Sunday, January 12, 2014

Taking steps toward a good looking dining room

We eat in there most days, sometimes more than once. It's one of the most used rooms in the house and ranks really high on the ugly scale.  Granny green up to the chair rail with frilly light switch plates isn't too hard to change out.  It doesn't rank as major construction to fix it up, so we're going for it.  Actually, Brian just started in on it when I was at work on Friday, so, game on.
Here you can see the beginning of the work, white on the lower part of one wall.
Haha, get rid of that old mother of pearl plate and you bring the house forward by decades!
We jumped into the chandelier while we're at it, too. This house has a plethora of ugly light fixtures that don't put out very good light.  We're going to lighten and brighten the place up with some fresh paint and new lights. 
Much better! Now when are we allowed to tear down that awful textured ceiling that happens to have yellow outlines around the texture lines?! 
What color trim? We don't have paint in hand for that, so will have to make a big, whole-house decision on that one. We're thinking white, and maybe some charcoal accent on the cabinet. We'll work on this room casually for the next few weeks.  Could end up the best looking room in the house if we keep at it!

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