Dining Room Update

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My house is old. Built in the 50's, it has some challenges. But it also has some great character. The current color when I moved back in was too dark for my liking. I am drawn to bright soothing colors that feed my soul. I am in the process of updating the whole house room by room. The dining room was the first one I started in.

Here is the before. Dark and unappealing.

I do love the coved ceilings and design it has. It's just begging to become a formal dining room. But, as budget would allow, this is my quick update I can live with till the whole kitchen / dining / living room can be opened up.

First things first, I painted the trim white. I used Behr paint, it's an enamel type. I had it from a previous project but got paint on the english side of the can so I can't tell you exactly what kind it is. I did buy it originally to paint a dresser and the coverage was great! No primer needed.

It took two coats and it looked great. Nice, bright and clean looking.

After the first coat.

Once finished, I picked out a lighter grey. Much brighter and really opens up the room.

With the second coat nice and fresh, it's time to decorate!

There it is. Just some paint and decor I already had. Eventually I will replace the curtains (I can never find the ones that are in my mind of how they should look!) but this works for now. It always amazes me what a quick paint job can do!

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 02, 2020

    If you use a paint lid spout, you won't spill any paint on the outside of the can, or waste paint when pouring. Considering the price of paint these days, that's money saved pr each can.

    Wash the lids with a good quality dish soap and little scrub brush at the end of the job so that they will be clean to use on your next project.