My Dining Room Mood Board
The walls have been painted which I think has been the biggest transformation. We painted over wallpaper!! I wouldn't recommend that for everyone, but there are a lot of reasons we decided to do that. I plan on doing a separate post on that.
Melissa, from Windows by Melissa, is making my roman shades. I primed and my husband painted our sideboard and we got new hardware.
We got a new rug and we painted our existing dining room table and chairs. Since our DR table and chairs had a finish on it, I originally planned on using an oil based primer and a latex paint.
But, I then learned about a product from Sherwin Williams called 'adhesion primer'. It basically allows you to prime without sanding. It bonds tightly to surfaces considered 'unpaintable' like, ceramics, PVC piping, furniture with existing stains, etc. This would allow me to 'skip' the sanding and actually use a latex based primer instead of an oil based primer. Latex is a lot easier to work with. So, I bought it and tried it.
The true test will be time, but I have to say it was a dream to use. Now, here comes the major setback. My husband (who didn't even want to re-do the dining room because we're moving soon) spent a half day (while I was at work) painting the table and chairs for me. When we brought the furniture into the room, we noticed that color on the furniture was off and not the same as the walls. (We're painting the furniture the same color as the walls). We re-checked the paint can to confirm that it was the right color and number, but noticed that the formula used was different from the formula used on the walls. I am so upset.
We will go back to the paint store to complain, but you just can't get back all the time and labor that went into painting the table and chairs. My poor husband. So, right now, I have to figure out what to do, but I am so deflated. So, stay tuned....this saga will be continued......
In other news, I want to thank Elizabeth from The Mustard Ceiling for featuring my hallway yesterday on her blog - see here.
I was very flattered as she is a great designer and DIYer. Her blog is full of amazing projects!! Thanks, Elizabeth!