First off, the winners of the CocoVia coconut water are:
you had me at ICY COLD since we are mooooving back to TEXAS.
I’ve never tried coconut water, but I needed something to kick my ridiculous diet soda addiction.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address by Sunday (10/26).
I know that I owe you kitchen pictures, but I have to get them organized as there are a lot more than for the dining room. Finally finished the dining room and got it cleaned up. It’s amazing how messy removing wallpaper and painting is. Ugh. More the wallpaper than anything else. Anyway, this room had 4 loverly layers of wallpaper on the bottom half and there was so much wall prep to be done. After removing the paper, then I had to get the glue backer off, patch holes and then sand all the walls (talk about working up a sweat!). This is what we were working with:
This doesn’t look too bad in pictures, but there was a lot of damaged wallpaper. It’s just was a little stodgy looking and dated as well. (The last picture I had sanded and polyed the floor, so that looks nice).
I left the chair rail up. I like chair rails, particularly in the dining room. It gives you options for paint colors!
Lots and lots of work on the walls. Wall prep is really the most time consuming thing, but good prep means better finished product. I have been wanting to use a cranberry color for a long time and this room seemed perfect because with the chair rail – it wouldn’t be too overwhelming or make the room seem smaller. The upper half of the room is done in Olympus Golden Mushroom. It’s cream colored and not what I would call mushroom at all, but whatever.
The bottom half is Olympus Merlot, which I looooove!
My bargain china cabinet that I couldn’t wait to get into this house many months ago when I found it!
I wish it was sunny out for this picture because it is such a bright room, but we have had rain for the last few days:
We need to either thrift or build a buffet for in here. It’s sparse on furniture LOL! The walls are cement, so it is going to take time for us to hang the art work. Our light frames we can use Command picture hangers, but the heavier items I don’t trust with that and we need to drill anchors. That means careful planning of where we want the photos since they won’t move for a while 😀
Each room that we do in this house erases the neglect this house suffered for a while and makes it more ours. I am going to take a break from wallpaper removal for the rest of October as we still have a ton of boxes to unpack and organize. November will start the living room.