Posts tagged "dining room"

I was looking through some old pictures a few days back that really got me thinking about how much some of the spaces in our house have changed in the last few years … and I thought it would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane and look at some “then” and…

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the chandelier in our dining room was nasty dirty and desperately needed some love. ┬áIt’s really no mystery how it got that way – we’ve lived here for almost 7 years and I think I briefly attempted to clean it once before realizing how much the job sucked…

To say this post is overdue is an understatement.  We had the original hardwood floors in our 1915 home refinished in November … it’s now almost March.  But it was such a huge change in the house (probably one of the more impactive of the projects we’ve done besides the entry way addition), so I…

New Furniture!

Last fall, we started the project to finally furnish our house.  We’ve lived here for about 2 and a half years now, but most of the main floor was really light on furniture and the pieces we did have weren’t really a good fit for the space.  It took several months for us to make…

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: 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…

Painting the Dining Room

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working to paint the dining room (finally!)  It’s taken a lot longer than I expected, but I’m really happy with the way it’s turning out. I love the color gray we finally decided on for above the chair rail.  It’s Sherwin Williams Pavestone (SW7642).  I was a little…

With the plaster work done, we started installing picture frame molding below the chair rail in the dining room yesterday.  We’re only about half way done, but I really like how it looks so far: We were initially a little uncertain of the scale and dimensions to use since our chair rail is uncommonly low….

After we took the wallpaper down in our dining room, the walls looked pretty good, but there were a few holes and cracks and a couple of places where the plaster was separating from the lathe.  We hired a plasterer who had done some work in our house before for the previous owners to clean…

We had an electrician out for a few hours this morning to replace the old knob-and-tube wiring powering the wall sconces in our dining room and wire them to the light switches for the room (rather than having them only switched at the light fixture). The job turned out to be a little more complicated…

Our dining room project is no where near done, but when it is, we’ll have at least one picture to hang on the wall! I’m really challenged when it comes to picking out artwork for our house, which is why we have only about a half a dozen pictures on the wall in the whole…

We took the wallpaper down in the dining room over the weekend and now I’m trying to pick a paint color for the walls.  I’m really struggling with it because the colors look so different on the walls than they do on little paint samples.  We think we’d like to paint the room gray, but…

We’ve been talking about taking down the wallpaper in our dining room since the first time we walked through this house with our real estate agent.  I’ve been struggling with the decision of what to do with the walls after we remove the wallpaper, so we’ve been living with it for the last couple of…

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