoughts on “Dining Room Updates: Before & After

  1. Cindy says:

    Very nice. Looks like a different room!

  2. DKing says:

    Do you know the name of the gray paint?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi DKing,
      The paint color in the dining room is Sherwin Williams Pavestone (SW7642) in a low-sheen eg-shel finish. I spent a lot of time looking through gray-ish paint samples while trying to pick out this color … it’s has some brown in it, which makes it a little bit of a warmer gray, but otherwise, there are no purple or blue undertones, which is what I was afraid of. We’ve been really happy with the color … if you’re thinking about it, try one of SW’s sample quarts first to see how it works in your lighting, etc. That’s saved us from so many bad paint decisions!
      -Sarah

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