I’ve been meaning to post about our updates to the dining room, and finally got around to getting the pictures off the camera card.
We stripped the wallpaper in here (you can see it in my last post,) and painted the upper third of the walls Amazing Gray by Sherwin Williams, leaving the bottom Tavern Taupe. Now the dining room walls are painted the same colors as the kitchen. That wallpaper had been up for about 10 years, and it was time for a change. Plus, we stripped the popcorn texture off the ceiling in here, which required spraying it with water, and I didn’t think the wallpaper would survive that anyway. So now, we have nice smooth ceilings and some updated colors in here. I love it!
This ceiling had to have a little repair due to an overfilled sink upstairs in one Little Girl’s bathroom. But a little primer worked wonders. I know this sounds like an ad for Sherwin Williams, but their ceiling primer is really good stuff.
You might notice we’re missing a chair, and that I haven’t put a rug down yet. The chair is upstairs being used during guitar practice, and I’m not sure what type of rug I’m going to get. It’s really practical not having one, as it’s much easier to get the chairs in and out, but I do think it feels a little bare without it.
I was happy that we were able to keep the same curtains. I got these balloon curtains from Country Curtains several years ago, and they fit right in with the other colors in here. I was concerned that they wouldn’t work with the new paint color, but I like how it turned out.
Are you pro-antler, opposed, or antler-neutral? I like them. I’ve read comments for and against on blogs, and in here I went with a happy medium and chose antlers from Joss and Main that were obviously fake, along with the deer mount from Kirkland's that can’t be found anywhere in nature. Little Girl is creeped out by taxidermy, and even she is ok with these.
This was a shoe-string budget makeover, so I stole pieces from other rooms to use in here. The table was already in here as my desk, we were storing the chairs in the basement, and we moved the buffet and lamps in from the living room. The light fixture was existing. Husband wants to replace it, and we might go that route at some point. We bought the paint, the antlers, and the deer head was my Christmas present, so overall it was a very affordable fix. I can’t wait to get some folks around this table and put it all to good use!