Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Last year (around this time) we completed our dining room project; adding crown molding, wainscoting, and trim to give the dining room more character.  Thanks to the inspiration from my fellow bloggers, this post is a two part series to the updates we did to our dining room. 

The first part of this dining room project was giving the room character by adding molding and giving the room a new paint color.  The original paint color was dark.  After four years, I was tired/bored of what I had and wanted a "lighter" look.  Looking for the right paint color was key.  I wanted it to flow with the rest of the existing rooms in our house.

I searched the web for inspiration ideas.  My inspiration came from Kate at Centsational Girl.  Kate's wainscoting project was her living room (seen here and here). 

Our project was a little different in that we didn't add any paneling to the existing wall.  It's a new house so we didn't want to rip up the base molding.  So, we added chair molding and my husband made picture frames for a wainscoting look; painting everything a glossy white (on the bottom). Adding a fresh new, lighter paint color made such an impact on the room. 

Here's a before shot of the dining room; along with photos of the project. 

Room color was Benjamin Moore Yorktown Green with a platinum glaze on top.

Walls have been primed, all furniture, windows and baseboard have been covered and ready for remodel

 Marking the wall, adding measurements to start making the picture frames.

Chair rail is up and top half of frames are in

Picture frames are done on one wall. 

Other side of wall complete. 
New wall color (custom color and similar to Benjamin Moore's Early Morning Mist and Stingray)

Dining room put back together days before hosting Thanksgiving!


A huge thank you to Kate @ Censational Girl for the inspiration!  For those of you who do not follow her, I strongly suggest you do. She is super talented and such a giving person. I don't know her personally but her blog speaks for itself.

Check back in tomorrow for Part 2 of this dining room project, where I share another added piece to this dining room.

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