Right before you have 6 house guests coming is the correct time to start a project right??
This was our dining room on Sunday. The chair rail has always been highly annoying, its basically a window molding and its so low my chairs leave marks on the walls. Its bugged us for 10 years.
|Dining Room before|
We pulled off the chair rail and discovered this craziness. Bright pink paint and dark pink, gray, blue wallpaper.
|Left wall of DR|
The other side of the wall had a different wallpaper. Who used to own this house anyway? Romper room? I'm ignoring the signs of water damage.
|Right side of DR|
Now after many, many pencil marks, a compound miter saw that was used for something other than collecting dust, a laser level, and lots of finishing nails, we have a paint-ready product!
|The new chair rail is 4 inches higher and prettier.|
|Close-up of the chair rail|
And of course we had to upgrade the thermostat to this fancy model, the Nest. When the light is off, I pretend its HAL and that its watching me.
Just needs wood putty, paint, and I have to decide if I'm going to really upgrade the whole thing with navy blue wallpaper. I'm sure HAL will tell me what to do...