Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day Two - Dining Room

In addition to the foyer, we also started to tackle the dining room. Since it is one of the first rooms you see when you walk in, we wanted to get going on it's transformation.

DIY Turtle - Before | Dining Room
 DIY Turtle - Before | Dining Room

So, it was pink. The previous owners also left the window treatments, which were great quality, just not our style. The plan of attack was to fill nail holes, take down the wall treatment, and start to prime everything.

DIY Turtle - Before | Dining Room

Another feature was the chandelier. My main concern was that it had a bright brass finish. I saw a post on Young House Love that inspired me. I decided to try to spray paint it into a more modern, cool, attractive chandelier.

Since we don't plan on keeping the carpet, we decided to paint it in the same room. I used an awesome product - Rustoleum's Oil-Rubbed Bronze.

This stuff is awesome! After a few sprays, the chandelier was transformed!

DIY Turtle - After | Dining RoomDIY Turtle - After | Dining Room

And the carpet? Well, it didn't look like it was affected until I moved a few things...

DIY Turtle - Dining Room

Whoops! Looks like the carpet is really coming out!

Back to the room. Well the pink had to go, so we started with primer and decided on paint colors for the whole house.


From left to right (all Valspar):

1. Smoked Oyster
2. Oatlands Subtle Taupe
3. Asiago
4. Summer Gray (bottom, trim)

I'm thinking Smoked Oyster for the dining room and Oatlands for the foyer - we'll see!

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