The Dining Room is painted! There is still quite a bit to do to get it to where I would like it to be, but painting it was a big start and really changed the look a lot!
Here's what the Dining Room looked like before we painted:
Red and gold... and a lot of it!
My new china cabinet that I found on Craigslist against the old red faux finished paint...
Everything was cleared out except for the china cabinet.
Here's after ~ our new grey Dining Room... definitely lighter and brighter.
The china was moved to the new china cabinet and linens are now stored in my old buffet.
I haven't decided whether we're going to hang my grandmother's mirror above the buffet or another piece of artwork. The lamp bases are definitely going to be painted.
The curtain panels were kept, but the valance was taken down.
A folding "tv" tray is used to hold a few of Mr. Fanatic's libations. The footed mirror tray was my mother's.
To lighten things up a little more, I plan on making some white slipcovers and pillows for the dining room chairs.
Here's the original design plan:
The wall color is Secret Passage by Olympic, but was mixed in Valspar eggshell finish. The ceiling is Valspar Summer Grey in their eggshell finish and the trim paint is Valspar Kitchen and Bath Brilliant White in semigloss
Total spent on paint and supplies ~ apx $100 ~(6 paint samples one gallon wall paint, 1 gallon trim paint-have 2 quarts left, tape, new paint brush)
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