Dining Room Do-Over

Happy Monday! Today was an exciting day for me. I’m re-doing my dining room! Yep, my wonderful painter (Nicole) was here this morning, ready to help me transform this room. I have had it like this for the past 12 years. (Now, that’s a long time for us designers!) “Change is a good thing…Change is our friend!” My new Motto! I told my family that they need to, “embrace the change!”.
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The wallpaper is coming down! My son Mike kidded with Nicole, “It looks great, just the look we want, you’re done!” Lol!
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Nicole used fabric softener in hot water to help the wallpaper release from the walls. You need to peel the paper off first (the paper backing will most likely be left on the walls), then wet the walls down with the mixture. This will release the paper backing off the walls. It works great and it smells fresh too! (If you can’t peel the paper off, try to steam it first.)
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The wall paper is now all gone! Took the day to do the job. Tomorrow she will prime the walls and start to paint the top half of the room. (I’ll tell you a secret, the top half will be painted bone white and golden/beige color stripes about 4-1/2″ wide.)
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Just a little hint, all the blue will be changed to Bone White. This will match the paint in both the foyer and kitchen. The lower half of the walls will also be painted bone white to give the appearance of wainscoting.
Stop in tomorrow to see how far we got!

Thanks for the visit!
LuAnn

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40 thoughts on “Dining Room Do-Over

  1. Oh, it’s going to be beautiful. That’s a great tip about using the fabric softener and water. I’ve used this before too and it’s amazing how it does work! I’ll be looking forward to your reveal!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks for viewing my post! Today Nicole is taping the walls for the stripes. I can’t wait to see how it comes out! I might have some pics of it completed tonight, if not then tomorrow.
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  2. Lovely room and very interested in seeing how it changes… good tip on removal of wallpaper… a project I need to tackle soon with some changes I’m making… Larry

  3. I can’t wait to see the finished dining room. Although I thought it looked lovely before πŸ™‚ i know what you mean about change I’m having a need for change here at home too, specifically my art room. xo

    • Hi Katherine! I can’t wait for it to be done at this point. I think I might have Nicole lighten the stripes a little. It would soften the look more. I’m not sure yet! Though this would push it back further from completion, I should do it now before we push everything back in place. Decisions, decisions, decisions…it’s so hard sometimes to please yourself. Thanks for the visit today!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Lory! It does look a lot different. Much lighter and brighter, I’m very pleased with it. Tomorrow my painter is glazing all of the walls to make the stripes lighter. Almost finished! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the visit today!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  4. I can’t wait to see the change…when will you have it ready! I loved the wall paper, but yes, I would imagine it tiring after 12 years!
    FABBY

  5. Looks great! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week πŸ™‚

  6. So glad you could join my party! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week πŸ™‚

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