Recently our home projects have been centered in the dining room where we are putting up grass cloth wall paper. The dining room project has been ongoing for a few months, but I don’t mind a long project at all. I’m not quite sure I could makeover a room much quicker than that, plus it gives me time to be secure in what I decide to do to the space.
My taste changes every 3 months I tell you. Does yours? Because of this I try to take my time and let a space evolve as it will.
Before we started the wall paper last weekend, our previous project in there had been putting up window film.
Of course while we do these major parts like windows and walls I’ve been tackling some of the side projects like art for the walls. We have a set of pocket doors that open to the living room right next door and I wanted to hang some mirrors on the walls above the plate rail on either side of the doorway.
With some beveled mirrors from the craft store and one long piece of molding from the Habitat store, I came up with these.
At first because of the way the molding piece was I planned to make the same mirror for each side but realized I wouldn’t have enough molding for that so I made two from the reverse cut of the molding. I’ll explain more in a how to, but here is one up close, notice how the shape of the molding goes, with the curves on the outside and flat part on the inside.
And here is the other “reverse” cut of molding. Notice the shape is opposite the other mirror with the flat part of the molding on the outside and the curved parts on the inside. See it?
But I love them both and I’m super happy with how the came out.
I’ll show a how to as soon as I can put it together, but for now I have a lot of wall paper still to put up.
Here is our dining room to do list:
Pick out a wallpaper for in between the wall slats
Order the wall paper
Select a paint color for the top half of the room and paint
Decide if we are painting the ceiling or not Not right now, we want to see how the room comes together otherwise
Remove blinds and clean windows
Buy and put up window film
Find fabulous fabric for the window treatments. I ended up getting curtains from Ikea and hanging those
Make curtains (if I buy fabric) and roman shades and hang them all
Make frames for mirror wall art
Buy frames (or find some) for other wall art I have planned
Decide which color to paint buffet and then paint it
Find new hardware for the buffet
Find lamps and shades for the buffet, repaint part of the new lamps
Decide on/find other wall art?
Pick out and buy a rug
Get a new chandelier
Throw a dinner party to enjoy our new room!
Any room makeovers you are working on these days?
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