Before pictures . . . well . . . there really isn't any. You see, it was one of those things where we THOUGHT we would have had lots but the 'lots' were of the other rooms in the house and not the dining room. LOL. Its just the way it goes, eh! I really only have one 'before' picture to show you.
Mom was tired of her primitive/country decor theme and wanted a change. She wanted the "Joanna Gaines look" and who better to help her "gain" that look then her very own "Joanne". LOL She also knew she wanted to incorporate grays and teal.
Prepping the walls for painting was a HUGE deal! The walls were full of bumps and there was garbage stuck in the paint (hair, dirt, etc). Mere normal sanding was not enough to fix the mess. I had to use a heavy grit sandpaper on my electric mouse sander and use arm power pressing hard against the wall. In many places, whatever it was would finally give way and become like sticky gum. Yes, it was a nightmare. I got Ryan to do the stairwell area because teetering on a ladder while trying to sand over my head was not my cup of tea. Crackfilling is also not my specialty but I didn't do too bad of a job. The walls look tremendously better now!
I had a quart of General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. Mom & I used that to paint a few things she already had like the candle stands, antique mirror from my grandmother, and the Ikea dresser I found on our local buy & sell (Kijiji).
I got a sample can of paint mixed at Home Depot in the PPG color Treasure Isle (PPG1141-5) which was the exact color of Mom's new teal dinnerware! I mixed Chalk-tique powder into the paint and we painted a few other little knick-knacks like the wood words and the metal stars. (The key to the best chalk paint mix is to use a quality flat paint and use more powder than the directions say when using over shiny surfaces.)
And now . . . drum roll . . . THE AFTER PICTURES!!
In closing, there are still some things left to do in this room. Some of the things on the definite list are:
Some things that MAY happen in the future are to replace the trim boards and flooring, but those things are not likely to happen this year for sure.
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