If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen this coming.
The dining room was the first project Aaron and I did in Green Meadow Manor. But we hadn’t really figured out our style yet. As we started to work on the rest of our home, it quickly became obvious that the dining room wasn’t our style anymore.
How unfortunate that the odd man out happened to be right in the center of the house. Like me in Tiffany & Co.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I loath the damask stencil like my yearly gynecologist appointment (tmi?). Yes. That’s how much I hate it.
It distracts from the living room. It’s bold. And not in a good way. At one point we loved it. But that time has gone.
I had Monday off work. And I was talking to my home-girl Emma about my plans for the day. And this happened:
And I knew she was right. And that became my new MLK Day plan.
Did I talk to my husband first? No. Was he surprised? Not really. Was he happy he didn’t have to help? You bet.
Starting my first coat of primer. (Zinsser 123)
The first coat covered better than I expected.
Going strong on the 2nd coat.
The sun went down. boo. After the third coat, it was rock & roll time.
First coat of color: Tempered Spring by Valspar. When I think of tempers, this is the exact color I think of.
Two coats was perfect. And in the time of a flash mob, I was done.
And for the fun of seeing the difference between night time and natural light photos…
I know it’s kind of “boring” compared to the damask, but you have to admit it flows much better with the living room.
I’m not wildly in love with it. But I do like it better than the damask. But I’m going to need to figure out a solution to old red up there.
So bright. A lovely white-green.
And that, fellow DIYers, is what happens when you give a girl a day off work.