I think I say this everytime, but THIS is my favorite project so far!! It was a lot crammed in to three days but I was a determined to get it done. Now I do have to say that it isn't 100% polished, I have to add a frame type ledge to the top, but I just had to show you!!
Taking that old chair rail down was a great feeling!
I brought the white up to about 6 1/2 feet and then bought 3 1/2" by 1/2" wood. We nailed a strip up every 10 1/2 inches. I caulked all the nail areas and all the gaps between the wood and the wall ( a lot!) and then painted one coat of primer, and two coats of Creamy White Bear paint.
I also updated the light fixture. Good story: The pendant drum shade is from West Elm, I was going to order it for about $130 but we found it at the Pottery Barn Outlet for $75! Very happy moment for me.
Y'all, I have become slightly obsessed with horses lately! I don't know what it is, but I love them. This painting/drawing is just another example of the infatuation.
(I also sale my art, so if you ever need a custom piece, I'd love to help)
Oh yeah, and I have to paint the trim on that door. Oops!
A cute little vintage Kraft box I found at an antique store..perfect for the silver!
View from the living room. It's been a project I've wanted to do for about two years.
Ladies tell me how badly the room needs a rug, so I can get my husband to read your comments. It's not complete without one, am I right?!
Let me also mention that I never would have thought of this idea for my dining room if it weren't for Julie Holloway over at Milk and Honey Home. She created a great living room that inspired this dining room!