I’m ready to share a few dining room updates – but just remember the dining room is far from being completed. What? Yeah, you heard me…I’m ready to share a little update. Ignore the mess on the counters in the kitchen – I’m not ready to share that room, yet. haha
I know you’ve heard me (if you’re a fb friend) say – I’m looking at paint samples for the dining room, how I decided on the paint sample, working on the leaning mirror, and how I painted the apple and pear…I also changed the curtains.
Here’s a few of the venetian plaster – I don’t have any full room photos on the iPad…I think the photos I’m about to share with you – are good enough for show and tell! LOL
Yes, I went there – blue venetian plaster on top and gold on the bottom. I know, you don’t have to tell me…it’s really pretty! That horizontal line – that was the chair rail.
Before the sanding -
This photo was snapped after I sanded the venetian plaster. Well, after I sanded the wax off the venetian plaster. See the cranberry? Yep, that was the first time I painted the dining room. Note to self – hunt down those photos!! And you can see the curtains that were in the dining room – IKEA leaf. I still like them, but not for the dining room.
And then came the paint chip – Copen Blue
A view of the blue venetian plaster and the Copen Blue. The copen blue makes a huge difference in the dining room – its lighter.
Here she is – almost finished
The infamous leaning mirror is completed! This beauty was a dream I had many years ago – the mirror is from the upstairs hall bathroom. We used mirror glue and plywood to secure the mirror. After we secured the mirror and the trim, I used one coat of stain – sanded it and was done. Let’s be honest, I was impatient and didn’t want to wait any longer – this mirror took several years to complete. Not really, but ya know – the mirror sat in the garage for years, we bought the plywood last year, yada yada yada…so years later.
We still need chairs and some sort of shelving for my antique dishes – that are now in cardboard boxes. I found two chairs that I’m eyeing at Pier One. The others will come from thrifting. As for the shelving, I plan to make something…unless something falls in my lap.