Tuesday, September 22, 2009

WWW ......Dining room reno and bittersweet

These are the pictures of the ongoing dining room reno that began with the start of my vacation.
This is a before picture. I had removed the baseboards and painted the walls a soft olivey green.

Next DH put up 6" wide pine wainscoting about 1/2 way up the walls.

All this was done prior to my vacation. Now day 1 was priming all the wainscoting and the chair rail,corner moldings and base boards.

Day 2 Today I added the color. It is a putty color about the color of Pella doors in Putty. It's my new favorite color.

DH finished the second coat of the putty. Now all we have to do is put on the chair rail,baseboards and corner moldings. But I'm changing my mind. I painted all the wood work the same putty color. Now I'm thinking the chair rail need to be something else. I'm not liking the green anymore either. He's not going to be happy but I don't want to do it again anytime soon. The wall is so easily changed since it's only 1/2 the wall. I'm going shopping at some prim stores today so I have the day off. When I get home tonight I'll ponder some more about color.
I want to stencil in this room too and I'm afraid it'll get lost on the green even though it's a subtle color. .......................Big sigh ..........................too many decisions.

I learned a lesson about bittersweet this week. I found some in our church parking lot while the girls were at youth group last week. I cut it and put it in my car. I forgot about it till I was parking the car at work the next day. Never do it. It must have been the heat that caused it all to open. I was so disappointed. I can still use it but it lost all of the yellow seed coverings as I was taking the leaves off.
It was harder to work with this way too.I couldn't get it to bend the way it usually does. It was probaly dried out. I'll look for more this week and try it again. I did get some on the chandlier in the dining room. You can see it hanging in the top of some of the pictures.

Be sure and check out Leslie's blog for others and their Wed projects

Off to shop.


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Not only was it the heat that caused it to open but drying out does as well.

Love the new wainscoting and putty color!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Rhonda,
I hope you are having fun primshopping:) Your diningroom looks great and I love the putty color and the neat wainscoting!
Lucky you for finding bittersweet!

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Hi Rhonda!
Love your reno, great color!
Bummer about your bittersweet, but at least ya found some...I have been looking around here [EVERYWHERE] and can't find it [ANYWHERE]!

Have a happy week ;)

Oh and...HAPPY FALL!


Leslie said...

Sorry to hear about your bittersweet but at least you could still use it :)

Your dining room makeover is coming along nicely!


Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

The wainscoting and color is great! I love that look!

I've never found any bittersweet around here, but I'd love to find some! Sorry about what happened with yours...sounds like the way I learn things! lol!

Have a great weekend!