Wednesday, June 30, 2010

dining room

So after seeing board and batten everywhere in blogland...
I started wanting it in our dining room.
So I researched it, read tutorials, and then talked it over with Alan.
Of course, my handy dandy husband was all about it.
We started it about three weeks ago...
(I use the term "we" loosely. We all know Alan did most of the work.
And he did fabulous at that!)
and tonight we finally FINISHED it.
I love it!

So here is the dining room before we moved in.
Even though I love red, and I had a red kitchen in Athens...
I was ready to see this "paprika" color go away.

Here is the dining room after we painted the room chocolate brown.
(Notice the red candles still on the table...gotta get rid of those.)

So here is the room in the middle of putting up the board and batten.
We also added window molding and door trim.
I need to take a real "after" picture now.
I found a chandelier at Goodwill that I like better than the
one that was already here.
I painted it using some oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.
Alan hung it tonight.
I just need to recover the shades I bought for it.
(the old one is gonna be listed on craigslist if anyone wants it.)

Hopefully I will get the true "after" minus any accessories
taken and uploaded soon.
(I have been having issues with uploading my pictures
and photoshop will not open...ugghhh)
I have an excellent blank slate to work with...
just don't know how to accessorize at the moment.

Moving on to the next project...
(Thanks Boo, Love you!)


Elizabeth H. said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to read this because we are planning to put board and batten in a few rooms!!! Was it easy?? I am thinking about doing it in the dining room with the darker green above, but we have faux wainscoting right now and would likely have to retexture between the board and batten panels... but I'm for sure putting it in the nursery and kids bathrooms and probably a wall in Andrew's room! I love it!! It looks soooo good in your dining room!!!

{two}chics photography said...

Gorgeous girl!!

Ya'll did a fantastic job!

Lovely said...

Impressive! looks very nice!

Audrey said...

I actually love the "paprika" color and am painting a bathroom that color. I would LOVE it if you could tell me the name of that paint, if the previous owners left any of it there? Thanks!