17 December 1, 2008

Almost Done in the Dining Room

Wallpaper in Progress

That photo is from a few days ago. We’ve actually finished wallpapering now, but I still need to recover the chairs. We also need new outlet covers and switchplates, and I’d like to change the fabric in the built-in hutch. Ideally, I would like the ceiling and the area above the picture rail to be painted, but that probably won’t happen right now. I’d also like a new rug, but that’s something else that can wait.

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    Luka
    December 1, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Beautiful job – I’ve wallpapered 4 walls in our house and never was so bold as to do it myself so big props.

    Many congratulations on your baby daughter and if I can add… go with the natural Eames rocker. I have one in that color and have it in rooms with varying color schemes and it always looks right. Plus, I think we’re similar in that I always have to have a project so it’s good when pieces can be moved around.

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    jodi
    December 1, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    the wallpaper looks so great!

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    leslie
    December 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    The wallpaper looks fantastic. Congratulations on your baby girl, too. She’s going to think the whole house was decorated for her! :)

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    The Sexy Pedestrian
    December 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Nice job! Quick question, is that a dado rail above the paper? I love how it stops a bit before the ceiling…

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    Making it Lovely
    December 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    It’s picture rail. You can buy hooks and hang your art off of them (without putting holes all over your walls)!

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    anh-minh
    December 1, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    It looks SOOOO good!

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    Jenn
    December 1, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Hi! I just started reading two days ago and had to put a lot of things on hold since I got sucked in! Your home is beautiful! It reminds me of what I did with our last apartment… only much better. Plus my husband hates pink! (Why didn’t we discuss that before we got married?!) Anyway, wonderful job, the wallpaper is to die for, and congratulations on having a girl!

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    luuve
    December 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    reeeally cute! :)

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    Nicole
    December 1, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Looks fantastic… congrats on finishing! AND congrats on the little girl news!!

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    Circa1972
    December 1, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Looks great! (and how I envy your picture rail, living with plaster walls can be trying!) What colour do you want to paint the wall and ceiling above the picture rail?

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    dwellings and decor
    December 1, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Great choice of wallpaper! There is a nice flow from room to room.

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    Rachele
    December 1, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    I love the wall paper! Such a great print! Totally suits that modern retro look!

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    Katja
    December 2, 2008 at 3:58 am

    It’s going to be gorgeous! I love that wallpaper!

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    Risa
    December 2, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I am not a fan of wallpaper, but I just LOVE yours. Maybe it’s time I revisit the world of wallpaper…..GREAT JOB!!
    Oh, and congrats on Baby Girl!!!

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    Nancy Kay
    December 3, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    I love the wallpaper, can’t wait to see it finished!

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    Ali Duffy
    December 29, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Fantastic blog! I love the closet post (found by Decor8). Best of luck with that baby girl.

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    Elaine
    February 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    I think this is soooo lovely. It looks similar to how I hope I can restore our old home’s trim. You Are SO LUCKY that it’s not all gunked up with a ton of layers of old lead-based paint. And, I think it’s great that you decided to keep the natural wood, and chose such a wonderful pattern that compliments it!

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