Happy Weekend!! Don’t you just LOVE the weekends?!
This Morning I wanted to share a little ranch love. It’s been a few week since we took a look at what’s going on up there.
Here is the dining room! Well, it’s actually what the room looked like in the Zillow posting.
Seriously, how old is this photo? Personally, I love the window in here and I really liked the moulding and that was about it.
Here are our first images of the dining room. Have mercy on me with these images. The light is nuts and the cell colors are terrible. The pink carpet made everything pink. Blech.
The first thing we did was remove that carpet and painted the floor with an oil based primer. Knowing we wanted to even up the floors, I had the same problem in here that I had in the den. In order to move up the floor, I had to remove the moulding. I could not replace it because it would be above the window. It’s ok, because I was able to remove all of it without damage and will probably use the solid oak somewhere else in the house.
Next, our carpenter repaired all the electrical, and closed up the walls with sheet rock.
We decided to have the two posts at the entry sheet rocked in. They were weird because of the way they built them into the house. They didn’t have to worry about what they looked like because they were covered in rock. When they were naked, they were a mess. I’d love to have all the posts sheet rocked in but since they all go up to the beams at different levels, it was going to be really odd looking in several places. Instead we’re painting the wood posts.
Speaking of painting posts, check out what happened when we started painting the beams.
Now, as you’ll see in my inspiration photos, I’ve been planning on painting the full wall in here as a chalk board wall. I really miss the chalk board wall in my old house. I never got sick of it and can’t wait to have another one.
Ok, so that’s what I have so far. When I get back up in June this will be the first room I finish because I need to move all the flooring into it so I can get the ceiling painted in the living room and get that wood feature wall completed.
Here is the color I’ve chosen for the walls throughout the main house, including the dining room. Thanks to my sister, Michelle who texted back and forth with me for almost an hour trying to help me choose a color. The color is abalone 2108-60. It’s also very telling that we both had the same color deck. Here is the color next to the chalk wall. I LOVE IT. All of the wood work in here will be painted white like the beams. You’ll be seeing the other colors on this sample too.
Of course I had to write on the wall and see what my big clock would look like against the black.
So, let’s get to the inspiration!
How about something like this:
Well, that’s the dining room. As usual, let me know if you have any super cool ideas for me. I hope I’ve inspired you to do some of your own dining room designing. Or maybe I’ve just made you want to go shopping!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and Mother’s Day!