This morning I woke up, bound and determined to get to work on the project I have been hemming and hawing over since November.
The dining room. Or, as Chloe calls it, the "dinner for Sunday room."
We stripped the wallpaper way back before Thanksgiving, and what I found underneath effectively stopped the project for months. I finally started fixing cracks in May, primed over all the water damage in June, and Joel taped it off and got it ready for painting a month or so ago.
Except, I couldn't decide what the heck to do with it. I finally went to the paint store this weekend and looked at all the options and came up with an Italian Fresco texture-type treatment for the top part of the walls. I'm still stumped about the bottom, which has that awful fake dark paneling on it. I want to paint it, but I don't know how to deal with the trim.
Here's a picture from Christmas. You can see how the trim and chair rail is a beautiful oak. We don't want to paint that at all, although I think I'm not adverse to painting the chair rail if necessary. Just not the trim around the doors and windows. (I have 3 windows, an big arch and a doorway in this room that are all trimmed with the gorgeous oak.) But the ugly paneling absolutely has to be painted.
Today I finished texturing the entire top half of the walls, and the texture looks great! It's going to be painted a nice golden yellow color, hopefully by the end of this week. And then I need to know what the heck to do with the bottom half of the walls.
What say ye, blogland?